Lonely Ranger looking for home to call his own

Published Apr 15, 2018 at 9:00am

Hi There Winston! 

I am a 2-year-old male, German shepherd/terrier/American pit bull who was owner surrendered. I am currently residing at the shelter. I’ve been here since the end of February.

What do you want to know about me? I am a good-sized boy, black-and-brown in color.

I am a real love and get along with everyone, but I would like to be the only pet in a household.

I promise my eternal friendship and devotion to that special someone. Also, when walking on a leash I need someone who is strong enough to handle me. Perhaps….. a country home with a lot of room to take long walks? Sounds ideal to me.

Thank you! Sincerely, Ranger

Dear Ranger, 

Thank you for writing! Love the photo — what an expression of joy! I can just imagine how you will look WHEN you are adopted!

Good Luck, My Friend! 

Yours truly,


Adoption updates:

Congratulations to the dogs Vader and Pixie as well as the cats Bridget, Precious and Mojo on your recent adoptions! Congrats one and all! 

A very special thank you!

A very special thank you goes out to Michael Eastman, a goalie for the Mohawk Valley Raiders Hockey Team and Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School Senior who raised $1,300 and donated it to the Humane Society of Rome by gatherine pledges for every saved goal. Thank you so much for your donation and kind support! 

Upcoming Events

Sunday (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), April 15 – Kennedy Arena – The Home Show --- “Paws-itively Rome!” including “Pack-4-Paws Supply Drive” to benefit the Humane Society and Paws-itively Precious Pet Photo Contest.

Wednesday, April 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. – “Yappy Hour” at Copper City Brewing Company --- live music and a food truck will be present.

Saturday, May 12 – Painting and Dining at Johnny B’s --- enjoy a wonderful meal while taking part in a painting class – be creative. Paint your Pet with Donna Teuscher from 2-5 p.m., followed by “Dining for the Dogs” from 4-9 p.m. 

Wednesday, June 13 – Dining for the Dogs from 4 -8 p.m. at Aquino’s Restaurant.

Monday, Aug. 6 – Our biggest fundraiser of the entire year — “Paws on the Green” Golf Tournament at the beautiful Teugega Country Club! 

Special requests:

The shelter is in particular need of rawhide bones, Purina Kitten Chow, K-Mar Kitten Formula and copy paper. Thank you! 

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) 

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-gal. kitchen drawstring bags 
  • Garbage bags – 39-gal. drawstring bags 
  • Bleach
  • Legal, letter, and small notepads 
  • Telephone message pads – 2-part carbonless 
  • Stamps 
  • Blank address labels
  • Manila 3-tab folders – letter size 
  • 25-gallon plastic tubs with lids 

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.