The Official Blog of Dakin Humane Society
Dakin to Receive Rescued Beagles From Historic HSUS Removal
The Humane Society of the United States is removing an unprecedented 4,000 beagles from poor conditions in a Virginia breeding facility and Dakin is ready to help.
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Microchips: Technology That Keeps Families Together
What are microchips and how are they used to reunite lost pets with their families?
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Bottle Babies: Helping the Most Vulnerable Through Foster Care
Raising neonatal kittens can be one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences that a foster caregiver can have.
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Dakin's Pet Health Center Becoming a Reality
Thanks to a generous lead gift from the John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation, we’re fulfilling a significant community need.
Tips for a Pet-Safe 4th of July
Be prepared to keep your bestie safe during the festivities!
What is Fever Coat?
A Dakin Facebook post recently soared in popularity and we received dozens of inquiries about a particular kitten with a very distinctive coat pattern.
Take Your Dog to Work Day - Dakin Edition
National Take Your Dog to Work Day is on June 24th. While this is an exciting annual treat for humans and their canine companions, many staff members at Dakin have the unique privilege of bringing their dogs to work EVERY day.
Prevent Heat Stroke Before it Happens
The harsh New England winter is over and you’re finally ready to layer on the sunblock and head out for some fun in the sun with your canine companion. You’ve got plenty of clean water and cool towels, but the summer weather could still pose a risk for a veterinary emergency.
Dakin Responds to Unexpected Urgent Intake of Guinea Pigs
A Good Samaritan who found 28 sick guinea pigs in a box by a dumpster brought them to Dakin for help.
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Will Run for Cookies - A Winner!
Over 200 humans registered to run/walk with their canine friends at Westfield's Stanley Park to support Dakin Humane Society.
Respecting Dog Boundaries
Children and dogs form amazing friendships when they understand each other.
Is It a Match? Your Gifts May Go Further Than Ever
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The Science Behind Cat Naps
Fundraising Goes POP!
Quinn & Parker hatched a fun – and tasty - idea to raise funds for Dakin.
Celebrating Our Volunteers!
Dakin’s secret weapon? Our amazing volunteers.
Their Best Life: Dakin Guinea Pigs Milk & Cookie
Milk & Cookie found a loving home last year just in time for the holidays, and their new family made sure to provide them with a warm and merry welcome.
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Addressing a Serious Complaint
The Grief After Goodbye
The loss of a companion animal is devastating. We share with them that most wondrous thing; unconditional love.
Vermont Hounds on the Mend!
When a partner shelter in Vermont needed help with 21 dogs in distress, your support allowed Dakin to step up and give these hounds hope.
Preventing Pet Poisoning
March is Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month. And we’ve got info to help keep your buddies safe.