The Official Blog of Dakin Humane Society

 

Thrifting with a Purpose

Dakin’s Home Again Thrift Shop: A 14-year success story.

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Creating Hope Together

2023 was a remarkable year at Dakin. Because you care, we are able to create hope for the pets and people who needed it.

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Ricardo Goes Home

It took 412 days, but at last, Ricardo was going home.

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Ruby: New Signs, New Beginnings

Originally named Penguin, this lovable - and deaf - pit bull was finding it hard to attract an adopter. Who would be able to train, guide and understand a dog who cannot hear? In this case, the perfect family…

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Behind the Scenes at Dakin: Animal Intake

Meeting every animal coming to Dakin with comfort and compassion, every day.

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Cats & Doves

The Dove Family brings their love for cats to Dakin each week as volunteers.

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Parvo Vaccine Clinics Help Battle Deadly Disease

When parvovirus was first reported at the end of the summer, Dakin immediately planned a series of vaccine clinics to protect community dogs.

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Where Were You at Barks & Brews?

Despite the rain, a fantastic time was had by all...human AND canine!

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Leveling Up Feline Enrichment with Cat TLC

The Cat TLC Program was born from the urgent need to provide specially targeted enrichment for cats in crisis.

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Parvovirus: What You Should Know

One of the most painful, and often deadly, diseases dogs face is parvovirus. Find out why it’s so important to protect your dog from it.

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September is Disaster Preparedness Month

Are you and your pets prepared in the event of an emergency?

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A Kitten Street Team Second Chance: Bombalurina

Mom cat returned to the site at night and moved her kittens to a new place. But, she left one behind

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What Makes Cats Tick(ed)? Studying the DKK4 Gene

The biological puzzle of a cat’s coat pattern from leopards to house cats has been on the minds of scholars and theorists alike for ages.

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Life Saving Impact through Kaizen: A Gift That Keeps Giving

At Dakin, every wagging tail, contented purr, and happy adoption story is a testament to the tireless efforts of our staff, volunteers, and the generosity of our community.

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Sue Ellen Bisgaard: A Warm Remembrance

Coworkers and friends share their thoughts and memories about beloved volunteer Sue Ellen Bisgaard, who passed away earlier this summer.

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The Shift in Thrift

Home Again, the thrift shop at Dakin, recently refocused its merchandise to feature pet-related items only. Find out why the shop has been modified.

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