Pet of the Week: Lenka

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

Dakin Humane Society
171 Union Street, Springfield
(413) 781-4000

163 Montague Road, Leverett
(413) 548 – 9898

Name: Lenka
Breed: Hound/Lab mix
Age: 1 year old
Sex: Female
Color: Yellow coat

About Lenka:
Lenka is a sweet-natured one year old hound/lab mix who is a Dixie Dog. She has several basic manners down, like “sit” and “give me your paw,” but there’s room for some more work and training. She’d be great in a moderately busy household with young kids (ideally 7 years old and up, but if your kids are younger, just arrange for a meet-up first). She doesn’t have any history with cats, and if you already have a dog, it would be great if your dog is energetic like Lenka. This wonderful pup loves her treats, her toys, leisure and aerobic walks, jogs and hikes, but she’s also a champion cuddler and love bug! Come meet lovely Lenka at Dakin’s Springfield location.

Beat the Heat – spay surgeries for female cats for only $20!
The surgeries have to take place in February, and we’re booking them now, first come-first served! You must mention “Beat the Heat” when booking the surgery to take advantage of this amazing price break. Call 413.781.4019 to set your appointment. You can also visit our Spay/Neuter Clinic at 171 Union Street in Springfield in person to book the appointment in case there’s a heavy call volume.

Tricks Training Class or the Canine Scentwork class
Monday, February 2nd.
These 1-hour, six week classes are open to dogs of all ages and all training backgrounds.
No prerequisites required!

Dakin is offering a special discount to Mass Appeal viewers who register. Use the promotional code Dakin20 and receive a $20.00 discount!

FREE! Clicks are for Cats!
A ‘how to” on clicker training your cat. Yes, cats can be trained!
FREE 1 hour mini-seminar will be held at Dakin’s Leverett adoption center on Feb. 7th at 11:30 am.

Local cat behavior expert Elise Gouge will show you how to train your cat to stay when asked, come when called, target, and even fetch.
Clicker training is perfect for high energy cats that get themselves in mischief trouble or need extra mental stimulation.
Also excellent for folks who have cats with aggressive behaviors towards themselves or strangers.
Limited seating. Click here to register.

The Pawscars & Red Carpet Fashion Parade
Dakin’s annual fundraiser is a one-of-a-kind event taking place February 28 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. The Pawscars will be a night that blends a fashion show (starring local celebrities modeling evening wear and accompanied by rescue dogs) with some affectionate spoofing of Hollywood and the Oscars. We’ll show videos submitted by the public of their pets reenacting iconic moments from cinematic history. Tickets are $125 for the dinner and entertainment, $50 for entertainment only and make GREAT holiday gifts! For more info, visit our website at!

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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