Sponsors 2017

Our heartfelt thanks to Christa at Bark N’ Cat in North Adams, MA.

She is the Director of The Humane Race and will see us into our second decade of supporting the wonderful work being done at The Berkshire Humane Society.

Please stop back soon for a sneak peak to see who is sponsoring this year’s race.

Title Sponsors

Greylock Animal Hospital Humane Race SponsorOur wonderful friends at Greylock Animal Hospital always come through as a title sponsor of the Humane Race. Their staff love this event and are always excited to sponsor and participate! We love them for being supportive and enthusiastic, as well as a huge resource to our community. See their website for a comprehensive look at their veterinary services. They do A LOT!

This year we honor Dr. Michelle Gorbutt, DVM who passed away after a heroic fight against pancreatic cancer. She was a beloved vet and amazing friend to many, including the Berkshire Humane Society.

Donovan O'Connor & Dodig Humane Race SponsorDonovan O’Connor & Dodig is another loyal and enthusiastic title sponsor that always comes through for the Berkshire Humane Society! This is a law firm filled with animal lovers, as well as a phenomenal group of attorneys and support staff. We are grateful for their ongoing support and for the way they all pitch in to sponsor the Humane Race!


Platinum Sponsors

Bella Baby Humane Race SponsorBella Baby is the new face of hospital baby portraiture. They bring their experienced and professional photographers to the hospital and capture your baby’s first moments with a natural, artistic style. Their photographs encompass a wide variety of poses and include shots with siblings and parents, creating a beautiful experience for the whole family to remember. Bella Baby captures this beauty by using only “real things”…natural window light, trained photographers and professional-grade digital cameras. Their offices are located in Williamstown, MA.

Be Fit Company and JumpStartRunningWe welcome Berkshire Fitness Company & JumpStartRunning as new sponsors to the Humane Race. They are a unique, specialized fitness studio and offer a place to connect and become your best self. Their areas of expertise are spine, sports, orthopedics, fitness & movement and rehabilitation and balance. They are a phenomenal resource to the community and their running program is a perfect resource for our Humane Racers!

The Berkshire EagleThe Berkshire Eagle is our very supportive news source by helping us advertise and promote the Humane Race and the Berkshire Humane Society! We’re always grateful for their help with this event!

Public Eat + Drink in North Adams and District Kitchen & Bar in Pittsfield are very popular Berkshire County eateries. Their brilliant owner is a dog lover and has once again been a generous supporter of the Berkshire Humane Society and the Humane Race! If you haven’t eaten at these restaurants you are missing out! The food and drink choices are the reason Public is the setting of many a Humane Race meeting! You can also find them on Face book!

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center is a community-oriented nonprofit health system which services southern Vermont counties and northern Berkshire counties. They are recognized as a preeminent, rural, integrated health care system that provides exceptional, convenient, safe, and affordable care. we are grateful for their support of the work Berkshire Humane Society does in the northern part of our county and for their community focus and outreach.

West Oil Company Humane Race SponsorWest Oil has been a supporter of the Humane Race since the beginning! Their fuel and heating service company is family owned and operated with a strong focus on customer service and community. They are great people and we’re thankful to have them as long time sponsors!


Gold Sponsors

A-1 Septic A great big thank you for meeting an essential need each year!

Alton & Westall Real Estate has a special place in our heart beacause our beloved co-founder of the Humane Race works there, Alix Cabral. A great group of realtors and supporters of the Berkshire Humane Society, and of course the Humane Race!

Gallivan Corporation has become a loyal sponsor of the Humane Race ! We are grateful for their ongoing support. They are an award-winning, nationally recognized landscape design, construction, and management company serving MA, VT & NY. They are a company of integrity as well as creative vision. And, they have some very cute dogs on their staff!

MountainOne offers you banking services, customized insurance products, and comprehensive investment management with more flexibility. We appreciate their support of the Humane Race and the Berkshire Humane Society! Check out their north county locations and services on their website!

