Pet of the Week: Ferris

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

Name: Ferris
Breed: Chihuahua Mix
Age: 3 year
Sex: Neutered Male
Color: Black and Tan

About Ferris:

Suggested kids age range: 7 and up (Dependent on meet with child)
Cats: No history living with cats
Dogs: Ok
Exercise: Medium activity level

Dakin received 32 Chihuauas from the Animal Service Center of the Mesilla Valley in New Mexico.
The dogs were selected for friendliness, good temperament, and good health.
They’re super cute as a bonus.
They’re good with other dogs.
Most of the dogs will be at our Springfield adoption center; there will be a few at our Leverett adoption center as well.
You can find directions, adoption fees & what’s included with an adoption at Dakin, and more on our website,!

Pet Health and Safety Fair

Highlighting Healthy Lifestyle and Emergency Preparedness for Pets

Saturday, April 26th
11:00AM – 3:00PM

Dave’s Soda and Pet City
Hadley, MA

Meet and talk with a variety of animal care expert
Receive a wealth of information about disaster preparedness and emergency planning for your pets

Cat Behavior Workshop

Saturday April 26th

“Litterbox Issues” from 1:00 to 2:00PM
How to create a lifelong relationship between the litterbox and your cat.

“Krazy Kitties” from 2:15 to 3:15PM
How to keep high energy cats from destroying you and your house.

“Claws & Paws” from 3:30 to 4:30PM
Having your dog and cat get along.

Workshops are $25.00 each or sign up for all three and receive a $15.00 discount.

Register at or call 413-781-4000 ext. 129.

2014 Animal Adventures:  Kids Caring for Critters

Summer Educational Program
July 14-18  &  July 21-25
Ages:  7-12 yrs.
9am -3pm

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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