The Official Blog of Dakin Humane Society

 

My Friend, Sniffles: Lessons from a Pet Rat

A Dakin Animal Resource Counselor's love and advocacy for rats started from one very special friendship.

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An Unbreakable Connection

There are so many ways you can help animals and people find the joy in an unbreakable connection.

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Where Are They Now?

It’s always rewarding to see Dakin pets living their best lives with their new families.  Here are some recent adoption updates.

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The Top 12 Dakin Moments of 2022

Every year, we look back at the moments of compassion, innovation, and care for animals and people made possible by you.

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Home for the Holidays: Timmy's Foster Journey

After 10 years in a loving home, Timmy found himself back at Dakin with a new set of challenges ahead of him.

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Tank: Home for the Holidays

Tank waited and waited for his future family…then it turned out he was home all along.

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Marvelous, Mysterious Chinchillas

Chinchillas run fast, jump high, steal hearts and could be your next favorite pet!

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Delicious Pet Treat Recipes

Why just bake for humans this holiday season?  Check out our recipes for unforgettable goodies for guinea pigs, cats and dogs!

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What a Pet Sitter Needs

If you’ve booked a pet sitter this holiday season, check out our recommendations to ensure your pet’s health and happiness.

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One Last Halloween Treat: Dakin x Mike's Maze

Dakin recently joined Mike’s Maze at Sunderland’s Warner Farm for their annual Dog Walker’s Weekend.

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Dakin Opens Doors for Dogs in Multi-State Transport Operation

Dakin was recently involved in a large mobilization of animal welfare organizations to help transport more than 60 dogs and puppies from the midwest to Connecticut.

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DIY: Winter Shelters for Feral Cats

Dakin's Kitten Street Team is helping keep feral cats safe and warm this winter. Now, you can too.

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Dakin Partners with BISSELL Pet Foundation to Help Florida Cats

Dakin welcomed more than a dozen cats and kittens flown to safety after Hurricane Ian struck.

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Dakin Combats Parvovirus in Springfield

When an outbreak of parvovirus struck Springfield recently, Dakin vaccinated over 400 dogs.

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Dakin Welcomes Executive Director Meg Talbert

A special message from Dakin Humane Society's Board President.

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Two Dogs Reunite With Families After Surviving Parvovirus

Daisy and Smokey are two of many dogs affected by a recent outbreak of Parvovirus in Springfield.

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The Wild Ones: Caring for Feral Cats with Kittens in Foster Homes

When Dakin needed help providing safe spaces for pregnant and nursing feral cats, you were there.

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Joanie's Capture: Breaking the Cycle

Cats can be elusive, and then, there’s Joanie.  Read about the mama cat who outran the Kitten Street Team once…but not twice.

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I Donated a Vehicle to Dakin Humane Society

More than 700,000 vehicles are donated to nonprofit organizations across the US every year. In 2020, a Dakin staff member found an opportunity to make a very special gift.

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Barks & Brews Returns to Easthampton for 7th Year

Referred to as “The dog party of the year”, Barks & Brews is set to return to Easthampton’s Fort Hill Brewery on September 18th.

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