Berkshire Humane Society

A 214 Barker Rd, Pittsfield, MA 01201 shelter helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats.

Pets at Berkshire Humane Society

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female

Carolina

Female, Adult
Domestic Shorthair / Domestic Shorthair

Pantera

Male, Adult
Domestic Shorthair / Domestic Shorthair

Randall

Male, Adult
Domestic Shorthair / Domestic Shorthair

Cassie

Female, Kitten, Special Needs
Domestic Shorthair / Domestic Shorthair

Charlie

Male, Kitten, Special Needs
Domestic Shorthair / Domestic Shorthair

Society Finch 2

Female, Adult
Other/Unknown / Other/Unknown

Society Finch 4

Female, Adult
Other/Unknown / Other/Unknown

Society Finch 1

Female, Adult
Other/Unknown / Other/Unknown

Society Finch 3

Female, Adult
Other/Unknown / Other/Unknown

Sage

Male, Adult
Domestic Mediumhair / Domestic Shorthair

Essence

Female, Adult
Domestic Mediumhair / Domestic Shorthair

Cole

Male, Senior
Domestic Shorthair / Domestic Shorthair

Charlie

Male, Adult
Boxer / Labrador Retriever

Millie

Female, Adult
Domestic Shorthair / Domestic Shorthair

Owen

Male, Young
Pointer / Labrador Retriever

Fay Faye

Female, Young
Labrador Retriever

Mr. Sheffield

Male, Adult
Domestic Shorthair / Domestic Shorthair

Dexter

Male, Adult
Beagle

Escargot

Male, Adult
American Pit Bull Terrier

Loki

Male, Baby
Guinea Pig

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Areas Berkshire Humane Society Serves

Pittsfield, Berkshire County

Berkshire Humane Society's Adoption Process

“Meet Your Match” for Dogs
When you visit Berkshire Humane Society on Barker Road in Pittsfield, one of the first things you may notice when perusing for a dog are the color-coded cards at each kennel – the dog’s “canine-ality” – a behavior assessment and personality profile based on each dog’s degree of sociability, playfulness, energy, and motivation. This science-based approach is part of the “Meet Your Match” system, an adoptions program created by the ASPCA in New York City. The system has greatly increased adoptions in shelters around the country, making it easier for dogs to find a forever home – all through helping match human lifestyles and expectations with observed and tested canine performance and behavior.

Our staff uses the “Meet Your Match” assessment to help place dogs with the family best suited to their needs – and to help adopters find a dog that will work well with their lifestyle and meet their expectations. Part of the adoption process will be an in-depth conversation with the canine staff about what you are looking for and what you hope to achieve or enjoy with your new furry family member. It’s very important to be honest with staff – and with yourself – about your own needs and time commitments. Here are a few considerations we might discuss as you look for your new best friend:

A Note About Cats
While the “Meet Your Match” assessment is not used on felines, the staff does carefully evaluate and observe each of our cats. You will find forms detailing some of their character traits on the outside of their condos. Some cats can go home to other cats, and some cannot. Children may or may not be okay. Your adoption counselor will help guide you.

Fill out an application
Stop by the main shelter or Purradise and pick up an application or download one for cats and dogs or small mammals and birds. Bring this completed form to the shelter. At this point, you will speak to staff about what you are looking for. Before approving your application, we require proof of home ownership or your landlord’s permission. Applicants must be 21 years old or older with a valid photo ID.

Choose your pet
Visit our website or shelter to see all of our animals available for adoption. When at the shelter, an adoption counselor will meet with you to help you find the right fit – via “Meet Your Match” (see above) – and answer any of your questions. If you see a pet you like, we ask that you and other household members spend time with him or her to get acquainted. If you own a dog, we require that you bring him or her to the shelter for a “Meet and Greet” with your potential new dog. If you have cats or other small animals, staff may want to conduct a cat test.

Get ready
Some animals can go home soon after you meet with an adoption counselor and your application is approved. Other animals may need to be spayed or neutered before leaving the shelter. Your adoption counselor will let you know when your new pet is ready to go home. We suggest using this time to prepare for his or her arrival.

Pick up your pet
When you pick up your new family member, an adoption counselor will review final instructions, answer any of your questions, and have you sign the adoption contract.

Enjoy!
Enjoy the rest of your pet’s life! BHS is committed to making your adoption a success. With many years of experience, our staff is always willing to discuss the care of your pet or address any concerns that you might have about him or her. Just give us a call at +1 (413) 447-7878 Thank you for adopting from BHS!

About Berkshire Humane Society

Berkshire Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, open-admission animal support organization with a twofold mission:
1. to ensure the compassionate care, treatment, and whenever possible, placement of homeless animals through the shelter operation, and
2. to promote and improve the welfare of all animals through community education and outreach.

Come Meet Berkshire Humane Society's Pets

BHS Adoption Hours:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday thru Saturday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursday Evening: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday Afternoon: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Make a donation to Berkshire Humane Society to help homeless pets find homes

http://berkshirehumane.org/donate/