Receive a special discount on the adoption fee by adopting a Pet of the Week!!!

I heard words like skinny and dirty when people described me my first day here. Well I clean up pretty nicely and now I hear people say, "what a cute little dog." It is true I was skinny and am still a bit thin but the way I get fed here I won't be thin for long. I was homeless and often went hungry, I guess I am just not much of a hunter and scavenger. I am happy to make friends with people as I have found that most of the ones I meet are okay and want to make friends with me. Friends are great and you can never have too many but what I am really hoping for is a family I can call my own. I look like a Jack Russell Terrier perhaps about six years old so I have many years ahead of me. I hope I will find a family, or that they find me and we all live happily ever after. I was abandoned, just left behind by my previous owner, I was scared what would happen to me. I felt saved when I came to the shelter because I am well taken care of by very nice people. But I am starting to feel abandoned again because I have now been waiting for five months to be adopted. I feel sure it does not help that I am black. Black animals, dogs and cats alike, are always the last to find their forever home, if they ever do. I am friendly with other cats and know how to use the litter box. Good news, I am already neutered so you won't have to spend any money to have that done. Five months is a long time to live in a shelter so please consider giving me a place in you home and family.

Our Wish List


Stretch and Scratch for cats

Kuranda Beds

Kong toys

Cat Treats

Baking Soda

Kitty Litter

Canned Dog and Cat Food

Pet Safe Salt

Chewie Toys

Laundry Soap

Hand Soap


Dish Soap

Paper Towels

Toilet Paper

13 Gallon Garbage Bags

39 Gallon Garbage Bags

HP 952 Ink


Gas Cards for the Humane Officer's truck

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.


Tribute to Elton John
Rockwood Mill Shoppes and Opera House, Rockwood
May 13, 5:30 PM

Rockwood Mill Shoppes & Opera House presents an evening of fun featuring Lee Alverson benefitting the Humane Society of Somerset County. Doors open at 5:30 PM for Cash Wine Bar by Wapiti Ridge Wine Cellars of Dubois, Buffet Dinner catered by Chuckwagon and Entertainment by Lee Alverson. Tickets are $50 each. For tickets, contact Alisa at 814-442-3663.

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.

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.

Have you adopted from us?

To be included in our alumni section, email an alumni request to Include at least one picture, pet's name, pet's name at the shelter, date of adoption (if known), and any other information you would like to share!

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

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