Where are the rottweiler lovers? Buddy is in need of a home with someone experienced with large, bully-type dogs. He might be best as an only dog but is very intelligent and eager to learn. He’s only four, but came from a negligent situation so he acts more like a six-month-old puppy. His people skills aren’t as good as they could be, but there is nothing to fear from this gentle giant. A loving home with consistency and ongoing training is all he needs. Do you think you could provide that for this great fellow?

Stay tuned, three dogs are about to join us here at the shelter. More about them next week once we meet them and are able to evaluate them.

A young, long haired, neutered orange male cat has just come into the shelter. He had been hanging around a home on Head of the Pond Road in Oak Bluffs. We’re calling him Sal. We believe he’s someone’s pet, so if anyone is missing a cat in that vicinity please contact the shelter immediately. And we’d like to take this time to remind everyone that cats that show up in your yard are usually not strays, so please don’t feed them. If they know you provide food they’ll show up daily for their treat. Check with your neighbors first before bringing any “stray” animal into the shelter.

The four baby guinea pigs have all found forever homes. Only mama is left. She, too, is young and friendly, white with light brown markings. Any child/ guinea pig lover would adore this girl. Stop in to meet her, or even to play with her.

Our resident lobby cat is 12-year-old Chaps. He’s mostly white with some black markings on his body and striking black markings on his face. He’s a wonderful, calm boy who does well with dogs, cats and people. All he needs to be content is a little affection, and a comfy bed. Although he has a home here, if someone should fall in love with him we would be willing to let him go.

Now that summer is here the shelter would like to remind all pet owners how quickly temperatures rise in a closed vehicle. Please do not leave pets in what can rapidly become a deadly situation. Additionally, please be mindful of how hot the asphalt and pavement can be on delicate paws in the summer heat. Dogs should be not walked on hot pavement between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Shelter hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The telephone number is 508-627-8662. Contributions are always gratefully accepted; the shelter is funded solely by donations. Please make checks out to Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard; the mailing address is P.O. Box 1829, Edgartown, MA 02539 or visit animalshelterofmv.org.