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You know it is nice to visit with old friends but visiting is one thing and moving in again is another. You see, seven years ago I was adopted from here, who would have guessed I'd be back. Well, my family can't care for me anymore, they aren't bad people and knew if I came here I would get good care. So we are back to square one! I am a little worried about getting adopted again now that I am seven years old. Seven and a half years ago I was a cute little puppy and everyone wanted me but now that I am middle aged, will anyone want me? Yes I was a cute pup but an ornery one too. Now I am well mannered, neutered and house trained. I hope you won't hold it against me but I just can't get along with cats and little dogs. Little dogs seem just like cats to me. I do get along with big dogs and I think kids are great. I am a Lab mix so you know I love people. While I am thankful to have a place to stay, I also know the benefits of having a family and home of my own, I am wondering, would you like to give me a second chance at a home of my own. Please stop and meet me so we can talk things over. I am counting the days until I am "home" again. I was homeless and ended up dropped off on the front porch of the shelter one night. I was in a carrier with an attached note asking that the shelter staff take care of me. They have done just that for three months now and I am getting anxious to find a family just for me. I am a neutered two year old short haired cat. I can get along with other cats but have never lived with dogs. I have never ever had a home so I would like to see what that would be like. I will do my best to learn the rules of my new home. I am anxious to leave here soon. I will be waiting just for you, please stop and ask for Moose.


Mercedes was previously adopted from our shelter, but she is not getting along with another dog in the household. Her owner has made the difficult decision to find her a new home where she can be the only pet. Mercedes is a Pit Bull/Great Dane mix and is 9 months old. She is not very big and will not be a big dog. She is deaf, but very smart and has been taking puppy training classes to learn sign language and has been picking it up quickly. Mercedes is also housebroken, spayed and micro-chipped. She is still a puppy and will need plenty of chew toys. She loves playing with her toys and also loves to sleep at the bottom of the bed. Mercedes is one of the sweetest dogs you'll ever meet and will make a great companion for the right person or family; however she should have a home with no small children. Her owner is heartbroken to have to give her up, but knows it is in her best interest to find a home where she can be the center of attention. Mercedes is staying with her owner until her new home is found, so please call us at 814-443-2121 to make arrangements to meet her. Mercedes' adoption fee has already been paid for the right home.


THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make this year's event a huge success!!!!
We would especially like to thank our sponsors -
We couldn't have done it without you!!
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Our Wish List


Stretch and Scratch for cats

Kuranda Beds

Kong toys

Cat Treats

Cat Flea Medicine (Advantage-Hartz-Sergeant)

Baking Soda

Kitty Litter

Canned Dog and Cat Food

Pet Safe Salt

Creamy Peanut Butter

Chewie Toys


Gas Cards for the Humane Officer's truck

Foster homes

Volunteer Dog Walkers

Cat Cuddlers

Monetary Donations are also needed

Please send to:

Humane Society of Somerset County
P.O. Box 182
Somerset, PA 15501

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Closed Wednesdays


We are looking for volunteers to walk dogs, cat cuddle or to help with general housekeeping at the shelter. Volunteering at our shelter is very rewarding! Our animals love the attention, and the socialization provided by volunteers helps get them adopted more quickly. Dog walkers must be at least 18 years old and able to handle energetic dogs. If you have a few free hours each week, please give us a call at 814-443-2121.


We have an Amazon Wish List of items the shelter needs. Items can be shipped directly to the shelter, making donating easy.

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Help reduce the number of animals in shelters! If anyone is interested in sponsoring one of our shelter pets to be spayed or neutered please call us at 814-443-2121 for details. Thank you.


Some of our animals are in foster homes. Please call ahead if there is someone in particular you wish to meet in case we need to make arrangements with the foster family. Thank you.

Volunteer Dog Walkers Needed

Please help!  We need volunteers to help us exercise the dogs.  We try to walk the dogs each day to provide them with the exercise and attention they so desperately need.  You can volunteer as little or as much as you like.  If you would be interested in helping us care for our animal guests, please call the shelter at 814-443-2121.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

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