We adopted Sandy on 11/9/13. We are all having a ball together! Sandy is so fun and playful. It did not take long for us to realize Sandy hardly ever barked! Our curiosity was peaked and we started researching. We were very surprised to find our Sandy was a mix of two incredible dog breeds. Labrador retriever and Basenji. We all know and love the gentle easy going personality of the Lab but few know the incredible traits of the Basenji. Here are just a few:
– The Basenji originates from wild canids that do not bark. After all, silence and stealth are a key part of survival in the wild.
– Basenjis are mischievous. They love to play and are very intelligent.
– Basenjis do not have doggy odor and have limited dander. Many people who suffer with allergies are able to live with a Basenji in their home.
Sandy really does a good job sharing herself with the two of us, and she will sit by our feet or jump up on “her” foot stool to get her up to our level and occationaly give me a “drive by” kiss as she passes by. Thank you for taking her in till fate brought us together! I have so many fabulous photo’s of her, uploading one is really hard!!
Mike and Cassie
Joe and I just so happy to report that Bambi and Bay are getting along great. They just love playing and running around in our back yard. They are both snuggle bunnies and love nothing more then joining us on the couch to watch some TV and get lots of tummy rubs and scratches behind their ears. Bay is a bit shier than Bambi at first but still meets new people with a happy “glad to meet you” style.
We’ve introduce them to some dogs owned by some family who lives nearby and they were both very friendly. Bambi will let anyone know if she’s had enough of the sniffing and wants to be left alone – but she’s very lady like about it.
Bay does like to chew on slippers and what ever stuff she finds and she also is not shy about getting on the kitchen table. Given how shy she is, we are finding that minor corrections go a long way and is already helping with this behaviors that we don’t want to encourage. We are looking into starting some dog training classes soon and think both dogs with their agile minds will pick things up quickly. Now it’s up to Joe and I to do the same!!
Hope all is well with you and we can’t thank you enough for your help in the adoption of these two sweeties!!
We had wanted a family dog for years and in October we finally decided to adopt one, after seeing an adorable litter of Cheagles from Georgia. We fell in love with one named Cookie after playing with him. We adopted him that day and renamed him Harley. He trained very well and pretty quick and is the best little puppy we could ask for!
We adopted Chara (formerly known as a Regal) on 3/4/14. He is the best dog. He has settled in quite well and we are totally in love with him. We are so blessed to have him and are so appreciative of all the great work done at NEAS.
Forever grateful, Laura & John
We welcomed Jax (Donnie at the shelter) into our family at the end of January and have never been happier. When my boyfriend and I decided to check out the Northeast Animal Shelter we had no idea our lives were about to change for the better. Once we locked eyes with Jax (then Donnie), we knew we could not leave that day without him in our arms.
He is an energetic love bug who also cannot get enough snuggle time with his Momma and Daddy! The people at NEAS also made this adoption something to be very proud of. They were kind and loving people who just want to find forever homes for all the animals in their care and Jax and his new family love you all for bringing us together!
We adopted Misha on Valentine’s Day, which is appropriate since we just love her! She is so cuddly and sweet, everyone who meets her falls in love with her instantly. She greets us in the morning when we wake up, and meets us at the door when we get home from work.
She cuddles with us in the living room while we relax in the evening, and sleeps between us at night. She is a very silly cat, she loves belly rubs and rolling around in the bath tub. She’s very clumsy and often falls over when she’s playing, and she likes to “talk” to us and make cute chirping noises. And when you’re feeling sad or sick she will come snuggle you and lick your cheek to make you feel better.
We adopted Sadie (formally known as Shelly) Feb 12th. She is settling into her new home very well. She follows her big brother Ryan everywhere he goes. They often snuggle up on his little couch and take naps together. We are so happy to have rescued her!!! We look forward to watching her grow up with our son!
This is actually two happy ending stories in one. We adopted Chloe on February 23, 2013. She was meant to be a companion to Archie (adopted from NEAS Oct. 2010). She has given myself, my husband and two girls so much joy. She spends her days playing with her brother Archie and sunning herself in the window. By night, she has numerous laps to choose from and endless love to give. Archie has also had a wonderful life. He is such a sweet boy and always greets us when we arrive home.
We adopted our first rescue dog, Charlie, a couple years ago. Charlie is absolutely the best dog we’ve ever had. He is so kind, so loving and he just seems to love living with our family as much as we love living with him. Something about a rescue dog, it just seems like they are grateful for a home and a family and it shows in their demeanor. We couldn’t be happier with our choice to get a rescue dog. As you can see from the picture, Charlie has adjusted just fine to the family life!
We adopted Kitty, renamed Trixie, in mid-February. She has been a wonderful addition to our family. She is very playful and affectionate. She enjoys sleeping on the doll bunkbed.