Pet Corner: Homer and Clarence

Hampden County

Name: Homer
Location: Springfield: Dakin Humane Society
Breed: Guinea pig
Gender: Male
Age: 2 years
Color: Brown 

Homer is a sweet-natured guinea pig who was brought to Dakin with his friend and cage mate Clarence. We will be adopting them out together because they’re such good pals. Both are 2 years old and male. Homer enjoys his “out of cage” time and being cuddled, and his person said his best trait was that he was “going to warm up to people.”

Guinea pig facts/tips:

  • 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 her play in a small room for daily exercise.  Be sure to remove electrical wires and other hazards that she might chew on.
  • Be sure to remove soiled bedding, droppings and stale food from the cage daily.

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Events/Other Topics:

It’s a Smalls World After All…on Black Friday! – Friday, November 23, 12:30pm to closing at both Dakin Adoption Centers.  Join us for a special Dakin Black Friday adoption event, “It’s a Smalls World After All!”  We’ll be cutting adoption fees for “smalls” (non-dog and non-cat pets) in half for one day only…the day after Thanksgiving!  Leverett will be open 12:30-4:30pm; Springfield will be open 12:30-5:30pm. Come by and see that good things DO come in small packages!  Check here for our listings:!/

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