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The Spanish Mastiff
The Spanish Mastiff – The Gentle Giant Dog Of Spain
The Spanish Mastiff, also known by its Spanish name, Mastin Espanol is a large breed of dogs. Originally they were bred as a guard dog whose purpose was to defend the livestock and the owner family against predators like wolves.
Strong, but Gentle, Fearless, but Loving, a Good Companion - the Rottweiler
The Rottweiler gets its name from the German region of Rottweil. But the breed’s ancestors weren’t natives to the Teutonic area. They arrived in the area of what is today known as Germany centuries ago, when the Romans decided to conquer this part of Europe. Back then, the dogs were used for herding and protection.
The Russian Bear Schnauzer
The Russian Bear Schnauzer – Cold With Strangers, Warm With Family
The Black Russian Terrier, also known as the Russian Bear Schnauzer, is a breed created in the former Soviet Union using over 20 other breeds, mostly imported from Germany. This breed was made initially for the military and is designed as a working dogs.
The Shih Tzu
the Shih Tzu
“The toy dog with a chrysanthemum like face” is what the Chinese breed called Shih Tzu is also known as. It is believed that this small dog was loved by the Buddhist monks for its resemblance of a lion, a sacred animal in this culture.
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 neutering cats makes them less likely to spray and mark territory?