We have two terrific dogs for you this week, both of them friendly and active and in need of a home where they can thrive.

Leeman is a boxer mix who we think is about 7 and a half years old. We know he loves people, kids and cats. When he meets other dogs, he is either very enthusiastic about getting to know and playing with them or, sometimes, a little intimidated by them. Don’t expect this handsome fellow to just lie around all day and watch the clouds go by. He loves to go on walks and for rides in the car. If you’ve a place for a great family animal, Leeman is definitely the dog for you.

Shirley is a pit mix who seems to be a young adult. She came to us as a stray and her owners were never located. Now that she’s over that trauma, she’s ready for a new and better chapter in her life, starting with getting a home. This sweet girl is very active, so a home where she can get lots of exercise would be just the ticket. She’d love a large backyard so she can run and chase after balls or even learn how to catch a Frisbee. She’s a truly special girl; stop by and take her for a walk.

Do you have any spare time during the day? Would you like to hang out with kittens or play with dogs? If so, then let us know pronto. Our dogs are always ready to go outside for some playtime, and a couple of them would make splendid companions on a long walk. If your fancy tends toward cats, we have lots that would love to have you brush them and play with them. Call us or stop by and fill out a volunteer application and get started today.

If you are going to the Harvest Hoot Saturday, Sept. 7, at Camden Snow Bowl, be sure you stop by our table and say hello. We’ll have a kitten or two for you to socialize with, and plenty of information about how you can help our wonderful creatures here at P.A.W.S. We look forward to seeing you there!

Items always needed: paper towels, canned and dry cat food, non-clumping cat litter and paper plates. And of course our four-footers always love treats and toys.

So please stop by to see us and all our precious pets. Spend some time playing with the kittens or taking a dog for a walk or just giving with one of our adult cats some TLC. You, and they, will be glad you did. We’re at 146 Camden St. in Rockport and open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Our phone number is 236-8702, and pawsadoption.org is never closed! And thank you, as always, for your caring and support.