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Katie was adopted by a friend of mine just a few short weeks ago.  She is certainly loving her new dad and her new home. Richard is retired and spends all of his time with Katie…and Katie is not complaining at all. Katie has her own bed, but is much happier snuggling on the sofa and watching TV with Richard, sitting on his lap during thunder storms, working in his office with him and at bedtime she is quite happy to have a pillow by his side on the bed. She is truly the sweetest girl ever…she actually is a lot like his dog Maggie, whom he sadly lost in December. When Richard lost Maggie he was so depressed; it was devastating for him. Katie has made him so happy. You can rest assured she will have a loving home for the rest of her life. Thank you Northeast Animal Shelter for the beautiful gift of Katie and for all you do.

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Our children have always wanted a puppy, but we always had a reason why it wasn’t the right time. When we bought our new home we quickly realized we no longer had a reason not to get one! After a friend adopted their puppy from Northeast Animal Shelter, we knew that was the route we wanted to go. We fell in love with Fenway (Ralphie) immediately! He quickly became part of our family. We absolutely adore him! We believe he is the reason why we waited so long! We needed the perfect dog for us!

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After searching for months and deciding who and where to adopt from, we chose Northeast Animal Shelter. The staff was great and very friendly!

When we first walked into the puppy room, “Lex” now “Rex” was the first pup we saw and fell in love instantly! Rex was very shy at first but after spending almost 1 hour with him, he slowly started to warm up to us. At that point we knew he was the one!

His first night home was a little rough.  He was scared, but who could blame him after what he has been through. Today is his second day home and he is doing really well and is great with the kids and loves to cuddle! He is even sitting at the door when it’s time to go out.

He’s the perfect dog for our family and we are looking forward for many years to come! We are truly blessed and couldn’t be any happier!

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Shortly after we adopted Woody (formerly Mikey), my brother in law said Woody won the lottery! And we said no…we did! He is a rescue from Los Angeles who joined our family that included Tyson. Tyson is a big dog who loves people but he hadn’t been around other dogs. He and Woody became instant friends. Woody is the smaller dog on the left in the picture. So you never know how dogs will relate. It was perfect that NEAS had them meet before we adopted Woody. So the little dog that I had to carry out of the shelter has become my “Velcro” dog. But he loves to play with other dogs too. My life is so much more special since I met him. The unconditional love is incredible.

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We adopted Rex a couple of months after one of our beloved bulldogs, Chopper, passed away from a brain tumor. She left behind a very lonely sister, Ruby. When we finally decided it was time to get her a little brother, we fell in love with Rex the first visit! He is sweet and lovable and energetic. Just what the vet ordered for Ruby! Sometimes he annoys her like little brothers tend to do, but you can tell they are best buddies! He has found a forever home and we all couldn’t be happier 🙂

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I want to share my adoption success story of my cat Deana, originally named Sunshine, who my parents adopted for me in the fall of 2001 when I was seven years old. They had promised me a cat when I started first grade, so we went to the shelter (at that time NEAS was still in the old building) to pick one out. There were lots of friendly cats, but as soon as I saw this little calico cat I decided that she was the cat for me, even though she completely ignored me and hissed when I tried to pet her.

She had been found as a pregnant stray and taken in to have her babies, and she was still adjusting to life with people. After we adopted her, it took her months to trust us – it was weeks before she would come out from behind our couch. But I always believed in her. As an only child, she became like the furry little sister I never had, and we now love each other dearly.

I left for college this fall and my parents moved with Deana from Massachusetts to Austin, Texas, and to our surprise, instead of hiding and being anxious at the move, she was excited and embraced it! Now she has a big house and yard all to herself in Austin, and if it hadn’t been for NEAS we never would have been able to give her a great life with us, and have her as such an important addition to our family. She is around 14 now. It makes me very happy that NEAS is still around, helping people and animals connect like you helped me and my cat.

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Ella (aka Possum) is a wonderful addition to our family. She has quite the personality. One minute she’s a wild child and the next a sweet little snuggle bug. She and our 8 year old male cat Gizmo love to wrestle. Pumpkin our 8 year old female is curious, but hesitant to get too close to the little bundle of energy. She’s still working on potty training, with more good days than bad. She has learned sit and lay down and is working on stay. I’d say that’s pretty good for an 11 week old. With 3 teenage girls at her beck and call she is sure to be a spoiled little princess.

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I took Buck home in March 2011. It was love at first sight. Renamed him Rebel. Here he is climbing Cannon Mountain in Franconia, New Hampshire. He loves camping and swimming. Thank You to everyone at Northeast Animal Shelter!

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Just wanted to say how happy we are with Cooper ( formerly Kent). He is a wonderful puppy and gives tons of kisses!!! He just attended his first puppy training class and did very well! My two granddaughters love him very much too! (Pictured) He is great with everyone and is doing well with being trained to go outside to the potty! I especially want to thank your staff for helping us with the whole process! You guys are great! Cooper is very happy and healthy, the vet just weighed him and he is now 17 lbs! He is going to be a big boy!! As puppies do, he gets into everything and is very fun to play with and go for walks! He is part our lives and family now and we hope to have him a long time! Thank you again for finding us a true treasure!

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On a mid September day we traveled from Oxford Mass, all the way to Salem to search for a fury friend. We were so overwhelmed with the amount of wonderful dogs at the shelter, that we were about to leave! The last kennel on the left in the puppy room had this unproportioned black lab mix looking dog. He was sitting so sweet and quiet, that we grabbed the blue card right before another couple did. Carol helped us with our adoption approval and it’s been nothing but love and treats for Dylan since. He loves his big brother Reggie the cat, taking up 3/4 of a king sized bed, and playing with his extended fury family members. We are so lucky to have such a great, well behaved dog. We will be fencing in our yard this spring, and hope to find Dylan a brother or sister this fall. Thank you Northeast!!! (and special thanks to Carol!!!!!)