Next month Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Mass., is hoping that customers will sit up and take notice of its latest project, Sit. Stay. Read! (PSB, $15), a 2013 wall calendar featuring neighborhood dogs. In mid-July the store held a photo shoot and invited customers to bring their four-legged friends. There were so many great pictures, that Porter Square decided to display more than one dog a month.

All proceeds from sale of the calendars will go to Last Hope K-9 Rescue, a Boston-based organization that rescues dogs from high-volume kill shelters throughout the country to be adopted and fostered in Massachusetts.