We have some very exciting news this week, Summer, the beautiful ragdoll mix, is out on a trial and hopefully will be a match made in heaven. Fingers crossed for this special girl.

This week we’re featuring a pair of dogs. Beacon and Captain are five-year old, Springer Spaniel brothers. These dogs are stunning, show quality and very sweet. And it’s not necessary that they stay together. They’ve also been neutered and are up-to-date on their vaccines. We don’t expect these boys to last long so hurry, hurry, hurry if you’re interested.

As for cats, the very sweet tuxedo, Jelly, is still waiting for her new family, as are the Guinea Pig girls, Miss T and Bonnie.

With temperatures on the rise please be mindful of pavement and vehicle temperatures, and consider leaving your best friend at home. And remember to keep up with flea and tick treatments, as well as checking your pets and yourself. The ticks have been rampant this year.

The Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard is here for our community. We’re always available and our door is always open should your adoption not be a perfect fit. Also, if anyone is in need of cat food, dog food, or a crate, we have plenty and are happy to share. The Island Food Pantry also has pet food for those in need. Just give us a call during regular Shelter hours.

The shelter phone number is 508-627-8662.

Hours are: Tuesday, 9:30 to 3 p.m.; Wednesday, 9:30 to 3 p.m.; Thursday; 9:30 to 5 p.m.; Friday 9:30 to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 to 5 p.m.