Humane Society

Furry Friend Friday With KC!


Happy Friday everyone, it’s a beautiful day out there and we’re celebrating with another interview!  Today I got to chat with KC, a 2 year-old plott hound mix up for adoption at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Springfield.  KC is a very special girl but the adoption floor makes her nervous so she is lucky enough to be kept in a section of the shelter that’s a bit more quiet and mellow, if you stop by the shelter be sure to ask about her!

So KC, what is your favorite way to spend the day?

Well I love being outside and playing fun games!  I love running and am very active, I would love to find a family that would bring me hiking, on lots of walks, and maybe even to the beach if I’m lucky!  I spend a lot of time training here too, it’s really fun and the staff here says I’m so smart!  I could use a little help with some basic manners so a few classes would be helpful but I’m sure I can pick up quickly.  The trainers here even use me as the demo dog at the training classes here, I’m so proud of that!

Do you have a favorite toy to play with?

My favorite toy ever is my stuffed toy, aka “my baby”.  I really like squeaky toys too!  Some times I like to de-squeak them when I get too excited!

What about a favorite treat?

I love Duck and Potato treats!  They are so yummy and pretty good for me!

Do you have any fears?

Well right now I am very anxious in the shelter,  the environment is stressful on me and makes me nervous!  I don’t like the constant barking, other noises, and the people coming and going all the time.  I have been here for more than three weeks which makes me a “Lonely Heart” and my adoption fee is 50% off!  Seeing my friends get adopted while I stay behind gets hard after a while, so I’m hoping I find a forever home where I can finally relax.

What would be the perfect family for you?

Well like I said, I’m very active so I would like to be with a family that can bring me outside a lot, I would also be great in a home with children ages 13 or over, don’t get me wrong, I love little kids but I’m a strong girl who can still be a bit rambunctious and I wouldn’t want to accidentally knock someone over.  When it comes to other animals, I would be alright with other dogs as long as I meet them first, but I have no experience with cats.

Why do you think pet insurance is important for all pet parents to consider?

Well I think all pet parents should be prepared for anything, no matter how old their pet is.  Pets are like humans, and the older we get the more likely it is that we will need to go to the doctor.  Even young dogs can get into trouble that can send them to the vet’s office so it’s better to be prepared and have pet insurance coverage so you don’t have to break the bank at the vet.

Regardless of your pet’s age, odds are they will end up at the vet for more than just their annual check up.  Hope for the best but be prepared for the worst and call us for a free pet insurance quote today!


Give Back To Your Community At These Charity Events This Month!

river clean up

Spring is in the air, the sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and it’s the perfect time to take part in one of these worthy charity events!  If the warm weather we’ve been having isn’t enough to get you feeling warm and cozy on the inside, these events will do the trick.  Get your hands dirty this month and help clean up the Muddy River near Fenway, donate some old goods, enjoy a fine meal, or get out for a jog!  All of these events give you the opportunity to help others while enjoying yourself!  What could make you feel better than that?

5th Annual Susan G Komen Chefs for the Cure – Want to help fight breast cancer while enjoying a delicious meal?  Chefs from some of Boston’s best restaurants are coming together to whip up their most unique and delicious gourmet dishes for this tasting-style event!  Head over to the Residences at W Boston on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 6:30 PM for this worthy event that will leave you feeling full, having fun, and helping a worthy cause that aims at wiping out a disease that effects millions of families every day.   Participating restaurants include Gaslight, Taranta, Myers + Chang, Citizens Public House, Tastings, and the Granary Tavern. Tickets are $125.00 each and there will also be a raffle and silent auction during the event. Each general admission ticket purchase comes with one complimentary raffle ticket as well!  Proceeds from this event benefit the Susan G. Komen For The Cure foundation which is dedicated to education and research about causes, treatment, and the search for a cure.

iChase The Cure 5K for Kids’ Brain Tumors – Cancer is tragic disease for anyone to face, but when children are diagnosed with it, it’s heartbreaking.   Founded by Boston University student Danielle Volman, the iChase the Cure 5k raises money to support various charities that research this disease and create awareness.  The race has been held across the United States and has raised over $55,000 dollars which has been donated to various foundations across the nation.  Make a difference in the lives of children with brain tumors by participating in the 4th annual iChase the Cure 5k race on Saturday, April 13th on the DCR Charles River Esplanade.  The race begins at noon and there will be T-shirts (sizes are only guaranteed if you pre-registered), games, prizes, and much more for the entire family!  Registration is $25.00 per individual ($20.00 for BU students), and on race day is + $5.00 and cash/check only!  Grab your friends, family, and create a team for this deserving cause and enjoy a day of fun in the sun!

15th Annual Muddy River Cleanup – Love that dirty water?  Prove it!  Show your love for Boston by participating in the 15th Annual Muddy River Cleanup Saturday, April 20th from 9 AM – 12 noon.  This is a great way to celebrate Earth Day and make an immediate difference in the Boston community.  Volunteers will be helping the Emerald Necklace Association clean the area of the Muddy River by the Fenway.  Participants will be picking up trash, down tree limbs, and performing general cleanup along the river.  All volunteers will even recieve a T shirt at the event, although sizes are first come first serve.  After the event, volunteers can celebrate their success at a local park from 12 noon – 1 PM with food and music, details will be announced at the event.  Make sure you wear clothes and sneakers that you don’t mind getting dirty and bring a pair of work gloves and some water!

South Shore Humane Society Yard Sale – Who doesn’t love adorable rescue animals?  Now’s your chance to lend them a helping hand!  Stop by Braintree Town Hall on Washington St. in Braintree on Saturday, April 27th for a yard sale that benefits the South Shore Humane Society!  You never know what treasures you might uncover at a yard sale, and now you don’t have to feel guilty about going because it benefits a great cause!  If you can’t make it to the actual yard sale but would be willing to donate an item or two to be sold, contact 781-843-8824.

Which one of these events is right up your alley?  Lend a helping hand this month and you’ll feel the rewards instantly.  There’s no better feeling than knowing that you made a big difference in someone’s life by only taking a moment out of yours.  Whether you want to enjoy a gourmet meal, go for a run, help the environment, or go shopping, you can do it all, all while supporting worthy causes!

Photo By: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District





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