Lost, Found and Looking

Blue is this year's 'Pete' for shelter benefit

Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County
Sep 15, 2018
Courtesy of: Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County Blue, a blue tick coonhound, is this year's "Pete," chosen to represent the shelter and all the homeless animals it cares for. He'd love a home of his own.

We have some exciting news to share. Each week we highlight an animal or two in the hope that someone will see them and be inspired to adopt. Of course, we are happy for each and every animal when they are adopted, but sometimes, when we have a pet that’s been with us for quite some time and have worked long and hard to get them ready, it is especially exciting and rewarding when they go home.

That happened twice last week when the adoptions of two long term dogs, highlighted often in this column, were finalized. We are thrilled to share that both Chance, our sweet, black-and-white blocky-head pit mix, and Radar, the goofy, lovable, deaf pit mix, found their happily ever after with their new families. We couldn’t be happier for these two dogs. We made a commitment to them to find them fitting homes, and boy, did it pay off. Of course, we couldn’t have done it without all the support from our wonderful community. Thank you.

We should all celebrate this Thursday, Sept. 13, by going out to Eat for Pete’s Sake. Dine out at one of the participating local restaurants on this special day and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to PMHS to help us feed the roughly 150 animals at the shelter at any given time. Look who has signed up: Park Street Grille, Blue Sky Cantina, Thomaston Café, The Haven, Hole in the Wall Bagels, Atlantic Baking Co., In Good Company, Athens Pizzeria, Offshore Restaurant, Suzuki’s Sushi Bar, Home Kitchen Café, Primo Restaurant, St. George River Café and the Badger Café & Pub. Eat for Pete’s sake so the animals at the shelter know where their next meal is coming from. Bon(e) appetit!

So, who is Pete? “Pete” is any and every animal at the shelter waiting for a home of their home. This year we’ve named Blue, a handsome adult blue tick coonhound, to be Pete and represent the shelter. Blue has been at the shelter for quite a while now, so we’d like to see him go home just like Chance and Radar. If you’ve been to the shelter recently, you’ve probably noticed Blue because of his striking blue eyes and adorable droopy ears, and then, of course, the baying. There’s no denying it, he is vocal in the shelter kennel environment. But, we’ve been told by his former family that this loyal, devoted family dog isn’t loud at home. Sure, he’ll be the doorbell for you when someone arrives, but he doesn’t bark all the time. If you are looking for a dog that craves your attention, is equal parts active and cuddly and will be forever grateful for a home, stop in and meet Blue.

Helping homeless animals is as easy as taking a walk at our annual Whisker Walk and Family Day on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Harbor Park in Rockland. Register now at crowdrise.com/2018WhiskerWalk and start helping us save more lives by collecting pledges from friends, family and coworkers.

Wish list: 6-inch paper plates, Clorox wipes, Ziploc bags (gallon and quart sizes), paper towels, toilet paper, trash bags (13- and 33-gallon), canned cat food (poultry pate style), and gift certificates to Walmart, Staples and other local businesses.

Doobie is one of the many animals at the shelter waiting for homes. (Courtesy of: Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County)
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