The Official Blog of Dakin Humane Society


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.

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

Find out how to connect with animal lovers in western Massachusetts & northern Connecticut

Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio, an award-winning leader and author, is taking your questions about grief.

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


Find out how Dakin helps animals – and people – under threat of violence year-round




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


Thanks to New England Public Radio, Lexington Group and Teddy Bear Pools and Spas, we'll have support for our Pet Food Aid Program.  You can also help keep families together!

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

Her rewarding moments? "When I get to see a dog who has issues be adopted and have a really happy life."

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.