Meet Mulligan, our featured senior pet of the week at the Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake. Mulligan is house trained and walks on a leash.

He may have a little jiggle in his walk, but he has a smile for everyone he meets. He has lived at the shelter for some time now and deserves to be inside a loving home that will care for him.

He may be considered mature with a few gray whiskers, but he still has enough bounce in his step to make a perfect companion.

Benefits of seniors adopting a senior pet such as Mulligan include:

• Companion animals can help improve your physical and mental health. By adopting an animal friend, you can experience the benefits of lowered stress levels and blood pressure, and it has proven to reduce depression.

• Senior animals are often gentler and make calmer companionship.

• The quiet and loving home of a senior citizen is the perfect match for an older animal looking for a new home.

The Senior Pets for Seniors" adoption program at Second Chance Pet Rescue is all about senior humans discovering the joys of having a dog or cat in their lives.

This program places our senior cats and dogs with senior citizens who are 62 years of age or older.

Because it is so important to us for our senior pets to find that right home and not languish in the shelter, the adoption fee will be waived, yes WAIVED, for our weekly featured Senior Pet.

To find out more about Mulligan, or other senior pets ready for adoption, persons interested may contact the Second CHance Pet Rescue staff at 918-786-7630.

Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake is located on Highway 10, two miles east of the stoplight at Third and Main, in Grove.

Shelter hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. After hour appointments are available at 918-786-7630.

For more information, to adopt a pet, or to make a donation, persons interested may call 918-786-7630 or email hsgrove@att.net, follow the group on Facebook at http://bit.ly/secondchancepetrescuegrandlake, or visit http://doitforthepets.com. Donations may be mailed to P.O. Box 451205, Grove, OK., 74345.

Did You Know?

Upcoming fundraisers to benefit Second Chance Pet Rescue

Barkaritaville returns to Grove

The second Barkaritaville, to benefit the Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake, will take place from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Honey Creek Landing and Marina, located next to Honey Creek Bridge. The event was previously scheduled to take place in May, but was canceled due to weather.

It will include a “cheeseburgers in paradise” dinner hosted by the staff of The Parrot Steakhouse and Grill, live music by The Exit 34 Band, and a charity auction.

Tropical attire and flip-flops are encouraged. Tickets are $40 per person and available at the Second Chance Thrift Shop, 220 East Third, Grove, The Parrot, and at www.doitforthepets.com. For more information, persons interested may contact Carol Rice at 918-786-5750.

Cars for Critters car show

The sixth annual "Cars for Critters" indoor car show will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.

Proceeds from the show benefit the Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake. The event is free and open to the public. Along with classic cars for viewing , there will be food, music, drawings and door prizes.

Car show registration begins at the Grove Civic Center after 4 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 18 and from 7 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 19. Pre-registration car entry fee is $15; Saturday car entry fee is $20.

For more information, or to pre-register a car, persons interested may visit www.doitforthepets.com or contact Ivan Devitt, chairman, at 918-791-8328.