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Our Featured Rome, NY Partner:

Humane Society of Rome

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We serve people throughout the entire United States. Although most of our adopters are from the Mohawk Valley and Central New York region we have adopted animals to people who come from out of state. Please get in touch and let us work with you on adopting a new best friend!

About Our Shelter:

Hi, thanks for stopping by! We are a non-profit shelter located in Rome, New York. We have been serving the needs of the Mohawk Valley and surrounding CNY communities since 1956.
We provide shelter, food, care and medical attention if needed for cats and dogs on a year round basis. A goal of our shelter is to find every cat and dog that comes to us a good home. We work very hard to achieve that goal. We have had some of our animals with us for over a year before we finally found them a family. All of the animals that leave our shelter are spayed/neutered, up to date on their shots, wormed, treated for fleas, and microchipped.

Besides helping to find good homes for our cats and dogs, we also provide a number of other services. We do Humane Education throughout the community. If your school or organization would like to schedule an appointment, please call 315-336-7070. Our shelter offers a Sponsorship Program for people who may not be able to adopt but are interested in helping our animals. You can always ask for our "Wish List" also and donate items from that for the animals. All donations are greatly appreciated and really help us to continue our work on a year round basis. Our volunteers (we are always looking for new ones) work closely with staff in a number of areas. Some volunteers act as Foster Parents for those animals that need special attention or some extra TLC.
The Humane Society of Rome welcomes all inquiries and visitors. Please come visit our furry friends or call us if you have questions. We look forward to serving you. Thanks.

Come Meet our Pets:

Humane Society of Rome
6247 Lamphear Road (off Rt 365)
Rome, NY 13440
Shelter Phone: 315-336-7070
Office Phone: 315-337-1434
Fax: 315-336-4918

Please contact us if you need information or directions.

The shelter is open to the public:
Tuesday through Saturday 11-5:00pm, Sunday 11-3pm, closed Mondays.

Please donate to our Help The Animals Campaign

They arrive daily. Sometimes it is just one, often there are a few. Some are grown, some just babies. They arrive sick, injured, and scared, in need of food and a home.

Each year we take in more animals than the previous year. These added numbers mean we have to spend more on spay/neuter operations, medical supplies and veterinarian costs. In one year alone we will provide medicine and needed vet services for over a 1,000 animals.

In addition, we have the daily costs of food, energy and all of the other expenses it takes to run our shelter. Everyday we feed, clean, medicate and care for our many beautiful and loving animals. We do this not only because it is needed, we do it - Because We Care.

Please remember all the animals that need your help by making a donation today. Also, share this information with family, friends and your co-workers. Get them involved. Your contribution will provide food, shelter, vet services, medicines, and for some animals, the gift of life.

Mail your donation to:

Humane Society of Rome
P.O. Box 4572
Rome, NY 13442-4572

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Make a donation online or if it is easier for you, call or mail in your tax deductible donation. Thank you for helping!

Our Adoption Process:

We sincerely hope that we can be of service to you. Anyone interested in adopting a cat or dog must first fill out a screening application.

Our application is designed to help us determine if the adoption is in yours and the animal’s best interest and to place our animals into permanent responsible homes. We want to assist you in finding the pet most compatible with your lifestyle. Because the animal’s welfare must be our foremost consideration, HSR reserves the right to deny any adoption. Staff will review your application to ensure that the animal is going to a good home and that it is also the "right" animal for you. We want each adoption to be a good match. If for whatever reason it doesn't work out, please bring the animals back to us.
Visit our website for more information on adopting.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.