The Official Blog of Dakin Humane Society


Her rewarding moments? "When I get to see a dog who has issues be adopted and have a really happy life."

Working with animals always brings unexpected moments.  Check out these funny stories from Dakin volunteers!

"Being a Guardian doesn't mean being a large donor - it could be the same gift you consider every year, broken down by 12 months," says Sam Masinter (shown with wife Alli).  Learn more about Sam's devotion to animals.

There are fewer pets at Dakin in winter.  Here's why...

Yes, you CAN train your pet to endure nail clipping!

A remarkable story of some remarkable kitties!

Please nominate Dakin for the Valley Advocate's "Best Of" Reader's Poll!

Whether your pets love or hate the cold weather, you can keep them safe!

This year brought some incredible moments at Dakin.  Join us for a look back!

Volunteer, Journalist, Animal's a busy life!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.