Jacob’s Pillow Dog Dance @ The Great Lawn at Jacob's Pillow
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm


Dance Exchange Artist Elizabeth Johnson will lead you and your leashed canine through a series of simple and fun movements designed to highlight the beauty of our pets, and the unique relationships we share with our dogs. No experience for humans or dogs needed (we just ask that your dog is comfortable being around others and around loud sounds). The event will also feature local pet vendors and the opportunity to win pet prizes.

This event is free with a suggested donation to Berkshire Humane Society. Visit our Amazon Wish list, created for this event, to learn about some of the items our kennel staff are most in need of. These donations may be purchased on Amazon and sent to the shelter (214 Barker Road, Pittsfield, MA 01201), or you may bring them to the Dog Dance.

Most needed kennel items:

Soft/Training Dog Treats – These help us train the dogs, giving them the best possible chance of finding a home with their good behavior and manners.
Interactive Treat/Feeding Dog Toys – These enrich our dogs’ day, keeping them occupied and teaching them skills. It also helps food and treats last longer.
Poop Bags – It’s a fact of life! We prefer environmentally-friendly bags. Thank you!
Paper Supplies (paper towels, toilet paper) – It may not be glamorous, but it’s one of the most needed supplies around the shelter. We use them all day, everyday.
New Futon Mattress for our Meet-and-Greet Room
Futon Covers and Protector

We are also in need of new rabbit cages for our small animals!

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25th Berkshire Humane Society Horse Show at Overmeade Farm @ Overmeade Farm
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

25th Berkshire Humane Society Horse Show at Overmeade Farm

The 25th Berkshire Humane Society Horse Show will be held on August 27th at Overmeade Farm, 940 East Street, in Lenox. The horse show will begin at 9 a.m. sharp. This is a FREE event open to the public.

This annual event is recognized by the Western New England Professional Horseman’s Association. Riders will participate in hunter and equitation classes, both on the flat and over fences. The divisions to be held include:

  • Hunter Derby
  • Short/Long Stirrup
  • Baby Green Hunter
  • Low/Adult Hunter
  • Novice Hunter
  • Pre-Childrens/Adult Equitation
  • Junior/Amateur Hunter
  • Children’s Equitation
  • Pony Hunter
  • Children’s Hunter Horse
  • Modified Junior Equitation
  • Junior Equitation
  • Adult Equitation
  • Open Working/Junior Hunter
  • Pleasure

This year’s judge is Karen von Bachelle from South Windsor, CT.

Download this year’s Prize List.

Prize List

Through the generosity of the Hart Family, the benefit horse show has raised over $250,000 throughout the 25 years to support the programs of Berkshire Humane Society.

Woofstock @ The Common
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sunday, September 10, 2017
The Common on First Street, Pittsfield, MA
Grand Marshal – Gabby the Greyhound

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10:00 A.M. Registration

11:00 A.M. Dog Walk – A lovely stroll around downtown Pittsfield with or without your pooch

11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. – Games for kids & canines, demonstrations, vendors

Woofstock is a FREE event open to the public. It’s one of our most important annual fundraisers – all money raised goes direction to help care for our animals. If you’d like to participate as a walker and/or fundraiser, please register. We’re giving away prizes for different levels of fund raising, and we’d love to have you join us!

Learn more about this event here!




25th Birthday Bash @ The Colonial Theatre
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Berkshire Humane Society 25th Birthday Bash

Celebrating 25 years of compassion!

The Colonial Theatre
Sunday, October 22 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Tickets: $125 Champion for Animals (brunch), $20 Animal Hero (presentation only)
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Raise your Bark’n’ Mary or Meowmosa to Berkshire Humane Society as we celebrate our 25th birthday at the Colonial Theatre on October 22nd. Since 1992, Berkshire Humane has sheltered and rehomed nearly 50K animals, touching the lives of countless people and their pets through its humane programming. This special event, hosted by Pet Connection’s Steve Caporizzo, celebrates 25 years of compassion. Because of compassion, anything is possible!

Champion for Animals ticketholders will enjoy a seasonal brunch by SoMa Catering, cocktails, and a silent auction while rubbing elbows with Steve Caporizzo, Chief Meteorologist for News10 and animal advocate. A special presentation on the mainstage of the beautiful Colonial Theatre will follow. Think live Pet Connection! At 2:00pm, our Animal Hero ticketholders will join for coffee, pastry, and the presentation. Special thanks to the Colonial Theatre and Steven Caporizzo for hosting our birthday party.

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