Looking for some puppy love? Bring Cruz home


Dear Winston,

Hello, my name is Cruz, and I am a 7-month-old, pit-mix puppy. I was brought into the shelter as a stray. I most definitely live up to the title of ‘puppy’ and enjoy play time enormously! I love going for walks, enjoy cuddles and kisses of appreciation.

I am medium in size and my coloring is black and brown.

I can be a little jealous, but only because I want all of the attention for myself! One thing I should point out about myself is that I am very neat. Yes, you read correctly. I like to keep all of my toys, blankets and bedding area very tidy. Who wouldn’t want to adopt a dog like me? Not sure if I would help someone clean house, but you never know!

Winston, please have everyone who is interested, stop down to the shelter to meet me! I can’t wait.

Sincerely, Cruz

Cat Adoptions: 

Sherlock, Bob, Cori, Kitty Kat, Coconut, Ava, Chester, Oreo, Princess, Mittens, Ceaser and Maple!

Dog Adoptions: 

Bailey, Wyatt, Willow, Slater, Paco, Tito, Birdie and Taurus!

Special Requests: 

Gravy wet food for dogs

Small training treats for dogs

Large Kongs for dogs

Ceasers wet dog food

Broth packets for cats

DBL AA Batteries

White Copy paper

Upcoming events: 

April 6 – Pictures with the Easter Bunny, Rome Humane Society Shelter, 6247 Lamphear Road, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

April 7 – Pictures with the Easter Bunny, Pet Supplies Plus, 107 Erie Blvd. W., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

April 27 & 28 – Rome Home Show — Come and see our spectacular booth.  There are a lot of extra special things going on during the Home Show — one of which will be “Name the Shelter Mascot” contest. There will be two shelter staff members (one dressed as a dog, the other a cat) walking around and greeting visitors – we would like suggestions for official names for each of them. Contest applicants can pick up a “Name” form directly from the Humane Society booth. Prizes will be awarded to the two winners! 

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.  

August 5 – Paws on the Green Golf Tournament at Teugega Country Club.

Dining for the Dogs (and Cats!) 

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.

It is important to explore your options so that both you and the animals receive the full benefit of any considered gift. 

The Humane Society of Rome, New York, Inc. strongly encourages you to consult with an attorney or other expert of your choice. 

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 catspride.com 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 (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!

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.

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 information, call


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