Pet of the Week: Cleo

Meet Mass Appeal’s pet of the week!

Name: Cleo
Shepherd mix
Age:    1.5 years
Sex:    Spayed Female
Color:  Black and Tan

About Cleo:

Are you looking for a good first dog? Then I might be your gal! I’m sweet and gentle and would love to find a home where I can blossom. I’m a little shy right now, but with a little encouragement from you, I open right up.  It comes from all this traveling I’ve done recently:  See, I’m a Dixie dog, which means I came up from a Southern shelter that was way too crowded to find a new home in this beautiful place. I love to snuggle and play fetch, so long as I’m with you. Think we might make a good match? Come meet me at Dakin in Springfield today.  I’m sure we will get along wonderfully!

My foster family in Texas said I was completely housetrained, I walk well on a leash, am very patient, calm, and loyal.  In other words, I’m just an all around great dog.

It’s National Dog Training month, so it’s a great time to celebrate that with me.
If you’d like to meet me or know more about me, come on down to Dakin in Springfield and let’s get acquainted.

Pet Safety Tips

No table foods, moldy foods, poultry bones
No chocolate
No grapes & raisins
No alcoholic beverages
Be careful with ornaments, ribbons & tinsel
Holiday plants can be dangerous

If you’re interested in adopting any of the pets seen on Msas Appeal, or want more information on any of the pets available at the Dakin Humane Society, you can call them at 781-4000 or visit