December Apparel Sale @ Berkshire Humane Society
Dec 1 @ 12:00 am – Dec 31 @ 11:45 pm

By the tree

For the month of December, save $5.00 on all Berkshire Humane Society apparel. Stop by the shelter for your 25th anniversary t-shirt, long sleeve tee, or sweatshirt.

Holiday Supply Drive @ Berkshire Humane Society
Dec 1 @ 12:00 am – Dec 31 @ 11:45 pm

Holiday Wish Tree

Every year we put up a tree covered in holiday wishes. Stop in during the month of December and select a wish from the tree. Purchase that wish, and bring it to the shelter to put under the tree for the animals. You can help us make this holiday season special for all the homeless dogs, cats, and critters in our community. You may also purchase through Smile.Amazon and contribute directly to our holiday wish list. Thank you for your support!

Catwalk Boutique Holiday Party @ Catwalk Boutique
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

CATWALK Boutique’s Annual Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 6th

11AM – 5PM

Treat yourself to a a little something special at CATWALK Boutique, Berkshire Humane Society’s chic resale shop. Sip champagne and nibble on sweet & savory goodies as you shop top-name labels and festive finds – all for a great cause! Proceeds directly support the homeless animals of Berkshire County. One lucky raffle winner will walk away with a $50 gift certificate to the boutique – and the raffle is free to all shoppers!


December8-25_2017_couponSave 40% Off the Entire Store

Shop during our Holiday Party on Dec. 6th and SAVE!
Some exclusions may apply.

CATWALK is located at 325 Stockbridge Road (next to Happy Nails) in Great Barrington. For more information please call 413.717.4005.

Early Closing: December 20th @ Berkshire Humane Society
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Our shelter will close at noon on Wednesday, December 20th, for our monthly staff meeting. We WILL be open the last Wednesday of the month, December 27th.

Holiday Hours:

Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24 -1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Christmas, Monday, Dec. 25 – CLOSED
Tuesday, Dec. 26 -10:00 AM to 4:00 PM; regular hours resume
New Year’s Day, Monday, Jan. 1 – CLOSED
Tuesday, Jan. 2 -10:00 AM to 4:00 PM; regular hours resume

Regular Shelter Hours

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

BHS Surrender Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday thru Friday: 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Sunday: Closed
An appointment is necessary for a surrender

New Year, New You at Catwalk Boutique @ Catwalk Boutique
Jan 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Stop by Catwalk Boutique on Thursday, January 11th for make-up demos from 1 to 5pm. Hand massages will also be offered. Sip champagne while shopping our racks of beautiful, gently-used women’s clothing. It’s a new year – treat yourself and look your best!

Dancing for Cats & Dogs Ballroom-Social Dance @ Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

cat and dog dancing

“Dancing for Cats & Dogs” Berkshire Humane Society Benefit Ballroom-Social Dance !!

Saturday, January 20, 2018
Polka Lesson from 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. by Joanne Kolodziej
Followed by general dancing till 10:30 p.m.

Music provided by Evelyn Garstang



A donation to the Berkshire Humane Society valued to regular entry admission ($10 or $15). See list below.
Admission in lieu of Berkshire Humane Society Donation is $10 for USA Dance
Members, $15 for Guests and $5 for high school or college students.
Couples and Singles invited.

For information or directions:

Suggested Donations:

>Carefresh Bedding for small animals


> Soft dog treats (for taining) like Pupperoni Treats

> Poop bags Laundry

>Detergent Paper Towels

>Iams Dry Dog Kibble

>String Cheese

>Liquid hand soap

>Hand sanitizer

>Windex & Lysol spray

>Disinfectant wipes

>SOS or Billo pads

>Any dry cat food

>Clay cat litter

>Small perp plates

>Lint rollers

>6ft leashes

>Rabbit toys, chews, treats

>Catnip mice and toys

>Small litter pans

>Small cat beds

> Gas cards for our shelter car

> Large ziplock bags

Sugar Bush Farm Pancake Breakfast @ Sugar Bush Farm
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sugar Bush Farm is hosting an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast to benefit Lindsay Hermanski, Berkshire Humane Society’s Animal Care Specialist. This past Thanksgiving, Lindsay was diagnosed with a brain bleed, which severely impacted her mobility, speech, and even breathing. She’s on the road to recovery now, breathing on her own and speaking again, but she still has a long way to go. Proceeds from this event will help her with expenses related to this condition.

Price: $15 per person for non-agility participants; kids under 12 are $5 with an adult purchase

For more info:


Compassionate Caregiver Campaign @ Berkshire Humane Society
Feb 1 @ 12:00 am – Feb 28 @ 11:45 pm

Marley the cat waiting for a homeCompassionate Caregivers are very special supporters of our shelter.

This program is Berkshire Humane Society’s monthly sustained giving option. To celebrate the month of love, we set a goal to gain 25+ Compassionate Caregivers during February! Our goal for the year is 100.

When you join this program, you help support the work happening all day, every day. From food and bedding to toys and treats, your monthly donations fund our efforts to shelter and care for the homeless and displaced animals of the Berkshires and beyond, giving them a second chance at a happy ending. On average, an animal spends a month waiting for a new home.

