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We have two young boys, and having always grown up with dogs, I wanted the same for them. We had lost our family dog 4 months prior, and definitely missed “man’s best friend.”

We visited the shelter a couple times, and finally fell in love with little Ziva (called Pat at NEAS). From the moment we saw her, we knew she belonged in our family. And she definitely does! She is learning and growing by leaps and bounds, and she loves our boys already!

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We adopted Gracie Mae on Valentines Day 2014 and she truly is a LOVE!! She just the right mix of playful and relaxed and super smart! She can already follow many commands thanks to training class and her wanting to please. Thank you for helping us adopt her…she’s already a family member <3

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Dottie Doucette, a local artist of landscapes, houses, still life, soul paintings, portraits, and animals, is hosting an art show with a portion of the proceeds to go to saving more pets through NEAS. The show is Oct 15 through Nov 13 with a reception on Sunday, Oct 19 12:30 – 3p at Peabody Art Association, 35 Washington Street, Peabody, MA 01960

Hours for exhibit are Tues-Fri 10a-3p and 1st & 3rd Sunday 12-3p.

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OMGoodness….. A perfect fit…… “Salem” (named after the shelter city) is such a gentle, affectionate pretty boy. I could not be more happy with him. Thank you to NEAS and Lisa for helping “Salem” find me and his forever home. xoxo

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Bodhi (aka Rowlette) has filled the holes in our hearts we didn’t even know were there! He goes to puppy camp 2x a week, walks everyday, cuddles and is living the high life! With some major TLC, Bodhi is now a new man! We can’t thank the NEAS staff enough for helping us find our new addition to our family!

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In November, we decided we were in a position to give a home to another shelter dog (a little more than a year earlier, we had adopted Diego, our second Chihuahua, from Northeast Animal Shelter). So one night we went back to NEAS, with Diego and his sister Prudence in tow, to have them meet a new prospective sibling. The pup we had in mind was Tino, a 4-year-old Chi whom Kathy had seen on your web site. Tino had arrived from Los Angeles a few weeks before as part of the latest Flying Chihuahuas flight. He looked at us shyly from his cage, and an adoption counselor brought him out to meet us.

He was so shy and nervous, he just walked along the perimeter of the room, all five pounds of him, with his big brown eyes looking everywhere but directly at us. But we knew, as did the good folks at NEAS, that under the nervous, shaking exterior was a very sweet and gentle little dog. We took Tino to his forever home that night, and we are overjoyed that he has joined our family.

Slowly but very surely, he has overcome his nervousness and learned to trust us, one by one. He loves his new brother and sister, loves his meals and bully sticks, likes to chew on a toy or blanket, and enjoys curling up on a couch or our bed. He has made great strides in housebreaking, is learning how to walk on a leash, and has come to enjoy car rides every weekend. Most of all, Tino has started to soak up affection, which we are all too happy to provide. He has grown to love being patted and scratched under his snout. He seems so thankful for a permanent home, we can’t help but be moved by how gratefully he looks at us. Thank you so much for allowing us to make Tino part of our family, and for all the great work you do at NEAS.

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I adopted Wiley on Thursday February 20th and he is the sweetest most affectionate little boy. He loves to be held and cuddled. He was on my lap the first night and has become such a love to me. This shelter has given me three beautiful cats over the last 25 years. The pets are always taken care with such love and respect by the extraordinary staff. Thank you for all you do and thank you for my sweet loving boy.

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Cher is so good with the kids. My 1 year old and 2 year old toddlers gives Cher kisses and she loves playing chase and tug a war. We are so blessed to have Cher with us. She is doing good on her potty training and is gaining weight and it is like having 3 toddlers in the house. Cher is smart and likes to please her human family. She always wants to cuddle. Thank you so much Patrick (our NEAS adoption counselor) for taking such good care of her as a foster parent. Cher is the perfect match! Our family loves Cher, and her new name is DEEDEE. I hope you like it! She knows her name and responds to it.

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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.”