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EllieRaggs & Kookie
I was homeless and a dog gets hungry when they have no home or family to care for them. I went to Burger King, I am not kidding, I thought maybe I could get a hand out. I got something even better, a ride from some nice people to the shelter. I was afraid because I wasn't sure what this place was but when I found out that I get a good meal everyday plus snacks, well, I thought it was a good place. I have since found out that the people here are also trying to find me a home, isn't that great? If you want to give me a home you should know I am spayed and may be about six years old and look like I am part Dachshund. I am friendly with other pets and know about house training but will need to learn the rules of my new home. I sure hope someone will take a look at me and think I am just the friend they are looking for. Me and my companion cat, Kookie came to the shelter because our previous owners split and neither wanted us. I am four years old and have beautiful long hair. Both me and Kookie are declawed and neutered and can get along with other cats and kids too. I don't mind telling you that shelter life is difficult because I know what it is like to not be confined and have the freedom to roam about the house. I am hoping I won't be here long because it has been a difficult adjustment and I still don't like it. While I have your ear, maybe you would take me and Kookie together since we have been together. He is six years old and has short hair. Actually we are a very striking pair because we are like salt and pepper, one of us black and one white. It is not absolutely necessary we are adopted together but it sure would be nice because I have lived with Kookie all my life.


Ted came to the shelter as a stray. He had an injury to his hind leg that due to the age of the injury could not be repaired so the decision was made to amputate his leg. Ted has adjusted quite well to his missing limb. This little guy is so sweet and has a lot of love to give.

We are asking for donations to help cover the cost of Ted's surgery and we are also asking for people to open their heart and homes and get this wonderfully little guy a new home. Ted is a 3 year old chihuahua and he is already neutered. He does well with other dogs, cats and children. He is house trained and he LOVES to go for car rides.

If you are able to help Ted either by donating towards his surgery or if you are interested in adopting him please call the shelter at 814-443-2121.


The shelter would like to give a huge THANK YOU to The Red Knights Motorcycle Club. We are very lucky and appreciative to be the beneficiary of the proceeds raised by the annual ride for the last 9 years. Your kindness and generosity is beyond measure.


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!!
Full list of sponsors...

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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Sun, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat: 12-5 PM
Closed Wednesdays


November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month! We have some really wonderful seniors at our shelter. The adoption fee will be waived on all approved applications for animals in our Adopt a Senior Pet program. Stop by our shelter and ask to meet our senior pets. You'll be glad you did!


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.


Light Up Night Parade
Uptown Somerset
November 26, 5:30 PM

We welcome anyone who has adopted a dog from us to join us as we lead Santa to the Courthouse for Light Up Night. We are going to be decorating a float in honor of our dear friend Joan Wendel who passed away in September. Joan was very passionate about the animals and was a huge supporter of the shelter.

Photos with Santa
Family Video, Somerset
December 3, 12 - 3 PM

Bring your pets and children for photos with Santa! Photos will be taken by professional photographer Tony Urban. Order prints or digital photos. Prints are $8 for the first 4x6; $5 for each additional 4x6. One digital photo is $12, or $20 for all digital photos from your session. No appointments necessary. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Somerset County.

Windber Santa Crawl
The Windber Moose Lodge
December 3, 4 PM

Music all day - Rock'n with Richard - Running Free - Steve & Jackie - The Boomers - Van Waylon - DJ 50/50 - Special Guest from Nashville, TN - Fort Defiance. $10 Poker Card. Chance to win gift cards totaling $1,000. Grand prize $1,000! All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Somerset County and Nardecchia Spay Neuter Fund.

See you there!!

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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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Saturday, November 26, 2016

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