What's Shakin' at Dakin

Dakin Humane Society Newsletter

Take home a new or leased Subaru from Steve Lewis Subaru, and Dakin can get a $250 donation!

Dakin’s Black Fur-iday Adoption Event, the most-anticipated of the year, was a huge success! Doors opened at both our Springfield and Leverett adoption centers at 12:30pm on November 24, and by day’s end, 91 pets had found new homes

‘Tis the season of giving and Dakin Nation has been doing just that! Thanks to you, several Wish List items described on ornaments on our Giving Trees in Springfield and Leverett are being purchased and delivered here, and we are so grateful!

Many of us with dogs have probably said at one point that our dog saved us, makes our life worth living, or something similar. Thanks to our work with TADSAW (Train a Dog, Save a Warrior), Dakin is providing dogs, who are literally trained to save lives, to veterans in need.

November was Adopt a Senior Pet Month, and despite the fact that December is upon us, that message rings true 12 months a year.

Through your support of Dakin you help create a more humane community –providing shelter, care and love to animals in need. Our animals are more than our pets, they are family. They provide love and companionship, understanding, and support when we need it most.  Sometimes we seek out an animal, other times animals find us –either way, they change our lives completely. 

There's still time to change a life this #GivingTuesday!

Your gift today will help animals like Tristan get a new lease on life.
And thanks to a $23,000 MATCH by Marianne and Jim Gambaro your donation will go twice as far!

Read about Dakin's efforts to help pets airlifted from hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico.

If you – or someone you know – has a pet and is fleeing domestic violence or is about to face a short-term stay in a hospital or nursing home, Dakin may be able to provide temporary foster care for your pet.

Willie Ortiz of East Hartford has been a soldier, a mechanic, a bus driver and a welder. At the age of 75 he faces his most challenging, yet rewarding work yet…saving cats.

Keep your dog or cat happy and amused with some easy do-it-yourself toys that you (or your kids) can put together.

Trees are symbolic of life, representing harmony, the blessings of nature, shelter, stability and union. They’re the perfect representation of what we wish to bring into each animal’s life that enters Dakin.


Sunday, October 1 was a picture-perfect day for our Mutts & Mimosas Brunch and Silent Auction fundraiser that benefits the animals at Dakin. And what better way to kick off National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month than an event that included lots of canine (and human) schmoozing under a brilliant blue sky

Thursday, September 28 is World Rabies Day. Created and coordinated by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC), this is a day of action and awareness for rabies prevention. 

Your support of Dakin makes great things happen. Animals being transported here from hurricane-ravaged southern states are getting a fresh start, thanks to you.

September is back to school time, and Dakin Volunteer Nick Rossi is hitting the books and still finding time to tend to our small animals.

Dixie Dogs

Tell all your friends! Earlier this year Dakin's medical team broke new ground by introducing mouse neutering to its capabilities.

Dixie Dogs

When a cat who normally practices good litterbox habits starts eliminating elsewhere in your home, it’s very challenging to know how to respond. We asked Dakin’s Feline Success Coordinator, Alanna Regan, for some pointers.