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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!

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Roxy is the most amazing kitten we have adopted. She is loving, playful and extremely smart. She loves it when our friends come to visit so she can show off all her fun toys. Best of all, Roxy got to meet and play with her cousin Charlie, a 2-yr-old Boston Terrier, over Thanksgivng. Charlie is my son’s dog. They live in Ohio and we do not get to see them that often. Roxy and Charlie didn’t know that cats and dogs may not get along, so they just snuggled up together. Thank you for the wonderful and caring process of adopting our Roxy.

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We are all adjusting wonderfully! Skye’s name is now Kenna Skye, and she is doing great! Despite Daisy’s (our poodle) reluctance, Kenna still loves to snuggle up to her. She often tries to “sneak cuddle,” and inches closer and closer to her until she can rest her head right on Daisy’s back…haha! She’s so lovable, affectionate, clumsy, and intelligent. She’s struggling a bit to grasp the concept of pottying ONLY outside, but she is so eager to please, I think its just a matter of time.

She learned “sit,” “lay down,” and “paw” almost instantly … she is such a quick learner! We’ve noticed that she has a habit of “hoarding” toys … taking one at a time out of the toy box and collecting them on the couch … she is so funny. Although Daisy isn’t much of a playmate (haha), she loves to play with her “cousins,” Riley and Zoey! They spend hours running around in the yard, and they never seem to get tired of it.

Thank you so much for all your help! Kenna brings such joy to so many people, we are blessed to have her as part of our family.

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We are so happy that we adopted Renee, who we now call Honey Bear. She is an irreplaceable part of our family and we can’t imagine life without her. She has been really wonderful with potty training, hasn’t had an accident in the house in over 2 weeks. She sits and is doing a pretty good job with lay down, stay, and come. She is definitely into chewing on everything, but we have lots if toys to remind her about when she grabs a shoe instead (although she is very smart and knows she shouldn’t).

Honey Bear loves people and is a little timid of other dogs at first but has made lots of dog friends on our block as well as our friends and family’s dogs. She loves to play and is so happy and tired after! She will run with us for short periods of time but prefers when one of us runs ahead so she can chase us. Plastic bags that fly down the street are her least favorite thing!

She is doing really well with crate training and knows the routine. Matt comes home at lunch to walk, feed and play with her so she is only in the crate for 3.5 hours at a time. And on the weekend when we have more time to play, she’ll get tuckered out and puts herself to bed in the crate.

We were very happy with our experience at Northeast Animal shelter, and have recommended it to others. The staff was very helpful and kind and we really appreciate everyone, particularly our adoption counselor taking the time to answer our questions.

Here is a picture of the three if us at the beach and one with just Honey, who loved finding crab legs on the beach!

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As we walked around the “kitten room” at NEAS, none of the kittens caught our eye until we got to Leeloo’s kennel. The little 8 week kitten was sticking her tiny paws out and mewing at me. I put my fingers between the bars and she immediately started to rub against them and purr. She was so happy to be getting attention and affection. I knew then that we were meant to take her. As soon as we brought her home she started running around and playing with her new toys and then took a nap in her big comfy kitty bed. She is now 5 months old and is as adorable as ever. She hates being alone, she follows someone around the house at all times. Playing fetch with pompoms is her favorite activity. She is excellent at snuggling under the blankets at night. She is great at giving kitty kisses. She can also be quite mischievous! She loves to rip all the toilet paper off the roll. She climbs on the kitchen counters. And one time she was playing on the edge of the toilet seat and fell in.
Leeloo is an incredible, playful and loving kitten and will grow up to be an amazing affectionate cat. I am so happy to have her in my life and that I’m able to give her a safe and loving home. Our life together is just beginning. I can’t wait to see what great adventures and memories we will create together.

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It’s hard to believe this 4 month old puppy was returned back to the shelter after being with a family for 2 weeks. We fell in love with him instantly and could not imagine our lives without him. My 12 year old son Jonathan is his best buddy. Jake (previously Cooper) sits outside his bedroom door every morning and waits with him outside for the school bus. Jake enjoys going to work with me at the animal hospital twice a week. He loves the nurses and has no fear of the doctors. Jake also loves to run around with his 4 dog cousins. This weekend he may sleep over his grandmother’s house with Jonathan. Jake has been a wonderful addition to our family. We feel honored to have been able to rescue him.

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Ten years ago in January I adopted Scoobie doo and he has been my best friend since. For three years he lived with a dog friend. Then we had to move. I have always wanted another dog to keep him company. This past November I was looking for a friend for Scoobie, and adopted Skye.  Skye (a/k/a Paula) is perfect. They sleep together and Scoobie doo plays again like a puppy. Skye follows Scoobie around like a little sister would to a big brother. : )

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We adopted Rocket (formerly Patrick) from the shelter at the end of October.  He instantly became best friends with everyone, and especially Nightcrawler, our other male kitty. He loves cuddling, playing in the shower (go figure), watching birdies on YouTube, and trying to steal food! He’s the perfect fit for our home and we love him sooooooo much 😀

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On December 14, 2012 I went to the shelter to meet Tiko. I had just lost my beloved cat, Garrett, a month earlier. I wanted to adopt an older pair of cats, but there was something about Tiko’s picture; I couldn’t get him out of my mind. I kept looking at his picture for a couple of weeks. On a Friday evening after work, I decided to go meet Tiko. When I walked in the cat area there were so many gorgeous, friendly cats trying to get my attention. I visited with a few on my way to find Tiko. When I found Tiko, he was huddled in the back of the cage and didn’t move when I approached.

I took his card and Julie opened his cage so I could pet him. He proceeded to hiss at me, swat me and bite me, then cowered in his litter box. Tiko was so scared. I felt he needed a good home where he would feel safe and loved, so an hour later he was on his way to his new home in NH. It took him a day to settle in and then he proceeded to take over our home. He is such a loveable cat, craves attention and loves his stuffed animals. Tiko is a curious, playful little guy and a wonderful addition to our family. He makes us laugh and brighten our days! I want to thank the person who fed, befriended and took him to NEAS. And, thank you NEAS for all that you do and for taking Tiko in so that he could find his loving forever home!

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My husband and I adopted Atticus (formally Crumpet) in the summer of 2009. He is now about to celebrate his 5th Christmas with us! He is smart and loving! In 2010 we moved to to Virginia and adopted a friend for him named Trillian.