Looking back, it seems to us that most of the dogs we highlight in this column are big dogs or at least medium-sized. Not so this week. Meet two of our littlest canine cuties. But don’t be fooled — small dog does not mean small heart or small anything else, including energy, affection, manners and love of life.

Lilly is a little fluff-ball looking for a home. This 5-year-old Pomeranian loves to play and be on the go big-time. Her ideal owner would take her on lots of walks, and she is comfortable with cats and other dogs. As far as small companions go, Lilly is at the top of the list.

Well, in all honesty, she shares that spot with Makita, a roly-poly little Chihuahua/terrier mix who won’t go anywhere without her favorite stuffed toy. (See photo!) Makita is a very young 8-year-old who loves people almost as much as she loves her toy.

With the nice weather here (well, as we speak, but who knows what it might be like an hour from now?), the dogs would love to be taken out on extra walks. If you’d like to help, put on your sneakers and come on down. We’ll grab a dog for you and you’re off! For the dogs, time away from the shelter is great for them emotionally and physically. (It’s pretty good for people too.) And having them out and about, you can help be a part of getting them adopted. Stop by rain or shine and get moving.

Cinco de Meow day was a huge success. Thank you to all of the participating restaurants and patrons that made this event possible.

On our wish list this week are 2-pocket folders, catnip, dog treats, peanut butter and — as usual — paper towels. If we’re not open, the door to the lobby always is, and you’re encouraged to leave your donations there. Thank you.

Don’t forget to visit our lively website at pawsadoption.org, or give us a call at 236-8702. Best of all, stop by the shelter at 146 Camden St. in Rockport from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and get acquainted with our special someones. And please like us on Facebook. And thank you, as always, for your very special care and support. Our critters love you, and we do too.