There are some animals in Pittsfield that would love for you to give them a forever home… and now, at long last, you can! There was good news this week from Berkshire Humane Society Executive Director, John Perreault.

After being closed to the public for three months due to COVID-19 precautions, Berkshire Humane Society has reopened the doors of its main shelter at 214 Barker Road in Pittsfield. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm. The Society’s Family Dog School is also open.

Purradise, the Society’s satellite cat adoption and boarding facility in Great Barrington remains closed until further notice, but cat boarding is still available at the main shelter. Catwalk Boutiques, Berkshire Humane Society’s resale shops, reopen Thursday, June 18th. Startup hours for the stores at 301 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington and 53 Church Street in Lenox, a new location, are Thursday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm.

Procedures are in place at all locations to protect staff, volunteers, and the public from COVID-19, including mandatory masks, scheduled cleaning of surfaces and monitoring of building occupancy.

The animal shelter had remained open by appointment only for animal adoptions and surrenders and a pet food bank to help dog and cat owners in need of help feeding their pet.

Perreault said in a press release Monday that they are happy to reopen the facility’s doors to the public and see customers again.

We want to thank you for your support and cooperation while we offered limited services the past few months. We ask for your continued cooperation as we move forward. At the shelter, we’re open primarily to serve those who are looking for a pet to adopt or use our services such as the pet food bank, low-cost cat spay and neuter surgeries, nail clipping for cats and rabbits and Family Dog School. If you are just coming to visit our animals, we ask that you stay home at this time. ~ Berkshire Humane Society Executive Director, John Perreault


Perreault says that Catwalk stores are well-stocked with seasonal fashions and while closed, they have moved the Lenox store to a different location at 53 Church Street.

 Just before the closure, they had also moved the Great Barrington store to a new, larger space right next door to the old one.

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