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We adopted Odin (formerly Salem Popeye) last summer and it’s been a never ending love story ever since.

We chose the name Odin from the widely revered mythological god of European lore.  In the actual Norse mythology, Odin sacrificed his eye in order to gain the Wisdom of Ages. In other words, the eye was meant to be missing, or it wouldn’t have been a sacrifice.  Our Odin doesn’t let a missing eye hinder him a bit.

Odin’s connection to our little family is such a strong one that wherever we go, he goes! Whether we are cooking, getting ready for work or going to bed, he is right there beside us (or on top of us) every step of the way and we wouldn’t change a thing about it!

He is the most loving, intelligent, funny and caring little guy and as a former Floridian he is completely loving all of the snow we have been getting (from inside, of course!) and it’s never a dull moment when he’s around us. I could talk about him all day (and believe me, I talk about him all day, every day) but Odin wanted to send the staff a selfie and say hi to his friends at the shelter.

Thanks again so much for everything you all did at the shelter. He has changed our lives forever and we have changed his!

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We adopted Bohdi (formerly Roscoe) in mid February as our 11th anniversary/valentines gift to each other. We had visited the shelter one weekend and met with a puppy we did like but weren’t 100% sure about so we left a little sad that we hadn’t found our pup. The counselor we spoke with that day said to come back on the following Wednesday or Thursday as they were due to get new dogs in then.

So we went first thing Thursday morning and saw the tag for a 6-month-old mix puppy who was outside so we couldn’t see him just yet. We thought why not and we took a chance and waited.  The second they brought him into the meet and greet room he walked right up to my husband and me and jumped on the bench and started giving kisses.  Then when he climbed right in my lap and laid his head on my shoulder, I knew I was done for. He was the one we were waiting for.

He is such a perfect fit for our family, he’s so easy going and happy. He is a champion chewer of toys and he loves getting to go on walks around our city. He has two cat siblings, who he already loves and wants to play with. They are still a bit unsure about him, but no fights or upsets have happened so I’m confident that in a few months they’ll get along just fine!

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After losing our dog Remy, after 14 years, we realized we wanted to share our home with another pup – we missed the love! We adopted Holly (formerly Wanda) 2 weeks before Christmas 2016. She was only 8 weeks when we got her, so being seniors, we worried about housebreaking, chewing and how she would be with our 4-year old granddaughter. She is now housebroken, chews only her toys and the picture shows how inseparable she and Hannah are!

We all adore Holly, and can’t imagine life without her!

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Dylen and I have worked with dogs for years and finally decided we needed one to call our own. We both work and live at a cageless boarding/ daytripping and grooming facility called The Pooch Palace and decided that this is the perfect home for a dog-friendly pooch! Bella immediately stood out to us with her bright and outgoing personality. She was the perfect match.

She has literally never met a stranger & loves everyone she meets. Bella was welcomed into the Pooch Palace family about a week ago and has quickly found her place. The first pooch we tested her with was my dad, little sister and step mom’s dog named Aspen (who was also adopted from Northeast Animal Shelter about a year ago). Aspen is a great dog and is at the Palace daily so I thought that they had to get along for both of them to be happy.

Aspen, who has a little bit of trust issues, LOVED Bella almost right off the bat! Bella was returned to the shelter the same day we stopped in (talk about fate) because the first family who adopted her had a dog who was attacking her, so Aspen accepting her was probably a very big step for her. They are now the best of friends and play together everyday! You would’ve never guessed that she had ever had to deal with an unaccepting pooch based on her attitude towards other dogs. She gives everyone she meets, dogs and people alike, a fresh start and runs up with a wiggling tail and a playful attitude. She is the perfect addition to our family and I am so glad that we’ve found her!

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We adopted our puppy two weeks ago. He is adjusting well and he seems to be very happy. He is a great addition to our family and we are grateful for the great work NEAS does.

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Lauren has a new name, Lulu. Lulu is an amazing puppy. She is mostly house broken and loves to play. She is great at fetch and likes to play tag. Although she can walk on a leash it is not her favorite thing to do. She much prefers to run around with us in the back yard or at the dog park.

At first she was nibbling on some of the furniture but we stocked up on toys for her. Now when she feels the need to nibble on something she has plenty to choose from. She does get car sick from time to time but we think she might grow out of that. Lulu and my four year old are the best pals. It is so great to see them play together and how much they have bonded.

We are so grateful to Northeast Animal Shelter for bringing Lulu into our lives. Working with Ray was great. He provided a lot of helpful information and tips.

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Emily, now named Gibson, is settling in well. She is truly a 3rd member of our family. She enjoys Frisbee and loves other dogs. She has brought us much joy. She is full of energy and of course we think she is super smart! She has mastered a puzzle board where treats are hidden and now completes it in seconds!  It’s probably time for a new board.

She is very sweet and loving and cuddles on the couch once she has had enough exercise.  Exercise is key so we work to be sure she gets plenty of time outdoors playing with us and other dogs. We appreciate the staff and all the work you do to help rescue so many animals.

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Lana (right), formerly Roxey, is the perfect addition to our furry family. We adopted Leonard a few months back and knew he needed a forever friend. Lana has helped build his confidence especially when socializing with people. She is so loving and friendly and gives endless kisses.

Lana loves sitting in the sun, a typical Georgia girl. She also loves digging holes in our yard, a new habbit that Leonard has now picked up lol.😂

Even still, we couldn’t be happier. They are perfect for each other!  ❤❤

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Shelton is great.  While he’s still a bit mouthy sometimes, he seems to be learning that I greatly prefer him to chew his toys and not my hands or my glasses, which he went to town on one morning when I left them on a low table. All said.. we are growing together.

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We adopted Sully (back of photo) from NEAS in 2015 and decided he needed a brother. We came back to the shelter and found Bruno (front of photo). We have had Bruno for about a month and he and Sully have been inseparable. They eat, play and even sleep together. A true love story!