“8 years ago today we adopted this beautiful girl Polly from the Humane Society of Rome. We are proud to say she’s happy and healthy (and spoiled beyond belief). Thank you to all of the staff and volunteers at your shelter!” – Nancy









Matrix is doing swimmingly (pardon the pun) in his new home. 💙








“Today we celebrate Tanner’s (aka Duke) adoption from the Humane Society of Rome on August 20, 2009 when he rescued us~We unexpectedly lost our Hunter and Tanner has brought nothing but joy into our lives since he became our furry son~Thank you so very much!”






Madonna Fan Club Members, here’s an update that will make you smile!

“Madonna is loving her life…crazy that she was passed up for so long!”









We love seeing our alumni (especially the “bully” breeds) living happily with other pets!

“Update on Abby! She’s doing great! She loves playing with Oliver my Chiweenie and Riley our German Shepard! She also likes playing with our two cats Cash and Cole! She makes our fur family whole.” 💚💜






tallulahA purr-fect proposal!

“This is Tallulah. My daughter adopted her as a little kitten last fall. Tallulah helped her ‘dad’ ask her ‘mom’ to marry him! She is a very loved and spoiled kitty.”







Marmalade found the best seat in the house. If your windowsills are lonely…we can help!

“We are so happy with Marmalade. She is such a love bug. Thank you again.” – Heather





Betsy the Boxer

betsy the boxerBetsy the Boxer (now Athena) loves her new home & Mr. Elephant, her favorite toy. 🐘









Boyd looks quite peaceful in his new home. Have a dreamy life, sweet boy!






miloIt’s great to see the marvelous Milo enjoying his new home! Isn’t he a handsome boy?









Happy Adoption Anniversary, Lily!

“We are celebrating 3 years with Lily today (formerly known as Skylar). Of course her brother has to photo bomb as usual, doberman butt lol. Thank you Humane Society of Rome for ALL YOU DO!! Our Lily bug has been a blessing to our family.” – Christinelily


Craig We are so pleased to share this wonderful update on Craig! You may remember the handsome 11 year old Beagle underwent surgery in May to remove cysts on his eyes & a growth on his foreleg. His mom writes:

I am writing to give an update on Buddy aka “Craig”! He is loving his new home (he loves snoozing on the couch!) and has already made progress with his weight loss with daily walks. It is now US trying to keep up with him–he even enjoys bursts of running here and there! He has brought so much love and laughter into our lives, and we are so thankful we took a chance on this little man!

Hayley, Buddy’s Mom 🙂



“Eli was happy to see his new little brother Clawdius (renamed Tony). They are already playing and cuddling together!” – Destiny tony the cat


gemmaLittle Miss Gemma has a new big brother! Love these awesome adoption updates!

“Hello! I love sending you guys updates I adopted miss Gemma from you guys in April 2015 she’s such a smart healthy pup! She will be two in September and she now has a brother that we added to the family that she absolutely loves!” – Kayla








MickiThis HSR alum is living a golden life! 💛

“Bella-Noka (formerly Micki) is doing great! She settled in amazingly and already all the animals adore her & she adores them! There couldn’t have been a better fit for our family. Here she is enjoying her daily walk with her fur-sister.” – Carly








myaHappy 10th Adoption Anniversary to Mya & her family!

“This is Mya. Our Bernese Mountain Dog mix we adopted as a puppy from HSR in 2006. We couldn’t have asked for a more gentle, protective and loyal dog. Her Siberian Husky brother keeps her young and she lives a great life full of exercise, treats and regular groomings by Deb’s Dog D-Tails. Just wanted to say thank you for making our family complete.” – Brian







bo Jangles

BJWho’s that bundled up Boxer on a boat? It’s HSR alum, Bo Jangles! We love following his adventures on Instagram. Follow him, on Instagram @bojanglestheboxer









coal“Coal’s first hike up a mountain was completed today while sporting his new patriotic bandana!” – Nick








bellaWe’re overjoyed to share this precious photo of newly adopted Bella (now named Stella) with her favorite little girl, Bridgette. After spending 7 long months in the shelter, the sweet black lab mix joined the Allen family. Thank you, Bridgette & family for giving Stella the home of her dreams!










“I adopted Squeaks a few weeks ago and I just wanted to update you guys: She is doing great! She loves playing with my 7 month old puppy and they have become squeaksthe best of friends. She is very affectionate and sleeps with me every night. I go to sleep and wake up hearing her purr and it’s the best feeling in the world. She has her first check up at the vet tomorrow, but so far she eats good. Actually she’s a pig. Every time I eat she comes running immediately to beg. Oh, and her name is Zola now. Hope all is well!” -Taylor






annieHSR alum Annie reminds us that age is JUST a number. Emilie shares this update:

I was blessed with this dear lady 16 years ago from Rome Humane Society!! Her name there was “Angel”. She’s still a mouser!!








roscoe 2 roscoe

Remember Roscoe, the Redbone Coonhound who waited 6 months for a loving home? His awesome mom Kylee sent us this update:

Roscoe swimming in the lake! (Where there are LOTS of pets rocks for him to play with!) and he has an awesome girlfriend! My dad adopted a black lab (Maggie) from Stevens Swan and they love to play together!



tahtiWe LOVE this adoption update so much!

My name is John and in the coming weeks it will officially be 1 year since I adopted Tahiti! I chose to adopt following a very rough end to my junior year at the University at Albany and Tahiti has been a blessing. I recently graduated with my bachelors degree in US history and look forward to the future and, of course Tahiti will be by my side through it all.

