Pet of the Week: Brinks

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

Name:  Brinks
Breed:  Terrier, American Pit Bull/Mix
Age:  11 months
Sex:  Male
Color:  Silver/White

About Brinks:

Brinks has a lot of energy and would do well with people who can keep him outside and exercised.  He would be best in a family with children 13 or up, and he’s not meant for a house with cats.  While he needs a bit of work on his walking skills (being young, he tends to pull when on the leash), he’s very social and is good with people.

Kids & Critters Dakin’s Summer Animal Adventure Program

July 7th -11th
9AM – 3PM
Ages 7–12

July 14th -18th
9AM – 3PM
Ages 7–12

Learn about caring for pets, animal behavior and animal welfare issues. Help with adoption center activities and spend time with friendly animals.

Exciting Guests—animal professionals share their experiences.
Have fun with games, crafts, and a scavenger hunt!

For info or to register: 413 781-4000 x112 or visit

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

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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