Pet of the Week: Pepper

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:  Pepper
Breed:  Papillon mix
Age:    6 ½ years old
Sex:    Male
Color:  Black & white coat

About Pepper:
Pepper is a new arrival to Dakin and was brought in to us because his person had too many dogs to care for.  He is very good natured and wants a new home.  His new family should be aware that he is very nervous.  He trembles and has some anxiety, so building his confidence would be a good idea.  He would do best in a home with older kids, but if your kids are younger, just arrange for a meet up first.  He has lived in a house with other dogs and cats and has been fine with that.  When he finds a new home and family, this little guy will surely bloom!  Come see him in Springfield.

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.

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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