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Brandie, formally known as “May,” came into our lives a few months ago. She has been such a blessing to our home.

She loves her siblings, even the chickens! She has brought life back into our older dogs. She makes them want to play again!

She loves playing outside, swimming and destroying her new toys. She loves to cuddle and go for car rides with mom. She is such a sweet girl and I am so happy that we adopted her!

Highly recommend adopting from this shelter.

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Duke has the biggest personality of any dog we have ever had! We got him when he was four months old and have now had him for three months. He is perfect.

He was potty trained within the first two weeks of having him, he knows his name, sit, stay, come, eat, fetch, and drop it. He is just like a baby, loves to eat, sleep, and play.

Adopting him has been the best decision our family has made! He loves belly rubs and cuddling up on the couch and bed. I want to thank Northeast Animal Shelter for helping us with the process, as it was not easy being patient trying to find the fur baby that was meant to be with us.

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I just had to write to tell you, there is never a day I am not grateful for the gift you gave me in my much-loved Gigi (adopted from you as Jaylah).

Every single day, she makes me smile and laugh. She is so gentle and loving. All the children around my home love her (and she them) and they clamor to join us on our walks, to get a few minutes holding her leash.

Thank you a hundred times over!

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We renamed China to Chyna (ha ha).  It wasn’t too challenging keeping her calm while she recovered from her heart worm.  It was the end of winter and there was so much snow on the ground that there was not a lot of places to run. 

We soon realized how intelligent Chyna is and she quickly mastered SIT, STAY, DOWN, PAW, STAND, etc.  When spring broke we began to discover what she really likes.  We quickly realized that any toy that has stuffing doesn’t last long around Chyna. It seems her goal is to DE-stuff the toy! 

The toy she loves the most is a tennis ball – and funny thing it HAS to be a WILSON tennis ball or she tears it up.  We have tennis ball launchers and of course the “Chuck It” became a daily necessity.  Chyna LOVES the beach, the sand and smells, the water although not so much when waves crash over her head.  She chases her tennis ball and has learned how to behave on the beach responsibly.  Chyna is enrolled in Play All Day doggie day care for the few times we might take a day trip.

Recently and after much positive reinforcement, we have taught Chyna how to swim in our pool.  We have so much fun throwing the ball in our yard and playing in the pool when it’s hot.  By Chyna being able to cool herself off in the pool, we are much more comfortable spending time outside on those hot summer days.  When she’s not at the beach or in the pool, she and my husband like to walk in Stratham Hill Park where she runs and plays with other dogs. She has become the most wonderful addition to our family, energetic, bright, full of personality and not surprising, she’s a “foodie”!  Oh and when she’s tired, she’ll sleep in just about any position she lands.

Chyna has gained about 15 pounds, all of which she needed.  She’s very muscular and even more beautiful than when we first met her.

Thank you for all your assistance in adopting Chyna.  Although I someday hope that animal shelters are no longer needed, I admire the work you all do.  WE LOVE CHYNA!!!

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Tenny is doing great. She is very playful and just about get’s into everything.

She  is very comfortable with everyone and took to us very quickly.

We were very happy with our experience at the shelter and would recommend it to anyone looking to adopt an animal.

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Hi All,

You’ll all be so excited to know that this shy boy has made great strides in his new forever home. Although the ceiling fan seemed a bit scary when he first arrived, he’s really come into his own in just a few short days. He’s found his comfy couch spot, has had new toys arrive on back to back days and has family and friends (two and four-legged) who are eager to meet him!

Next adventure in the weeks to come will be to take a cruise on the family boat. Thanks NEAS for taking care of JJ before finding his new family!

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Hi there! Koi (previously Salmon) is loving his new home! He gets the whole place to himself, so he loves to zoom around! He is a bundle of energy but loves to snuggle and give kisses and head butts to let you know he loves you.

He follows me around the house every day, and even waits outside the shower for me! He is full of love and just wants the most attention I can give him. He is a healthy, happy kitty, and I am so glad I have had the blessing of adopting such a sweet (and sometimes mischievous!) boy!

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After graduating college and moving back home, I convinced my mom (and new landlord) that I should adopt a dog to fill our quiet home. She suggested a small female, but two days after coming home myself… Atticus moved in… a young male puppy that at the time weighed 17lbs. and at 5 months is now a whopping 47lbs…

Even so he has done nothing but make us happy and full of love. Atticus loves to go for walks in downtown Newburyport and through Maudsley Park, but even more than that he loves to give kisses and cuddle. Atticus is the highlight of any day and he couldn’t be a more special dog. We recently took a vacation where we stayed in a rented house on the beach and Atticus had such a blast digging in the sand and finding new smells, and he behaved beautifully in the new environment.

We wouldn’t change a thing about him and are constantly excited to see him learn and experience new things!

P.S. Atticus (formerly Cornelius) is a “collie mix” whose mother is Sallie — a female from Georgia who had her puppies while in foster care at NEAS. If any of Atticus’s family reads this and wants to have a play date please feel free to contact me! michbeth.dunn@gmail.com

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Sandshark, who’s name was changed to Nemo, is doing so well. He really loves his new home.

He and I immediately hit it off and he loves to follow me around the house. He also loves playing fetch with his little mouse toy.

He’s really good about bringing it back and waiting for it to be thrown again. A lot better than some dogs I know. We couldn’t be happier.

This is a picture of him lounging around.  Thank you so much for everything.

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I adopted Edward this past December, only a few short days after I lost my beloved 17 year old cat. His brother Ralph was still at the shelter.

I had Edward for a few days and couldn’t stop thinking about Ralph, so after seeing that he had not been adopted, I contacted the shelter and they were thrilled to reunite the pair. No one was more excited than Edward and Ralph though. From the moment they were reunited, they have been inseparable.

The sweet boys sleep together every night (either on me, or my pillow). They enjoy the finer things in life, like stealing plastic forks out of the trash and ripping rolls of toilet paper to shreds. Edward gives Ralph baths and looks after his slightly less coordinated brother. They make a fine pair, and I am so thankful to have wound up with both of them.

I love seeing their strong personalities shine through, despite their similar appearances. Watching them grow from sweet baby kittens into big needy cats has been such a joy, even though sometimes I feel like I have a newborn child when Edward wakes me up in the middle of the night because he wants attention. I love them, and their antics and look forward to many more years of snuggles and hiding my toilet paper.