Buddy Fund

Buddy, the Fund's namesake


Buddy's Story

In 2007 Buddy, a German Shepard mix, entered Dakin's care in need of specialized treatment for his heart condition.  Dakin was a much smaller operation then, working out of only our Leverett facility.  Without the in-house vet staff to perform Buddy's complicated medical treatments and diagnosis, we had to make a choice.

That choice was a pivotal life-saving decision for Buddy: to not give up.  This became the start of, and inspiration for, the commitment that Dakin makes to each animal entering our doors: to go the extra mile when they need us most.  Each time we come across a difficult case, Buddy's Fund is there to remind us of what is possible and that supporters like you turn our possibilities into reality.

In honor of this brave brown dog, the Buddy Fund helps pay for diagnostic testing, surgery, medication and other extraordinary needs. With your help, this special fund makes it possible for more animals to get off to a great start in their new home.
Consider making a gift to the Buddy Fund, named not only for the dog that so many rallied to help, but for all the animals who are our buddies.


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