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Hours of Operation

Our Mailing Address

Dakin Humane Society
PO Box 6307
Springfield, MA 01101

our locations

Springfield Adoption & Education Center
171 Union St.
Springfield, MA 01105
413-781-4000
springfield@dpvhs.org

Leverett Adoption Center
163 Montague Road
Leverett, MA 01054
413-548-9898
leverett@dpvhs.org

Community Spay/Neuter Clinic
171 Union St (entrance on Dale Street)
Springfield, MA 01105
413-781-4019
spay@dpvhs.org

springfield adoption center hours

Saturday and Sunday: noon to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: noon to 5:30 p.m.
Thursdays: noon to 7:30 p.m.
Closed Mondays

Leverett adoption center hours

Saturday and Sunday: noon to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: noon to 5:30 p.m.
Thursdays: noon to 7:30 p.m.
Closed Mondays

community spay/neuter clinic hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Directions to Springfield location:


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From the North:

Take I-91 South to Exit 6, Union St.  At first traffic light turn left under the freeway.  Go straight through the next two traffic lights.  The Adoption & Education Center is on the right at 171 Union Street.

From the south:

Take I-91 North to Exit 6, Springfield Center, which puts you straight onto East Columbus Avenue.  Follow East Columbus Avenue north for a little more than a 1/4 mile and turn right onto Union Street.  After the next traffic light, the Adoption & Education Center is on the right at 171 Union Street.

From the east:

Take I-90 (MassPike) West to I-291 West (Exit 6 toward Springfield).  Merge onto I-91 South toward Hartford via Exit 1A.  Take I-91 South to Exit 6, Union Street.  At the first traffic light turn left onto Union St.  Go straight through the next two traffic lights.  The Adoption & Education Center is on the right at 171 Union Street.

From the west:

Take I-90 (MassPike) East to I-91 South (Exit 4 toward Springfield).  Take I-91 South to Exit 6, Union Street.  At the first traffic light turn left onto Union St.  Go straight through the next two traffic lights.  The Adoption & Education Center is on the right at 171 Union Street.

Directions to Leverett adoption center:


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From Amherst

Take Route 63 North. Look for blue highway directional sign for the “Dakin Animal Shelter” directing you right onto Depot Road. Follow the signs for Dakin Animal Shelter (you’ll make a few turns, but there will always be signs). The adoption center is located 1.5 miles past the Leverett Post Office, on the right side of road.

From Northampton

Take Route 9 East towards Amherst. Take Route 116 north (left turn in front of Staples). In Sunderland, you will see a blue highway directional sign for the “Dakin Animal Shelter” directing you to turn right on Bull Hill Road. At the end of Bull Hill Road, turn left onto Route 63. Take an immediate right onto Depot Road. Follow the signs for Dakin Animal Shelter (you’ll make a few turns, but there will always be signs). The adoption center is located 1.5 miles past the Leverett Post Office, on the right side of road.

Heading North on I-91

Take Exit 19 (Route 9 East) toward Amherst/Hadley. Take Route 116 north (left turn in front of Staples). In Sunderland, you will see a blue highway directional sign for the “Dakin Animal Shelter” directing you to turn right on Bull Hill Road. At the end of Bull Hill Road, turn left onto Route 63. Take an immediate right onto Depot Road. Follow the signs for Dakin Animal Shelter (you’ll make a few turns, but there will always be signs). The adoption center is located 1.5 miles past the Leverett Post Office, on the right side of road.

Heading South on I-91

Take Exit 24 (South Deerfield). Turn left at the end of the exit onto Routes 5/10. At first light turn right onto Route 116 South through Sunderland. Go approximately 2 miles past Sunderland center and look for a blue highway directional sign for the “Dakin Animal Shelter” directing you to turn left onto Bull Hill Road. At the end of Bull Hill Road, turn left onto Route 63. Take an immediate right onto Depot Road. Follow the signs for Dakin Animal Shelter (you’ll make a few turns, but there will always be signs). The adoption center is located 1.5 miles past the Leverett Post Office, on the right side of road.

From Greenfield/Turners Falls

Take 2A East into Millers Falls. Take Route 63 South. Look for blue highway directional sign for the “Dakin Animal Shelter” directing you to turn left onto Montague Road. Go 1.5 miles, adoption center is on left side of road, right after Rattlesnake Gutter Road.

From Sunderland/So. Deerfield

Take 116 South through Sunderland Center. Go approximately 2 miles past Sunderland Center and look for a blue highway directional sign for the “Dakin Animal Shelter” directing you to turn left onto Bull Hill Road. At the end of Bull Hill Road, turn left onto Route 63. Take an immediate right onto Depot Road. Follow the signs for Dakin Animal Shelter (you’ll make a few turns, but there will always be signs). The adoption center is located 1.5 miles past the Leverett Post Office, on the right side of road.

From Belchertown/Ludlow/Ware

Take 202 North. At the sign reading "Shutesbury 1 mile," turn left. Follow road several miles to 1st fork, take right, leading toward Leverett. At 2nd fork, take right onto Montague Road in Leverett Center. Go 1.5 miles past Post Office. Adoption Center is on right side of Road.

NOTE: You will pass a Montague Road in Shutesbury before the 1st fork. This is NOT Montague Road where we are located.

From Points East and West

Take the Mass Turnpike to Route 91 North, then follow the directions from Route 91 North (above).

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