We welcome North Adams Yoga to the Humane Race community! Northern Berkshire County is very fortunate to have such an amazing yoga and fitness studio! Deb & Devin’s classes are a wonderful addition to North Adams and they are generous, accessible & community oriented instructors.

Positive Momentum Fitness- Sam Douglas is a well known fitness guru in North County and has always been a huge supporter and friend of the Humane Race. He can train at his business or he will bring health & fitness training to you! If you’re looking for individual support & guidance with your fitness plan, he’s the person to call! We thank him for his sponsorship this year! Find him on Facebook or 413 884 5697.

RK MILES is a local building materials supplier, as well as serving southwestern VT. They are huge animal lovers and are community and environmentally focused. Check out their newly renovated and expanded space in Williamstown! We are so grateful for their ongoing support!

The Waters of Sand Springs have made extremely generous donations, year after year, supplying all of the bottled water for our racers and walkers. Thanks you to The Waters of Sand Springs!

Smith, Watson & Company is a group of high quality, responsive, and professional accountants and financial advisors. The Race Director can personally endorse them as a small business owner in Berkshire county! Thank you for sponsoring the Humane Race again this year and supporting the animals at Berkshire Humane society.

We’re grateful to T&M Auto for their continued support of the Humane Race. They are a full service auto center with a motto of “if it has wheels and/or an engine, we can fix it”. Whether you need a mechanic, bodywork, paint job, restoration, something custom, or just a yearly inspection sticker, you can do it all at T&M. You can even inquire about buying a vehicle or renting a car! They are very responsive and make everything as easy as possible for their customers. And, they are definitely animal lovers!


Silver Sponsors

For Animals, LLC – Leea Foran is an extremely effective and popular dog trainer in Berkshire County utilizing positive reinforcement techniques. Foranimals, LLC is dedicated to providing professional individualized quality care and education for you and your companion animals. All training and handling techniques are based on positive approaches to learning, that foster trust, respect and deeper relationships. Thank you Leea for your ongoing support!

Greylock Canine Club – The most popular & most fun place for a dog to be in Williamstown! The Club is a doggie day care that is absolutely amazing! Even people who don’t take their dogs there are like their face book page to see all the great photos of the days playing! I can personally attest that our dogs are better happier dogs because of Greylock Canine Club! Scooter, Fiona, & Pickles highly endorses it and the Humane Race is grateful for their support.

Pawnal Pets – Thank you to Pawnal Pets for supporting the Humane Race. They have a full service boarding kennel with grooming and doggie day care. Pets actually have FUN when they stay there! They are located in Pownal, VT and like their Face book page to see adorable photos of their guests!

Pooches Pet Grooming – A popular and community focused owner & salon. They were voted bestin the berkshires last year and are located in North Adams. We thank them for always supporting rescue and the Berkshire Humane Society. Find Pooches Pet Grooming on Face Book. They groom cats, too!!!

Union Mutual Fire Insurance is a regional mutual insurance company committed to their policy holders and their agents. We are grateful for their continued support of the Humane Race. Their company is full of animal lovers and one of their agents is Greylock Insurance in North Adams!

Bronze Sponsors

Adams Community Bank – You will often see the staff at Adams Community Bank at community events! The word community in their name is a perfect description of their focus! We appreciate their additional support to the Berkshire Humane Society by helping with the Humane Race.

Burnham Gold Real Estate – We are grateful to Burnham & Gold for their ongoing support and relationships they forge in our community. They are a group of responsive and effective realtors, as well as great people!

CT Managment Group – is a professional property management company serving the Berkshire County! They are a regular Humane Race sponsor and great landlord to Bark N’ Cat.

H.A. George & Sons Fuel – This propane company is family owned and operated and well loved in this community for all the support they offer to local causes. They are also great neighbors!

Rootz Hair Studio – Amy is an excellent stylist and a huge animal lover and supporter of rescue. We appreciate her support of the Humane Race and the Berkshire Humane Society! She books up fast if you want a new do! Find her on Facebook!