Over the past year, Tahiti has changed. While he was a very lovable cat the moment he stepped foot in my home, his first few months were challenging. In adjusting to a new environment, he destroyed hundreds of dollars of electronics, blinds, etc. But he eventually grew out of his anxiety and has adjusted well. Though, he is still very, VERY vocal and loves to play (I have the scars to prove it!). Despite putting on some weight (he and I both), he is still as active as ever running from one end of the house to other and waking me up in the morning for his breakfast. He spends his days following me everywhere I go, watching the world outside and being adorable. When I return home from work he will not eat his food or treats until he can spend a few minutes licking my face and giving me hugs!  I hope you guys remember him! 



murphy“This is Murphy! We adopted him from HSR in December 2014. At the time his name was Winter. He loves his new home and his Siberian Husky sister named Maya. Murphy is such an amazing dog! He’s very well behaved and loved everyone! We are so lucky to have him! Thank you!” – Nicole








We’re so grateful for adopters like Shannon!sylvanna

“We recently adopted Sylvannas who we have since then renamed to Roary, and since she was born on the 4th of July we got her a flag bandana🇺🇸🐶 she has been the BEST addition to our family and we are so thankful for the Humane Society of Rome for taking such good care of her!” – Shannon





TerriHappy Tail Update! ❤️

“Terri (black & white) was adopted last October from HSR and now she has a brother Rufus who was adopted a few months ago from Kindred Spirits. They are getting along quite well together!” – Sarah





Herbie & Caesar

h and cWe ❤️ alumni photos like this one of Herbie & Caesar. The tired twosome were adopted separately through HSR but mom Sue tells us they’ve always been the best of friends.








Cider is the apple of his mama’s eye…🍎

My name is Cassandra and I adopted your Murry in August last year. I just wanted to say that he’s brought so much joy and love into our home and I couldn’t picture cidercoming home without him greeting me at the door. We named him Cider because of his coloring and his spunky personality. I just wanted to thank the Humane Society for all that you do there and the love that you give to all the animals. Cider is truly one of a kind and we love him dearly.

Thank you,





yolandaKitty By The Sea! 🐠 Three years ago, Dini (formerly known as Yolanda) was adopted from our PetSmart Adoption Center by the Kiliany family of Hoboken, NJ. Now, the lucky kitty & her family are relocating to sunny Florida! Here’s Dini enjoying her very first ocean view while en route to her new home.










“This is Bailey. He was adopted almost 2 years ago by my son and his fiancé. He has found his fur ever home and eternal love.” – Patbailey

Sweet dreams, Bailey! 🌙






Teddy Bear

teddy bear“This is my boy Teddybear. I adopted him from Humane Society of Rome ten years ago. He’s the best dog!” – Shar








Tigger and Prince

HSR alumni, Tigger & Prince know that TV time means cuddling on their dad’s lap. Adopting a bonded pair is always twice as nice. t & P








Baby Girl

baby girl“This is our baby girl Friendly (aka baby girl) that we adopted a little over 12 years ago. She is going to be 13 this July!! We just love our baby girl!” – Becky






My family adopted me from the humane society last week and I love my new home, especially my big brother Luther. He lets me hang out in his bed with him. My new atlasparents are cool too, they volunteer their time at HSR photographing cuties like me. I am a very lucky and proud shelter puppy.”






King James

king jamesWe love seeing photos of our alumni bonding with kids. Here’s newly adopted King Jaymes with his fave buddy.❤️








“Hey friends at the Humane Society of Rome I wanted to share my favorite picture of Slippers, with his sister Dazey. They really enjoy sleeping next to each other ❤️❤️slippers❤️.”
– Joseph







kion“What’s a Monday?” – Kion

Newly adopted Kion (formerly known as Tony) is living the dream. ❤️🐱🏡💤








 HSR alum Tosha recently celebrated her first birthday. Her family prepared a special dinner including doggie ice cream for the big day. Happy Birthday, pretty girl!








blaze“I think it is safe to say that our boy Blaze has settled in nicely in his new home. This is how he fell asleep his first night here. We are so happy to have him, he is a great addition to our family.” – Crystal








Saturday night + warm fire = happy cat! HSR alum, Meeshameesha
is loving life.







bianca“I just wanted to say a huge Thank you for letting us adopt Bianca yesterday. She is absolutely beautiful. She slept in bed with me last night. I already love her to pieces.”







Mr. Walter Fredrickson

Mr. Walter Fredrickson is adored by his proud mom, Markie. She writes: I adopted my “old man” on June 30th and just wanted to let you know how great he’s doing! He MWFgot a hair cut for summer time and it’s growing in beautifully. And he has even gained 1 pound and 5 ounces! His favorite thing to do is snuggle, every night and every morning he is curled up over my shoulder holding me tight. He has brought me so much happiness these past six months! Thank you for letting me take this little love bug home!








froggerLittle Frogger grew up to be a real Prince Charming! His mom Sandra reports…

This guy was named “Frogger” by the employees of the Humane Society of Rome. We adopted him in 2010. He was 7 weeks old and 5 lbs. He’s Dusty now and weighs 92 lbs and couldn’t be more loved. He’s a good boy!








Benny and Peanut

Happy One Year Adoption Anniversary to Benny & Peanut! Aren’t they precious.b and p


HSR alum, Sophie looks like she’s in a Norman Rockwell painting. Every pet deserves a warm home especially during these harsh winter months.sophie