Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard
1 Pennywise Path, PO Box 1829
Edgartown, Massachusetts, 02539
508-627-8662   fax:508-627-7779

Tuesday - 11:00 am to 2:30 pm
Wednesday - 8:30 am to 2:30 pm
Thursday & Friday - 8:30 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday - 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Closed Sunday & Monday

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Christmas in Edgartown 2019

Visit our table, next to "Past & Presents" on Main Street. Christmas in Edgartown is a weekend festival you don’t want to miss! Every year through the various events, Christmas In Edgartown helps raise over $50,000 for island-wide charities and non-profits. Come be apart of the holiday magic!


Dec 14, 11:30AM – ? 

Past & Presents,

37 Main St,

Edgartown, MA, USA



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When the Edgartown ACO, Barbara Prada brought the 4 year old male Rottweiler, “Buddy” to the shelter she was almost in tears. After decades of serving the community, Barbara has seen just about everything, but Buddy was a real mess. He was missing about 40% of his coat to infection, and he had been sleeping in a box of insulation, so his skin was like a porcupine. Lisa cleaned him up, and he loved it. In spite of years of abuse, neglect, and being passed around, Buddy still managed to be a happy, confident and very sweet dog. We allocated some money from our “Suzie Fund” which covers medical costs for shelter residents. He started his medical treatment, along with a highly nutritional diet, and we gave him all the loving he could handle. We enlisted trainers Tom Shelby and Jeremy Jones, as Buddy was very much like a puppy and had no idea how to behave. National Rottweiler expert and Island resident Sean Flynn and his wife Becky Donnelly also put a great deal of time into helping us get Buddy on a path to success, directing him to an environment in which he could succeed. It took us a couple of months to get him to a point where he was adoptable. Buddy went home to a wonderful family..