Ethan the Dog | MRI confirms neurological issues stem from extreme starvation Sunday, Jul 11 2021 

The dog that pulled on Kentucky's heartstrings after he was found emaciated in a parking lot may now be facing a new struggle.

        

More than 50 pets find new home during first day of ‘Empty the Shelters’ event Thursday, Jul 8 2021 

From July 9-11, LMAS is waiving fees for adoptions of dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens at the Animal House Adoption Center.

        

Volunteers comfort animals afraid of fireworks with treats, children’s stories at Kentucky Humane Society Tuesday, Jul 6 2021 

With the constant sounds of snap, crackle, and pop from fireworks on the 4th of July weekend, volunteers comforted animals to distract them from the noise.

        

Why Shiba Inus Are Great Dogs For Families Thursday, May 6 2021 

By Jacob Maslow–Branded Content

Ever since the “Doge MEME” hit the went internet viral in 2010, everyone wants a doge of their own. These adorable dogs have hit the world by storm. They are so cute, and when you see them, you want to give them a smush and call them the best boy or girl. :)

More About The Shiba Inus Breed

Shiba Inus were initially bred in Japan. They were bred to assist hunters in the mountains of Japan. That is why they are of a smaller size and very agile. The average life span of this breed is 12 to 15 years. A full-grown Shina Inus may weigh up to 24 lbs. 

The most common coloring of a Shiba Inus is red sesame. However, they can also have Black & Tan, Black Sesame, Cream, Red, or Sesame coloring. They are born with floppy ears that will start to stand straight up as they age. They have a short double coat so that they will shed twice a year heavily.

What Make the Shiba Inus The Best Boy or Girl

Shiba Inus are brilliant and can learn to understand you; when they are very young, they start to associate a particular word with feeding, walking, going to bed, and any other thing they will often do. They will begin to associate that word with that activity. It will become so bad you will have to spell out the word if you do not want to do the associated activity.

The Shiba Inus is a very loyal, faithful, confident, and fearless pup. They will charm you and every other person they meet.  This breed can be stubborn. This means you will need to be patient and start training the day you get your pup home. Be strict but never punish your pup physically. 

Shiba Inus are very intelligent and curious. This makes them a great family dog because they will always be excited about new family adventures and want to play all the time. They need plenty of enrichment toys to keep their brains busy. They will love toys that challenge them.

The Perfect Dog for Summer

Shiba Inus loves activity; they are very agile dogs. If you have a very active lifestyle, this is an excellent dog for you. This doge was made for hiking and camping and will love going everywhere you go. They will need regular exercise to release their energy, and taking them along on a family hike is a perfect way to tire them out. 

If you introduce this breed to water early, they will learn to love swimming, and you can take them to play with your family all year round. This breed is very playful and will be the perfect addition to all your family’s summer adventures this summer. Make sure to pack plenty of water for your doge and the rest of your family when you take these summer outings. 

It’s Time to Bring Home Your Very Own Doge

Now that you know how perfect the Shiba Inus breed is, add one to your family. Remember to start training from day one and make sure they have a crate to spend time in when no one can supervise them. Be patient while training them because they are known to be stubborn.

If you are patient and you and your family build a bond with your Shiba Inus pup, they will be the best dog you have ever known. They are intelligent, loyal, and curious dogs that make a perfect addition to any family. Start the search for your doge today, and you will be on a hike with them in no time.

Photo Courtesy of Jacob Maslow // Cosmic Press

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All adoption appointments filled for KHS Empty the Shelters event Monday, May 3 2021 

Adoption fees for dogs and cats one year and older will be reduced May 5-8. The shelter said all of the available appointments have already been filled.

        

Puppy trapped in cornhole board | Officers race to save ‘Ace in the hole’ Sunday, Apr 4 2021 

When a 10-week-old puppy got his head stuck in a cornhole board, his family tried their best to free him - but nothing worked. That's when they turned to the police.

        

Louisville’s new dog park bar ‘PG&J’s’ opens Tuesday Sunday, Jan 17 2021 

There will be space for both humans and dogs to drink and play. The Highlands bar also raises money for local rescue organizations.

        

This Week In Conversation: At Home With Your Pets During The Pandemic Thursday, Apr 30 2020 

For many people left largely homebound by the coronavirus, pets have been a source of comfort and companionship.  More people are adopting or fostering pets as they shelter at home.

How are pets adapting to having more time with their human caretakers?  How will they react when their guardians return to the workplace?  Is this a good time to add a dog, cat or other pet to your household?

Friday on WFPL’s In Conversation, our guests will address those and other pet-related topics, including the risk of coronavirus with animals and precautions that should be taken.

Plus, we’ll preview Saturday’s virtual Kentucky Derby.  The coronavirus pandemic forced the postponement of the 146th Kentucky Derby until September 5.  The virtual Derby will be a computer-simulated race featuring the 13 Triple Crown winners.  Fans can choose their favorite horse online and, along with Churchill Downs, make a donation to COVID-19 emergency relief.

Our guests are:

  • Kat Rooks, Kentucky Initiatives Director, Kentucky Humane Society
  • Shelby Shulz, Pet Resource Manager, Kentucky Humane Society
  • Lisa Keehner, Secretary/Treasurer, Greater Louisville Veterinary Medical Association
  • Darren Rogers, Senior Director, Communications and Media Services, Churchill Downs

Listen to In Conversation live on 89.3 WFPL Friday at 11 a.m. or follow along with our live tweets at @WFPLnews. Call with your questions or comments at 502-814-TALK or tweet us with the hashtag #WFPLconversation. We’re also on Facebook.

Follow our ongoing coverage about the coronavirus through our live blog here.

Three tricks every person working from home with a dog should know Sunday, Mar 29 2020 

The barking, begging and bathroom breaks, WHAS11 has some tricks to help the pups cooperate so that we can concentrate.

        

ELSB helps students adopt their four-legged study buddy Friday, Oct 4 2019 

By Cassidy Craig — 

The University of Louisville’s Engage Lead Serve Board (ELSB) hosted an informative tabling event on animal colleagues in college on Sept. 26.

The event brought in numerous organizations that offered various resources ranging from learning about the adoption process from Fat Heads Rescue to university classes offered about the loyal companions by Professor Dave Simpson.

While there are many benefits of having a furry friend in college, there are also responsibilities that come with pets to consider.

When it comes to adopting, time is a major thing to consider, according to Catie Hofmeister, the ELSB animal welfare director.

Every student has a different and likely busy schedule, so students must be ready for the time commitment with heavy consideration of their personal schedule.

This makes having any pet like a dog or a cat very difficult to have while living in the dorms.

But when one is able to adopt, there are many benefits.

“The constant companionship. There have been so many times where I needed love and support, and I wished that I had my family with me, but my dog has sort of taken their place,” said Molly Holt, a second-year education major.

In addition, just petting a dog can lower blood pressure and help alleviate depression, according to a study done by the University of South Carolina.

Louisville has many organizations to aide in the adoption process like Fat Heads Rescue, Animal House Adoption Center and Louisville Metro Animal Services.

Graphic by Alexis Simon / The Louisville Cardinal 

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