Pet of the Week: Molly the dog

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – In this week’s edition of “Pet of the Week”, we introduced you to Molly, a 10-year-old Lab Retriever Mix. Lee Chambers from Dakin Humane Society told us more about Molly, and other events going on at Dakin.


Molly is as sweet as they come! This senior girl is looking for a loving person and home to live a quiet life as a devoted companion. A very good natured lab/retriever mix, Molly is best suited for an adults only home, and if you already have a dog, it’s a good idea to bring them to the Dakin Springfield Adoption Center to meet Molly first before the adoption is finalized, just to be sure everyone gets along. We’re not sure about her history with cats, but our staff can check that if you have a kitty. Molly is currently on daily meds to prevent seizures and has a pretty quiet lifestyle (she’d LOVE to be a couch potato with you!). Because of her easygoing demeanor, she’d be an ideal first dog if you’ve never had one before.

Her profile:!/pet/31647953

Other Events

Barks and Brews – Save the Date! July 31 (National Mutt Day) from 12-4pm at the Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton. Celebrate National Mutt Day by bringing your dog to this Dakin fundraiser at the Fort Hill Brewery! Tickets are $10 per person and will be available starting next week. You can buy tickets online, or at both Dakin locations and Fort Hill Brewery. Live music, beer, food trucks and dog activities will be featured at this terrific event. Enter your furry BFF in the Dog Eat Dog hot dog eating contest, cool them off in the splash zone or just kick back, relax, and enjoy the afternoon. What better day could you or your dog have?

TNR Workshop (Trap/Neuter/Return) – Saturday, June 4, 1pm at Dakin’s Adoption & Education Center (171 Union Street, Springfield, MA)

The life of a feral (homeless outdoor) cat is bleak. Their average lifespan (if nobody is feeding them on a regular basis) is about 2 years. When they have litters, about half the kittens die from exposure, disease or other dangers. What can you do to help? Learn how to safely and humanely trap feral cats, get them spayed or neutered and vaccinated, and return them to the outdoors. This free workshop teaches you how to be part of the growing national TNR (trap/neuter/return) movement to help feral cats and help prevent animal homelessness. No pre-registration required.

Pets? We’ve GOT ’em! – In the past week or so, Dakin’s become filled with lots of new arrivalspuppies, kittens, adult animals, many small pets. If you’ve been thinking of adding a new furry face to the family, be sure to visit our website and click on “Adopt” then “See Adoptable Animals” so you can see who’s where.

For more information about Dakin Humane Society, please visit

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