The Official Blog of Dakin Humane Society


Oh, catnip…that mysterious substance!

If you or someone you know signed a lease for a pet dog in Massachusetts, here's info you need to know.

One of the only downsides to warm weather is the return of parasites that harm our pets.

It's National Pet First Aid Month, and we have tips to help you be prepared.

"Kids and animals go together," says Karen. "To me, that's a no-brainer."

Find out how to connect with animal lovers in western Massachusetts & northern Connecticut

Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio, an award-winning leader and author, is taking your questions about grief.

Is there such a thing as a hypoallergenic dog or cat?


Find out how Dakin helps animals – and people – under threat of violence year-round




Dakin staff members talk about volunteers...and why they rock!


Thanks to New England Public Radio, Lexington Group and Teddy Bear Pools and Spas, we'll have support for our Pet Food Aid Program.  You can also help keep families together!

One dog's remarkable 93-day journey to her new home, and what it took to get there

Her rewarding moments? "When I get to see a dog who has issues be adopted and have a really happy life."

Working with animals always brings unexpected moments.  Check out these funny stories from Dakin volunteers!

"Being a Guardian doesn't mean being a large donor - it could be the same gift you consider every year, broken down by 12 months," says Sam Masinter (shown with wife Alli).  Learn more about Sam's devotion to animals.

There are fewer pets at Dakin in winter.  Here's why...

Yes, you CAN train your pet to endure nail clipping!

A remarkable story of some remarkable kitties!

Please nominate Dakin for the Valley Advocate's "Best Of" Reader's Poll!