Dakin Humane Society is a community supported animal welfare organization that provides shelter, medical care, spay/neuter services, and behavioral rehabilitation for more than 20,000 animals each year. Since its inception in 1969, Dakin has become one of the most recognized nonprofit organizations in the Pioneer Valley and a national leader in animal welfare.
Visit the Dakin adoption centers and fall in love with all of the animals. Narrow down your list to just one or two animals (hint: this is the hardest part!). Talk with an adoption counselor to learn what we know about the pet and decide if she will be a good match for your home. If you rent your home, talk to your landlord before coming to see us - it will make things easier! If you are thinking about adopting a new dog, we recommend bringing in all members of your family (including your current dogs) to be sure everyone gets along. For the safety of your furry new friend, bring a cat carrier if adopting a cat, or a collar and leash if adopting a dog. We have these available for sale if you don't have them with you at the time of adoption.