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We adopted Tolkien (formally George) in October 2014 and Padfoot (formally Sawyer) in August 2016. Tolkien has such a heart of gold and never misses the opportunity for a kiss on the head. Padfoot is a very sweet, incredibly vocal, cuddle bug. He loves sitting next to us and watching movies; he told us he prefers fantasy movies.

Together, they are best of brothers. When they are not napping together, they are wrestling and chasing each other around the house. We are very fortunate that our paths have brought all of us together. Padfoot and Tolkien make our little family.


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Meet Aloysius Foggy Bottoms aka Ally Cat. We adopted her a week before Christmas and she is the best present I have ever had! She brings a smile to my face every day. I did not know how unusual it was for a cat to retrieve like a dog until my friends were amazed. She has a feather toy that she follows me around the house with until I stop and play. When I go to another room she picks it up and follows me in and the routine starts again. Thank you NEAS for the privilege of adoption. Our family is now one cat larger.


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We adopted Avis from your shelter in December 2016. I have changed her name to Missy.

She is a very loving little girl. although she can sometimes be a little rough on my other dog Beau who is much older than her.

We hired a dog walker to relieve some of the overabundance of energy that comes with a puppy. Right now I am working with her on leash training and she seems to pick up everything taught quickly. I wouldn’t trade her for anything in the world, She has gotten Beau off the couch and is keeping him busier than we ever could. As far as house training her, she has only had two accidents in the house. She loves the freedom of the fenced in yard where she can run and play in the snow – and boy does she love the snow. I have to go out and get her otherwise she will not come in when the snow is on the ground.

Thank you for helping us make a great choice in dogs!!!!!!!!!!


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Hunter has been a fantastic addition to our family! He was very shy and timid at first and has really transformed into a happy and playful pup in such a short time. He loves running and playing with lots of new friends at the dog park and having a nice snooze in his cozy bed later. He is crazy for squeaky toys and jumps for joy in the snow. Hunter is also a great running partner and keeps his mom company at work. Thank so much to NEAS for matching us up with a great dog!


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Three years ago I went to the shelter to surprise my husband with a cat because my oldest daughter moved out with her cat and my husband was missing the cat. I went kinda with a check list of what I was looking for. I wanted a female, NOT A MALE, not an orange and white cat, friendly, laid back, and on the younger side. What we ended up with was a cat named Chance – a male, friendly (we were hoping although at the time he seemed bothered by us trying to play with him), orange and white, and older than what I was looking for. SOOOO there went my check list! But we wouldn’t change it for the world. He is by far one of the friendliest cat I have ever had!


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Sadie is a sweet, hilarious goofball. We had been to NEAS many times looking for the perfect match and Sadie, with her little white heart forehead and pseudo-ridgeback stripe, got our attention immediately. We adopted her on the first snow day of the season and she loves jumping and dancing about in it. She also enjoys her many blankets, going for walks, acting like a puppy and then sleeping it off like an old dog :). She has been an amazing addition to our family and we are so grateful to the staff at NEAS for helping us find her.


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I was very glad we adopted her through NEAS. I think you took great care to make sure Martha (Sandy at the shelter) was a good fit for our family. I also appreciate all of the information you provided on how to best care for her and things she may like, etc. While I’ve had dogs before, I can always learn something new. She has brought so many smiles, even in our short time of getting to know her. I can’t wait for the many, many more. She’s just such an awesome creature. 


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We saw a picture of Opal, now Nora, online 4 years ago. I knew right away I had to have her.

When we arrived at the shelter to meet her we couldn’t believe how neglected she had been, but now she was in the loving care of NEAS.

We fell in love and she has truly become the sweet princess in our lives. Thanks NEAS!


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We saw Zenny and immediately fell in love. Couldn’t have asked for a better addition to our family. We take trips to the farm where she can run around and enjoy the outdoors. She’s shy with newcomers but has so much love to give. Loves to gives hugs and kisses. So involved with this little mutt.


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I adopted Tegan (formerly Stacie) on July 14, 2016.  She was born in Georgia. It was love at first sight! I had been planning to rescue a puppy for a few years and I was finally ready to make a decision. I got to NEAS about two hours before the puppies were coming out and decided I would wait around. I was able to be the first one in, but the only pretty face I saw was my Tegan! She was such a little babe, only 7 pounds at 12 weeks…at first she was very shy, I’m guessing she may have been the runt of the litter because her adorable sister was almost twice as big!

It took her a while to warm up to me but I could see that she really wanted to be loved! The whole process to adopt her was amazing, from start to finish, and Tegan and I were off for our life’s adventure! It only took one night sleeping in my bed and it was like she had always been there!! We are practically inseparable.

I take her everywhere with me on hiking trips, day trips to the dog beach, and so much more! She loves the dog park, any and ALL other dogs, She is a sweetheart through and through…definitely loves being chased, and has a very expensive taste for my most expensive shoes. 🙂 I just couldn’t imagine life without her!!

Thank you NEAS!!! I would love to meet the owner of her sister so that they could have a play date! <3