What's Shakin' at Dakin

Dakin Humane Society Newsletter

Dakin's Care Follows Your Pet Home

On adoption day, Dakin's commitment to you doesn't stop when you walk out our doors with your new best pal and head home for a new life together.

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Volunteer Profile: Linda Noftall

"If they want to sniff every leaf or would rather trot along, that's fine. Sometimes we just sit on a wall and talk," says Linda Noftall about her dog-walking days at Dakin. 

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Keeping Dogs Happy When Kids Return to School

As children return to school and schedules shift, dogs grow lonesome in an emptier home. Here are some tips to ward off the blues.

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Strawberry Daiquiri Dog Treats!

Our friends at Paw Street Barkery are sharing a great recipe for an end-of-summer delight for pups.  Here's how to make Strawberry Daiquiri Dog Treats!

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Before You Adopt

Thinking about bringing home a new furry friend?  Here are some tips to help you make the right choices.

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Travel Safely...with Pets!

It's summer, and it's travel time!  Here are some tips to keep in mind when your pet hits the road with you.

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Volunteer Profile: Liz Collins

A champion for the animals...read her story!

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What Bar Can a Dog Walk Into?

Which Pioneer Valley bars, restaurants and breweries will welcome your dog?

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Dog Safety at Events and Gatherings

Bring your buddy...and all that he'll need!

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Free Feral Spay Day Clinic

Lessening the burden of Community Cats.

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Volunteer Profile: Carla Benson-Cooper

Volunteer, Inventor, Trainer...this lady wears many hats!

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Hot Paws? Not Cool.

Review our seasonal safety tips to keep your pets safe and cool this summer

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Volunteer Profile: Jenn Meara

“I’m so proud to work for an organization that is thought of so highly in our community,” she said.

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It Takes a Village…and a Valley

Valley Gives Day, a day of online donations for regional non-profits, was set for May 1, and hopes were high here that many people would keep Dakin’s animals in mind while making their online gifts.

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Nick’s Nursery: Opening for Business Soon!

Spring and summer bring certainties every year, like pollen, kids daydreaming about the end of school, and litter after litter of tiny kittens – mostly orphaned - in need of care. Here at Dakin, we handle the latter…or litter, in our case.

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Fostering: The Toughest Job You'll Ever Love

Want to get more involved but not sure how? Fostering for Dakin is the toughest job you’ll ever love and we’re recruiting new homes now.

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National Pet Week

Dakin would like to celebrate this event by providing some social media posts featuring you and your pets celebrating your life together during National Pet Week!   

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