Who We Are

The Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter, Pittsfield’s municipal shelter, is managed by The Friends of Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter, Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) public charity. We are dedicated to reuniting stray animals from Pittsfield with their owners, providing shelter and veterinary care for animals in need, and finding loving homes for adoptable, homeless animals.

Looking for a new best friend?

If you see someone you are interested in, download and fill out an application then either fax, email or mail to us. Better yet, why not drop it off in person and meet your potential new pet? After all, you don't really know if you are meant for each other until you meet face to face. While we try to keep our lists up to date, some animals may already have an application pending or in process. Please contact us and check on any animals status before coming out. especially if you are driving a long distance. Our adoptions fee are $100.00 - $250.00 for dogs, $50.00 -$100.00 for cats, and $125.00 for kittens. This fee covers vaccinations, spay/neuter, worming, flea treatment and ear cleaning/treatment. We do offer discounts for Seniors and for those adopting Sr. Animals. Contact us for details.

Our Available Animals Dog Adoption Application Cat/Kitten Adoption Application

Public Adoption Hours

Wednesday - Friday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
Surrenders by appointment only

How to find us

We are located in the Downing Industrial Park in Pittsfield, MA off Hubbard Ave behind the Berkshire Crossing Shopping Center. For customized directions, please enter your starting point in the form below and click submit. NOTE: This will open a new window.

How you can Help

We rely a great deal on donations and volunteers to keep our shelter running. If you are willing or able to make a donation or volunteer your time, it would be greatly appreciated.

Our Wish List

  1. Gift cards from Staples and Petco
  2. Purina or high quality dry dog food
  3. Kitten Food (dry and wet)
  4. Canned Dog food
  5. Stamps
  6. Paper Towels
  7. Liquid Laundry Detergent
  8. Liquid Dishwasher Detergent
  9. Cat litter
If you would like to make a monetary donation you can do so by sending a check or money order made out to
"Friends of Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter" at
63 Downing Parkway
Pittsfield, MA 01201
c/o Shelter Manager.
Thank You!

Volunteer Opportunities

Whether you want to come on a regular basis, stop by when you have some spare time, or help on a special project, our animals would love to have another loving human around. All volunteers need to be at least 18 years old. Email the shelter if you are interested in helping out in any of the following tasks:
Eleanor Sonsini Municipal Animal Shelter
Downing Industrial Park
(Off Hubbard Ave)
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: 413-448-9800
Fax: 413-448-9762
Email: sonsinianimalshelter@verizon.net

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