Nana says that senior pets are the best!


Hi Winston! Hi Readers!

My name is Nana, and I’ve been residing at the Humane Society “Pet Hotel” (shelter) for awhile, since Dog Control found me and brought me in. Let me tell you, this is a wonderful place to live until I find my forever home. Definitely five stars!

I feel so spoiled living here, if even temporarily.... The staff is so wonderful and I’ve made a ton of friends. Let me tell you a little bit about me. I am about ten years old and the staff here has helped me so much since I came in.

When I was brought in, I was losing my fur and could not walk too well.... the staff gave me special medicated baths to help my fur grow in and I am doing (and looking) much better! I am a very sweet older lady who would be a wonderful addition to anyone’s household. I get along with other dogs and cats but a proper meet and greet would be necessary.

Why not take a chance on adopting an older animal? We don’t ask for much at all and don’t need a ton of care. We are pretty adaptable, and we roll with the changes that life offers. Thank you Winston!

- Lots of Love, Nana

Dear Nana:

Thank you for writing! I agree that senior animals make the best pets. Why not enrich your life by adopting one? Good luck my friend!

- Sincerely, Winston

Winston says volunteers needed:

Also, we are looking for volunteers! We could certainly use the help of some wonderful and caring volunteers to help us do laundry, wash dishes and several other tasks!

Adoption updates

Cats: Tic Tok, Simba, Buffy, Nosa, Bubbles, Coleman, Luna, Stasis, Sweetums, Caleigha, Bluebell, Reed, Little Leonard, Gabe, Flora, Angel

Dogs: Luna, Coral, Gideon, Astrid, Jomell, Smokey, Titan

Wish list


Toys for large dogs


Plastic spoons

Laundry detergent

Dish soap (no Dawn)

Large brooms for the kennels

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.

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

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.

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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