Pet of the Week: Manchita

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: Manchita
Breed:  Beagle/cocker mix
Age:    5 years old
Sex:     Female
Color:  Black

About Manchita:
Manchita is a sweet little girl who is 5 years old and really looking forward to being someone’s best pal. She would be fine in a household that is pretty calm and has kids who are at least 7 years old. Her playing style with other dogs is very laid-back, and she has had no history of living with cats. She’s housetrained and likes walks (both aerobic and leisurely), couch warming, snuggling, playing with toys, hiking and fetching. Come meet this beauty at Dakin’s Springfield Adoption Center.


Mutts & Mimosas – Join fellow dog enthusiasts at Dakin Humane Society’s 3rd Annual Mutts & Mimosas fundraising brunch at Quonquont Farm & Orchard in Whately on Sunday, September 20 from 11am – 2pm. Voted “Best Charity Event” in the 2014 Reader Raves poll, Mutts & Mimosas will include a brunch catered by Seth Mias (optional dog brunch available as well), a make-your-own Mimosas bar, a raffle and silent auction (prizes include Red Sox tickets, free tattoo, gift baskets, gift certificates and plenty more), hiking trails to enjoy with or without your dog and live music. Tickets are $50 per person, and of course dogs are invited too! Details are here:

Canine Nutrition Series – Dog expert Jim Helems will lead 3 workshops in Canine Nutrition (101, 102 and 103) on Saturdays in September at Dakin’s Springfield Adoption & Education Center at 1:30pm. You must take Canine Nutrition 101 on September 12 to be eligible to take the other 2 classes. In 101 you’ll learn about different feeding options for your dog, how to read a food label, decipher ingredients…the other classes (held on September 19 & 26) get into more details like understanding proteins, fats, managing your dog’s weight, and his required energy needs. Visit for more specific info about the classes and to enroll.

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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