The Official Blog of Dakin Humane Society


Dakin staff and volunteers use low stress handling on animals to minimize their fear.  Dakin's Sam Renaud explains some techniques.

We're bringing Barks & Brews to your home!  Curl up with your furry friends and enjoy a virtual event experience.

Dakin recently held a 2-day pet food drive-up event to help dogs and cats, and the people who love them.

Veterinarian technicians (vet techs) are invaluable members of Dakin's medical team.  Find out how they help animals every day.

It was "A leap of faith" that led adopter Kelly Pigeon to bring home four special needs cats

Kitten Season is upon us!  And dedicated foster caregivers are offering invaluable care and love to kittens in need.

Natalie and her family have a long history of supporting animals at Dakin in many ways.  They've got great fundraising ideas to share.

Pam Predmore has been a Dakin supporter for years, first as a volunteer and now, with husband Read, as a Guardian donor.  Pam tells us why being a Guardian is so important to her.


Nobody's been happier about us becoming stay-at-home workers than our pets.  While they've loved the company, things are changing and many people are returning to the workplace.  Here's how to help your pet manage the transition.


It wasn't the typical request for help when a person who lives near our Springfield location came to the door and rang the emergency bell.

Summer means having fun with your faithful pet companions, but be sure to keep them safe.  We've got some tips for you!

The CDC is offering tips to help keep pets safe in these days of COVID-19.


Since Dakin closed its doors in March to the visiting public and our volunteers, our staff has been extra busy handling many duties.  Here are some moments from a typical day...

These kits are for the Good Samaritans who find orphaned, underage kittens and want to rehome them to keep them out of the shelter.

A family's beloved dog was struggling to survive.  Dakin's skilled medical staff rushed to the Operating Room.

We're here for the animals that need us - and the people who love them - in our community during the pandemic.  Here's a quick recap of our stats.

Dakin's recent online photoshop fundraiser was a howling success.  Check out some cool critters!

COVID-19 has brought big changes to our lives.  One source of great comfort is our pets.  Check out what some Dakin team members had to say about how their animal companions make each day better.


Samantha is the kind of dog that steals hearts at first glance, with her thick, curly fur and desire to befriend everyone in her path.  So what brought her to Dakin?

We've got enrichment tips for dogs, cats and small animals!