Big boy Oliver is a real ladies’ man


Hi there! How is everyone doing so far in this new month of September? Hard to believe how quickly time goes — April, May, June, July and August seemed to go WHOOSH!

OK let’s get down to the basics and let me tell you about me! I am a four-year-old mastiff/pitbull mix canine. I am very large in size, but please don’t let my size fool you, because I am also a big, sweet baby. I am extremely smart and I know a lot of basic commands such as “sit” “down” and “stay.” I absolutely LOVE kong toys that are filled with yummy treats. And I must be part cat (shhhh don’t tell my canine friends at the shelter) because I also love to play with laser pointers. Do you believe that!? 

I do get a little nervous around strangers, specifically males, so needless to say I am much more of a ladies’ man. I just adore the ladies!

Winston, I would do best in a home without any males (either human or animal). Well, if a home does include a male human, I would definitely need time to warm up to him. Thank you! - Lots of Love, Oliver

WINSTON SAYS: Hi Oliver thank you for writing it was wonderful to hear from you. A ladies’ man, hm? Ladies, any takers out there? He would be a wonderful companion and since he already knows basic commands, just imagine how much more you can teach him! Please open up your home and heart to this lovely boy! Good luck, Oliver!

Wish list


Toys for large dogs


Plastic spoons

Laundry detergent

Dish soap (no Dawn)

Large brooms for the kennels

New pressure washer (or gift card)

Cat trees, towers, perches or jungle gyms

Purina Kitten Chow

3 Tier cat cage

Digital Baby scale


Miracle Nipple

We have updated our Amazon Wish List (ship to: 6247 Lamphear Road, Rome, NY 13440):

Temporary hours

We have reduced our hours temporarily. The new hours are: noon to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Stop by any time!

You may stop by the shelter, 6247 Lamphear Road, any time we are open! Although it is helpful to our staff if you make an appointment to surrender or adopt an animal, it is not necessary.

Also you do not need an appointment to make a donation. We welcome you to stop by our shelter and look forward to seeing you.

Ways you can help
the shelter 

Become a member


Donate (you can specify where you would like your donation to go: Medical Fund, Spay/Neuter Fund, Building Fund or General Fund) 

Also, did you know that if you love animals but cannot adopt at this time, you can still help?

Sponsor the cost of an animal while it is living at the shelter (pay the expenses for their food, care, etc.)

Sponsor an animal’s adoption fee

Sponsor an animal’s spaying or neutering fee

Science Diet
Pet Food available

We carry Science Diet Pet Food that you can purchase directly from us! We have puppy, dog, kitten and cat food.

Also if your pet is on a special diet and needs a particular type of Science Diet food, we can order it for you. We may have it in stock, so please call 315-336-7070 and ask. If we don’t have it, we will order it for you! We will also be more than happy to bring your order directly out to your car.

And we have colorful t-shirts and sweatshirts for sale at the shelter — pick up one as gift for someone special and one for yourself too.

Remember that anything you purchase from us, whether food or clothing, helps to support the shelter and the animals it serves.

Also needed
at the shelter

Cat Items

Clumping and non-clumping litter

Delectable Lickable Treats (Bisque Style) various flavors

Friskies Broth variety packs various flavors

Meow Mix (any size bag)

Purina Kitten Chow (any size)

Greenies Pill Pockets for cats

Scoops (small size)

Small mice, small pom poms, cat wands small paper food trays

Ceramic crocks for food and water — small and large

Cardboard Scratching pads with refills

Cat Trees, all sizes (new) or in very good condition

Dogs Items

Greenies Pill Pockets for both capsules and tablets

Cesar Original Pate’ food trays

Chews, all sizes

Pork Chomps, Pig Ears

Soft Treats: Bacon Strips, Pupperoni, Canine Carry Outs, all flavors

Squeaky Dog Toys

Nylon Collars, especially for large dogs

General shelter supplies

Drawstring garbage bags: 13 gallon tall kitchen, 39 gallon lawn/leaf

Non-foaming bleach

25 Gallon plastic tubs with lids

Laundry baskets

Large 32 gallon plastic Garbage cans with lid and wheels.

Medium size non-latex gloves for exam room

Contact us

For information, call 315-336-7070 or go online to


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