The Official Blog of Dakin Humane Society


(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!

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. 

Oh, catnip…that mysterious substance!

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

"Kids and animals go together," says Karen. "To me, that's a no-brainer."

Is there such a thing as a hypoallergenic dog or cat?


Dakin staff members talk about volunteers...and why they rock!


One dog's remarkable 93-day journey to her new home, and what it took to get there

Working with animals always brings unexpected moments.  Check out these funny stories from Dakin volunteers!

"Being a Guardian doesn't mean being a large donor - it could be the same gift you consider every year, broken down by 12 months," says Sam Masinter (shown with wife Alli).  Learn more about Sam's devotion to animals.

There are fewer pets at Dakin in winter.  Here's why...

Yes, you CAN train your pet to endure nail clipping!

A remarkable story of some remarkable kitties!

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!