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Our Featured Springfield, MA Partner:

Dakin Humane Society

171 Union St
Springfield, MA 01105
(413) 781-4000

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

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.

About Our Shelter:

About Dakin Humane Society
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.

Our Mission
Dakin Humane Society delivers effective, innovative services that improve the lives of animals in need and the people who care about them.

What We Believe
We believe people are good and will make good decisions for animals when they are treated with kindness and understanding, and when they have enough information and resources.

Donate to Our Shelter...

https://www.dakinhumane.org/donate.html

Come Meet our Pets:

Hours for our Springfield and Leverett facilities;

Sunday 12:30-5:30 pm
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 12:30-5:30 pm
Wednesday 12:30-5:30 pm
Thursday 12:30-5:30 pm
Friday 12:30-5:30 pm
Saturday 12:30-5:30 pm

Come by and visit! See our website, www.dakinhumane.org, for a map and directions.

Our Adoption Process:

See our adoptable animals! https://www.dakinhumane.org/adopt-a-pet.html#!/

What you'll need to do
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.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.