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

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.