Mateo needs new home for the new year — and always


Hey Winston:

How are you? My name is Mateo, a 3-year-old terrier/pit mix canine that was brought into the shelter as a stray. I get along quite well with everyone, staff and other dogs included. I enjoy attention, being petted and I love getting treats.

I know basic commands like “speak” “sit” “shake” and “lay down.” Play time for me is almost all the time and I really (really) enjoy eating, which is a good thing because when I was brought into the shelter I was a bit undernourished.

I am a “people dog” — I adore everyone, including children and maybe even cats!

Anyone interested in adopting me would have to let the shelter staff know ahead of time if there are any other pets in the household.

Thank you, Winston, I am so excited to see what kind of response I receive.

Happy 2020!

Sincerely, Mateo

Winston says:

Hi Mateo:

Thank you for writing! It’s good to know that even after all you have been through living out on the streets that you (a) have a good appetite and (b) get along with everyone!

I have a feeling you won’t have to wait too long to find that forever home.

Readers, please stop by and see this handsome young man and all of his friends, both canine and feline alike. Let’s help to change some lives for the better for the New Year (and well beyond!)

Thank you!

Sincerely, Winston

Cat adoptions:

Loki; Sabrina; Carolina; Pepper; Radish; Etta; Petra; Allie; Frost; Benji; Mohawk; Ariel; Pogo; Robbie; McNeil; Cindy Lou; Eggnog; Alani; Nubi; Lawrence; Khloe; Twinkle; Eva; Jolly; and Bells.

Dog adoptions:

Ghost; Rolly; and Nila

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) 

Winter wish list

New snow shovels

Ice scrapers

Safe paw ice melt for ice removal along dog walkways

Cat Items 

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 

Litter scoops (Small Size) 

Small play mouse toys, pom poms, cat wands 

Small paper food trays 

Ceramic crocks for food and water – small and large 

Clumping litter (older cats) non-clumping litter (for Kittens) 

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 

Garbage bags – 13-gallon tall, as well as 39-gallon, drawstring bags 

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

Always Welcome 

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


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. Type in “Humane Society of Rome” and search 

8. Select — make sure you choose the correct humane society. 

9. Go shopping!

Shelter Hours

The Humane Society of Rome Shelter, 6247 Lamphear Road is open from Tuesday - Saturday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. For information, contact the shelter staff at 315-336-7070. On the net:


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