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The Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable corporation offering many vital services for Pioneer Valley animals and residents.

The Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center provides animal control services for Springfield, Holyoke, Chicopee, West Springfield and Hampden.

Bright Spot Therapy Dogs is a non-profit organization dedicated to placing well trained certified therapy dog teams in meaningful programs that provide comfort and caring through the human-canine bond.  Their special volunteers serve in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, schools, libraries and other facilities where therapy dogs are needed.

The Grinning Dog Kennel is located on about 50 acres of countryside in Westhampton, Massachusetts. They specialize in offering customized care to dogs that are reliable off leash and enjoy spending generous amounts of time outdoors in the company of other dogs. Helping puppies develop into well rounded, confident,and respectful family members is a particular focus.

Sally Morgan is bringing CranioSacral therapy to the world of animals and the people who care for them.

Clean Run offers high quality dog treats, leashes, books and DVDs, and agility and training products. Located in South Hadley!

Drs. Foster and Smith: Providing you with the tools and know how to perform simple procedures and preventive healthcare measures – like dental care, vaccinations, and diet management.

Dogwise provides the widest variety of current cutting-edge dog books and products for serious dog enthusiasts and trainers from our e-commerce site and nationally traveling dog show booth professionals

Karen Pryor Clicker Training: Karen Pryor brought clicker training to the dog world in the 1980′s.  She is a pioneer in the development of force-free training methods, and one of the leading proponents of operant conditioning. Karen continues to have an enormous influence in the animal training field, and is much admired for her influential body of work and generous spirit. Check out her website to learn more about this revolutionary dog training method.

Patricia McConnell, Ph.D., a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, (CAAB) has made a lifelong commitment to improving the relationship between people and animals. She is known worldwide as an expert on canine and feline behavior and dog training, and for her engaging and knowledgeable dog training books, DVDs and seminars. Check out her website for her fabulous training tips and training publications.

Joy Pet Products This company has the warmest, down-filled coats for dogs that I’ve found.  The company is located in Massachusetts and has excellent customer service.

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