Coco is as gentle and lovable as she is big and energetic


Hello Winston:

I am Coco, a new arrival at the shelter, coming in January (I was a stray). I am only 1½ years old but a big girl. I am a Pit Bull mix, gentle, lovable and I crave attention. I would do wonderfully well as the only fur baby in someone’s home (no cats or other dogs).

I would be particularly protective of my owners and my space. I enjoy car rides and walk well on a harness. I love going for walks but I may tire someone out first! I do have a favorite toy, it’s a large stuffed wiener dog that I carry around in my mouth.

What else can I tell everyone about me? Oh I love to take baths! I don’t have to be asked twice to jump into the tub! I enjoy bubbles, back rubs, belly scratches, rinse offs you name it. I am a sweetheart and will make someone very happy.

Thank you, Winston! Love, Coco 

Hi Coco:

Thank you for writing. I am sorry you were living life as a stray out on the streets during this terribly cold weather. Thankfully you are in a safe, warm place until someone adopts you, which I am hoping won’t be too long from now. Good luck! 

Sincerely, Winston

Cat Adoptions: 

Flora, Fauna, Cicero, Sailor, CeCe, Tony, Nani and Zena 

Dog Adoptions: 

Kota, Kai, Kash and Piper 

Special Requests: 

Stuffed Small Cat Toys 

Soft Dog Treats Large Kongs for Dog treats 

Large Dog Collars 

Lysol Wipes 

Office Copy Paper 

Upcoming events:  

April 6 and 7 – Pictures with the Easter Bunny at the Shelter. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

April 27 & 28 – Rome Home Show. Come and see our spectacular booth – can we outdo ourselves this year? You bet! 

May 17-19 – Scrap Metal Drive at the Shelter. Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rubicon will provide us with a container – anything metal is acceptable!

Aug. 5 – (Save the date!) Paws on the Green at Teugega Country Club.  

Dining for the Dogs (and Cats!) 

March 12, Vignetto’s, 229 E Dominick St, 315-533-5447. 4-9 p.m.

April 9, Delta Lake Inn, 5824 Fish Hatchery Road, 315-533-7710, 4-9 p.m.

May 7, DeSalvo’s, 413 N James St, 315-533-6857, 4-8 p.m. 

Aug. 20 – Texas Roadhouse (time to be announced)

Winston: More ways to help the shelter 

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

We offer a wonderful sponsorship program.  

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

Sponsor an animal’s adoption fee 

Sponsor an animal’s spaying or neutering fee.

Cat’s Pride Litter Program

The Humane Society of Rome participates in the Cat’s Pride Litter for Good Program. And, so far, the shelter has received 4,000 pounds of cat litter due to nominations from the community.

This is an ongoing promotion. The more nominations, the more litter we receive.

Litter as you can imagine, is a great expense for us, so this would be a wonderful savings for our shelter. 

The public is invited to participate as follows: 

1. Go to and sign up for the free Cat’s Pride Club 

2. Click on the “Nominate” button to help us receive litter. 

3. Enter bonus code: 4GOOD and you will double your shelter nomination. 

4. Buy a green jug of Cat’s Pride Fresh and Light – every time you do, another pound of litter is added to the total amount donated. 

Wish list: 

Cat Items 

Medium covered litter boxes 

Small litter boxes – kitten size 

Small plush cat beds – kitten size 

Covered Cat Beds – all sizes 

Small paper food trays 

Friskies or 9 Lives pate canned food 

Ceramic crocks for food and water – small and large 

Clumping litter (never can have too much) 

Toys (especially toys small soft toys and small mice) 

Dogs Items 

Nylabone Dog Chew Bones for all size dogs 

Grain Free treats 

Raw Hide treats – all sizes 

Soft Treats – such as Bacon Strips, Pupperoni, etc. 

General Shelter Supplies 

Garbage bags* – 13 gallon tall kitchen drawstring bags 

Garbage bags* – 39 gallon lawn/leaf drawstring bags 

Bleach( non-foaming kind) never can have too much 

Legal, letter, and small notepads 

Legal size and Regular No. 10 envelopes 

Telephone message pads – 2 part carbonless 

Postage and Stamps 

Blank address labels – 1x2 5/8 and 2x4 

Manila 3 tab folders – letter size 

25 Gallon Plastic tubs with lids 

Copy Paper 

Paper Towels (running low) 

Rubbing Alcohol 

Neosporin Ointment, Band Aids 

Seasonal Items 

New Energy Efficient Space Heater 

Snow Shovels 

Pet friendly Ice Melt 

Always Welcome 

Gift Certificates or Gift cards to area merchants to purchase supplies as needed. 

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 ( 

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!

Donate bottles/cans

Want to support the shelter but do not have much free time or extra money?

How about donating your bottles and cans for the care of the animals at the Rome Humane Society Shelter? All you have to do is drop off your bottles and cans at Green World Bottle and Can Return
Center, 1318 Erie Blvd. W., Rome, and ask to have the donation added to the Humane Society of Rome account.

Purina points weight circles 

Help the Humane Society of Rome earn points when you purchase Purina brand products, and collect weight circles. Simply cut and save the circles from participating Purina brand dog foods you have purchased and bring to the shelter.

We save the weight circles and submit in bulk. Purina will send the Humane Society a check good towards future purchase of dog food. This saves the shelter the large amount on food. 

Gift ideas 

The Humane Society has the perfect gifts for those you love who may be hard to buy for — a wide variety of colorful T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and other items that are simply purrfect for animal lovers. And, when you buy from the Humane Society, you also help our cats and dogs.

Become a volunteer

Volunteers are needed! Do you love animals? Do you have as little as an hour a week to spare or more? Contact the Humane Society and sign up today! 

Shelter hours

The Humane Society of Rome animal shelter, 6247 Lamphear Road, 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 questions or for additional information, call


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