SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (Mass Appeal) - Thursday was Dakin Humane Society day on Mass Appeal! We headed down to Dakin to tell you more about this amazing organization, from their spay/neuter clinic, to volunteer opportunities, pet adoptions, training classes and so much more!
Dakin Humane Society
171 Union St., Springfield
(413) 781 - 4000
163 Montague Rd., Leverett
(413) 548 - 9898
For more information call (413) 781 - 4000 or visit DPVHS.org .
Fostering a Pet
Foster homes are needed throughout the year to help with animals who need time outside of the kennel/shelter environment. Foster opportunities abound and most especially at this time of year with the influx of kittens.
There are all kinds of foster opportunities available including fostering bottle babies, orphaned kittens, mom with kittens, even adult cats and dogs are in need of temporary care in home situations until they can come back to the adoption center to find permanent homes.
Fostering is a great way for people who want to help who are not able to make a long-term commitment to adoption.
Dog adoptions/training classes
Dakin offers classes in Springfield and Hadley to make it convenient for adopters at both adoption center locations (Springfield and Leverett)
Dakin dogs have C.L.A.S.S. (Canine Life and Social Skills). CLASS is about teaching, learning, and appreciating real-life, practical skills, such as walking nicely on a leash, settling down when asked, meeting strangers politely, table manners, attention to handler despite distractions, and coming when called, just to name a few.
Dakin also offers specialty classes like Trick Training, Scent Work for Dogs, Rally Obedience and K9 Fitness Class.
Dakin also offers workshops including
Preparing Families with Dogs for Life with Baby
The Dog and Baby Connection Workshop
Pet Health Workshop Package including Pet First Aid and CPR; Senior Petizen and Dental Care
Pit Bull Parenting Workshop
Primp Your Pit in August
Funded by PetSmart Charities
Only $20 to fix pet pit bulls during the month of August.
Call the clinic today to schedule and mention Primp Your Pit (413) 781-4019.
Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe in the Summer
Try to exercise pets in the early morning or late evening
Be sure screens in windows are secure.
Rethink the outing -Don't Drive with your pet
Know your breed
Symptoms of Heat Stress
Staggering or Weakness
Stop Heat Stroke
Bring animal to shade
Place animal in cool water
Apply ice packs to head & neck
Call your vet!