The Official Blog of Dakin Humane Society

 

Summer Pet Care - Flea & Tick Prevention

Keep your pets safe from flea and tick-borne illnesses this summer with regular check-ups and preventative care.

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Did You Accidentally Steal a Cat?

It’s natural for pet lovers to want to help an animal in need. Many people believe that if they see a cat outside who maybe even visits for meals every day, they need help. Usually, they don’t!

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Is Your Dog a Polite Dinner Guest?

Check out our cheatsheet when it comes to your bud's best behavior at gatherings involving food.

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How Do Pets Help Us Find Inspiration?

What better way to answer this question than with a blog written by a dog? (His human helped, a little.)

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Join Dakin's 31-Day Activity Challenge!

The #ByMySide 31-Day Activity Challenge kicks off May 1, but registration is open now. How far will you go to help animals?

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A Medical Milestone - 300th Patient Seen at Clinic PLUS

Peanut and his people got the big news during his recent visit to Clinic PLUS at Dakin's Springfield Animal Resource Center.

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Community Spay/Neuter Clinic Welcomes 100,000th Patient

Sadie and her people were caught by surprise when it was time to pick her up from Dakin's Community Spay/Neuter Clinic.

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My Four-Legged Fitness Trainers

Staying active and healthy in the face of a pandemic isn't easy. One volunteer turned to her cats for inspiration.

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Springfield Poised to Ban Retail Pet Sales

The Springfield City Council unanimously passed a proposed ban on the retail sale of domestic pets. The item will now move to the desk of Domenic Sarno, Springfield’s Mayor.

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A Pet Parent's Guide to House Plants

As the warm weather approaches, get to know common house plants and what types are safe around your pets.

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AmazonSmile - Your Everyday Purchases Can Help Animals

Everyday shopping through AmazonSmile can have a big impact on the animals at Dakin Humane Society at no cost to you. Learn how you can help!

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Pet Care: Strengthening Your Bond Through Wellness

Keeping up with your pet's preventative healthcare as well as extra play and snuggle time has health benefits for pet parents, too.

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The Benefits of Appointment-Only Services

Animals are less stressed, and people have better experiences.

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Ollie Baxter: Shining Legacy

In the face of a tragic loss, Ollie's family wants to help others in his name.

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2020...A Year Like No Other

Despite the hardships and losses faced, so many of you showed love and compassion to animals who needed it.

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Keeping Pets Fed and Families Together

April is Dakin's Pet Food Drive month.  Learn why this effort is so important and how you can contribute!

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Helping Kittens Grow: How One Foster Caregiver Adapts to Feeding Kittens

Dakin volunteer and foster caregiver Jackie Fanning discusses her experiences and best practices when it comes to teaching pediatric kittens how to eat solid foods.

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The Race to Save Shiloh

Time was running out for this helpless kitty who was rushed to Dakin

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Fostering Hope: Special People for Special Animals

Dakin has reopened its recruitment program for foster caregivers. We are seeking specific foster homes for animals with special medical and behavioral needs. Are you a match?

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Quick & Easy Four-Ingredient Dog Treat Recipe

Join us in the kitchen for a quick and easy treat recipe that your canine companion will love!

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