Our pet picks of the week are Hercules and Winchell. Hercules is an 8-year-old tri-color hound mix. This sweet hound dog has a whole lot of Southern charm. Hercules is patient, quiet and good-natured, getting along with everyone — dogs, kids and even cats. He's a good ol' boy who loves to go for long, leisurely walks, as well as chillin' out at home with the family. If you're looking for a wonderful, loving family dog, come meet Hercules, because he's looking for you.

On the feline side of things, we shine this week's spotlight on Winchell, an 8-year-old Maine Coon cat mix. This handsome boy came into the shelter as a stray from Warren. He'd obviously been on his own for some time, as he was thin, dehydrated and covered in fleas. Winchell is a much happier fella now. His belly is full, he has a warm, safe place to sleep and caring people to tend to him while he awaits a new home. Winchell is very sweet and seeks out attention, but can become over-stimulated in the shelter environment. We're confident that when he gets a loving home, he will relax and his true, loving demeanor will come through.

Hercules and Winchell are just two of the nearly 100 animals currently at the shelter or in foster care waiting for a home. If you are interested in adding to your family, be it cat, dog, rabbit, bird or something else, stop by the shelter and speak with a staff member. We just may have your new best friend.

Do you love going to the movies? Have we got a deal for you. We have Flagship Cinema booklets chockful of amazing coupons — free tickets, free popcorn, lots of BOGO's and more. As much as $200 worth of savings for just $25. And, they don't expire until October 2017. Supplies are limited. A percentage of each booklet goes to the shelter to help us care for the animals.

Save the date: Mark your calendars for the 37th annual Festival of Lights Craft Show on Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Elks Lodge in Rockland. It's one of the biggest local holiday arts and crafts events in the Midcoast. For more information, contact Anna at events@hskcme.org or 691-4930.

Wish list: Canned dog food, canned cat food, paper towels, large black garbage bags, hand soap, laundry detergent. Gift certificates to Wal-Mart, Staples, Amazon and other local businesses are also a great help. Thanks for your support.