October is Designated Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

September 30, 2010 Pittsfield, MA …The Berkshire Humane Society wants the public to consider a Shelter Dog if they want to add a new canine to their family.  “Shelter dogs have so much to offer”, says John Perreault, Executive Director of the Berkshire Humane Society.  A dog adopted from a shelter, has diversity and experience, a nice way of saying, mutts are just as loving and intelligent as pedigree dogs.

Lisa Corbett, Canine Services Manager at BHS, says “during October we want to remind the public that we keep adoptable animals for as long as it takes to find them the right home.”  Not only does BHS provide shelter, food and medical care for these dogs while they wait for to be adopted, but the dedicated staff also gives each resident canine quality enrichment time daily.  This includes exercise, play, obedience training and lots of love.  

The knowledgeable adoption counselors at BHS will guide each person through the process of matching the right canine with you and your family. The shelter on Barker Road in Pittsfield is open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm, Thursday evenings 5-8pm, and Sundays 1-4pm. To view currently available dogs click here.

 To help celebrate Adopt a shelter Dog Month, with each adopted canine, the new owner will be entered in a raffle for two gift baskets one for small dogs one for large dogs including an hour of private training with Lisa Corbett. The canine companion will also receive a free custom pet-id tag.  There is also a microchip clinic for $25, by appointment only during October, call 413-447-7878 ex 26 to make an appointment.

The Berkshire Humane Society has placed over 16,000 homeless animals into new loving homes since 1992; they also offer free humane education visits and tours for area school children, a community pet-food bank for economically distressed pet owners, and works in cooperation with The Elizabeth Freeman Center to provide foster care assistance for the pets of women in crisis through PetSafe.  BHS receives no public funding and relies on memberships and donations to continue to help animals and people. The shelter is open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm, Thursday evenings 5-8pm, and Sundays 1-4pm.  The shelter closes at noon on the last Wednesday of each month for staff meetings.

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