Pet of the Week: Bianca

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

Name: Bianca
Breed:  Chihuahua mix
Age: 4 years
Sex:  Spayed Female
Color:  White & Black

About Bianca:

Inside this shy exterior is a sweet blossom of a dog just waiting to come out. Bianca hasn’t had a lot of socialization to strangers, so she needs a little time to warm up and feel comfortable. If you take a few extra minutes and sit quietly and talk kindly, she will soon be at your side asking for some gentle pets and attention. She will need to learn about crate and house training, since she was kept mostly outdoors in her previous home. She is friendly with other dogs, but prefers dogs with a calm and quiet personality like hers. If you’d like to meet her or know more about her, ask a Dakin staff person.

May is National Dog Bite Prevention Month
FREE Workshop at Dakin on May 15th
The Dog and Baby Connection

Recommended for parents with children between the ages of 3 months and 3 years of age.
• Important information for parents, grandparents, child care givers, or anyone who may have toddler age children and dogs together.
• Answers to your questions about toddlers and safety.
• Advice about common trouble spots between dogs & toddlers in a home.
• Practical solutions and do-it-yourself techniques.

For more information go to 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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