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Hi everyone, I am hoping to tell you about a few things I am worried about and that I fear will keep me from getting adopted. In the world of animal shelters statistics show that black dogs get adopted the least and that Pit Bulls are not high on the list either. Guess what, I am black and a Pit Bull, now do you see why I am worried? I hope you won't make me a statistic! I am one of the friendliest dogs at the shelter but you won't know that if you don't look past my breed and color. I was homeless, scrampering down a dirt road when rescued and so excited to go on a car ride. At the end of the ride I was at the shelter where I now stay, but I hope it is temporary. I am pretty sure I once had a family and don't know how I became homeless so I am searching for a new family. Can you look at me and see me for the great dog that I am? Please give me a chance at a new life. I sure don't want to make you sad but to be straight up honest I had a very undesirable life before the Humane Officer brought me to the shelter. I get sort of sad thinking about it but know all that is behind me now. I was timid when I came here, I just didn't know what to expect but have discovered that people are good and kind. Now that I know that I want some people of my own. I am two years old and spayed. I have been at the shelter for three months and feel like maybe I have been overlooked because I don't understand why I am never chosen to "go home." If you are reading this would you please let me see what it would be like to live with loving people in a wonderful home? There are a lot of kittens here right now and everyone wants a kitten, I am looking for someone who wants 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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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.


Taste of Somerset County
The Hayloft, Rockwood
June 29, 6:30 PM

Mix and mingle with martinis and munchies provided by local restaurants! Basket Raffle - 50/50 - Entertainment. Tickets are $25 donation and are available at Mosholder Insurance Agency (814-443-6565) and at Somerset Dental Associates (814-444-0850).

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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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