Our pet pick of the week is Renny, a 3-year-old Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix. He is a little dog with a lot of personality. He is very playful and as cute as a button but he will also take a mile if you give him an inch. He needs a home who will love him enough not to let him rule the roost. With boundaries in place, Renny will be a great companion. Because he likes to be the center of attention and picks favorites, we recommend a home without small children.

Save a Cat, Eat a Dog. What? That's right, on Saturday, Sept. 7 eat a dog, a hot dog that is, at Wasses in Thomaston and a portion of the proceeds will go toward our spay/neuter program, providing financial assistance to pet owners for the cost of spaying or neutering their pets. Join us for a hotdog or two from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wasses in Thomaston, located next to Shepard Toyota and across from Lowes on Route 1 in Thomaston. Hope to see you there.

Thank you to all the good folks on Vinalhaven who participated in the annual Vinalhaven Pet Show to benefit the shelter, raising more than $4,000 to help the homeless animals. What an inspiring example of a community rallying behind their animal shelter in support of our mission to help the homeless and abandoned animals. We don’t receive any state or federal funding nor do we receive funding from any national animal welfare organization. We rely on local support. Thank you Vinalhaven.

Our annual Whisker Walk and Family Fund Day & 5K is just around the corner. It's set for Saturday, Sept. 14 at Harbor Park in Rockland. Fun starts at 9:30 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m. Run/Walk or just join in on all the fun with plenty of vendors, food, live music, kids activities, demonstrations and much more. Prizes for top runners and fundraisers. Learn more or register at firstgiving.com/hskcme. Thank you to our Leaders of the Pack Walk sponsors Harbor Road Veterinary Hospital, Machias Savings Bank, and Rockland Animal Hospital and to all our walk sponsors. For a complete list of event sponsors visit hskcme.org.

Wish list. Dry cat food, dry dog food, laundry detergent, canned cat food, large garbage bags, paper towels, gift cards to Wal-Mart and Staples.