We hate being right, especially two times in a row. But the only wash last Saturday was the washout of our Woofer and Wagon Wash by the very uncooperative weather. You’d think rain would be a good thing for a wash, but it doesn’t work that way.

Anyway, since this weekend is the Fourth of July, we are not rescheduling for then. Keep a lookout as we will let you know what’s up soon. And thank you if you let your canine or car get dirty to take advantage of the wash. We hope the rain helped a little and was good for something besides disappointment.

A huge thank you! to Kristy and Richard Thompson, the owners of Maine Soda Blasting. Kristy and Richard brought their cutting-edge, high-tech environmentally very friendly mobile sand- and soda-blasting unit over to the shelter the other day and gave our dog kennels the cleaning of a lifetime. They are now clean as a hound’s tooth (and if you know where that expression came from we’d like to know too), and they smell fresh and sweet. It is wonderful for our dogs to have such spick-n-span kennels, but it would be even more wonderful if they all had homes of their own. You can help!

Have you seen the wonderful garden in front of the shelter building? Right now the area is full of blooming trees and bushes. If you’re a plant person, please stop by for a look and a sniff. And since all our beautiful cats and dogs are right there, think about becoming an animal person. We bet we have just the right four-footer for beginners.

Please don’t forget how you can help the shelter by using the Clynk program at Hannaford. Stop by the shelter and we’ll give you a bag with our special sticker to put on it. Then all you have to do is fill the bag with returnable cans/bottles, take it to Hannaford in Rockland or Belfast, scan the sticker and open the chute. Hannaford will take care of the rest and send a check to the shelter.

Thank you, Hannaford, for being such a good friend!

Pookie wants to know why he hasn’t been adopted yet. We do too. So many cats in his room have gone home, but he’s still there. Look at that face. We know there is a home for him out there.

Gorgeous Autumn! We hope people are not waiting until fall to adopt Autumn. (So sorry.) She wants a home before it starts getting colder and she can’t find a sunny place to take a nap.

On our wish list: paper towels, paper plates, towels, bleach, dry cat food and canned food for dogs and cats. Thank you for thinking of us!

Stop in and see us and all our beautiful beasties at 146 Camden St. in Rockport. We’re open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, and our website at crarl.org is never closed! And thank you, as always, for your caring and support.