Our pet pick of the week is Sasha. Sasha is mix of some sort, we're not quite sure what, but whatever she is, she is a strikingly beautiful dog. She has a personality to match, too. She is a very sweet, loving, even-tempered 2-year-old dog who loves to give and get affection.

She is a recent mom who raised her pups in the loving and safe environment of one of our foster families. All of Sasha's pups have been adopted and now it is this special dog's turn for a happily ever after. If you are interested in meeting Sasha, stop by the shelter and speak with a staff member.

We hope you will join us Saturday, Aug. 20, for the grand opening of our new facility. The fun starts at 11 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m. Come celebrate with us as we hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony, provide tours of the new facility, listen to live music and enjoy refreshments. But most of all, help us celebrate the support and generosity of our wonderful community for helping make our new building a reality. We couldn't have done it without you. The animals are happy and comfortable in their new temporary quarters. The only thing that will make them happier? A new home of their own.

Have you registered yet for the 4th annual T.O.P. Dog Open golf tournament to benefit Pope Memorial Humane Society? The fun-filled event, sponsored by Time Out Pub and Garden Island Laundromat & Tanning, will be held Sunday, Aug. 28, from 1 to 5 p.m. It's a four person scramble (all skills welcome) with a shotgun start at 1 p.m, including "Closest to Pin" and "Longest Drive" contests with. $100 prizes for each. Preregister and the entry fee is just $100 per person, day of registration is $125. Entry fee includes a round of golf, golf cart, tailgate party, prizes and giveaways. Sign up today at the Time Out Pub or Rockland Golf Club.

Wish list: Paper towels, canned dog and cat food, large black garbage bags, hand soap, laundry detergent, paper towels, toilet paper, gift certificates to Wal-Mart, Staples, Amazon and other local businesses. Thanks for your support.