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 Toby, a 5-year-old greyhound mix who was surrendered due to the failing health of his owner.

Toby has been at the shelter since October of 2021 and could benefit from the extra TLC a real home provides, so staff is in search of a foster home. Toby is house-trained, walks well on a leash, is well-mannered, and will be loyal to his caregivers.


All food and medical expenses for Toby will be covered by the Berkshire Humane Society until he is adopted. Toby’s foster families must be available to show him to prospective adopters at scheduled appointments at Berkshire Humane Society, or the foster home if desired.

Toby’s foster family should not have cats or children under 13 years old. He could live in a home with another dog matched to his rambunctious style of play.

If you are interested in fostering Toby or learning more about foster care, please call Berkshire Humane Society’s kennel at 413-447-7878, extension 126.


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