The adoption news of the week is that our special needs cat, the Earl of Cecil, has found his forever home. Someone fell head over heels for him and swept him away. And stray dog, Sandy, has found her special someone as well and goes home today. Good things keep happening.

We’re amazed that these two adorable 11-week-old black kittens are still available for adoption. Both are male, and are sweet, affectionate and playful kittens.

The cat room looks like a tabby village with four tabby cats waiting for homes. Mr. Softee is the male. He’s an indoor/outdoor cat, only two years old, with the softest coat ever and very affectionate. He’s also polydactyl for those of you who love double pawed cats. Tootsie is a friendly six-year-old indoor cat who is very sweet and affectionate. She has white paws, white underpinnings and pretty green eyes. Carly is seven and would do best as an only cat since she likes to eat ALL the food. She’s on the shy side but is very sweet and wants affection. The last tabby girl is six-year-old Holly. She’s been here well over a year and really needs to find her permanent home. Come meet this crew and see who catches your fancy.

Lovers of blue-eyed or polydactyl cats, do we have cats for you! Jack is a male, Siamese/tabby mix with an apple head who is no older than five. This boy is an indoor/outdoor cat and super affectionate. Could he be your new best friend? We also have a lovely petite two-year-old double-pawed calico named Cali. Another sweet and affectionate kitty, she’s mostly white with calico markings and pretty green eyes. She’ll make a great companion.

Are you a fan of the orange male cat personality? Come get Mr. Adventure. He’s a smaller boy with that awesome orange male demeanor, still young at heart at thirteen. He’s been declawed so he must be an indoor cat. This guy adores everyone and just wants someone to love him back.

Where are all the rabbit afficionadios? We have two juvenile female Dutch dwarf bunnies waiting to find their forever families. One is tawny (also her name), and the other, Spot, is black with white paws, nose and a spot on her back. These bunnies are hand raised and very comfortable with people. Stop in to meet these dolls or even just to give them some loving.

Who wants a Guinea pig(s)? We currently have two available for adoption. The boy is black and white and the girl is gray and white. Both have a rosette on top of their heads. These piggies have also been hand raised and enjoying being held and played with.

It’s here! Beach Road Weekend, starting today and running through Sunday, has announced a partnership with the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard. The Shelter will have a presence at the concert on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. Stop by and visit us while you’re there.

The Shelter will be hosting another K-9 Kindergarten beginning in September. This is a free four week class teaching socialization and basic obedience. Only five puppies are accepted per session, so contact the shelter to get your name on the list.

This is still flea and tick season, so please make sure to keep up with protection for your pets and yourself. Also keep in mind how quickly a car temperature can soar on a hot day so it may not be wise to take your best friend along. Please stay aware of the pavement temperature if you plan on taking your dog for a walk. Hot pavement can burn delicate pads.

If anyone is in need of dog food or pet crates, please stop by. We have plenty and are happy to share.

We are always taking jewelry donations for next year’s Garden Party.

Finally, we still need adult volunteers to answer the phone and meet and greet people on Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons. If you can help, give us a call or stop by for more information.