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Just an update…We wanted to thank you all for the wonderful experience we had in adopting Finley (Sneezy) from your shelter….We had waited to adopt, after losing our dog after 16 years. As with any loss of a pet, who is really part of your family, it takes time… We were ready to open our hearts and home to another dog and here we are…Starting again…He is such a love…forgot how energetic and time consuming training a puppy can be, but know and have seen just how quickly they learn and just how rewarding it is for us, and Fin. He doubled his size in height and length in four weeks, and has settled right in…Took less than a week for him to sleep all night in his crate. He made fast friends with our cat Twyla. He loves the snow…long walks, watching TV, too funny…and hates the word no…but what kid doesn’t…Truth be told , we are all learning here. Every dog, every cat is different, but we are all very thankful to have Finley as part of our family….Thanks again!

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We adopted Mimi on Dec 7, 2013. Mimi has adjusted happily in our home. We adore her, and love every moment with her. Mimi started puppy class last week and has been very easy to train. We can not thank the loving volunteers at Northeast Animal Shelter enough, adopting our love bug was a wonderful experience. We’ve recommended the shelter to everyone who asks about Mimi…and to anyone looking to adopt.

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So after being divorced for 7 years and coming home to nothing else breathing in my home but me, I knew it was time for a companion. My parents suggested a cat, but never owning one before I was a little leery, even though they have always had cats and I always enjoyed them. My niece Christina is a volunteer at the NEAS, so one day when my Dad dropped her off there he went in to take a look at the cats. He called me immediately when he saw Minky (aka Slim Shady)…all 20 pounds of him! I adopted him on my birthday and he is the best present I could have ever asked for! Not only does he follow me everywhere but OMG can he talk! Can’t imagine not having him as my shadow!

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We adopted Casey last February and we couldn’t be happier! He is such a love! He brings joy to each one of us daily! We are so grateful for NEAS and our little bundle of joy we found there!

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We adopted Freddie from your shelter in October 2000. As a puppy he was found wondering the streets of Puerto Rico and some nice vet in Puerto Rico had him shipped to your shelter because his disposition was just so sweet; well 13 years later we can’t imagine our lives without him. Thank you NEAS!

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This little guy joined our family just a few weeks ago. He was a birthday gift for our oldest daughter. She fell in love with him the minute she saw him in the cage! Amazingly, he looks just like our other special pup whom we adopted from NEAS two years ago! We never thought we would ever find one like her, but they are best friends already. He is so happy to have a warm loving home, and we are so lucky to have him. Thank you NEAS for giving us two amazing beautiful dogs!

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We adopted Oscar in the beginning of November 2013 and was the best early Christmas present. We also went back to the shelter to get our picture taken with Santa! He has fit in very well with our cats and likes to give them kisses. Since we have gotten him two other friends of ours have also adopted lab mix puppies from the shelter and we are looking forward to play dates. Thanks for all you do there, and thank you for saving Oscar so that we could adopt him.

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We adopted Joey (formerly known as Moses) in July 2013. He is a lab/pointer mix. Both my husband and I were first time dog owners, but Joey made it so easy. We couldn’t be in more love with him. He’s so friendly and energetic, and such a goof. He’s about 70 lbs now, but loves to cuddle like he’s a small lapdog – haha.  He loves his doggy day care at  Four seasons in Peabody, and even has a good friend, Lilly. I think she likes him for the cute smile he has when his gums get stuck in his overbite – haha. He originally came from the Carolinas, so it’s been fun watching him enjoy playing in the snow. Thank you NEAS for making the adoption process so easy, and for allowing us to welcome Joey into our family. We couldn’t be happier, and I think he is just as happy! 🙂

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My mother and I adopted my Buddy from NEAS February of 2005. I was the happiest boy in the world because I had just met who would soon become my best friend for the next 8 years. He was the last to be adopted from a litter of 6. He was a very scared kitty as he went to the back corner of the cage whenever someone would go near him. Buddy and I spent a good portion of our time together. He never did anything wrong, and for his first 5 years was very timid but eventually grew out of it. He was a very loveable, friendly, and happy cat. I learned that I could always count on him to be right there at the door meowing every time I came home, waiting for me to sit down so we could cuddle as we did everyday. Sadly, Buddy’s life was cut very short as he was diagnosed with chronic kidney failure September of 2013. We spent our last few months together very closely and I’m glad I had that time with him while he was around. I can’t thank NEAS enough for providing me with my best friend.

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We adopted our Stella (formerly Lady) from NEAS in August 2012. She arrived by airplane from Puerto Rico after being treated for Heartworm disease. She captured our hearts immediately! Of course, after all she had been through she was very timid and fearful. It took us about 6-9 months to get her comfortable going for walks and being around other dogs and even to trust people other than us. She has come a long way- she now loves dogs, people and is enjoying every day to the fullest. I have yet to meet a dog so happy and outwardly thankful for what she has.

It’s true that rescue dogs show their gratitude daily. She is the biggest blessing to us and we have NEAS to thank for that. She was about 4 or 5 when we adopted her – old enough that she had seen a lot in her day and clearly had had some traumatic experiences – but I can attest that these dogs really come out of their shells when you get them home and they see that they can trust you, although it’s not always instantaneous. She is the most loyal and loving dog. She’s the best thing to happen to us and we love her so much!