Vladimir ready to leave foster home for forever family

Posted 12/30/18

Hi Winston: My name is Vladimir. I am a 3-year-old shepard hound mix who was surrendered by my owner. I currently live in a home with my foster mom — and she absolutely loves me as I protect her …

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Vladimir ready to leave foster home for forever family


Hi Winston:

My name is Vladimir. I am a 3-year-old shepard hound mix who was surrendered by my owner. I currently live in a home with my foster mom — and she absolutely loves me as I protect her from everything!

I am a great boy, she says. The only reason she can not keep me is because I don’t get along with her cats. I am potty-trained, crate-trained (I actually enjoy being safe and secure in my crate) and want someone with me 24/7.

I would make a good service/support dog to someone who is home all the time. Since I don’t like cats that means that I like anything that runs outside so I would need someone to be able to walk me often, as well. I am a very lovable boy that loves all treats, especially rawhides!

I love car rides, sleeping on beds, cuddles and I understand the word, “no” when it’s given. Please call the shelter so a time can be scheduled to meet me. I don’t do very good in the kennels so my foster mom has to bring me if you are interested!

Thank you! Sincerely, Vladimir

Dear Vladimir:

Thank you for writing, and thank goodness for loving foster families such as yours. Readers, if you are interested in being a foster parent to a needy shelter animal while they are waiting to be adopted, please get in touch with us.

Good luck Vladimir!

Sincerely, Winston

Special thanks

Thank you to all of the local businesses that helped make our holidays so memorable, including Pet Supplies Plus, Carbone Subaru, Ace Hardware, Runnings & Tractor Supply.

You welcomed us with open arms and gifted us with donations, your time and support.

We appreciate it so much!

Special Items needed for Wish List

Copy paper;

Ink cartridge for our printer/HP 65 Color Black;

Mmoist and meaty canned dog food;

Large dog collars (lab dog collar size); and

Classic Cesar dog food. Thank you!

Adoption updates:

There have been a lot of holiday adoptions, and we are so happy for one and all!

Cats: Savannah, Bess, Treena, Gatto, Franko, Felix, Pilot, Farrah, Baby, Whiskers, Rio, Marcel, Elsa, Beech Nut, Riley, Adina, Joel, Ringo and Liona.

Dogs: Nova, Adele, Ferdinand, Xena, Charlie D, Chase, Otis, Zoey, Hansen, Bella and Becca and Moose (who were adopted together!)

Hooray for one and all!

Cat Items Needed:

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 Needed:

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 Needed:

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.

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.

Purina points weight circles 

Help the Humane Society of Rome earn points when you purchase Purina brand products, and collect weight circles.

Simply cut and save the circles from participating Purina brand dog foods you have purchased and bring to the shelter.

We save the weight circles and submit in bulk. Purina will send the Humane Society a check good towards future purchase of dog food. This saves the shelter the large amount on food. 

Gift ideas 

The Humane Society has the perfect gifts for those you love who may be hard to buy for — a wide variety of colorful T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and other items that are simply purrfect for animal lovers.

And, when you buy from the Humane Society, you also help our cats and dogs.

Become a member

Are you a member of the Humane Society of Rome? Please log onto our website www.humanesocietyrome.com and click on the ‘how can I help’ link and look for “MEMBERSHIP.”  

Become a volunteer

Volunteers are needed! Do you love animals? Do you have as little as an hour a week to spare or more? Contact the Humane Society and sign up today! 

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 more information, call


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