Sign-up is easy. You can fill out the online form, or you may call (413) 447-7878 ext.131 and we’ll assist you over the phone. We will safely and conveniently charge your credit card each month for any amount you choose. Change this amount or update your information at any time by calling or emailing us. Our email is info@berkshirehumane.orgThis monthly, sustained giving is extremely important because it supports our work throughout the entire year.

When you give, you make so much possible. Give for a year, and you support…
$10 a month ~ Annually, $120 feeds 1 animal for 3 months.
$25 a month ~ Annually, $300 covers exams & vaccines for 12 animals.
$35 a month ~ Annually, $420 covers 1 scholarship and 1 guest speaker for Camp Humane.
$50 a month ~ Annually, $600 fixes 12 animals or covers medical costs for 3 SafePet animals.
Other ~ Every single dollar saves lives!

Lizzy and MikeNew Beginnings…Lizzy & Mike

Lizzy adopted Mike from a hoarding situation, prepared for him to live only a year. Four years later, their happy ending is still going strong! Find out why Lizzy Brown, Berkshire Humane Society’s Humane Educator, believes in her shelter and why she became a Compassionate Caregiver.

Putting your compassion to work is easy!

What are the benefits of this program over giving once or twice a year when I can?

First and foremost, our work never stops. The animals need care regardless of the time of year, holiday, current state of our finances. This is why we need the help of our community. Monthly giving allows you to give in smaller amounts all year long, which allows us to put those funds to good use right away. It’s a lifesaving choice. For us and for the animals!

Secondly, we will offer some fun benefits for these special supporters. There will be an annual luncheon that will treat supporters to a private tour of the shelter. You will receive emailed updates design specifically for our Compassionate Caregivers. And we hope to have a little gift in the mail to you this spring. Stay tuned!

After I signup, if I need to make a change to my gift, how do I do that?

Just give Berkshire Humane Society a call at (413) 447-7878 or email us at We can update your address, credit card info, or monthly gift amount – super simple!

If my situation changes, and I need to stop giving, can I stop whenever I want to?

Yes, of course! Just give us a call at (413) 447-7878 or email us at and we’ll cancel your gift at that time. For the fastest service, call us.

When will my credit card be charged?

Your card will be charged on the day you sign up and each month around that same day. When making a change, please try to call a week in advance of this date to ensure the change takes place before your card is charged again.

What sort of documentation will I receive for tax purposes?

Currently, monthly givers receive a receipt each month. Save these for your records. We may move to quarterly receipts – so you would have 4 statements to show for your year of giving.

Fur Reclamation Drive @ Berkshire Humane Society
Mar 1 @ 12:00 am – Mar 31 @ 11:45 pm

bunnyLet’s bundle up our Berkshire wildlife babies!

No longer wild about your fur? Give it back to the wild babies during Berkshire Humane Society’s first-ever Fur Reclamation Drive. Fur garments will be dismantled and distributed to local wildlife rehabilitators to cuddle injured cubs and line the nests of orphaned youngsters. Rather than languishing at the back of your closet or taking up space in storage, your furs can help nurture and heal infant raccoons, rabbits, foxes, fawns, and coyotes, among other baby animals that live in the Berkshires and beyond. Donations of gently-used fur will be accepted during the month of March 2018 at the main shelter in Pittsfield (214 Barker Rd.), Purradise (301 Stockbridge Rd.) and Catwalk Boutique (325 Stockbridge Rd.) in Great Barrington, and Bark’n’Cat (28 Holden St.) in North Adams.

We welcome any and all fur coats, hats, gloves, stoles, and other fur items, or partial fur items. No mothball affected or recently dry-cleaned furs can be accepted due to chemical usage.

Important tax information: If donors wish to claim a deduction for their donation, we encourage them to consult and their tax specialist. Donated items should be appraised prior to drop-off, and any required tax forms, such as Form 8283, MUST BE completed in advance and presented at the time of donation. For questions, call Lizzy Brown at (413) 447 -7878 ext. 129 or email

If you’d like to volunteer for the drive or have questions, please contact Lizzy Brown at Stay tuned for more info and thank you for returning the fur to the animals.

Please visit these locations online or call to find out hours:

Berkshire Humane Society hours
214 Barker Rd., Pittsfield
(413) 447-7878 ext. 129

301 Stockbridge Rd., Great Barrington
(413) 717-4244

Catwalk Boutique
325 Stockbridge Rd., Great Barrington, (413) 717-4005

Bark N’ Cat
28 Holden St., North Adams
(413) 664-7777

Special thanks to Pam Youngquist PhD, animal welfare advocate volunteer, who is assisting Berkshire Humane Society with this new endeavor.

Comedy at the Plaza 34 @ Grand Ballroom, Crowne Plaza Pittsfield
Mar 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm


Comedy at the Plaza 34: Zip Stohr Comey Show

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Grand Ballroom, Crowne Plaza Pittsfield

18+ with proper ID

Featuring Dan Wilson, Tom Daddario & Lori Palminteri

Partial proceeds benefit Berkshire Humane Society. Purchase from the shelter and all proceeds benefit the shelter.

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