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
Below is a map for Dakin Animal Shelter, please call for specific directions.
***Note: PO Boxes will not show correctly on the map below.