The Official Blog of Dakin Humane Society


Dakin volunteer and foster caregiver Jackie Fanning discusses her experiences and best practices when it comes to teaching pediatric kittens how to eat solid foods.

Time was running out for this helpless kitty who was rushed to Dakin

Dakin has reopened its recruitment program for foster caregivers. We are seeking specific foster homes for animals with special medical and behavioral needs. Are you a match?

Join us in the kitchen for a quick and easy treat recipe that your canine companion will love!

Renters and landlords can work together to create a safe, pet-friendly community. Check out these tips!

Guardian support touches the lives of so many animals.  Learn more about it here.

Read about Zoe's amazing recovery from pyometra.

Benjamin was the last in a large colony to need TNR, but he was smart, clever, and elusive. It was time to get creative.

Learn about the weight of "no kill" terminology and what that means for animals and the shelters caring for them.

Dogs and cats with certain non-urgent medical issues can be seen quickly at our Clinic PLUS!

As animal populations dip in New England, read about the reasons for this change and how Dakin is shifting its resources to meet the needs of people and pets in the community.

If you've got a pet, you can both beat cabin fever!

A shelter dog is about to become First Dog as he moves into The White House, but he isn't the first.

Learn the top tips for keeping your canine companion healthy and happy with regular grooming.

Give animals the gift of warmth and comfort.

Big Ben was elusive...but he was no match for Dakin's Kitten Street Team.

In a very challenging year, there were moments that shined.

The Town of Amherst has joined a growing list of municipalities in the banning of wild and exotic animals in traveling shows and circuses.

Learn more about transforming your holiday shopping into dollars for your favorite charity.