Pet of the Week: Robbie

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Meet Mass Appeal’s pet of the week!

Name: Robbie
Breed: Rat Terrier/ Chihuahua mix
Age: 1 year old
Sex: Neutered Male
Color: Black, White, & Brown

About Robbie:
Hi there! My name is Robbie! I love getting attention! I can’t help jumping like a pogo stick! I just get so excited to meet folks and do stuff! The trainer here at Dakin says I’m an extra smart cookie and will be a really fun dog for someone interested in pursuing a dog sport such as agility. I will need plenty of things to do since my little brain goes a mile a minute. I love doing the right thing, I just need someone to show me how! My adoption includes a discount on the great training classes Dakin offers in Springfield, Hadley, or Leverett. I’m a little Dixie dog. I traveled from an overcrowded southern shelter all the way to the northeast in the hopes someone will finally notice me and give me a great home!

Shy Dog Talk: A Guide to Living With and Training a Fearful Dog
Sunday, March 2, 9 am to  3 pm (Snow date March 9th)

$75 for the day, presented by Debbie Jacobs, CPDT-KA, fearful dog expert and author of “A Guide to Living with and Training a Fearful Dog”.

Do you live or work with a dog who is a scaredy cat? This seminar will help you understand the most effective and humane ways to interact with fearful, shy, or anxious dogs and see positive changes in their behavior.  It is open to animal welfare professionals, dog trainers, caregivers, rescuers, groomers, pet sitters, and dog walkers! Register through the Dakin Humane Society website at or call us at 413-781-4000 ext. 129.

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 Mass 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

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