The Official Blog of Dakin Humane Society


Bombur, in his prize-winning photograph

“Eighty percent of Steve Lewis Subaru clients are pet parents. We are a pet friendly dealership, so we are very lucky to see many of our four-legged customers each day,” says Project Manager Tracy Stearns of Steve Lewis Subaru.


Volunteer Spotlight

Two ladies with a passion for antiques and animals created one of Dakin’s most dynamic enterprises; the Diamonds in the Ruff Thrift Shoppe. Incredibly, their devotion has generated more than $243,000 for animals and community programs at Dakin.

With six children and three cats, any family would appreciate an opportunity to curb expenses. When they visited Dakin’s Community Spay/Neuter Clinic recently, this one got a chance to do just that.


Uninterested in cozy indoor life, barn cats thrive in the outdoors, and have a job to do; taking out the rodent population in the barns, stables, garages, warehouses or outbuildings in which they live.

Binx the cat

Binx’s person couldn’t care for him any longer and he needs a home. Because he’s shy and quiet, people usually don’t notice him on the adoption floor, so he’s waiting for his new person to find him.

When Kimberly decided to adopt a new kitty for Christmas, she looked at the photos on Dakin's "Adopt a Pet" web page, searching for one who would be perfect. And there she saw Nala, a two year old orange tabby who was blind and missing an eye.

“I love being an advocate for dogs, and I think some breeds are misunderstood, like pit bulls, bully breeds, Rottweilers and shepherds too. This is a team effort, and Dakin’s the lead, so I’m happy to back up their efforts,” says Dakin Volunteer Ann Hurlburt.