We have good news to report this week — Captain, the Silky terrier mix, has been adopted into his new forever home. Congratulations.

Who wants an adorable, one-year-old, male, hound mix pup? His name is Cooper. He’s a mid-sized model and very sweet but he appears to have had little to no training so will need a home where training is a priority. He’s smart and picks things up quickly, but does likes to jump and can be mouthy so trainers have been working with him on the basics. Cooper is still a puppy and has a good deal of puppy exuberance, but in the right home this boy could become a stellar pet. He’s been neutered and is up-to-date on vaccines and ready to go.

We also have two new cats in need of homes. Both are female calicos who we hope can stay together. Sheba is seven and Nina is six, both indoor/outdoor, spayed, up-to-date and ready to move in with you. And the lovely, buff and white, year-old kitty Sandy, is also waiting for her family to find her.

There are still two great dogs looking for new homes. Jack is an elder gentleman, but he’s very distinguished, and a true gentleman. He’s a hound mix and very cute, up-to-date and ready to go. And so is Tag, a nine-year-old, male, Springer Spaniel/Labrador Retriever/Boxer mix who is being re-homed due to no fault of his own. He’s a good boy who’s still playful and lots of fun.

We would like to remind everyone that tick and flea season is definitely here so please be diligent about checking your pets and yourself as well as keeping up with flea and tick treatments. Additionally, please be aware of temperatures before taking your dog out on errands with you. A hot car can become a deadly place for a dog very quickly. And remember to check pavement temperatures before taking your best friend for a walk. Hot pavement can burn delicate pads. If it’s too hot on your barefoot, it’s too hot for your pup.

It’s Spring-cleaning season, so if you have any items you would like to donate to the shelter please make an appointment rather than just leaving them at the door.

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