Pet of the Week: Peluche

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

Name: Peluche
Breed: Chihuahua mix
Age: 8 years
Sex: Male
Color: White

About Peluche:
One of Peluche’s best features is his smile – he has this big goofy grin that will just warm your heart. Peluche is such a happy and sweet guy. He is lovable and wiggles with joy when you approach him to say hello. He’s calm, sweet, mellow, and just a fun dog all-around. Peluche would get along well with other pooches that are also calm and sweet like he is. He would love to keep you company on brisk walks, watching a movie on the couch, or out in the backyard with a tennis ball. Come meet Peluche today – you will fall in love.

$5 Felines
On Saturday, October 18, Dakin locations in both Springfield and Leverett will hold a $5 Feline event, as part of the ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon adoption promotion (presented by Subaru) where you can adopt cats 6 months or older for $5!  This takes place from noon to 6pm on that day, and each adoption includes all the extras that come with any standard Dakin adoption including a full vet exam, spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, vaccines, tests, treatments, an ID tag and collar and more!  Dakin thanks Steve Lewis Surbaru, our local Subaru partner, in this promotion.

Pit Bull Parenting Workshop
On Thursday Oct. 23rd from 6 to 4 pm at the Springfield Adoption Center. The goal of the Pit Bull Parenting Workshop is to educate families on training, exercise, and home management for this highly intelligent and athletic canine so they may be good ambassadors for their breed. This is a FREE workshop and is for humans only. Register online at or call 413-781-4000 ext. 129

5th Annual “Give a Hoot” Fun Run
Proceeds going to Dakin Humane Society.
Sunday, October 26th
Toasted Owl Tavern

Pre-race day registration is $25. Day of race registration is $30 and begins at 9am.
Participants can either run the 5K course, or walk the 2k course, which begins at the Toasted Owl at 9:30 that morning.
People are encouraged to bring their dogs and wear Halloween costumes, as prizes will go to the best human and dog costumes that day!
There will also be prizes for top runners in each bracket.
Following the event, enjoy some grilled treats with vegetarian options, pumpkin pie and hot apple cider provided by the Toasted Owl.
Please bring canned cat food to be entered into a raffle (as Dakin is in need of canned cat food these days), and please have your dog on a non-retractable leash.

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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