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

Lady is at the shelter because her previous owner is ill and can no longer care for her. It is sad they had to be separated but the previous owner cared enough to be sure she would get the care she needs. Lady is very sweet; she is a ten year old Chihuahua. Please don't pass her up because of her age. Little dogs tend to have longevity. Lady is house trained and spayed. She is friendly with other dogs, cats and children. Did you know some of my best friends are policeman. The reason I say this is because a good policeman saw I was homeless and helped my by giving me a ride to the shelter. I am about a year old and so happy that I am getting help. I so want a home and family to love me. When you are homeless you get lonely and sad but I just feel sure this is my lucky week and I will put all that behind me. So future family I am waiting and hope you come for me as soon as you read my story.


Hi, my name is Bear and I need your help. I came to the shelter because my owners didn't have enough time to spend with me, but since being here - I found that I really do not like being in the kennels. Because of this anxiety, I chase my tail non-stop and when I catch it - I bite it and chew it all up. The nice people here love me and want to help me by getting my tail docked but they need $250 to do this. They are also trying to find a foster home for me, so that I don't have all this anxiety. I'm really a nice, friendly guy - I just don't like being in the kennel / crate. So, if you are able to donate to help get my tail docked and/or if you are interested in fostering me until I find my forever home, please contact the shelter at 814-443-2121. Thank you!


Dogs register (with the assistance of their owners) to walk 26.2 miles within the month of May around the scenic one-mile track at the Somerset County Campus of ACM. Registration is free for dogs adopted between March 1st and May 1st, 2016, from the Humane Society of Somerset County. Marathon Dogs that complete 26.2 miles during the month of May will receive a Marathon Dog Bandana and his/her photo will be featured in the Somerset Daily American in June as a Marathon Dog Winner. Proceeds benefit the scholarship funds of the Somerset County Campus Foundation.

Download the registation form.

Download the sponsor form.

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

30 Gallon Garbage Cans with Lids

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


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


The shelter is in urgent need of bleach. Thank you.


Auxiliary Meeting
Laurel Arts, Somerset
April 25, 5:30 PM

Anyone interested in helping our shelter is invited to come! We will be planning several upcoming events. We hope you see you there!

No Bones About It Basket Raffle & Vendor Show
Windber Community Building, Windber
May 6, 3 - 6 PM
May 7, 10 - 4 PM

Basket Raffle and Vendor Show to benefit our shelter! There will be food and fun entertainment. Meet some of our adoptable pets. For more information, or to donate a basket or gift card, contact Alisha Shaffer at 814-244-5455 or Rachel Cable at 814.241-1706.

Bark for Life
Windber Recreation Park, Windber
May 7, 9 AM - 1 PM

Visit our table at Bark for Life in Windber and meet some of our adoptable pets!

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.


We are in need of volunteer dog walkers. Walkers must be at least 18 and able to handle energetic dogs. Call us at 814-443-2121 if you are able to help! 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?

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

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