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My previous owner and I had to make a difficult decision which resulted in me coming to the shelter. My person had some medical issues and could no longer care for me; we hated to say goodbye. I am ten years old and worried I won't get adopted because I am a senior. But guess what, I am part of the Adopt a Senior program so my adoption fee is waived with an approved application. I hope maybe this will help me get a new home. I have enjoyed hunting and am reported to be quite good at it but I am also a house pet. I can get along with other dogs but have never lived with cats. Some other things you may like about me is that I am house trained and nice with children. I realize I have more years behind me than ahead and I don't want to spend them in a shelter. My person told the staff here that I am well behaved and friendly and I am. He also told me to continue to be a good boy so a family will want me. Well I am trying my best to not do anything wrong but I am still worried, please help me I want a new home. I feel I have done my best and all that was expected of me so I am wondering why it has been four months and I am still stuck here at the shelter. My kittens and I were left in a box on the porch of the shelter. Thank goodness the nice people here took me in and helped me raise my kittens. The kittens no longer need me and are so darn cute that all will get adopted. We mom cats are often forgotten after the kittens no longer need us and I don't think that is fair. I have been living in a cage for all these months and really am getting desperate to find someone that will give me a home. I do get to spend time in the playroom here but it would be so lovely to have an entire house to explore and stroll about. I am two and a half years old. If you are looking for a companion would you please consider me?


Hi, my name is Elsa. I am a one year old Great Dane and I just love children and playing with other dogs. The only problem is that I am deaf and almost completely blind which makes it a little difficult for me to get around sometimes, but if I must say so myself, I do pretty well using my nose to smell my way around. Pretty smart, huh? I heard the nice people taking care of me talking the other day about an operation that could help improve my eyesight!!! Boy, I would love to have that done, but they said it would cost about $1,200! I am not sure about money but that sounds like a lot to me. But, wow! I sure would love to be able to see better!

I am hoping some of you nice people reading my story will find it in your hearts to help me reach my donation goal. They told me you can make a donation at the shelter, you can mail a check to P.O. Box 182, Somerset, PA 15501, or you can donate via Paypal using the link right here on the shelter's website. If you do donate via Paypal please call the shelter so they know your donation was meant for me.


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.


Somerset County Fair
Somerset County Fairgrounds, Meyersdale
August 21-27

Stop by our booth while visiting the County Fair! We will have various items for sale to benefit our shelter.

Coco's Chocolate Champagne Extravaganza
Green Gables, Jennerstown
September 13, 7 PM

Join us for a night of fun as we raise money for our shelter! Chocolate Fountain * Desserts * Candies * Champagne Punch * Cash Bar * Basket Raffle * Silent Auction! Tickets are $25. We are also looking for sponsors for our basket raffle and silent auction. Please call 814-445-6048 or 814-443-9743 for more information, to buy tickets or to become a sponsor.

This quilt is one of the many silent auction items that will be available at the 11th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza on Sept. 13th.

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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Sunday, August 21, 2016

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