Jun
1
Fri
Two Fur One! $75,000 Challenge
Jun 1 – Jul 15 all-day

TWO FUR ONE MATCH

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Give to Berkshire Humane Society by July 15th, and your donation will be matched $2 for every $1. What you are supporting…

REHABILITATION

Animals enter our care in all conditions imaginable. Starvation, neglect, abandonment…we’ve seen it all. Your support helps us provide shelter for animals in dire need of help. These animals often have nowhere else to go.

ANIMAL CARE & MEDICAL TREATMENTS

The vast majority of our expenses are tied to the animals’ care. Each pet receives a physical exam, vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, and a microchip. Any additional medical treatment, such as dental surgery or severe allergy care, necessary to help that animal get adopted is also taken care of at no cost to the adopter. We lose money on every single adoption.

SOCIALIZATION & BEHAVIORAL TRAINING

All our animals are cared for by loving, dedicated, and extremely knowledgeable staff members and volunteers who provide daily exercise, enrichment, and affection 365 days a year. Dogs are taught basic commands, work on leash manners, and practice house training. Cats are provided with toys, catnip, and their choice of material for scratching and bedding. Small animals, such as birds, guinea pigs, and rabbits, are given toys and special treats, like fresh fruits and veggies. Our shelter is not a home…but it’s a very nice place to be while they wait for their people.

HUMANE EDUCATION

Berkshire Humane Society believes in compassion, and compassion begins with humans who prioritize loving treatment and care of animals. We understand that children are the future. Our numerous education programs, such as Camp Humane, Humane Heroes, and Defenders, invest in our future by teaching and fostering loving, caring, knowledgeable attitudes about companion animals and local ecology. You can be part of our future by participating now.

We need your help to continue this work. Your $1 equals…


 

 

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Jul
14
Sat
Dog Dance at Jacob’s Pillow @ Jacob's Pillow
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come dance with your dog(s)!

FREE with suggested donations to the Berkshire Humane Society.

Jacob’s Pillow 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!

Jacob’s Pillow will raffle off pet prizes and baskets stocked with dog goodies, and all to benefit the Berkshire Humane Society!

RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/IGFZJj9nvQsj84Ea2

Wondering what to donate? Check out the Wish List: http://bit.ly/DanceWishList

Glow Ball Mini-Golf Fundraiser @ Baker's Golf Center
Jul 14 @ 8:45 pm – 10:15 pm

Baker’s Golf Center is hosting a Glow Ball Miniature Golf evening to benefit homeless animals. Bring the whole family to play for a great cause! Donations for the shelter will be accepted. No reservations required!

Jul
21
Sat
Satellite Adoption Event @ Purradise
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Visit Purradise from 11a.m. to 2p.m. on Saturday, July 21 for a satellite adoption event in Great Barrington. Dogs from the main shelter will be in attendance, and Purradise is always filled with friendly felines looking for their forever families. Come say hello to the cats and pups, and consider taking home a new furry best friend!

Jul
25
Wed
Happy Birthday Catwalk Boutique @ Catwalk Boutique
Jul 25 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Catwalk Boutique, Berkshire Humane Society’s hip and stylish resale shop specializing in women’s fashion and accessories, turns four years old this year. We’re celebrating all day on Wednesday, July 25. Stop by the store for cake and refreshments, and a TBD special sale. Hope to see you there!

Aug
4
Sat
10th Annual Nancy Hauser Memorial Golf Tournament @ Tekoa Country Club
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Friends and Family meeting once a year to celebrate the life of an extraordinary woman.

Join us this year for another great round of golf and dinner.  In addition you’ll also be able to take part in a longest drive, closest to the pin and a putting contest for credit at the Tekoa CC pro shop.  The event will be a shotgun start @ 1:00pm.  As always, proceeds from this event will go to the Berkshire Humane Society.
August 4th, 2018 @ 1:00pm
Tekoa Country Club, Westfield MA

Sign Up as a Team

Do you think that your team has what it takes to take home the championship?
Get four (4) of your hard charging friends together and pick a Captain. When you’ve done that, collect the money.
Golf and Dinner = $100 per person (which for you math majors is $400 per team).
Those who would like to have dinner only = $30 per person.
Sign up now.

