Our pet pick of the week is Tarah, a beautiful 1-and-a-half-year-old Australian Cattle dog mix. Tarah has come all the way from South Carolina for a chance at a home. She’s still a bit reserved but is warming up to those familiar to her. If you have a quiet, patient home for this dog to relax and learn what it means to be wanted and loved she will surely flourish. Our kennels are full of fabulous dogs from pint-sized Pomeranians mixes to gentle giant Mastiff mixes. Stop by and fetch your new best friend.

Thank you to the Loyal Biscuit Company and their generous customers for an amazing donation of $1,365.22 to PMHSKC as the first recipients of their month long Pennies for Paws round up event. It sure demonstrates how the generosity of loose change can really add up and make a big difference in the lives of homeless animals. Thank you.

It's here, our Whisker Walk and Family Fun Day & 5K this Saturday, Sept. 14 at Harbor Park in Rockland. It will be great family fun in support of shelter animals. Walk/Run with or without a dog or in memory of a beloved pet. Come join in all the fun: demonstrations, try your luck agility course, vendors, rescues, kids activities, Doggy Day Spa, live music by The Rusty Hinges and much more. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and the 5K at 10:30 a.m. with the walk to immediately follow. Help us help the 1,500-plus homeless animals who need our help each year and have fun while doing it. The fun goes until 2 p.m.. 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 visit hskcme.org.

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