Hamburg and Southeast Lexington are popular neighborhoods for pet lovers, and home to one of the city’s largest dog parks at Jacobson Park.

Meet Huck 

​Huck was found in our neighborhood on Christmas Eve by a Good Samaritan, wandering lost and alone, scared and in pain, at Jacobson Park.

Lexington Humane Society’s vet discovered Huck had a broken leg, two broken femoral heads, and two fractures in his jaw. This 1-year-old pit bull mix weighed only 20lbs – his injuries consistent with being hit by a vehicle several weeks beforehand.

Huck is with a foster family as he is still recovering. There is still a long road ahead. You can follow Huck’s journey on social media via #huckthebravepup 

Tails and Ales

Tails and Ales, benefiting Lexington Humane Society, will be held at Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott on Friday, March 4. This fun beer-tasting event also features an online silent auction, snacks, games, and live music by Boogie G and the Titanics.

General Admission tickets include a 2022 tasting glass and VIP tickets include a tasting glass and collectors pint glass in addition to an event T-shirt. Don’t forget to check out our VIP table options if you plan on joining with friends. The online auction that accompanies Tails and Ales will run through Friday, March 4. You do not have to attend the event or purchase a ticket in order to participate! 


Petland Lexington is Lexington’s newest local pet store to open in 2022 in our neighborhood. Petland’s Pet Counselor provides you and your family a fun hands-on approach to learning about pets and their required needs. Petland has helped thousands of families find their new pet since 1967. Visit their website for more information on available pets. (   


Mutt Strut will return, live and in person, Saturday, June 4, at Keeneland. Stay tuned. Details and registration will be available soon.

This article appears in the popular monthly Pets Section of Hamburg Journal’s March 2022 print edition. The Hamburg Journal is celebrating nearly two decades of supporting adoption, affordable spay-neuter, and animal rescue in Lexington.