What's Shakin' at Dakin

Dakin Humane Society Newsletter

It Takes a (Bavarian) Village to Help Animals

See how a year's worth of coins from Yankee Candle can add up BIG for our animals!

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My Six-Day Spayathon in Puerto Rico

Read all about Dr. Sherri's incredible work helping animals on the storm-ravaged island

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Volunteer Profile: Carole DeMetre

Former triathlon, friend of Janet Dakin and busy volunteer...meet Carole DeMetre!

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Dakin Goes Solar

Last spring, Dakin's Executive Director Carmine DiCenso got a memorable phone call...Dakin Humane Society was going solar!

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Mutts & Mimosas 2018

Check out our photo album...were you there?

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Amazingly Cool Cat Costumes

Enjoy these wildly creative costumes and read how they came to be!

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Volunteer Profile: Christine King

When Christine King was a child, she wasn’t an animal fan. “My brother had a guinea pig. We had a bird. But my grandmother had the cat from hell,” she recalls. “I was terrified of that cat when I was growing up.”  Learn how things changed for her.

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Dakin Assists in Disaster Rescue Efforts for Animals

Most of us have watched news coverage of lives and homes torn apart by disasters like Hurricane Florence and the gas explosions in eastern Massachusetts.  Read about how Dakin played a part in helping animals affected by these events.

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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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