Three dogs have joined us here at the shelter. Rosie is a lovely seven-year-old boxer mix and as sweet as can be. She is currently on a trial run, fingers crossed for her. The other two dogs have been surrendered from the same home. One is a five-year old female golden retriever named Nani, and her housemate Jimi is a two-year-old male Cardigan corgi who will need to be neutered before leaving for his forever home. Nani is a wonderful, sweet, well behaved girl. She is quite gentle and would be a delightful addition to any home. Jimi is very handsome, brindle and white, and also a sweetheart of a dog. He’s a little shy sometimes but warms up quickly. These two do not need to go to a home together so if you have an interest in either of these gems please stop by to meet them.

Buddy the rottweiler is also still here with us. He’s four years old but acts more like a six-month-old puppy. Buddy is a lot of dog and will need a family experienced with large, bully type dogs, but he is intelligent and eager to learn. He is also very loving and really a gentle giant. Is there anyone out there who can provide a home for this fellow?

Our guinea pig mama is still with us, hoping to find a forever home soon. She’s young with very pretty white and caramel markings and her name is Fudge. Come in and give her some loving, which guinea pigs adore, and maybe after she serenades you you’ll be smitten and take her home.

Our resident lobby cat is twelve-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 reminds all pet owners how quickly temperatures rise in a closed vehicle. Please do not leave your pets in what can rapidly become a deadly situation. And please be mindful of how hot asphalt and pavement can be on delicate paws in the summer heat. Dogs should be not walked on hot pavement between the 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Lastly, please keep up with your fleas and tick treatments. Those nasty ticks are still around.

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