Our pet picks of the week are Max and Stubbie. Max is a lovable 6-year-old black and tan Cocker Spaniel. According to the American Kennel Club, Cockers are intelligent, gentle dogs that thrive as part of a family and Max is no exception. He loves attention and will gladly roll over for a belly rub. Max likes to be a constant companion and would be happy to hang out at home with you or be your co-pilot on errand day. Max will be one of our featured pets on our television show Reigning Cats and Dogs airing every other Thursday on Channel 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tune in and meet some of our adoptable animals, learn about upcoming events and promotions, tips and tricks of pet ownership and hear happy ending stories of the families we have helped create.

Our feline pet pick of the week is Stubbie. He is a handsome black, short-haired cat with a short, little stub of a tail, thus the name Stubbie. He, along with his brother and mother, recently lost their home and ended up at the shelter looking for a second chance. He loves to entertain himself by chasing things around his kennel. Imagine the fun he could have in his own home with rooms to explore and floors to bat things across. Don’t miss out on this real love bug.

If your are having difficulty affording to get your pet spayed or neutered the Community Spay/Neuter Clinic of Freeport, offering low cost spaying and neutering to low income pet owners, is now offering free van transport for day surgery from the Humane Society of Knox County. The first transport is scheduled in September. To learn more or to make an appointment to have your dog or cat picked up by the new van service call the clinic at 865-0772.

Our 14th Annual Fur ‘n’ Foliage Dog walk is just weeks away on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Thomaston Academy Grounds. Everyone is welcome to attend this family fun event. We’ve added more things to do and see. We’ll have live music, balloon artist, caricaturist, face painting, vendors, raffles, fun contests, photos with Santa, try your luck agility course, barbecue lunch and much more. We have also reduced the registration fee to $20 for adults and $10 for kids to make the event more accessible to people during these challenging times. Guaranteed to be a lot of fun! This pledge driving event is a key fundraiser for us to support the health and welfare of more than 1,200 animals that come through our doors each year. Sign up now and start collecting your pledges to raise much needed funds to help the shelter animals. If you haven’t done so already, fetch a pledge sheet on our website or at the shelter and start asking your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to sponsor your efforts to help your community animal shelter. We cannot do it without your help. Lead business sponsors for this year’s event are Harbor Road Veterinary Hospital, Machias Savings Bank and Rockland Animal Hospital. Also sponsoring this event are Loyal Biscuit Co., Camden National Bank, Safe Harbor Confections, Domino’s Pizza, Brooks Trap Mill, and Maritime Energy. To learn more visit hskcME.org.

Our Wish List this week: We are in real need of canned cat and dog food. We also need a steady supply of paper towels and large black garbage bags. It would be really nice to have a couple of E-Z Up/ First Up Event tents. Thank you for your support.