Letter To All Our Shelter Friends


We are here for you.


The Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard would like the community to know that we are here for you in these uncertain times of Covid19.

Should you need any supplies for your pets, we can offer food, bedding, crates or answers to your questions.

Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our number is 508-627-8662.

We have donated dog/cat food to the Island Food Pantry as well.

If there is an animal in need of surrendering, understand that our mission is to keep the animal in as close to a home situation as possible. They will have their own comfortable bed, healthy food and classical music playing or television to watch with someone in their company all day. In most surrender cases, the animal is matched to a new home before they stay a night.

The Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard prides itself on its ability to provide a one on one relationship and a no stress environment for our animals.

We love what we do and feel lucky to be able to offer all our programs to the community.

Please stay healthy and safe. We are looking forward to this all being behind us.



Lisa Dawley

Shelter Manager

Hubbard's Cupboard

This fund, created by Eleanor Hubbard in 2018, is dedicated to the care of those animals primarily adopted through the Animal Shelter of Martha's Vineyard by members of the island community and in need of veterinary intervention.

Without such veterinary care these animals might not survive or could face removal from their homes and surrender to a shelter. No matter how advanced a disability, sickness, or age, and regardless of an animal's terminal illness, if the owner/family seeks veterinary assistance this fund was created to provide that option.

Featured Pets

The Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard would
like to welcome you to browse our gallery of
pets currently available for adoption.

Here you will also find all of the necessary
information and applications on pet adoption.
We update our gallery on a regular basis so
please check back.



MAC, Inc. is a statewide, not-for-profit organization formed in February of 2000 to promote collaboration among those who work in animal welfare, both professionals and volunteers.

By joining together, MAC members have created strong alliances and developed new programs and initiatives. Ever increasing numbers of Massachusetts animals have benefited from this cooperation.

The Animal shelter of Martha's Vineyard is a proud supporter and member of the Mass Animal Coalition.