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Berkshire Humane Society - Purradise

301 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230

Phone (413) 717-4244
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Areas Berkshire Humane Society - Purradise serves

Pittsfield, Berkshire County

Berkshire Humane Society - Purradise's adoption process

Additional adoption info

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 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 - Purradise

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.

Berkshire Humane Society - Purradise's adopted pets

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