Our pet pick of the week is Clyde, a stunning Angora rabbit. Clyde is about six months old. He is very sweet and is good with kids and with cats. Clyde came in with another rabbit, Bonnie and both have been raised as indoor rabbits. According to the House Rabbit Connection Inc., “Rabbits kept outdoors do not fare as well as those living indoors. Rabbits are very social and need to be around family.” Rabbits are very intelligent, clean and entertaining companions. They enjoy playing with toys, being brushed and being talked to. They make great pets. If you are interested in Clyde and would like to learn more about adopting a rabbit, stop in and speak with a staff member. We’re here to help you find the best match for your family.

Last week, 15 Chihuahuas got their wings and traveled all the way from Los Angeles to the Humane Society of Knox County for a second chance at a forever home in Midcoast Maine. The transport was organized through the “Many Happy Returns” program established by HSKC and LA Animal Services earlier this year in response to LAAS Chihuahua overpopulation problem (they receive over 300 of these pint-sized pooches every month). We’re thrilled to report that 13 of the 15 Chihuahuas have already found their forever homes. Chip and Goofy are hoping to have a home for the holidays too. Thank you to Dr.Glenn Yovino of Harbor Road Veterinary Hospital and Lauri Martin for their help in transporting the animals safely.

Save the date: Friday, Dec. 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. for “3 Dog Night” at the 3 Dogs Café in Rockport. Thanks to the generosity of café owners Steve Watts and Keith Stone, along with Machias Savings Bank, it will be a night of scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and festivities to benefit the homeless animals at the Humane Society of Knox County. Join us in celebrating the holiday season and supporting the homeless animals in our community. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at the shelter facility, 3 Dogs Café, Pet Quarters, Loyal Biscuit, Hollydachs and Machias Savings Bank. All of the ticket sales will go directly to help the animals.

Holiday Pet Package full of items from our wish list is available at the Hannaford store in Rockland. For under $10 you can put food in the bowls of our animals and other necessities to help us help the animals. We appreciate your support.

The Friday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, is traditionally a time where fantastic deals can be found in all number of places in time for the holidays. Well, it’s no different at HSKC. On Black Friday, and all Fridays in November, the adoption fee is waived for all adult black or black and white cats. As always, every cat will be spayed/neutered, given age appropriate shots, tested, de-wormed, flea treated and receive a free first vet exam. Every day in November the fee for any adult cat is 50 percent off the regular adoption fee.

What if the Humane Society of Knox County earned a percentage of every purchase you made online this holiday season and beyond? Well now it can! GoodShop.com is an online shopping mall which donates up to 30 percent of each purchase to your favorite cause! Hundreds of great stores including Amazon, Target, Gap, Best Buy, Staples, eBay, Macy’s and Barnes & Noble have teamed up with GoodShop and every time you place an order, you’ll be supporting your favorite cause, us. And if you download the GoodSearch—Humane Society of Knox County toolbar, our shelter will earn money every time you shop and search online—even if you forget to go to GoodShop or GoodSearch first! Add the HSKC toolbar at www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/humane-society-of-knox-county and start shopping and earning money for the animals.

Wish list: latex gloves, 33-gallon trash bags, Scotch tape, laundry detergent, stamps, gift certificates to Wal-Mart & Staples, Hp 92 ink, clay cat litter (non-clumping). We are located at 17 Buttermilk Lane off Route 1 in Thomaston. Contact us at 594-2200. P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME 04841. We’re open every day from 11a.m-5p.m, closed Sundays.