Pet of the Week: Lady the Chihuahua

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In this edition of Pet of the Week, we were introduced to Lady, a 6-year-old Chihuahua short coat dog. Lee Chambers, Manager of Media & Public Relations at Dakin Humane Society, shared more about Lady and about other happenings at Dakin.

Name:  Lady
Location: Springfield: Dakin Humane Society
Breed:  Chihuahua short coat
Gender: Female
Age: 6 years
Color:  Brown, white


Lady is seeking someone to cuddle.  She loves a warm lap, a soothing voice, and someone to stare into her huge, dark eyes.  This 6 year old Chihuahua came to Dakin when her person wasn’t able to keep her anymore, so she’s seeking a new home.  Lady needs to be in an adults-only home (children scare her), and she takes other pets on a case-by-case basis.  Lady has a medical condition that will need ongoing monitoring.  This sweet girl loves going for walks, getting treats, and having a human buddy.  Come meet her at Dakin’s Springfield Adoption & Education Center.


Other Events/Topics

Valley Gives Day 2018 is May 1!  
You can be a key player in our efforts to help the increasing number of animals needing care that we’ll be seeing in the spring and summer months!  Be part of Valley Gives Day on Tuesday, May 1, a day of online philanthropy that supports community non-profits.
Come to Dakin’s Springfield Adoption & Education Center between 2-5pm that day and learn about how you can become a foster caregiver, meet some foster kittens and take a tour of our building (meeting several friendly and furry faces along the way!) Light refreshments will be served.  
You can make your Valley Gives Day anytime between now and May 1 at

Foster Caregivers Needed!
Spring and summer bring lots more animals to Dakin.  One out of four animals we receive will need to spend some time in a foster home due to medical issues, because they need a relaxing environment for a little while before returning to the adoption floor, or for other reasons.  As a foster caregiver, you could help tend to young kittens who aren’t ready for adoption yet, or an adult dog or cat in need of recovery after a surgery.  You can decide to foster anywhere from two weeks to two months or more.  Fosters need to be 18 years old or more, and have transportation.  Step one is attending a Volunteer Orientation Session, and there are several in the months ahead.  More info about fostering here:

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