Every Wednesday at 8:30 we're joined by John Perreault, Executive Director of the Berkshire Humane Society to discuss all the happenings at their Barker Road facility, plus talk about their Pet of the Week.

This week's Pet of the Week is Mary Jane a 6-year-old black lab/pitbull mix who was surrendered to Berkshire Humane Society because her previous owners were moving. This sweet girl, who loves to play with tennis balls, is a lovable companion looking for a home where she can split her time between snuggling and playing.



Mary Jane previously lived with another dog so could go home to a household with another pup after a successful meet and greet. Due to her prey drive, she should not go to a home with cats and she would do best with children at least 8 years old. Mary Jane lived outside in her former life but has kept her kennel spotless while at the shelter.

If you are interested in meeting this great dog, please call 413-447-7878, extension 126.


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