Leverett Adoption Center
163 Montague Road
Leverett MA 01054
413-548-9898 (telephone)
413-548-3978 (fax)
   Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society Logo    Greenfield Rescue and Rehabilitation Center
155 French King Highway
Greenfield, MA 01301
413-773-3148 (telephone)
413-772-6965 (fax)

News Flash:
(Note: To view the PDF files below, you will need Adobe Reader. If you don't have the Reader, you can download it here).

Paw imageThe Shelter will be closed May 26th in honor of Memorial Day

Paw imageATTENTION KIDS & PARENTS: Check out the details for the Animal Adventures summer program here (PDF - 149KB).

Paw imageFoster Homes Needed! Please help us foster cats and kittens! For more information, please contact Lisa Sihvonen-Binder, volunteer coordinator, at lsihvonen-binder@dpvhs.org or 413-548-9898, ext. 3.

Paw imageATTENTION KIDS! Click here (pdf, 510KB) to learn about the Be Kind to Animals Writing and Art Contest.

Paw imageVeterinary technician position available  Have you always wanted to use your veterinary technician skills to help make the world a better place? More info here

Paw imageDogs, dogs, dogs! If you (or someone you know) have been in search of a canine companion, now's the time to visit. We currently have LOTS of great Dixie Dogs available for adoption - with more scheduled to arrive all the time! Because they're coming in too fast for us to keep our website listings current, please come in to visit, or call us at 548-9898 to see who's available today. Most are small to medium in size, and all are adorable and loving!

Paw image Please note: Beginning November 2007, DPVHS will be closed to the public on the 3rd Tuesday of each month for staff training

Paw imageIMPORTANT NOTE: Starting September 3, all animals are now up for adoption at the Leverett Adoption Center. The Greenfield location is now the Greenfield Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. Learn more about DPVHS operational changes.

Paw imageJasper The Buddy Fund TJ
will help with extraordinary medical expenses. More info here Your gift today to the Buddy Fund will help Jasper and TJ!

Paw imageThe Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society is a merger of the Dakin Animal Shelter and the Pioneer Valley Humane Society! Learn more here (PDF file - 72 KB)

Paw imageVOLUNTEERS NEEDED...You can make a difference by becoming a DPVHS Volunteer. Please check out the volunteer website to find out how.

DPVHS Wish List:
Big wishes
  • New or like new laser printer
  • LCD projector
  • Barn homes for cats who can't live as house pets.
  • Donations to help us help more animals! Got someone who's hard to buy for? We will be glad to send them a card thanking them for the gift you send in their honor.
Things to keep the Shelter clean & running smoothly
  • Gift cards to Walmart, Target, Staples, or grocery stores
  • Paper cups
  • Plastic cat carriers
  • Laminating pouches, letter size
  • First class stamps
  • Paper dessert/cocktail plates
  • Donations to help us help more animals! Got someone who's hard to buy for? We will be glad to send them a card thanking them for the gift you send in their honor.
  • Bleach
  • Blank CD-R disks
Things to keep our animals happy & healthy
  • Canned dog food
  • Dog collars & leashes (gently used is ok)
  • Dog toys (gently used is ok)
  • Blankets for bedding
  • Bland diet foods - Canned or dry, dog or cat, available at veterinarians: Hill's I/D, or Eukanuba Low Residue
  • Gerber or Beech Nut baby food stage one (turkey or chicken flavor)
  • Advantage or Revolution for fleas
  • Large Greenies dog treats
  • Flutterballs toy (made by Smartykat)
  • Donations to help us help more animals! Got someone who's hard to buy for? We will be glad to send them a card thanking them for the gift you send in their honor.
  • KMR kitten formula, canned or powder
  • Cat Dancer toys
  • Shoe boxes (or similar size) for kitty beds
  • Heartworm Preventative
Please see the Location page for our street address, hours of operation, and directions to the shelter.
Featured This Week:
Featured AnimalMickey!
This friendly girl is looking for a good home. Click on the picture to find out more about her and her friends at the shelter.

All Animals Up for Adoption:
Paw imageCats          Paw imageDogs
Other Links:
Paw image Barn Cat Program  
Paw image Support the Shelter - Donate Online!
Paw image More Info About Us - Adoption Program FAQ
Paw image Our Location and Hours - Directions to the Shelter
Paw image News :
Recent News Items!
Paw image Upcoming Events
Paw image Make a Difference...Volunteer!
Paw image Gone Home! - Shelter Alumni  Updated 4/29/07
Paw image Education - Spay/Neuter Facts
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Order Your Pet-Friendly Massachusetts License Plates Now!

Many thousands of pets are euthanized every year in Massachusetts because there are just too many, and here's an easy (and fun) way YOU can help. Get the new spay/neuter license plates for your car! These plates provide the first (and so far, only) statewide funding for spay/neuter. States with statewide funding for spay/neuter are successful at reducing pet euthanasia rates; those without, are generally not. We're overjoyed that after years of hard work, the plates are finally here and we can join the states WITH statewide programs. But only with your help - you can make a difference plus, of course, they're cool! For more information see the Massachusetts Animal Coalition website, or go directly to the RMV.

Last changed on May 9, 2008
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