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

Here I sit waiting for a forever home. I lost my way and was brought to the shelter as a stray so I guess you could say I was homeless. I like people and hope someone will like me in return because I want to “go home.” I am two years old and neutered. I will try to be the best dog I can be if you are willing to take me in. I watch as people walk by my cage and hope someone will stop but so far that hasn’t happened. Just because I am a Coonhound doesn’t mean I can’t be your pet. Maybe everybody thinks I am only good for hunting because I am a Coonhound. I can love you and be a best friend like any other dog so won’t you please give me a chance? I am not quite a year old and I don’t want to grow up in the shelter. I have never had a family but desperately want one because then I will belong. I am neutered and litter trained. I don’t mind other cats and dogs are okay too if they are nice to me. Please don’t make me wait any longer to be part of a family. I try to be patient but it gets more difficult everyday. Everybody here is nice to me but I am not their cat, I don’t belong to them. I really really really want someone to be my own person. We will have so much fun together if you just take me home TODAY!

Sponsored by: Humane Society of Somerset County
and Somerset County Veterinarian Association
Price is $10 per animal.
All dogs must be on a leash. All cats must be in a carrier.
The law requires that all dogs and housecats over 3 months of age be vaccinated for rabies. This vaccination is good for 1 to 3 years depending on the animal and its age.
Download rabies clinics flier (pdf)

Stoystown Fire HallWed. April 3rd6-7 PM
Boswell Fire HallMon. April 8th6-7 PM
New Centerville Fire HallWed. April 10th6-7 PM
Addison Fire HallThur. April 11th6-7 PM
Berlin Vo-Ag Dept.Thur. April 11th6-7 PM
Acosta Fire HallSat. April 13th11 AM - Noon
Shanksville Fire HallTues. April 16th6-7 PM
Meyersdale Vo-Ag Dept.Mon. April 22nd6-7 PM
Somerset - Gary's Complex
(former Jamesway Bldg.)
Wed. April 24th6-7 PM
Central City Fire HallSat. April 27th11 AM - Noon
New Baltimore Fire HallMon. April 29th6-7 PM

Thank you to everyone who supported our Easter Bunny Photos fundraiser this year! A very special thanks to Tony Urban, our photographer, who does a great job making everyone look good, and to Family Video for having us! We raised over $300 for the Humane Society of Somerset County!!

In photo, front row is "The Easter Bunny" Jerry Yourich, Joan Wendel and Carletta Yourich. Back row is John Wendel Sr., Johnny Wendel, and Jim Heffelfinger and Jamie Contrillo from Family Video.

Lebanon Valley Insurance Company from Cleona, PA has a "charitable donations fund". This year they allowed their top agents to pick the charity of their choice to accept the donation. Mosholder Insurance Agency chose the Humane Society of Somerset County as their charity of choice. A check in the amount of $840 was donated to the Humane Society of Somerset County. In the picture is George Koutsouflakis from Lebanon Valley Insurance Company, Alisa Murphy from Mosholder Insurance Agency, David Mayhugh from the the Humane Society of Somerset County, and Freckles (who has since be adopted). Thank you!!


I am Comet and I am the curious, fun-loving one! I am an appaloosa filly approximately 7 months old. I went through a lot with my mare who had a life-threatening injury, so I got quite used to getting on and off trailers and being moved around. Because of this, I am very brave and easy to handle. I lead well, stand for the farrier, and love to be hugged! I load, tie, and have even allowed that vet lady to stick needles in me for my vaccinations without a fuss. My foster home has a little girl and when she comes into the field, I go straight up to her for kisses and rubs. I will probably stay a pony as my mare was only about 14.2 hands and I am very short and compact. I have a few white spots on my rump but otherwise I am a solid chestnut color. My forever home has someone with training experience because even though I am easy to handle now, I am going to get bigger and I need someone to teach me everything I need to know to be your lifelong trail companion or gaming pony! Please just don’t let me end up in a bad situation like my mom was in...only ask about me if you plan to train me and keep me forever!

In partnership with Purina® Pets for People™ we are happy to offer a Purina® Pets for Seniors discount program to qualified seniors, sixty years of age and older.

The Pets for Seniors program helps to cover the cost of adoption fees and provides product information‚ coupons‚ and a pet care booklet. Why? Studies have shown that pet companionship may actually help improve senior citizen health and outlook on life.

Find out more by visiting the Purina® Pets for Seniors website or by calling our shelter.


We would like to welcome to our shelter Cyndi Kister of Shadowed Reflections Photography, photographer, and Melissa Rock, picture delivery!


We are looking for people to sponsor a new lightbulb at the shelter. Call David at 814-443-2121 for more details if interested. Thank you!!


Glades Pike Winery
April 21st, 12-4 PM

April 28th, 12 - 2 PM
Trinity Luthern Church, Somerset

Benefits Jager and Friends Dog Park! This one day event is $15 pre-registration fee or $20 same day registration. Registration includes FREE t-shirt with all proceeds going to the dog park. Door prizes and giveaways throughout the day. For more information or to register, contact Daynelle at 724-984-2789 or Judy at 814-352-7882.

Bark for Life Canine Relay
May 27th, 9 AM - 1 PM
Oakhurst Tea Room, Somerset

First Annual Canine Relay to benefit the American Cancer Society Somerset Relay for Life and the Humane Society of Somerset County! Activities include canine walk, blessing of the dogs, pet grooming, pet photos, canine contest and a demonstration by the Somerset Borough Police Department's K-9 unit. Registration for the walk is $10 per canine. For more information, contact Adam at (814)445-9882 or Jim at (814)443-2897.

See you there!!


Bella is a really nice girl who has been waiting quite a while for a new home. She is a little shy but is really friendly once she warms up to you. Bella is good with cats and with children, but is afraid of other dogs. She has a special angel who has paid her adoption fee so she just needs someone to come to the shelter to get her! Please don't make her wait any longer!

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.

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


Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat: 12-5 PM
Sunday (Adoptions Only): 12-5 PM
Closed Wednesdays

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We would like to give a special thanks to the following businesses.

For helping our shelter and animals:
Petco in Johnstown

For grooming our animals:
Barbara Stutzman of Happy Tails

Helping to promote our shelter:
Gittler's Pets in Johnstown

Promoting our Pets of the Week:
Daily American

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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, March 31, 2013

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