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.

Today's Pet of the Week is Joe, a 3-year-old male mastiff mix who is a big, but sweet boy available for adoption at Berkshire Humane Society. Staff at the shelter don't know much about his background because he came to the shelter on a transport from Mississippi. He’s OK with other dogs, but should not go to a home with cats. Joe also has not been introduced to children yet, so staff is not sure how he'd do in a home with small children. So far, he’s been calm, smart, and loving and keeps his kennel clean. BHS staff think he’d make someone a wonderful loyal companion. If you are interested in Joe, please call the kennel at 413-447-7878, extension 126.




The Berkshire Humane Society is now back open to the public for regular hours with masks required and social distancing in place.


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