Our pet pick of the week is Bosley, a wonderful 6- to 8-year-old blue tick Beagle. Bosley came in as a stray from Montville but no one has come in to claim him. Bosley, a real sweetheart, won the hearts of many at the Vinalhaven Pet Show last weekend. He was a perfect gentleman and a wonderful ambassador for the shelter. He did fabulously well on the ferry ride over, was great with all the other dogs, and enjoyed the attention he received from all the spectators. If you are looking for a laid back companion who likes a good snack, then come in and meet Bosley.

What is that on your rug? Throughout the month of August, pet owners can help the PMHSKC by simply having their rugs cleaned. Rite-Way Cleaning of Waldoboro will donate 10 percent of proceeds from each pet stain or pet urine-related rug cleaning order and 5 percent of proceeds from any pet owner’s rug cleaning order to PMHSKC. To schedule a rug cleaning, call Mike Fairfield at 542-4231. Pet owners need only mention the words “Humane Society” and Rite Way will donate the 5 or 10 percent proceeds to PMHSKC.

Our Whisker Walk Family Fun Day and 5K is just around the corner on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Harbor Park in Rockland. Walk/Run with our without a dog. Visit hskcme.org to learn more and to register for the event. Register now and start helping us save more lives by collecting pledges from friends, families and coworkers. The money raised is vital in providing food, shelter and medical care to the nearly 1,500 animals that come through our doors each year.

Save the date: Sunday, Sept. 14 is the second annual T.O.P. Dog Open golf tournament to benefit PMHSKC thanks to the Time Out Pub. It's a four-person scramble (all skills welcome) with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Sign up by Sunday, Sept. 7 and the entry fee is just $100 per person, after the 7th, fee is $125. Entry fee includes green fees, cart fees, prizes and dinner. Sign up at PMHSKC, Time Out Pub, Rockland Golf Club, and The Bog. For more information visit hskcme.org. Interested in sponsoring a hole or have prizes to donate, contact director@hskcme.org.

Visit us at 17 Buttermilk Lane off Route 1 in Thomaston. We are open daily from 11a.m to 5p.m, closed on Sundays.

Wish List: Dog toys, 6-inch paper plates, laundry detergent, large black garbage bags, hot dogs, rice, peanut butter.