Dakin Humane Society's Lonely Hearts Club was created for animals who have the greatest need for a home as soon as possible. These animals are often overlooked in the shelter or fall into one or more of the following categories that we know will take longer than average to find a loving home.

Animals in the Lonely Hearts Club have reduced adoption fees, as a thank you to the adopters who can give a chance to animals who need it most.

Lonely Hearts Club members are pets that are:

  • older
  • not as photogenic, shy or more reserved
  • have ongoing medical conditions  or recovering from medical issues
  • have specific needs
  • been at Dakin the longest
  • too stressed in the shelter environment
  • need to be the only pet
  • are in the greatest need of your help

When you visit the shelter, look for the Lonely Hearts Club badge on kennels to identify which animals need your help most.


Adoption Center Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12:30 - 3:00

171 Union St, Springfield, MA 01105