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I adopted Sally back in 2003, when she was about 1 year old.  She is my best friend, great with my grandchildren (4 months – 22 years) who live with me and grew up with her.  She has been best friends with our 5 cats too.  I could not have asked for a better dog.  She is so loving and has been beside me though a lot of personal times.  She seems to know just when I need some comforting.  I’m happy to say she is spoiled and loved!

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Our new puppy Maggie (Ally) is doing great. She and Murphy are getting along better and better (she is learning her manners, like not putting full paws in his face or chewing on his ear like it’s a rawhide). She is super smart. She was asking to go out to go to the bathroom within the first few days, and we have had maybe five mistakes in the house total. She knows sit, is learning come, and definitly knows where the treats are kept. Her health is good, although she came down in the first days with a doggie head cold that my Vet watched, and it resolved within days. And she is set to go to puppy school in mid-January. As for the shelter and staff, you all are the very best. You care for the animals, manage and educate the people, and make what can be a very anxious experience, effortless. Thank you for everything.

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My husband and I were on an overnight get away in Maine. We had been checking in on the shelter’s site periodically. He saw a couple of dogs from CA who peaked our interest. One in particular was pulling on our heartstrings a bit; Jesse (aka Tommy.) We dropped our bags at home and said “Well let’s just go look!” Secretly, I knew better. We looked at a couple of the dogs featured, and finally we were put in a room with Jesse. Whether you’re a believer in such things or not, at life altering times such as these, it’s always good to ask for “guidance or signs” about the decision you’re about to make. As I did that, 2 other couples showed up outside our little room to put “dibs” on our cutie. My husband said, “Well what does your gut say cause I trust you with this decision.” I knew then and there that he was ours. That was October 9, 2013. I knew that when we got a dog he/she would blend right in and it would be like he had always been part of our lives. Now, we couldn’t possibly consider our lives as full and happy without him. We’re proud to admit that we’ve become obnoxious “dog” parents.

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My children were devastated when we lost our dog Stevie Ray in June after 19 years. They wanted another dog, but I held out. When we saw Mystique at the shelter, we knew she was the one. But someone else had taken her blue card! We met with another puppy, but she was a bit too “active” for us. We walked through the puppy room again and her card was back! We immediately brought it to the desk and met with her. It was love at first site!!! She has fit in well in our home and she is so much fun to have around! She has a great personality and is very smart – she is learning very quickly. The staff at the shelter was wonderful and we can’t thank you enough for bringing our Mystique into our lives!!!!!

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It didn’t take Lenny long to “settle in” and feel comfortable at our home and since we don’t have other animals, he is very happy about that. He has lots of toys and loves the catnip variety. He sleeps most of the night on our bed. We are very happy he does not beg for food when we eat (something our previous cats did). Oh yes, he loves Temptations (what cat doesn’t?) and expects a treat every night when we are sitting in our recliners watching TV. When we saw Lenny at the shelter, it was love at first sight — we both knew he was the one for us and he hasn’t dissapointed. As you can see from the picures he is a beautiful cat. Our thanks also to the shelter counselor; he was very helpful and courteous.

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Thank you for making our Christmas even happier by letting us adopt “Betsy.” Her new name is Sadie and she has been a love bug ever since we put her in the car to take her home. She gets along with her brother very well and is amazing with all of us. Sadie quickly adopted our love seat as hers and sometimes she sneaks onto my bed thinking that it is her bed. You might think we are crazy but she talks to us – a lot. She makes us laugh and we are so happy to have her with us. As my four year old says, “I love Sadie and want to keep her forever.” We can not believe anyone ever gave her up.

The only negative thing that happened is her paperwork said she was not spayed, but she was. We only found out after she was put to sleep for her surgery. The good part of that is she got her teeth cleaned instead. Merry Christmas!

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Magee is doing wonderful and has taken away some of the void I had after I had to put down my Golden Retriever K.C. after 13 and 1/2 years. He is gowning so fast. His housebreaking is fantastic. Only had three accidents and they were my fault for not listening to him when he was barking. He is really getting to be one active little boy. He finally has gotten use to his collar and leash. He is allowed to sleep with me after his last run outside for the night and sleeps until 4:15 am, eats and will go right out after he is done. He has been going up and down the stairs since the day I brought him home. He really and I mean really loves the snow. He will put his whole face in a pile of snow and push it like a plow would. I am really happy I adopted him. Thank you for all your help with the adoption. You and the staff at Northeast Animal Shelter are wonderful.

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Tiger Lily (formerly known as Facey Macey) came home with me on September 1. She had just celebrated her 8th birthday, and had been in the shelter for quite awhile. Her beautiful green eyes won me over, and I brought her home–all 19 lbs of her! I didn’t read about her background until I brought her to the vet a couple of weeks later and saw that she had a very sad tale to tell. We checked in at the desk and went to the exam room. She had lost a little weight, and after the technician left we were waiting for the vet to come in when the front desk receptionists came in. Little did I know that my Tiger Lily was an Internet celebrity!!! They had seen her photo on the shelter’s website as well as the Kitty of the Day on the Salem Patch. They were all happy she finally found a forever home. Lily took all the adoration in stride and it has not gone to her head! She sleeps next to me, reads the newspapers with me, tells me about her day when I come home and enjoys playing with her toys. She really is a love bug! I am so happy that she picked me to be her pet parent.

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Our new puppy Henry has been keeping us busy! We couldn’t be happier to have him in our lives! He is doing great with sleeping and housetraining. He has a little crate and slept through the night, even the first day we brought him home. His Notre Dame blanket keeps him warm and comfortable every night. He is still a little unsure about walking on the leash. The noises on the street scare him a little but once he hits the grass at the park he loves running around.

His favorite things to do are snuggle up on the couch and playing fetch with all of his toys. He has been to the vet and is scheduled to get his last round of puppy shots next week. He came down with a cough last week. We took him back to the vet and they said he had a mild case of kennel cough. He is taking medicine and seems to be getting better. He just went for his first hair cut. They had to cut him pretty short because his hair was a bit matted, but he is feeling great to be all clean.

Henry has been a wonderful addition to our home! Thank you to everyone at the NEAS. We loved how helpful and caring you were with helping us find the perfect puppy for our home. We appreciate all of your help!