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We recently adopted Manny and renamed him Andy. He is adjusting very well and we just enrolled him into puppy classes! He is the most adorable, funny, laid back puppy! He has such a big heart and we couldn’t be happier with any other puppy!

We had such a great experience with your staff and they worked with us to make sure that it was a good fit for us and worked with us to help find the perfect pet for us. I want to thank you for giving us such a positive and rewarding experience because we were in the process of adopting a dog we found online and it fell through. We were delighted that our friends recommended your shelter and couldn’t be happier to have Andy in our lives!

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“Hi, Everyone. My name is McCrae and I am now 11 weeks old. Mommy and Daddy say I’m a very big boy and that I am super smart like my big brothers and super handsome like my daddy. I have the best family ever. Mommy took my big brothers to come choose me at NEAS.

Mommy says I was meant to be part of the family. The night they came it was too busy for the shelter to do the adoption that night and Mom and my big brothers left without me. There were a lot of tears. They had to come the next day and even though they couldn’t be there when they opened, I was still available. It was fate. I love my family! Thank you NEAS for bringing me from Alabama to my new home.

I’m spoiled already. Mommy taught me all sorts of tricks and Daddy loves to take me walking in the woods. I love outside. Check out how handsome I am in my pics.”

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Things are going great. Emma has been renamed 🙂 and we now call her Jinger. She made lots of noise the first two nights like you mentioned and now she is doing so well! She is crate training and being housebroken so well. Thanks for all of your help. We love her!

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I came to NEAS in late September, 2013 in hopes of finding a dog who would become my next baby. I was committed to being patient and finding the right match for both me and my pup, but was immediately taken with a terrier mix named Snuffles. He stole my heart instantly, and he has been my constant companion from the moment I brought him home.

He is about 7 years old, has a significant heart murmur, and recently had his last 3 teeth removed. He has gained 3 lbs and his personality has blossomed! He is the happiest, gentlest, most devoted little man I could ever have hoped for! I have a chronic medical condition that requires me to spend long hours in bed and when I go out I utilize an electric wheelchair. Snuff’s devotion to me is unwavering, and he spends his time curled up in my arms, riding on my lap, or running alongside my wheelchair.

We have excellent support from family and friends, who assure that we are both exceptionally well cared for – but his bond with and devotion to me is unsurpassed. He is pampered beyond belief, and dances on his hind legs when he knows we are going for a car ride! His stamina closely matches my own, so we don’t tire each other out. He has been an absolute gift – he rescued me and my quality of life is so enhanced by his happy, loving, attentive companionship.

He is so in tune with my moods and health hiccups that he knows, often before I do, when we’ll be having a quiet day, and refuses to leave my side. He sleeps curled up under the covers, head on my pillow, paws outstretched and touching my shoulders. We are rarely apart, except for those few outings I take where he cannot accompany me. He is a remarkable survivor himself, and every moment we have cuddled up together or exploring the great outdoors is a a gift I can never repay. Thank you to everyone who helped to save my sweet Snuffy’s life, and for keeping him safe until we were able to be united as a forever family!

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It has only been a week since we adopted Mia (aka Lydia) and she and Chloe have become fast friends! Mia has been a wonderful addition to our family and we just love having another little love to snuggle and play with. NEAS is a fantastic facility and I would (and have) recommend them to anyone looking for their next best friend!

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One of our dedicated volunteers, Holly Young, has initiated a great fundraiser for NEAS. When you purchase one of these shirts, NEAS receives a percentage of the sale and you are helping to save more pets! Wearing your new NEAS shirt lets others know you support our mission and helps to spread the word.

March 18th Update: Amazing job Holly! Thank you for your help. $1,790 was raised to help save more pets.

Use this link to make your purchase today!

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We adopted Candy from NEAS 14 years ago in April 2000. She was only 8 weeks old at the time. They told us she was a lab/basset mix. She was the only tall pup in the litter and she was all black. She was beautiful. She was actually a lab/chow mix. She was the best dog ever. I had 4 young children at the time and she just fit in so well in our family. I am sorry to say she passed away on February 9, 2014, exactly 14 years to the day on her birthday. We miss her so much but my point is please do not forget these animals are at these shelters and they are waiting for YOU to bring them home and give them the best life you can.

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In April 2008, a friend of mine called me to tell me that NEAS had a large litter of German Shepherd mix puppies, and she knew I was interested in adopting from a shelter. As I approached the outdoor fenced areas, there they were, about 8 or so gorgeous fluffy balls of love! They opened the gate and they all ran to me wagging and licking. Then I noticed this one smaller “runt” run under all of their bellies and lick my whole arm! That was it (Charles), Liam was coming home with me today! He is 6 human years young, and we adore our furry son! <3<3

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Val (formerly Sophie) is a different puppy in her new surroundings! When we take long walks, she has to visit with every dog, big or small, along the way. When not walking, she plays in the yard by herself. She is so lovable!  She cuddles up with us in bed at night.  She has the run of the house, and already housebroken. I take her everywhere I go – shopping and for long rides.  She is my little shadow. She completes our family.  My husband is very attached to her as well.