Berkshire County Animal Shelter

Find Berkshire County Massachusetts animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Berkshire Humane Society 214 Barker Road Pittsfield MA 01201 413-447-7878


Bonnies Foster Home for Dogs 1079 Route 23 Great Barrington MA 01230 413-528-9581

Cheshire Animal Control 93 Furnace Hill Cheshire MA 01225 413-743-9750

Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter 63 Downing Industrial Parkway Pittsfield MA 01201 413-448-9800

North Adams Animal Shelter 1040 Reservoir Road North Adams MA 01247 413-664-4442

North Adams Animal Shelter 1040 Reservoir Road North Adams MA 01247 413-664-4442

Pittsfield Animal Control 63 Downing Industrial Parkway Pittsfield MA 01201 413-448-9800

What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.