The Official Blog of Dakin Humane Society


Stumped on pet costume ideas? Try this spooktacular lineup of Halloween inspiration!

Staff favorite Katie spent all summer wishing for a home.  Some wishes do come true.

Here’s what you need to know if you need to take your pet to the vet.

Norma lives in Florida, but being part of the Guardian Society makes her feel more connected to Dakin than ever before.

Dakin's team spent a week working alongside animal welfare professionals whose everyday reality is completely different from shelters in the northeast.

When Vanessa experienced a financial hardship that forced her to move, she was immediately struck with a second painful realization.

When Damian and Oren delivered donations to Dakin's Springfield Animal Resource Center, they had no idea what was about to happen next.

“Fostering isn’t always just snuggling and playing with adorable pets all day. In some cases, it’s also providing daily care, medications, driving to and from Dakin vet appointments, monitoring their food intake, weight, activity, and more.”

Yeich, an 18-month-old pit bull, was laboring and unable to deliver her pups.  Desperate, her people rushed her to Dakin’s Community Spay/Neuter Clinic where she was hurried into surgery for emergency surgery.

On Sunday, September 19, 2021, we're getting back together to throw our 6th annual dog party, Barks & Brews, at Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton!

This month marks Carmine DiCenso's fifth year as Dakin Humane Society's Executive Director.

What's a Trichobezoar? Has my pet ever had Ptyalism? Check out this list of strange veterinary terms that just make sense.

Pablo’s happy ending is one of many. And, thanks to your ongoing support, won’t be the last.

Marie cares for a colony of feral cats in her neighborhood. She knows each one individually and loves them all. When she realized that her colony was expanding beyond what she could care for, she reached out to the Kitten Street Team for help.

Despite the large number of animals we were caring for at Dakin, when we heard of an emergency at a shelter in Texas, we knew we needed to help.

Join us for an online celebration of our community of pets and people.

The answer to a pet's severe behavior problem isn't always a new home.

When Lasagna arrived at Dakin, he had no idea that he was about to embark on the training adventure of a lifetime.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 20 million families in the United States adopted a pet. As people return to work in person, word began to spread that adopted animals were being brought back to shelters.

Lucy's story is one of so many, as more than 60% of the animals that come to Dakin need extraordinary care and resources provided by the P.A.W.S. Program.