The Official Blog of Dakin Humane Society


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.

Learn how our friends, neighbors, and local businesses have found creative ways to stay connected, cultivate joy, and keep the holiday spirit alive in 2020.

Learn some tips about keeping your four-footed friends safe this holiday season.

When Samhain lost his vision, Mabon became  his brother's helper despite his own problems

Looking for a fun new way to help animals in need? Check out DIY Fundraising!

Do you speak cat? Learn what your feline friend is telling you by understanding their body language.

Read how Dakin handled orphaned kittens at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn about her volunteer work in faraway places.

Dakin is building a new program that benefits cats in our community and the people who care for them.

Learn how Dakin’s Curbside Vaccine Clinic was recently expanded to include treatment packages for a limited number of common pet health issues.

Learn how this handsome kitty was reunited with his faraway family.

Kitten Season is upon us!  And dedicated foster caregivers are offering invaluable care and love to kittens in need.