A Place for All Animals

As the only open-admission animal shelter in the Berkshires, we take in over a thousand homeless animals each year who have no other place to go. Berkshire Humane Society (BHS) does not discriminate against age, breed, health, or temperament.

Before you decide to surrender an animal, we encourage you to talk with one of our staff members. Often, we can offer advice and resources that might enable you to keep your animal.

If you decide surrender is your only option, please make an appointment at our main shelter in Pittsfield with either our Feline and Small Animals staff for cats, small mammals, and birds +1 (413) 447-7878, ext. 124 or our Canine staff for dogs ext. 126. Appointments are not required, but they are strongly encouraged as we often have a wait-list. We ask you to bring any available veterinary records with you. A staff member will talk with you about your pet’s background and personality to help us match him or her with a potential adopter.

There is no charge for surrendering an animal to BHS, but we appreciate donations to help cover the cost of caring for an animal while at the shelter.

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.

Please call 413-447-7878 and select
Ext 124 for cats and small animals
Ext 126 for dogs