Pet of the Week: Black the dog

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – In this edition of Pet of the Week, we were introduced to Black, a 5-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier Mix. Lee Chambers, Manager of Marketing and Communication for Dakin Humane Society, told us all about Black, and about other events going on at Dakin.


Black is a big palooka of a guywith a heart of gold! He’s very friendly, very affectionate, loves tennis balls, squeak toys and having your attention! If you have dogs, bring them to Dakin’s Springfield Adoption & Education Center to meet Black before you adopt, just to see how they get along. We don’t know his history with cats, but the staff can check for you. Black is a local dog who Dakin saved from parvovirus when he was a puppy. His person lives in a place that doesn’t allow pets, so that’s why Black is at Dakin. He is house trained, and should adjust nicely to his new home. Black isn’t a high energy dog – he enjoys his couch cuddling time too much – so with the cool weather coming, this guy would be an ideal snuggle companion!

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News/Other Events

$5 Feline Adoption Event – Wednesday, August 31 at both Dakin Adoption Centers

On Wednesday, August 31, cats over the age of 6 months will have their adoption fee reduced to $5! Each kitty will have all the “extras” that come with a regular adoption fee, including spay/neuter surgery (already performed), all age-appropriate vaccinations, tests and treatments, plus a microchip, among others. Our hours that day will be 12:30-5:30pm in Springfield, 12:30-4:30pm in Leverett.

Mutts & Mimosas – Sunday, September 25 from 11am-2pm at Quonquont Farm in Whately

Dakin’s 4th annual Mutts & Mimosas benefit will feature a catered gourmet brunch, live music, a Make-Your-Own-Mimosa bar and raffle prizes galore at scenic Quonquont Farm in Whately! Attendees are encouraged to bring their dogs on a non-retractable leash. Enjoy a great meal (and Mimosa!) and walk your dogs along Quonquont’s scenic trails. Visit to reserve your space. Tickets are $50 per person, and there’s an optional dog meal available for $10.

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