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The Shiba Inu
An Ancient Breed With a Lot to Offer - The Shiba Inu
One of the so called “ancient breeds”, the Shiba Inu is the smallest of the Japanese dog breeds known today. Despite its size, the dog was used for hunting different game, like boar, bears, and also birds. Its name means both “brushwood” and “small”.
The Roman Rottweiler
The Roman Rottweiler - A Legendary Breed And A Faithful Companion
When the Romans crossed the Alps they had a strong ally beside them, a dog which is known today as the Roman Rottweiler. These canines were used by the Roman troops not only in battle, but also for protecting and herding their cattle.
On old Breed with a Great Character - The Seidenspitz
The Seidenspitz is a breed that has its origins in Germany. It is a toy dog breed that goes back a long time, but unfortunately many records concerning it got lost during the First and Second World Wars.
Shiba Inus - The Medium Sized Dogs From The Country Of the Rising Sun
The Shiba Inus is a term that describes 3 dog breeds that are medium in size. This includes the Kishu, the Kai Dog and the Shikoku. These three breeds have slight differences concerning size and a few other fine points. These breeds were initially used as hunting dogs, used mainly for deer, boar, and other small or medium sized animals. With professional hunting in decline, they began a new “career” as watch dogs and family pets.
Animal Shelter details for Dakin Animal Shelter
Please visit Dakin Animal Shelter and adopt a homeless pet
You have reached the shelter page for Dakin Animal Shelter. Dakin Animal Shelter is located in leverett, Massachusetts. If you have information to add or update for Dakin Animal Shelter, please click here and let us know.
The Dakin Animal Shelter, Inc. works with our community to strengthen the bond between animals and people, enhancing the quality of their lives through compassionate sheltering, responsible adoptions, education, and community outreach.
The Dakin Animal Shelter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable corporation offering many vital services for Pioneer Valley animals and residents. We rely on our generous supporters and members to provide these services.
Originally founded in 1982 as Friends of Amherst’s Stray Animals by the late Janet Wilder Dakin and friends, the Dakin Animal Shelter opened its doors to the public in 1995.
Today, the Dakin Animal Shelter serves more than 1,200 cats, dogs, puppies, and kittens at its small shelter in rural Leverett, Massachusetts.
We serve nearly 1,000 more animals and their people through our various free and low-cost spay/neuter assistance programs.
To see the adoptable pets for Dakin Animal Shelter click here
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Dakin Animal Shelter Location
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Animal Shelter Facts
Did you know that the number of cats and dogs adopted from shelters each year is estimated at 3 to 5 million?