The Official Blog of Dakin Humane Society


Most of us have watched news coverage of lives and homes torn apart by disasters like Hurricane Florence and the gas explosions in eastern Massachusetts.  Read about how Dakin played a part in helping animals affected by these events.

On adoption day, Dakin's commitment to you doesn't stop when you walk out our doors with your new best pal and head home for a new life together.

"If they want to sniff every leaf or would rather trot along, that's fine. Sometimes we just sit on a wall and talk," says Linda Noftall about her dog-walking days at Dakin. 

As children return to school and schedules shift, dogs grow lonesome in an emptier home. Here are some tips to ward off the blues.

Our friends at Paw Street Barkery are sharing a great recipe for an end-of-summer delight for pups.  Here's how to make Strawberry Daiquiri Dog Treats!

Thinking about bringing home a new furry friend?  Here are some tips to help you make the right choices.

It's summer, and it's travel time!  Here are some tips to keep in mind when your pet hits the road with you.

A champion for the her story!

Which Pioneer Valley bars, restaurants and breweries will welcome your dog?

Bring your buddy...and all that he'll need!

Lessening the burden of Community Cats.

Purrito still from Valley Gives video

Volunteer, Inventor, Trainer...this lady wears many hats!

Review our seasonal safety tips to keep your pets safe and cool this summer

Purrito still from Valley Gives video

“I’m so proud to work for an organization that is thought of so highly in our community,” she said.

Purrito still from Valley Gives video

Valley Gives Day, a day of online donations for regional non-profits, was set for May 1, and hopes were high here that many people would keep Dakin’s animals in mind while making their online gifts.

Purrito still from Valley Gives video

Spring and summer bring certainties every year, like pollen, kids daydreaming about the end of school, and litter after litter of tiny kittens – mostly orphaned - in need of care. Here at Dakin, we handle the latter…or litter, in our case.

Want to get more involved but not sure how? Fostering for Dakin is the toughest job you’ll ever love and we’re recruiting new homes now.