Hooch is sweet, gentle 14-year-old who needs a home

Published Mar 4, 2018 at 9:00am

Dear Winston, 

Yes, I know. I have very sad eyes. I guess I am thinking, “who on earth would want to adopt a 14 year old dog? And I know you will say back to me, “Now, Hooch, there are plenty of people who would be interested, just you wait and see!” so I guess I will take your word for it.

My story? I was brought into the shelter at the beginning of January because of the health of my owner. I am sweet and gentle and love everyone and everything. I am particularly fond of female dogs (see, I am not that old after all!) I get along much better with them than the males. I have lived with cats in the past. I do have a few allergies and am taking medication for them.

I am very happy whenever I get my treats and will automatically “SIT!” when I know one is heading in my direction. I am a strong boy, but will walk very nicely on a harness. Thank you Winston! 

Dear Hooch:

No such thing as an old dog! I love the look in your eyes in your photo — perhaps a touch sad but definitely hopeful is more like it. You will definitely pull at the heartstrings my friend. Here’s hoping there is a collective “awe” from our readers. And even more than just an “awe would be a “yes” to taking you home with them.

What better gift than the chance at spending the rest of your life in a new home?

Readers, do this young man a big favor (and give yourself the beautiful gift of love and loyal companionship) by stopping in to see Hooch (and all of his canine and feline friends, too.)

Thank you!

Sincerely, Winston 

Adoption updates

Finding their forever homes are the cats Slater, Butter and Carmel and McCoy, while Chloe, the canine, has also been adopted.

Upcoming events:

March 6 — Dining for the Dogs, Franklin Hotel, 301 S. James St., 4 to 7 p.m.  

March 24 — ‘Pictures With The Easter Bunny”  at the shelter, 6247 Lamphear Road, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cats, dogs and two-legged children welcome! Please keep dogs on a leash and cats in carriers. Only $10 per photo!

Wish List

Caring for our animals requires a lot of time, love, money, and supplies. Donating wish list items helps us with the day-to-day care of our animals and supports our operational needs. Items can be dropped off during the humane society hours of operation.

Remember, even used items can help our animals. We only ask that they are in good condition. If you have a question about a wish list item, please contact the shelter directly. Remember all donations are tax deductible! 

Special requests for the wish list:

The shelter is in need of clumping litter and bleach — two things that are always in short supply at the shelter.

Cat Items 

  • Medium- and large-size kitten hammocks (they are found in pet stores in the ferret section) 
  • Medium covered litter boxes 
  • Small litter boxes – kitten size 
  • Small plush cat beds – kitten size 
  • Friskies or 9 Lives pate canned food 
  • Ceramic crocks for food and water – small and large 
  • Scoopable litter 
  • Toys (especially toys that make noise, and small mice) 

Dogs Items 

  • Nylabone Dog Chew Bones for all size dogs 
  • Toys – variety 
  • Grain Free treats 
  • Raw Hide treats – all sizes 
  • Soft Treats – such as Bacon Strips, Pupperoni 

General Shelter Supplies 

  • Garbage bags – 13-gallon tall kitchen drawstring bags 
  • Garbage bags – 39-gallon drawstring bags 
  • Bleach
  • Legal, letter, and small notepads 
  • Telephone message pads – 2-part carbonless 
  • Stamps 
  • Blank address labels – 1 X 2 5/8 and 2 X 4
  • Manila 3-tab folders – letter size 
  • 25-gallon plastic tubs with lids 

Seasonal Items 

  • Funding needed for a heavy duty snow blower 
  • New dehumidifiers – for cat room 
  • Dog-friendly ice melt 

Always Welcome 

Gift certificates or gift cards to area merchants to purchase supplies as needed. 

Shelter hours:

The Humane Society of Rome animal shelter is open on Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to
5 p.m. The shelter is also open on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, call 315-336-7070 or stop by the shelter, 6247 Lamphear Road.