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Available for Adoption:
Available for Adoption:
Courtesy of Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society

Australian Shepherd Retriever, Labrador
Location: Springfield: Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society
Gender: Male
Age: 4 years


I came to Dakin because my people were moving and couldn’t bring me along. I’ve been at Dakin in Springfield for a couple of weeks now, and have become a staff favorite. In my past home, I lived with small children, was crate trained and was taught to sit and lay down. I LOVE to play ball, and know how to take and drop a ball or toy. I’m very play-oriented, and love people, but I have a tendency to jump on people when greeting, so I could benefit from some basic dog training lessons. Come see me!

Website: Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society
Phone Dakin: 413-781-4000
Email Dakin: info@dpvhs.org

Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society provides shelter, education, advocacy, and assistance for animals and people in need. Dakin is a local, private, non-profit organization that relies solely on contributions from individuals and businesses who care about animals to bring its services to the community.



The PAWSCARS & Red Carpet Fashion Parade
The PAWSCARS & Red Carpet Fashion Parade
Just a reminder that Dakin is looking for videos to show at our big fundraiser, The PAWSCARS & Red Carpet Fashion Parade, on February 28. If your pet has star potential (and what pets don’t?), shoot a video of them in a scene that reenacts an iconic moment in cinema. The video needs to be no longer than :45. Click here for more info about the PAWSCARS, including how you can get your tickets, which make GREAT holiday gifts! www.dakinhumane.org/special-events.html




LOW COST VACCINATION CLINICS
LOW COST VACCINATION CLINICS
If you’re struggling with vet care costs for vaccinations, tests and treatments for your dog or cat, don’t forget about Dakin Humane Society’s Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic, held every Thursday from 9-10am at 171 Union Street in Springfield. The first 40 dogs and cats in line can receive a range of services including vaccinations to prevent rabies, parvovirus and feline leukemia among others; microchipping; flea/tick preventive treatments and much more.

More information and registration is available online at www.dakinhumane.org

Dakin Humane Society provides shelter, education, advocacy, and assistance for animals and people in need. Dakin is a local, private, non-profit organization that relies solely on contributions from individuals and businesses who care about animals to bring its services to the community.


Download: Helping Animals in Need - Spanish Translation Included

Does Your Dog Need C.L.A.S.S?
Does Your Dog Need C.L.A.S.S?
Dakin Humane Society Can Help!

Does your dog need some help learning to be a better behaved member of the community? And are you looking for something new and fun to do with your canine companion? Dakin Humane Society offers a wide variety of training classes that are fun and helpful for both you and your pooch. C.L.A.S.S., (Canine Life and Social Skills) classes, Scent Work for Dogs, K9 Fitness, Tricks, and Canine Good Citizen are just a few of the many classes starting this month.

Classes are offered at Dakin Humane Society's Adoption Center & Education Center, 171 Union Street in Springfield and at Dave's Soda & Pet City, 335 Russell Street (Route 9) in Hadley. We now also have classes in Leverett: Leverett Adoption Center, 163 Montague Road, Leverett, MA 01054
413-548-9898

More information and registration is available online at www.dpvhs.org

Dakin Humane Society provides shelter, education, advocacy, and assistance for animals and people in need. Dakin is a local, private, non-profit organization that relies solely on contributions from individuals and businesses who care about animals to bring its services to the community.



DAKIN HUMANE SOCIETY RECEIVES GRANT
DAKIN HUMANE SOCIETY RECEIVES GRANT
Dakin Humane Society has received a $20,000 grant from the Massachusetts Animal Coalition (MAC) as part of the special "I'm Animal Friendly" license plate program. These plates support spay/neuter efforts in Massachusetts and help to reduce the number of homeless animals in the state.
Funds received from the sale of these special license plates are dispersed annually by MAC through a grant process. The proceeds are awarded to non-profit humane organizations and municipal animal control agencies in the Commonwealth that provide spaying and neutering services for cats, dogs, and rabbits. This year’s grant is the largest Dakin has received from MAC.
The grant awarded to Dakin is tremendously helpful in its outreach efforts to help fund low-cost spay/neuter surgery for low income clients in Dakin’s service area. More than 40,000 dogs and cats have been sterilized at Dakin's Community Spay/Neuter Clinic since it opened mid-October 2009. Dakin is sterilizing approximately 11,000 animals each year.
“If you care about animals, the purchase of one of these plates is an important way to help animals in our community and assist us in our efforts to end animal homelessness in the Pioneer Valley”, according to Dakin’s Executive Director Leslie Harris.
The funds awarded to Dakin this year will be used to subsidize the spaying/neutering of cats of low income caregivers. "I'm Animal Friendly" license plates are easy to order online - no need to go to the RMV! Simply go to www.petplate.org and order your tax-deductible plate today. More information about the Dakin Community Spay/Neuter Clinic can be found online at Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society.

Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society (Dakin) provides shelter, education, advocacy, and assistance for animals and people in need. Dakin does not receive any government funding nor is Dakin funded or operated by any national humane organization. Dakin is a local, private, non-profit organization that relies solely on contributions from individuals and businesses who care about animals to bring its services to the community.





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