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We just love Ziggy.  And, oh my, do we have funny stories to share.  His latest antic –  he leaps into the refrigerator as soon as the door is opened and sits on a shelf looking out at us. He  sleeps with me and follows me all around when he’s not sleeping. He is very friendly with all who enters our home.  In fact, he received a “Thank you” note from a friend who spent a few days with us.  He was all over her.

He gives us kisses and head buts, and takes over my easy chair as soon as I vacate it.  He lies horizontally on it so I have to find another chair.  We have a Victorian House which is very large and open on the first floor, which gives him lots of places to jump up on mantels, piano tops, bookcases, railings, etc.  I call him “Zig Zag.”  When I clean his litter boxes he is right there watching me.  He is a joy and makes us smile a lot.

We thank you at Northeast Animal Shelter for all the good that you do.

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My almost 17 year old Yorkshire/Poodle passed on her own suddenly while I was at work. She was on 9 different medications, had Cushing’s, doggie dementia, etc. but nothing that should have killed her. I grieved for about a month but knew I wanted a rescue dog. I kept checking Petfinder.com, NEAS’ website, etc. I found one dog that appealed to me and brought two friends to check him out. He turned out to not be the “right” one but in walking through the cages we spotted Bandit ( then called Romeo). He had just gotten out of quarantine and wasn’t even on the website yet. He came running into the room and immediately jumped up on all of us, but also cuddled nicely. I was hooked and he came home that day. Bandit is the poster boy for rescue dogs. He came from California and I don’t know his back story. He clearly was not abused as he loves everybody, men, women, children, big and little dogs, and even cats. We walk most days, at least 45-60 minutes, he loves the dog park, he is great at fetch, and also he is a great cuddler. Bandit still needs some help with basic manners but he is essentially housebroken, sleeps through the night, etc. Everyone who meets him loves him and I always let them know about NEAS and adoption. Thanks for all you do.

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I met Hailey on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 and she was adorable. She looked very friendly. I went up to her cage and she jumped up and was wagging her tail. You could tell she was very unhappy being in a cage. She made really sad puppy dog eyes. When we took her out into a room, she lit up with excitement! She was so happy to be with people. Hailey loves to cuddle. I can’t be on my phone or laptop, or iPad. She comes over and lays on my laptop. I have never met a dog more people-friendly than her. She is always the highlight of my day — coming home to someone who is happy to see you. When my brother and I adopted her she was already very well trained. The only thing not likable is her motion sickness, but I don’t care, I love her anyway!!!!!!!!

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We adopted little bear about a year know and he still is very nervous around people he doesn’t know, but once he gets to know you he’s a love. He has brought life back into my other dog who lost his best friend way too soon. They have really become buddy’s and he has become part of our family. We love him very much. He loves going camping every weekend. We give him something for the ride and he’s just now getting very happy when we tell him he’s going in the car.  Bear has been some work, but we love him.

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The first time we saw ” Boone ” We knew we wanted him. We renamed him Rocky. He loves to sleep, eat, and run. He goes nuts sometimes too. He loves bones too. He is an awesome dog.

Thank you!!

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For years, my husband and I had known we would probably get a dog for our family of four, but we were reluctant to promise our two children, since we already had cats, a rabbit and fish! But we longed for a dog, and on one January day so snowy that all schools were cancelled, my 10-year-old daughter and I began browsing the NEAS website, as we sometimes did. We saw a puppy from Tennessee named “Missy” featured on the site, and my eyes watered. I said to my daughter, “take the laptop upstairs and show Dad.” She did, and I heard him say, “Start the car!” The kids were confused, and delighted, and hopeful. We drove through the blizzard and were the only people at NEAS (which was, miraculously, open for business!). We asked to see “Missy,” who came into the playroom with us and snuggled right in my lap. I cried. We had to do it! We adopted her that day, buying our supplies right at NEAS, and making it the most memorable snowstorm of all of our lives. We renamed our new puppy “Daisy,” and she has changed our lives for the better. We laugh at her funny antics every day, and we adore that sweet temper that hasn’t changed since the day she snuggled into my lap.

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We adopted Sadie on October 12 and it already feels like she has been a part of our family forever! I simply cannot get over how perfect she is for us. She is now 4 months old, a snuggler, and just about as lovable as we could hope for! She has brought fun and companionship with her and I can’t picture life without her in our family. She is truly a blessing! Thank you so much to all the wonderful staff and volunteers at NEAS for the very important work that they do. And for helping us find our newest little family member! We love her!

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My mom and I went to the shelter to find a playmate for our other cat, Shubert. Hunington got liver failure and my family had to put him down. We were looking for a cat named Riley who we saw on the website, but he got adopted. Then we noticed Sylvester. It was a match made in heaven!

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We adopted Patches in January 2013. We needed new dog to start our life in our new house. Patches makes it a home. She lives to snuggle, give kisses and lay in the sun. She picked us,. She was kissing me through the kennel and I knew she was the one. I thought I was peer pressuring my other half into getting a dog. After playing with her in the yard he said, “She is coming home with us today,” and she did. Everyday we learn from each other. I learn things about me, her and life on a daily basis. Yhe unconditional love is amazing. She is my first dog and I love her so much. My life is now about walks in the woods, trips to the dog park and making doggie friends. The day we brought her home was one of the best days of my life. My life is filled with so much love!! Thank you Northeast for letting me take home my best friend!

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My family adopted TeTe and she is such a great dog and a perfect fit for our family. She loves to play, cuddle and give lots of kisses. She has mostly attached herself to my 9 year old daughter. Here’s a picture of the day we adopted her. I want to say that the Northeast Animal is a wonderful place. They took the time to help us find the right pet. The staff are caring, they answered all of our questions. And we are hoping to eventually adopt again and add another furry friend.