THOMASTON — From the desk of Shelter Manager, Theresa Gargan. The holiday season is again upon us. Ask any of our residents at the shelter what they wish for, and the answer is always, a home. We would be thrilled to have every adoptable animal in our care placed in a loving home by year’s end. It really is possible. All we need is your help to do it. They do not ask for much. A gentle touch, a soft bed, yummy food, and someone to keep them healthy. In return you get a best friend, one who will share the good times and the bad, listen to you as if you are the most interesting person on the planet and never judge your fashion sense. You can’t go wrong, and it will change the life of one of the many fabulous animals waiting for their dream to come true. So, what do you say, a new friend to share the holidays?


Looking to spice up your life? Lucas fits the bill. This six-month-old orange tabby has energy to spare, and a bit of a ninja warrior side to him. He likes to stay up late and can often be found hiding around corners waiting to pounce as you walk by. If your home needs an infusion of chaos, Lucas will deliver.

Waiting for her new home in the dog area is Oreo. The only way to describe this seven-year-old Staffordshire Terrier Mix is joyful. Oreo has never met a stranger, and greets everyone with her butt wiggling. She loves to talk, and has the cutest snort you will ever hear. If you enjoy a good walk, and then a nice snuggle, she would be a perfect fit.

These are just two of the many adoptable pets you can meet when you visit the shelter. Stop by soon, your newest family member is waiting to meet you.

Kick off the holiday season by attending the 41st Annual Festival of Lights Craft Show. With over forty crafters, you can shop locally and support homeless animals. Join us at the Rockland Elks Lodge on Saturday, Nov. 27 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. It is the Craft Show you do not want to miss.

We have exciting new art on our Art Wall by local artist Anna White. Anna’s collection features a vibrant and colorful collection of abstract landscapes using acrylic pours on canvas. Her paintings will be displayed and available for purchase through December; just in time for holiday shopping. A portion of all sales is donated to the care of the animals at the shelter. To learn more visit

Our wish list this week includes: 13 and 30-gallon trash bags, bleach, paper towels and Temptation cat treats.