The Official Blog of Dakin Humane Society


We've got great new items for sale!

Read how a $5 Feline changed her life.

If you adopted a Dakin dog any time after 2013, you can help Tufts by taking this survey.

Dakin's work honored by Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno.

We're up to our ears!

(Photo credit: James F. Gayle / The Plain Dealer) Cleveland Plain Dealer

Who was Janet Wilder Dakin...and why did we name our organization after her?  Read about this interesting lady!

Did you know that pet rats are truly domesticated animals?  Domestic rats are as different from wild rats as dogs are from wolves, and they make terrific pets.  Here are just a few reasons...


Every year, cat enthusiasts come together in New York City for a weekend convention perfectly catered to all things feline; Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Camp. 

Learn about this highly-contagious disease that strikes dogs

It's a shopper's paradise at Diamonds in the Ruff

We're trying to split (with) hares!  

Oh, catnip…that mysterious substance!

If you or someone you know signed a lease for a pet dog in Massachusetts, here's info you need to know.

One of the only downsides to warm weather is the return of parasites that harm our pets.

It's National Pet First Aid Month, and we have tips to help you be prepared.