Pet of the Week: Theo the dog

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – In this edition of Pet of the Week, we were introduced to Theo, a 4-year-old Maltese Mix, looking for a loving place to call home. Lee Chambers from Dakin Humane Society told us more about Theo, and other events going on at Dakin.


Theo is one cuddly guy. He’s a Dixie dog who came to us from Virginia, and he would make a terrific walking buddy for his future person or family. When it comes to other dogs, Theo needs to know them a little first, so if you want to adopt him and you already have a dog, be sure they meet first at Dakin. We don’t know his history regarding cats, so if you have a cat, please contact us at 413.781.4000 and we’ll look into that for you. Theo would be a terrific first dog for someone who is new to the ways of the caninehe’ll be a very agreeable companion. Come meet him at Dakin’s Springfield Adoption & Education Center.

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News/Other Events

Barks & Brews – July 31 from 12-4pm at Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton.

Join us at Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton for an outdoor dog-friendly celebration of National Mutt Day – and a Dakin fundraiser – complete with doggie activities, beer, food trucks and live music! Think of it like a party for all the dogs! 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. Tickets are $10, and you can buy them online at or stop by either Dakin location or Fort Hill Brewery to pick them up! Each attendee will receive a brew courtesy of Fort Hill and a doggy swag bag at the door while supplies last! No cost for dogs to attend, but please make sure they are on a non-retractable leash.

TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return) Workshop – Saturday, July 9 at 1pm at Dakin’s Springfield Adoption & Education Center (171 Union Street, Springfield)

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? Be a hero. 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.


For more information about Dakin Humane Society, please visit

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