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Our Favorite Links

Here are just a few of our favorite spots on the Web.

Area Shelters and Adoption Options:

The MSPCA -Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Monadnock Humane Society - Not too far away in Southern New Hampshire! Offering tons of great classes. Small animals (rabbits, guinea pigs, etc) available for adoption as well as dogs and cats.

Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society Greenfield Rescue and Rehabilitation Center

Second Chance Animal Shelter - East Brookfield, Mass.

The T.J. O'Connor Animal Control Center, Springfield, Mass.


The Buddy Dog Humane Society, Sudbury, Mass.

German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Inc

Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue - in addition to offering wonderful Golden Retrievers for adoption, also maintains a wonderful resource; a listing of rescue groups helping all kinds of purebred dogs right here in New England. If you are interested in a purebred dog, click on the "All Breed Rescue" link to see how to find a rescue helping nearly any breed you can name!

Save A Dog Framingham

Feline Friends Inc.

Poodle Rescue of New England

Concerned Citizens for Animals, Inc.

Lost and Found Pets:

www.lostapet.org - Use this wonderful website if you have lost or found a pet. Contains detailed instructions for searching for your lost dog, indoor only cat, or indoor/outdoor cat - as well as what to do if you've found a pet. The best place to get all the info you need to find your lost pet - or find a lost pet's family. You will be surprised at what you learn - we were!


The Cornell Feline Health Center

Dog Trainers:

It's PAWsible Dog Training Center, Westhampton, MA

Sirius Center Obedience Training & Behavioral Modification - Herb Everett, Owner & Training Director

Susan Miller, 413-587-8986

Elise Gouge, Pet Behavior Consulting - group obedience and clicker training classes, in-home consultations and behavior modification for cats and dogs. All positive reinforcement based training.

NBProductions - www.nbproductionsqualitydogtraining.com


The MaFF/Educated Ferret Club, South Hadley, Mass.

Kennels & Boarding:

Hickory Hill Kennel, 20 Hickory Hill Rd, Gill MA 01376 413-863-9753

Valley Vet Inn for Pets


The Hop Line - House Rabbit Connection of Massachusetts

The House Rabbit Network

The House Rabbit Society

Our Favorite Restaurants:

Judie's Restaurant
51 No. Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA 01002
Phone: 413-253-3491
Website: www.judiesrestaurant.com

Local Veterinarians:

Sunderland Animal Hospital.
52 Amherst Rd.
Sunderland, MA 01375
Map It!
Phone: 413-665-9821
Fax: 413-665-9871
Visit Our website: http://www.sunderlandvet.com

Valley Inn for Pets/Valley Veterinary Hospital
320 Russell St.
Hadley, MA 01035
Map It!
Phone: 413-584-5252
Fax: 586-5679
Visit Our website: valleyvethospital.com

Windy Hollow Vet Clinic
Visit Our website: www.windyhollowvet.com

National Informational websites:

Animal Channel - Streaming video and audio site presenting animal news and features

The Humane Society of the United States

Humane Teen - An interactive website for older kids to educate middle and high school students about animal protection activities

NAHEE - National Association for Humane and Environmental Education

Wild Neighbors - A website for wildlife issues

The PetWork is a national network of pet resources, pet-related web sites, and information about pets, for the people who love them.

Pet Search Engines:

Petfinder.org - Use this great site to search for any kind of animal you would like to adopt. Put in your zip code and listings will start with the animals closest to you. Most shelters are on Petfinder now, so it's a great way to search across many shelters at once. Private people can also list pets for adoption on this very popular site, which gets a LOT of traffic.

Pets 911- "To provide a single nationwide network of all animal welfare agencies that empowers the public with the community specific information and resources needed to ensure that there are no more homeless pets."



Lisa Gibbs Real Estate
120 King St. Northampton
Helping people and their pet finds the perfect home.

Barbara A. Edson-Greenwald, ABR, CRS, GRI,CBR
Pam Veith Real Estate
75 Main St., Northfield

PawsFest 2006 Sponsors:

These generous folks helped sponsor PawsFest 2006 by donating prizes to the Table of Chance. Please tell them that Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society referred you!

























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