Pet of the Week: Gringa

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

  • Name:  Gringa
  • Breed:  Chihuahua/Dachshund mix
  • Age:    6 years old
  • Sex:     Female
  • Color:  White/tan

About Our Pet of the Week:

Gringa is a 6 year old mix of Chihuahua and Dachshund who is ready to charm her way into your heart.  We’re not sure if she has lived with kids, so please bring yours down to Dakin in Springfield to arrange a meeting in advance.  Her background with cats is uncertain also, but our staff can check that for you (413.781.4000).  Gringa has a calm playing style with other dogs and is housetrained.  She’s ideal for someone (or a family) with some experience raising a dog who has a household that has some activity.  Grings loves leisure walks, couch warming, playing with toys, snuggling and playing fetch.

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

163 Montague Road, Leverett
(413) 548 – 9898


Great Looking Gear – and a Great Cause!  Looking for a holiday gift idea for your pet fan?  Dakin’s got you covered, literally!  We have a terrific design that’s available on short and long-sleeved t-shirts, tanks, sweatshirts and hoodies in white or ash grey in a variety of youth and adult sizes.  $5 of every purchase goes to Dakin, so it’s a great way to show your support!  Here’s where to order:

Rocket Recall – Saturday, January 9 at 171 Union Street, Springfield. 

Dare to dream with us….dream of a world where your dog comes when you call him!

Does your dog like to play “catch me if you can” every time you want him to come back in the house? Are you tired of having to keep your dog on a leash when he could be running around exploring? Is your dog one open gate away from being the victim of a car accident?

If you’ve ever stood frantically calling for your dog, stomping your foot in frustration for the umpteenth time, or just thrown down the leash and walked away, help has arrived.

This 3-week intensive is all about teaching your dog to reliably come when you call him. Not only will having a dog who comes when he is called make you happier, it will keep him safer.

This is a 50-minute, 3-week class. $95.  Register here:

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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