The Official Blog of Dakin Humane Society


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.

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.