Every Wednesday at 8:30 Slater and I are 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 we introduce you to alllllll of the Guinea Pigs because March is Adopt a Guinea Pig month! While Guinea Pigs still require a fair amount of care, they can be an easier alternative to having a dog or cat.

The Berkshire Humane Society has 5 guinea pigs available for adoption. There's Phoenix, a one-year-old female who was left behind with a hamster after her owners were evacuated from their home due to a fire. The hamster found a home, but Phoenix is still here, despite waving to the audience on WTEN’s Pet Connection.



The Humane Society also has two pairs of females Miss Piggy, a 4-year-old Abyssinian known for having fur curled in rosettes, and Half & Half, a short-haired 3-year-old .

Miss Piggy
Miss Piggy (L) Half & Half (Right)



Also looking for their forever homes are Sherry and Di, two adults named after two long-time employees. BHS hopes the Sherry and Di don’t stay as long as their namesakes, but they’ve been here since early October and really need to find a forever home.

To learn more about these Guinea Pigs and all the other pets looking for their forever home, spot by the Berkshire Humane Society at 214 Barker Road in Pittsfield, or give the shelter a call at (413) 447-7878.