Pet of the Week: Dollar

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:  Dollar
  • Breed:  Chihuahua, short coat mix
  • Age:    12 years old
  • Sex:     Male
  • Color:  Brown

About Dollar:

Dollar is a friendly little fellow with a personality worth a million bucks!  If you have kids and want to adopt Dollar, bring the kids down to Dakin in Springfield to meet Dollar first, it’s always a good idea to introduce all family members to a new dog.  Dollar does well with other calm/relaxed dogs, and he has lived with felines as well.  He is house trained, and would make an excellent dog for a first time dog owner.  A house with some activity would suit him just fine.  Activities he would enjoy include couch warming, snuggling, and going for walks around the neighborhood.  If he sound like a good match for you, come visit him today.


Dog Training – What better way to combat cabin fever this winter (and keep your pup’s active mind engaged and challenged) than taking a dog training course?  Dakin Humane Society is offering the following courses that start this Saturday, January 9!

Basic Companion Dog Training

9:15am at Dakin’s Leverett Adoption Center (163 Montague Road, Leverett).

9:30am at Dakin’s Springfield Adoption & Education Center (171 Union Street, Springfield)

This 6-week course is a beginner, foundational 1-hour class, perfect for newly acquired dogs over 4 months old. It is also a good place to start if you struggle getting your dog to pay attention to you when near distractions such as other dogs or people.  Students will learn the fundamentals of reward marker training and acquire the skills to teach sit, down, beginner level loose leash walking, stay, come, and more. Please note that the first class is for humans only…dogs come on the following weeks!

Intermediate Companion Dog Training

10:30am at Dakin’s Springfield Adoption & Education Center (171 Union Street, Springfield)

This class expands further on the foundational skills taught in Basic (level 1,) Companion Dog: longer and more challenging recalls, loose leash walking, stays, and attention to handler. In addition, new skills will be learned including:

  • Polite meeting and greeting
  • Leave it
  • Wait at doors and other situations
  • Settle training
  • Polite give and take
  • Trick training and more!

Class curriculum may be customized based on the needs of the students in each class.

To learn about these courses and more…and to register…visit

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