Pet of the Week: Sadie the dog

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – In this edition of Pet of the Week, we were introduced to Sadie, a 10-year-old Shih Tzu mix dog. Lee Chambers, Manager of Marketing and Communications for Dakin Humane Society, and Jessica Rollend, an intern at Dakin, told us all about Sadie, and about other others going on at Dakin.

Name: Sadie
Breed: Shih Tzu mix
Age: 10 years
Sex: Female
Color: Black with White


Sadie is a very friendly 10 year old Shih Tzu mix who came to Dakin because her people couldn’t have pets in their home. She enjoys other dogs, but we don’t know her history with cats. Being a senior lady, she’s happy to cuddle up with you and watch some TV. She enjoys walks and playing with rope toys and chew toys. Come meet this little lady at Dakin’s Springfield Adoption & Education Center.
This pet’s profile:!/pet/34995395

News/Other Events

Foster Orientation Sessions Have Been Added!
Dakin will need foster caregivers in the months ahead as our baby animal population soars, with many needing foster care. If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent to a Dakin animal, your first step is to attend one of our upcoming Foster Orientation Sessions. All of them are at our Springfield Adoption & Education Center at 171 Union Street in Springfield. Here are the upcoming dates/times:

Saturday, April 22 at 2pm
Saturday, May 13 at 10am
Wednesday, May 24 at 6pm
Tuesday, June 6th at 6pm

Visit our home page at to pick a session to attend and pre-register online (which is required)

Wednesday, April 12 – “La Cage aux Folles” Preview Performance. The Majestic Theater in West Springfield will present a Dakin fundraising special performance of “La Cage aux Folles” on April 12 at 7:30pm. Tickets are specially priced at $20. If you loved the movie “The Birdcage,” this is the musical on which it was based. Tons of laughs, love and heart. Plus great tunes! Call 413.747.7797 to order your tickets or visit the Majestic box office.

Saturday, April 15 – Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny. Our friends at Paw Street Barkery in Chicopee will be offering pet photos with the Easter Bunny from 11am-4:30pm. The cost is $6 with all proceeds going to Dakin!

For more information about Dakin Humane Society, please visit