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In the summer of 2012 our family began looking for a friend for our two-year-old Chihuahua named Prudence. We came to Northeast Animal Shelter one night in August and learned about Boogie, a four-year-old male Chihuahua who had come east from Los Angeles with a recent arrival of “Flying Chihauhuas.” Boogie had been in the shelter for about three weeks. As soon as we saw him we fell in love with this sweet, shy boy and knew that we wanted to give him his forever home. We brought Prudence to meet him and they got along.

We took Boogie home with us and gave him a new name, Diego, to reflect his breed’s Mexican heritage and the fact that he came from California. Gradually, Diego came out his shell and began to relax. He has truly come to enjoy his home and his new family. He enjoys his meals, supplemented by the occasional roasted chicken meat or a piece of a cheeseburger patty. He loves to stretch out in the sun on our deck, to sleep late like a real teenager, to take rides in the car, and walks along the boulevard at Revere Beach. He has added tremendous joy to our household and has proven to be a good friend and “brother” to Prudence. And on Halloween, he rocked his new Halloween tie, as you can see in the photo! We would like to thank Northeast Animal Shelter for bringing Diego into our lives and for the excellent, important work you do every day to save these beautiful animals.