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I adopted Delphi from  Northeast Animal Shelter in May of this year. I knew from the second I saw her on the website she was the pup for me. I could not wait to get her home and settled. The first few weeks were an adjustment period for her (she spent 7 weeks in a cone because of an unforeseen ear operation) and for me, but in the end I could not be happier with bringing this little girl home. This country bumpkin’, she was rescued from Georgia, is now a proud Bostonian.

She spends her days sunbathing on the floor, destroying toys and waiting to see her friends at the dog park on the weekends. All of Delphi’s friends are big dogs as Delphi thinks she is despite weighing in at 17 lbs. She is a big dog trapped in a little dog’s body. Ha ha!

This month is her “birthday” and I am overjoyed knowing she will be spending her first birthday (of many more!) in her fur-ever home. Delphi is just the sweetest little girl anyone could have asked for. She is spunky, friendly and a true character. I even keep in touch with her foster family! Everyone who meets Delphi just loves her as much as I do. I can’t imagine not having Delphi as a part of my family.

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In August of 2009 my family and I adopted Jessie from your wonderful shelter and we’ve been madly in love ever since. When our family decided to adopt a dog we had all intentions of getting a 12+ week old puppy. We arrived at the shelter before it opened so that we could have our pick of the group. We were welcomed into the facility and were immediately taken to where the dogs were kept. I walked from cage to cage looking for that perfect addition to our family and I walked right by Jessie’s (Frances’) cage. My husband called out “I think we should take a look at this one” because she was “talking” to him…not barking or crying but talking. We spent a little bit of time with her in a room and fell in love. We were told she came from Puerto Rico and she was 10 months old..she was not the little fluffy puppy we were looking for, she was even better. She’s so sweet and such a wonderful companion….I can’t imagine our home without her!!! Northeast Animal Shelter is an amazing place and I would highly recommend them.

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We adopted Molly one week before I had to put my Rat Terrier down who was suffering from Lymphoma. I went to the shelter “just to look” to help me with my sadness. I didn’t want a puppy and thought I would look at older dogs. I passed Molly’s cage and she was laying down not very enthusiastic. Being a nurse I stopped and looked closer. I asked if I could see her. She was polite but didn’t really interact much. She waged her tail and appeared happy but didn’t seem to have any attachment to humans. I fell in love but was so torn. She was only 3 months old and my husband was out of town. After three hours of deciding I took the plunge and have never been happier with any decision as much as that one!! One year later, Molly is happy, very attached to us all and is the love of our family. It really helped me with the grieving of my late dog Cosmo. Molly is a beauty.

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We adopted Brownie (now Paco) right before Halloween. The ladies at the shelter were kind enough to let us bring him home to meet our two senior dogs and see how they all got along. Well they all got along fabulous and still do. He has been such a joy and has made our furry family complete. He is the sweetest most lovable chihuahua. We are so happy that we brought him home!! Thank you NEAS!!

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My Husband Mark surprised me by going to the shelter and adopting a beautiful coon Cat named Polly. Mark renamed her Spook. We love her so much and she brings so much joy and fun to our household. She is a house cat , but we wanted her to be able to enjoy some of the outdoors, so we let her out on the roof and she loves it! She brings in Leaves from the gutter as gifts for us… sometimes my living rooms ends up with 10-15 of them. … its soo funny. I am so thankful for my husband by going to your wonderful shelter and adopting.

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I was heartbroken when my 21 year old cat passed in 2011 and I missed him terribly. On my local cable station, I saw pets up for adoption at the Northeast Animal Shelter and I knew I needed another furry family member. One night after work I went to the shelter and fell in love with the many cats and had such a hard time making a decision. I would have taken them all if I could. As I kept walking around struggling to make a decision, not wanting to leave anyone behind, my beautiful Princess stuck out her paw from the cage and that was it!

I guess you can say she chose me and I am so glad she did, I love her so much and it feels like we have been together forever even though I just adopted her October 5, 2011. She is so trusting and gives back so much love, I just had to give her the name she deserves, hence the name change to Princess (formerly Veronica). She has adopted all my family and friends who love her dearly.

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Back in June of 1998 I adopted Jasper (a.k.a. Peanut) from the shelter. When I first met him he was on hold for another potential owner but I returned the next day and he was available again. I took him home that night and he has been there for me ever since. We have moved several times over the years and he has gained some cat and dog siblings along the way. Hard to believe it has been over 15 years but he just had a checkup and is doing great. 🙂

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In the summer of 2012 our family began looking for a friend for our two-year-old Chihuahua named Prudence. We came to Northeast Animal Shelter one night in August and learned about Boogie, a four-year-old male Chihuahua who had come east from Los Angeles with a recent arrival of “Flying Chihauhuas.” Boogie had been in the shelter for about three weeks. As soon as we saw him we fell in love with this sweet, shy boy and knew that we wanted to give him his forever home. We brought Prudence to meet him and they got along.

We took Boogie home with us and gave him a new name, Diego, to reflect his breed’s Mexican heritage and the fact that he came from California. Gradually, Diego came out his shell and began to relax. He has truly come to enjoy his home and his new family. He enjoys his meals, supplemented by the occasional roasted chicken meat or a piece of a cheeseburger patty. He loves to stretch out in the sun on our deck, to sleep late like a real teenager, to take rides in the car, and walks along the boulevard at Revere Beach. He has added tremendous joy to our household and has proven to be a good friend and “brother” to Prudence. And on Halloween, he rocked his new Halloween tie, as you can see in the photo! We would like to thank Northeast Animal Shelter for bringing Diego into our lives and for the excellent, important work you do every day to save these beautiful animals.

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Linus is now named “Peanut.” For a Beagle he actually very quiet most of the time. No howling and very little barking. He loves giving kisses and snuggling. We have an acre of fenced in yard that he runs around in. He is friendly with other dogs, just says “Hi” and keeps doing his business. Everyone says he so cute, especially his ears.

He thinks he’s a cat sometimes. We find him on the back of the couch laying on top of it asleep in front of the window. He actually will pull a blanket on top of himself before he goes to sleep. He loves getting his belly rubbed and scratched behind the ears. We use a crate and he likes spending time in there when he’s tired. We attached a bell to the door hope in time he will ring it when he wants or has to go out. He is only alone for 4 hours a day during the work week and no accidents happened then.

The average dog toy only lasts 3 days! He shreds them so fast. He likes the soft animals that squeak the best. We are all very happy together and I am proud of the kids for being such responsible pet owners.
We encourage people that stop to pet Peanut to visit your shelter. We are so impressed by the staff and the cleanliness of the facility.

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My boyfriend and I adopted our beautiful girl Dixie in Nov 2012. It will be a year since we had her and its been the best year for all of us as one big happy family. Dixie came from Georgia.  She was abandoned with her 8 pups and left to die. Thank God someone was watching over her and her pups.  All her pups made it and all went to good homes, and we adopted Dixie. Dixie is so smart and such a good girl.  She’s such a joy to have.  We are very blessed to give her a 2nd chance and a beautiful life.