Meet our Pet of the Week Silver, a male guinea pig from Dakin Humane Society!

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Silver is a 1 1/2 year old male guinea pig who is looking for a new home. Lee Chambers from Dakin Humane Society is here to tell us all about this personable fellow!

Name: Silver
Breed:  Guinea pig
Age:     1 ½ year old
Sex:     Male
Color:  Black with white 


It’s Silver!  And like the metal he’s named after, this guy is highly reflective…you give him love and he gives it right back to you.  Silver is a very sweet guinea pig who’s easy to handle and would be a great pet for someone of any age, young or not-so-young.  Like most guinea pigs, this fellow loves leafy greens, and lots of fruits and veggies including kale, strawberries, peas, green peppers, apples and blueberries.  These go great with his diet of pellet food.  Guinea pigs love to have “out of the cage time” every day – supervised, of course!  They also need to have grass hay and fresh water available at all times.  Come meet him at our Springfield Adoption Center.

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Upcoming Events/Other Topics:

Dakin Needs Guardians!  Guardian Society Members, that is.  Guardian donors are people who give to Dakin each month.  They pick a figure that works for them, then arrange to have monthly deductions       made from their credit card.  We’re trying to add 30 more Guardian donors by April 13, so we hope you’ll consider joining us.  Here are some good reasons for doing so:

    If making an annual gift is too hard on your budget during the holidays, think about how much you would have given, then just divide it by 12 months
    Monthly gifts allow us to know how much revenue we’ll have month by month, which allows us to make plans for programs that help animals 
    Guardian Society Members receive copies of our Dakin Stories magazine, a quarterly e-newsletter, early purchase of tickets to Dakin events and other perks

Dakin is offering dog grooming services now! – Get your dog looking fly for springtime!  If your pup weighs 45 pounds or less, he or she can be transformed by Carol White, who is grooming dogs for fees starting at $45 at our Springfield Adoption Center!  Half the proceeds go to helping animals at Dakin.  Grooming sessions are by appointment only and only during daytime hours, so call Carol at (413) 592-1775.  Participating dogs are required to be up to date on rabies, distemper and parvovirus vaccinations.  For more information about grooming services, visit

For more information about Dakin Humane Society, please visit

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