Happy Holidays everyone! My name is Opie and I am a 3 year old Terrier / Pitbull mix. I’m such a good boy, I’m just looking for this forever home – like we are all in the Humane Society of Rome shelter. You are sure to take good care of us here, but we wait, marvel and dream about our own home and our family.
What is my favorite thing to do? Well, depending on how cold it is outside, I love playing tag and taking long walks. The shelter staff tell me that I have extremely good leash manners, that makes me happy! I know a few commands like “sit” and “shake (with both paws)!” I’m also completely house trained. If I can find someone with enough patience to train myself even more, I can probably play a good hand (paw) at card games too!
Dear Winston, please use your special magic and help me find a home for the holidays and the new year! Thanks, darling, Opie
I love your photo, what a handsome young man you are! Those eyes are just filled with hope. I am burning for you and will insert a special prayer that someone will see you and bring you home.
Much luck! Winston.
Staffworks Save a Life campaign
Thanks to the generosity of the Staffworks Save a Life campaign, donations made between November 29th and December 31st through GiveGab or by check will be doubled!
Please help us with a donation: Make checks payable to the Humane Society of Rome and mail them to: Humane Society of Rome, PO Box 4572, Rome, NY 13442-4572.
Gifts by debit or credit card are accepted at GiveGab (secure online donation platform for non-profit organizations): https://savealife.staffworkscny.com/organizations/humane-society-of-rome-ny-inc
Human Society website: www.humanesocietyrome.com
Humane Society Facebook: www.facebook.com/humanesocietyofrome
We are closed on December 31st and January 1st and will reopen on January 4th.
Cat and kitten grooming
Did you know? The shelter cuts your kittens and cats’ nails. It is not necessary to make an appointment, but please call in advance if possible.
The Shelter invites the public to stop by and visit our cats and kittens to see if there’s a match, but if no one is talking to your heart we have cats too at PetSmart in New Hartford.
Their opening times are Monday to Friday 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Toys for large dogs
Laundry detergent (fragrance-free for sensitive skin)
Scratching posts, towers, perches or climbing frames
We have updated our Amazon wish list (shipping to: 6247 Lamphear Road, Rome, NY 13440): https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/genericItemsPage/3CYQ7DHGJUO93?fbclid=IwAR1TmZHhx7ZORD7ebIdIUYxvEtz-YDHVQyuvIUYxvEtz-YDHvEqyuvIUYxvEtz-YDHVEqDZ
Here’s how you can help the shelter
become a member
Donations (you can indicate where your donation should go: medical fund, spay / castration fund, construction fund or general fund)
Did you also know that you can still help if you love animals but are currently unable to adopt?
Sponsor the cost of an animal while it lives at the shelter (cover the cost of food, grooming, etc.)
Sponsor an animal’s adoption fee
Sponsor an animal’s castration or neuter fee
Stop by anytime!
You can stop by the shelter at 6247 Lamphear Road anytime we are open! Although it is helpful for our employees to make an appointment to give up or adopt an animal, this is not necessary.
You don’t need an appointment for a donation either.
AmazonSmile is an easy, automated way for you to support the Humane Society of Rome!
Every time you shop at Amazon, they donate part of the purchase price to our non-profit organization.
Here’s what to do before you start shopping:
1. Go to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com).
2. Sign in to your Amazon account.
3. Click Accounts & Lists.
4. Click your account.
5. Scroll down to Settings.
6. Click Change Your Charity.
7. Type “Humane Society of Rome” and search.
8. Select – Make sure you select the right humane society.
9. Go shopping!
Cat’s Pride Litter Program
We participate in the Cat’s Pride Litter for Good program – we received 4,000 pounds of cat litter based on nominations from the community. This is an ongoing promotion. The more nominations, the more litter we get.
Trash, as you can imagine, is a huge cost to us, so it would be a wonderful saving for our shelter.
The population is invited to participate as follows:
1. Go to catspride.com and sign up for the free Cat’s Pride Club.
2. Click the nominate button to help us get bedding.
3. Enter the bonus code 4GOOD and you will double your nomination for the animal shelter.
4. Buy a green pitcher of Cat’s Pride Fresh and Light – each time you do this, another pound of litter will be added to the total donation.
Also needed in the animal shelter
Clumping and non-clumping litter
Delicious delicacies (bisque style) different flavors
The variety of Friskies broth contains different flavors
Meow Mix (any bag size)
Purina Kitten Chow (any size)
Greenie’s tablet pouches for cats
Shovels (small size)
Little mice, little pompoms, cat sticks, little paper bowls
Ceramic dishes for food and water – small and large
Cardboard scratch pads with refill packs
Scratching posts, all sizes (new) or in very good condition
Greenies pill pouches for capsules and tablets
Cesar Original Pate ‘food trays
Chews, all sizes
Pork chops, pork ears
Soft delicacies: strips of bacon, pupperoni, canine carry outs, all flavors
Squeaky dog toy
Nylon collars, especially for large dogs
General accommodations for lodging
Pet-friendly Ice Melt
Drawstring Garbage Bags: 13 gallon high kitchen, 39 gallon turf / leaf
25 gallon plastic cup with lid
Large 32 gallon plastic trash can with lid and wheels.
Medium-sized latex-free gloves
For more information, please call 315-336-7070 or online at www.humanesocietyrome.com.