‘Sweet Man’ Mateo is looking for furever home


Greetings all, I am Mateo, also known as “Tao” (TAY-YO). I am 3 ½ years old and I am looking for a forever home (aren’t we all?)

Winston, I just need a family to make me happy and in return, they will be gifted with the most wonderful and loving friend. I am sweet and fun and absolutely love attention. Another nickname of mine is “Sweet Man!”

The shelter staff says that I have an amazing amount of potential and just need an experienced owner to help refine my skills. I understand “sit” and “shake” and also with some training, I could become a fantastic hiking or running partner for someone. I am a very strong boy and need to release some of that pent up energy by being outside every say and playing games, especially tug-o-war!

Again, with a little patience and training I will learn to play a little less roughly. What else do I like? Sunshine, belly rubs and more and more affection.

A good home for me would be one with children aged 16 and older and also it would be best if there were no other pets in the home. Thank you!
— Love, Mateo 

Hey Mateo great to hear from you---- just look at that happy face!

You look like a charmer, a real fun sort of guy! Readers, how can you resist? Please stop by and check out this lovely fellow and all of his shelter mates to see if there is a match made just for you. Good luck Mateo! — Winston 

Cat adoptions: 

Sylvia, Jasmine, Claire, Walt, Charlie, Luna , Mango, Anastasia, Salem, Jenny, Sally, Cinder, Fergus, Angus, Popoye, Goliath , Misty, Indy, Marley, Mouse, Rupert, Jelly and Zoe 

Dog adoptions: 

Atlas and Boone 

Wish list

Laundry, dish and hand soap

Cat litter (clumping and non-clumping).

Soft cat toys, especially mice

• Feliway Cat Calming spray (or plug in refills)

Pill pockets (for both cats and dogs)

• Kitten chow 

• Dog chews (all sizes) 

Large dog collars

Dog leashes

Upcoming events

Tuesday, Sept. 1 — “Dining for the Dogs (and Cats)” 4 p.m. at DeSalvo’s Catering & Restaurant, N. James St.

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, medical care, etc.)

Sponsor an animal’s adoption fee

Sponsor an animal’s spaying or neutering fee


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. Type in “Humane Society of Rome” and search 

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

9. Go shopping!

Cat’s Pride
Litter program

We participate with Cat’s Pride Litter for Good Program — we’ve 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 tocatspride.comand 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

Also needed
at the shelter

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 

Scoops (Small Size) 

Small mice, Small 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 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.

Shelter info

The Humane Society of Rome Shelter is located at 6247 Lamphear Road. Hours are 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. 

Everyone visitng the shelter is required to wear a mask at all times. We are limiting the number of customers here at one time so the public may experience delays.

For information, call 315-336-7070 or go online to www.humanesocietyrome.com


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