THE Daily News Pet of the Week is Mookie, a 1- to 2-year-old pit-bull mix at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society.

Mookie is cuddly, loves to socialize with other dogs and even helps shy dogs at the shelter playground. Mookie is safe with cats and would be great for a family with children 8 years or older.

To adopt Mookie, contact PAWS, 100 N. 2nd St., at 215-238-9901, before visiting the shelter. When inquiring, please provide his tag identifier, A19751898.

A $150 fee includes sterilization, vaccines and microchipping.