Playful Walter still waiting for a new home, family of his own

Published Sep 3, 2017 at 9:00am

Hi Winston:

It’s me again — Walter.

Yes, I am still at the Rome Humane Society shelter,and I am still waiting for a home. The shelter staff encouraged me to write to you once more, even though I was recently spotlighted in your wonderful column. I guess I can consider myself lucky that I was given another chance to have my bark (I mean, my say!) and get the word out that I am still available.

I love to play tug of war and to chase my bouncy ball. I am great on a harness. I bound like a deer when I run around the outside kennels. I will even do a special dance when you visit me inside my pen. I would do well with older children as I am jumpy and energetic. I would do best in a very active home. I can get quite vocal when I am excited! I am dog selective, not especially a cat lover but I do like most humans.

I have been here forever it seems and I think it’s time I find a home. Please, please, please help!

Thank you,

The One and Only Walter 

Dear Walter:

You are indeed very special, being spotlighted twice in only a few months, but I do understand where you are coming from. I wish I could put each and every animal at the shelter in the spotlight every week – they are all such delightful animals and more than deserving of a good home.

Just as I said it before, I will say it again, good luck my friend. I do not want to see you here a third time! 



Adoption updates:

The following felines have gone to their forever homes: Princess, BooBoo, Miley, Kiana, Mayo, Sasha and Mittens (together!) Galen and Gabriella (together!), Doodles and Alfalfa and Darla (together!). Hooray! 

Upcoming fundraisers:Dining for the Dogs returns!

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, Sept. 19, for “Dining for the Dogs” (and Cats!) at Jonny B’s Tavern in Rome, from 4 to 9 p.m. 

Come and enjoy a fantastic meal for a good cause, with part of the dining proceeds to benefit the Humane Society Shelter. 

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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

• Garbage bags 39 gallon lawn/leaf drawstring

• 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 percent

• 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 three 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 learn how you can help all of the animals and 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.