Owner-surrendered pooch Coco is in need of new home


Hi Winston:  

Let me introduce myself — I am Coco, a 10-year-old male Jack Russell terrier mix who came into the shelter because my owner’s ill health.

I get along very well with cats but would need to be the only dog in someone’s home.

Older children are OK as long as they don’t play too rough. I would need a relatively quiet home.

One thing I must tell everyone — I don’t like having my feet touched! Not that anyone would necessarily do that but I just wanted to point that out. Hey, please work your “Winston Magic” and find me a home!

Thanks! Coco 

Dear Coco, 

Nice to hear from you! It’s sad to hear that your owner had to surrender you but it’s good to know that they did the right thing and brought you to the shelter.

Oftentimes older animals are forgotten about when someone has a change in their life circumstances.

Please be assured everyone that bringing that pet down to the shelter is a lifesaver for that frightened animal who was taken from that security called ‘home.’

Some have lived there since infancy. We will offer them shelter, a warm place to lay their head, food and all of the necessities they require as well as finding them the perfect home....sorry Coco I was on a roll there!

I wish you the very best of luck, young man, and hope you find the perfect new home.

Best wishes, Winston 

Adoption Updates:

The following cats: Jack and Nick (together), Butterball and Luna (together), Twiggy, Holly, Mistle, Patches, Gremie and Stone (together), Porkchop, Laya, Marmalade and Pumpkin (together) and Aslan have been adopted.

Also finding their forever homes are the following dogs: Riley James, Max and Chase.

Congratulations to one and all! Stop in today to see all of the animals we have that will make your family complete! You can find a variety of animals up for adoption on our website: http://humanesocietyrome.com/dogs/

Upcoming events:  

Jan. 24 — Dining for the Dogs (and Cats…and Puppies and Kittens!) – The Vigneto Restaurant, 229 E. Dominick St., 4 to 7 p.m.

Feb. 4 — Bowling for Bowser at King Pin Lanes, 7157 E. Dominick St., 1 to 4 p.m. Includes two games of bowling, shoe rental and pizza! Only $20 per person or $15 for children under 10 years of age. 

Feb. 7 — Dining for the Dogs, Aquino’s Restaurant, 910 Floyd Ave., 4 to 7 p.m.  

March 6 — Dining for the Dogs, Franklin Hotel, 301 S. James St., 4 to 7 p.m.  

March 24 — Pictures with the Easter Bunny. Save the date, details to come! 

Urgent need

The shelter is in desperate need of a donation of a new snowblower. Please help us, winter is unfortunately here! 

Wish List
Items currently needed: 
Snowblower! Winter is here!

Caring for our animals requires a lot of time, love, money, and supplies.

Donating wish list items helps us with the day-to-day care of our animals and supports our operational needs.

Items can be dropped off during the humane society hours of operation. 

Remember, even used items can help our animals. We only ask that they are in good condition. If you have a question about a wish list item, please contact the shelter directly.

Remember all donations are tax deductible! 

Cat Items 

  • Medium- and large-size kitten hammocks (they are found in pet stores in the ferret section) 
  • Medium covered litter boxes 
  • Small litter boxes – kitten size 
  • Small plush cat beds – kitten size 
  • Friskies or 9 Lives pate canned food 
  • Ceramic crocks for food and water – small and large 
  • Scoopable litter* 
  • Toys (especially toys that make noise, and small mice) 

Dogs Items 

  • Nylabone Dog Chew Bones for all size dogs 
  • Toys – variety 
  • 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* 
  • Legal, letter, and small notepads 
  • Telephone message pads – 2-part carbonless 
  • Stamps 
  • Blank address labels – 1 X 2 5/8 and 2 X 4
  • Manila 3-tab folders – letter size 
  • 25-gallon plastic tubs with lids 

Seasonal Items 

  • Funding needed for a heavy duty snow blower 
  • New dehumidifiers – for cat room 
  • Dog-friendly ice melt 

Always Welcome 

Gift certificates or gift cards to area merchants to purchase supplies as needed. 

*We can never have enough of these items. 

Shelter hours:

The Humane Society of Rome animal shelter 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 more information, contact the Humane Society of Rome by calling 315-336-7070 or stop by the shelter, 6247 Lamphear Road.


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