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Pet of the Week – Princess
Pet of the Week – Princess
  • Princess (dog)
  • Maltese (purebred)
  • 4 years old
  • Female
  • White coat

Princess has seen some tough times.  Her previous caretaker had too many animals to care for and had to surrender Princess and several other animals to Dakin, so we want to see her (and her “siblings”) find great new homes!  Because of her circumstances, we know she’s used to living with cats and other dogs.  It would be ideal – if there are other dogs in her new home – that they be pretty calm dogs, which would match her temperament better.  Princess would do well with children 13 years old or older and has a moderate energy level.  She’s your best companion for aerobic walks, agility work, hiking and swimming, as well as curling up on the couch for a good snuggle.  She is shy with strangers, but she’s well worth taking the time to get to know!

Events/Promotions/Other Topics:

Mutts & Mimosas – On Sunday, August 24, Dakin will present its second annual “Mutts & Mimosas” event at Quonquont Farms in Whately, MA.  Brunch will be served from 11am – 2pm, and yes, dogs are invited!  The Flying High Frisbee Dogs will provide entertainment, there will be live music and a great brunch served up by Seth Mias Catering.  You can get more information at www.dpvhs.org.

Dakin Night at the Majestic Theater – The Majestic Theater in West Springfield will be donating part of its proceeds for its September 10 performance of “The Last Romance” to Dakin.  The play, which kicks off the Majestic’s new season when it officially opens the following night, takes place mostly in a dog park and is a comedy about a widower who takes an unexpected second chance at love.  The show begins at 7:30pm.  Tickets are $20 each and can be ordered by calling 413.747.7797.

Macy’s Shop for a Cause – On Saturday, August 23, you can save 25% on regular, sale and clearance items at all Macy’s stores with the purchase of a $5 Shop for a Cause coupon, which is available at Dakin’s Springfield location.  It’s a 10% savings on electrics, electronics, watches, furniture, beds and floor coverings.

Thinking of adding a new animal friend to the family this summer?  Please consider adopting. 

There’s someone waiting for you at Dakin Humane Society Adoption Centers in Springfield and Leverett.  Check out up-to-the-minute listings at www.dpvhs.org!

 

 

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