The Island’s most eligible animals

The Martha’s Vineyard Times is a dog-friendly office, and has a proud posse of both rescued and bred pups. Angels Helping Animals Worldwide and Second Hand Island Animal Rescue are two on-Island shelters working tirelessly to match animals with their “furever” homes. We figured we’d tempt you with a few dogs, cats, and kittens that are currently available. With the help of Angels Helping Animals’ adoption advisor, Ashley Medeiros, and Second Hand Island Animal Rescue founder Kym Cyr, we’ve rounded up a few of the many eligible animals on-Island. Meet Chip, Emily, Boyd, Gracie, Cooper, Skittles, Ginny, Opal, and Wyatt.

 

Chip
Male, 1 year, 50 lbs.
Chip is a very unique-looking pup from the U.S. Virgin Islands. He would be best as the only pet in the home, although he plays well with other dogs his size or larger. He should be in a home with no small children. He’s snuggly and likes to give cuddles and kisses. He will need some help with his leash manners, and is a good listener who is learning more every day. He’s available through Angels Helping Animals Worldwide.

 

Emily
Female, 10 months, 35 lbs.
Emily is a curious hound mix from the U.S. Virgin Islands. She would do best in a home with a fence (though not necessarily required). She would be great with an active family to take her hiking and walking. She loves other dogs and people, and is a smart girl. Emily is available through Angels Helping Animals Worldwide.

 

Boyd
Male, 5 months
Boyd is a black Lab mix who loves everyone. He’s available through Second Chance Animal Rescue.

 

Gracie
Female, 5 months
Gracie is a tricolor Lab mix. She’s Boyd’s sister, and has the same personality. Both will try to climb in your lap and hug you. Gracie is available through Second Chance Animal Rescue.

 

Cooper
Male, 8 years old
Cooper is a tricolor Lab mix who thinks he’s a lap dog. He’s very playful and loves people. Cooper is available through Second Chance Animal Rescue.

 

Skittles
Female, age unknown
Skittles is a gray tiger kitten who has just come out of her shell. She’s a talker, and will tell you what’s happening throughout her day. Skittles loves to be petted. She’s available through Second Chance Animal Rescue.

 

Ginny
Female, age unknown
Ginny is a dilute calico cat. She loves other cats, and keeps to herself. Ginny is available through Second Chance Animal Rescue.

 

Opal
Female
Opal is an all-black kitten with quite the personality. She watches over Skittles when they’re together. She loves to be petted and loved. Opal is available through Second Chance Animal Rescue.

 

Wyatt
Male
Wyatt is a gray-brown tiger kitten, and a big lover. He’s very curious, but loves his cuddle time. Wyatt is available through Second Chance Animal Rescue.