Is sweet, lovable Harley the perfect pooch for you?

Published Jul 16, 2017 at 9:00am


My name is Harley, and I am a 20-month-old Dalmatian mix canine. I’ve been living at the shelter since the beginning of June. I was owner surrendered because it turns out my owner was allergic to me.

The shelter staff says that I am sweet, affectionate and walk well on a leash, but I am a very strong young man and would be more suited to a household of adults and no small children.

I am still a puppy! I love treats and have a lot of energy — Winston, do you think you can help me find the perfect match? I have great faith that you will do your very best and find my forever home.

Thank you! Harley 

Dear Harley:

What a great photo – your energy seems to almost jump off the page!

Readers? Are you looking for someone like Harley? Remember he is high energy so you will have to be able to keep up with him. Please stop by the shelter and visit with Harley to see if you are a match and even if you aren’t there is a great selection of kittens, cats and other dogs who are patiently waiting for homes.

Sometimes you think you find the one you want to adopt but when you start looking around, someone chooses you instead. It happens all of the time!

So please stop by – you will be happy you did and some animal will be extremely happy that you did. See you soon! Good Luck Harley!

Love, Winston 

Adoption updates:

Several shelter residents have moved on to their forever homes recently, including: Cats: Tara, Wade, Maxwell, Zorro, Valient and Shorty. Dogs: Stella and Marly too!

Congratulations to one and all! 

Science Diet for sale

The Rome Humane Society offers Science Diet pet food for purchase. Pet owners can buy this premium food from us. In addition to puchasing high quality food for your pet, you can also help the Humane Society!

‘Paws on the Green’

Monday, Aug. 7 at Teugega Country Club. Each year it gets bigger and better and more new teams are added. The cost is $500 for a foursome and includes everything you need for the day - 18 holes of golf and cart, lunch, dinner, beverages on the course, entry prizes, etc...... and a chance to win prizes and even a car! Please consider attending this worthwhile fundraiser while enjoying a beautiful day of golf with friends (both old and new!)

AmazonSmile makes us smile!

AmazonSmile is a simple, automatic way for you to support the Humane Society of Rome!

Every time you shop with Amazon, they donate a portion of the purchase price to our charitable organization.

This is what you do — before you begin to shop:

1. Go to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com)

2. Sign into your Amazon Account

3. Click on Accounts and Lists

4. Click on Your Account

5. Scroll down to Settings

6. Click on Change Your Charity

7. Start typing in “Humane Society of Rome” and Search

8. Make sure you choose the correct Humane Society and Select!

9. You can then go shopping!

10. Thank you!

Donations welcome

The Humane Society Shelter is grateful for those who take the time to care and to share….from the monetary donations to the countless donations requested on our wish list…it all makes a big difference to our animals. When you make a donation to the shelter, you can be assured that it is earmarked for exactly what you wish, whether it’s for the Medical Fund, Spay-Neuter Fund, Building Fund, or General Fund.

The Rome Humane Society appreciates all that you do for our animals. As a not-for-profit organization, the expenses are oftentimes monumental.

The day to day costs of running a shelter is something that must be met. The cats and dogs must be fed, must have heat, must have medicine, must have staff to care for them. We are in great need of general donations at this time.

Gift ideas!

The Rome Humane Society may have the perfect gifts for those you love who may be hard to buy for…. the Humane Society Shelter has a gorgeous variety of colors and sizes of t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and more! You have to see these items! Perfect for the animal lover and when you buy from us, you also help our cats and dogs. Happy birthday! Happy anniversary! Happy shopping!

How can I help?

Are you a member of the Humane Society of Rome? Please log onto our website www.humanesocietyrome.com and click on the “How can I help” link and look for “Membership.”

Wish list:

Cat items:

• Fancy Feast pate style cat food

• Medium covered cat litter boxes

• Small plush cat beds

• Scoopable cat litter

• Cat toys (especially cat toys that make noise and small tiny mice)

Dog items:

• Nylabone dog chew bones for all size dogs

• Dog treats – variety

• Grain free dog treats

• Raw hide treats (all sizes)

• General shelter supplies

• Garbage bags 13 gallon tall kitchen drawstring bags

• Garbage bags 39 gallon lawn/leaf drawstring bags

• Bleach

Seasonal items:

• Leaf rakes

• Grass seed

• Pop up or easy tents for outside events to shade our animals

• Wheelbarrow

• Two new air conditioners for the cat room and incoming room (5,000 BTU and 8,000 BTU).Please call the shelter for BTU’s and sizes, 315-336-7070.

• Letter size file folders and file storage boxes

• Rubbing alcohol – 70%

• Copy paper

• Legal, letter and small notepads

• Post It Notes

• Telephone message pads (2 part carbonless)

• AA, AAA batteries

• Stamps

• Blank labels (1” x 2 5/8”) and (2” x 4”)

• Manilla 3 tab folders – letter size

Always Welcome:

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

Volunteers needed:

Do you love animals? Do you have as little as an hour a week to spare, or more? Contact us to sign up today!

Shelter Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact us: 315-336-7070, 6247 Lamphear Road, Rome.