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 Rocky, an adorable medium-sized all-American mixed breed. Rocking is black with a tan face and at 13 years old, was surrendered to Berkshire Humane Society due to a lifestyle change of his former owners.

 

Rocky is a smaller dog, but has a huge personality and loves meeting new people and should be the only dog in the home. He is currently in a foster home, so if you are interested in meeting this spry guy, call Berkshire Humane Society's canine specialists at 413-447-7878 extension 126 to set up an appointment.

Rocky is the perfect dog to celebrate the transition between Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and Adopt a Senior Pet Month. Berkshire Humane has so many great dogs available for adoption, and through Sunday, their adoption fee is discounted by $50.

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Does your loyal pup's breed make the list? Read on to see if you'll be bragging to the neighbors about your dog's intellectual prowess the next time you take your fur baby out for a walk. Don't worry: Even if your dog's breed doesn't land on the list, that doesn't mean he's not a good boy--some traits simply can't be measured.

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Because the regulation of exotic animals is left to states, some organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States, advocate for federal, standardized legislation that would ban owning large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets.

Read on to see which pets are banned in your home state, as well as across the nation.