Sign Up as an Individual

Are you worried that you can’t play in the tournament because you’ve never played golf before? Do you not want to play because you can’t muster up 3 of your lazy friends to play?
Don’t sweat it, the format for the tournament is best ball​ which means that if you have never played, you can still win!
If you fit the above criteria, we will put you on a team with some of our other family or friends. You’ll have a good time, we promise.
Sign up now.

Sponsor a Hole

For $50 you will be able to sponsor 1 of the 18 holes on the golf course.
Sponsoring a hole is a great way to advertise and come away with a cool sign!
Sign up now.

About Nancy

Nancy was an amazing woman.  She always put herself above others.  Whether it was at Church, working as a dental hygienist, or volunteering at the Becket Athenaeum, she was the most happy when others found the time to smile. Nancy was an amazing daughter, sister, wife and mother to her family.
It is an understatement to say that we miss her every day. Learn more about Nancy.
Aug
12
Sun
Dine-to-Donate at Bountifare @ Bountifare
Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

You can dine-to-donate at Bountifare on Sunday, August 12th from 5-7pm. No coupon necessary – just show up between 5pm and 7pm and tell your server that you’d like 10% of your bill donated to Berkshire Humane Society. Great food and a great cause!

Aug
18
Sat
Clear the Shelters: August 18 @ Berkshire Humane Society
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Help Us “Clear the Shelter” on August 18!

On Saturday, August 18, animal shelters around the country are participating in “Clear the Shelters,” a nationwide pet adoption drive hosted by NBC and Telemundo owned stations. The goal is find loving homes for homeless animals. More than 150,000 pets have found their forever families since the event began in 2015.

Berkshire Humane Society is excited to participate in this year’s event. All adoption fees will be discounted on August 18 — $1 off for every day the animal has been at our shelter. Stop by on Saturday, August 18 to find your new furry best friend!

Sep
9
Sun
Woofstock 5K & Dog Walk @ The Common in Pittsfield
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Pittsfield Cooperative Bank presents

NEW to Woofstock 2018: 5K Run timed by Berkshire Running Center

More Info & Register

Join Berkshire Humane Society for our annual fundraiser celebrating you and your dog! Enjoy family-friendly activities, food trucks, craft fair, live music, raffles & games…plus, participants are invited to run or walk with or without a dog. Everyone is encouraged to collect pledges to help support homeless animals and the mission of Berkshire Humane Society. Fundraising perks & assistance are available.

Woofstock 2018
Sunday, September 9, 2018
The Common on First Street, Pittsfield, MA
Grand Marshal – Max, the little retriever mix

Special thanks to our 2018 Title Sponsor, Pittsfield Cooperative Bank

SCHEDULE

9:00 – 9:45 A.M. 5K Registration  — and —  9:00 – 10:45 A.M. Dog Walk Registration
Check-in at least 15 minutes before your event. Turn in your pledges and collect your t-shirt and prizes. Leashed dogs are welcome. Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

9:30 A.M. Preliminary Canine Games
Free games for dogs and their people. Finals will be held at noon.

10:00 A.M. 5K Run – See the route
Runners will enjoy a 5K timed by Berkshire Running Center. Leashed canines are invited to participate. Route TBA. Please check-in by 9:45 a.m.

11:00 A.M. Dog Walk
Walkers will take a stroll around downtown Pittsfield led by our 2018 Grand Marshal (TBA). Leashed canines are invited to participate. Please check-in by 10:45 a.m.

12:00 P.M. Final Canine Games
Ribbons will be awarded! You must compete in the preliminary games to qualify for finals. 

12:30 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Festival
Enjoy our family-friendly festival with live music, craft fair, food trucks, beer tent, games, raffles & more!

There are many ways to participate in Woofstock 2018.
Visit our Woofstock page for more info and to register.

More Info & Register

Sep
22
Sat
Carr Hardware 90th Anniversary @ Carr Hardware - Pittsfield,
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Carr Hardware & Supply is turning 90 years old! Visit any of their 4 locations in the Berkshires on Saturday, Sept. 22nd to celebrate. Purchase a yellow bucket for a donation of $4.99, then get 25% off any regular priced items you can fit in the bucket! (Excludes power tools, gift cards, town trash stickers, sale/clearance items) Best of all, the $4.99 from each bucket sale will benefit Berkshire Humane Society!

This is an all day event, but representatives from the shelter will be present from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Stop by our table to say hello. Car raffle tickets will be available for purchase, along with BHS merchandise. (Stay tuned for info about a BHS table at other locations.)

For more complete hours and info, contact your local Carr Hardware.