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.

For this last week of Adopt a Senior Pet Month, Berkshire Humane Society bringing back Katie because she’s recently had a makeover, thanks to Kathy Kazura of Pretty Paws Pet Grooming.

 Katie is an 11-year-old terrier mix who landed at Berkshire Humane Society after her original owner passed away. She is as sweet as pie and would love a home where she could walk with you to her heart's content and come inside to a big soft bed to hang out on to relax and snooze the day away.

Although Katie is on the older side, she doesn’t let that stop her. She loves to be out and about from her kennel to meet new people! Sometimes the loud kennel environment makes her nervous, so a quieter household without young children would be best for her. She’s met some dogs of potential adopters, but really didn’t appreciate other dogs in her space, so she needs to be the only dog in the home. She is so good with cats that we often use her to test cats for their compatibility with dogs, so she could go home to a household with a cat. If you’re looking for a scruffy, sweet senior, Katie is your girl!

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