Meet Wendall, an affectionate Guinea Pig who is our Pet of the Week!

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Lee Chambers from Dakin Humane Society introduces us to a squeaky, cuddly Guinea Pig named Wendall!

Name:  Wendall 
Breed:  Guinea pig
Age:    2 years
Sex:     Male
Color:  White, tan and brown


Wendall is a sweet fellow who came to Dakin a couple of weeks ago and is looking for a new home.  Guinea pigs are ideal first pets for kids, as they’re pretty easy to handle once they know their people.  Guinea pigs are surprisingly interactive pets who really enjoy the company of their family or person.

Guinea pig facts:
    Special guinea pig pellets are the basis of their diet (they eat about 1/8 cup daily).  
    Be sure they have access to hay at all times
    Favorite fruits/veggies include leafy greens, green peppers, peas, apples, blueberries, oranges and grapes, kale and strawberries 
    Use a solid bottom cage with a wire cover.  No wire cage bottoms, they hurt their feet
    Include a cave for them to sleep or rest, like a medium-sized flower pot or a plastic igloo
    Guinea pigs are known for their vocalizations.  They often squeak with delight when their favorite humans enter the room
    They rarely bite, but can nip if mishandled or fear a threatening animal
    Once your pig is used to you (and being handled), you can let him play in a small room for daily exercise.  Be sure to remove electrical wires and other hazards that he might chew on
    Be sure to remove soiled bedding, droppings and stale food from the cage daily

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Upcoming Events:

Weekly Vaccine & Microchip Clinics Return to Springfield – Dakin’s popular Vaccine & Microchip Clinics have returned in Springfield on Saturdays starting at 9am!  We’ll provide vaccines, microchipping, tests and treatments at very affordable rates for the first 40 dogs/cats in line!  For more information about the Vaccine & Microchip Clinic, please visit

Upcoming Dog Classes – We’ve got some interesting dog classes in Springfield starting in April.  
    Polite Leash Walking (2 weekly sessions, 1 hour each) starting Wednesday, April 3 at 9:30am
    Polite Greetings (2 weekly sessions, 1 hour each) starting Wednesday, April 3 at 10:45am
    Rocket Recall (2 weekly sessions, 1 hour each) starting Tuesday, April 9 at 10:30am
For more details about dog training classes, visit

For more information about Dakin Humane Society, please visit

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