On December 23rd 2012 our beloved Sequoia passed away at the age of 16 1/2. (He was our first adopted dog from NEAS — Baby Ruth was his name). Along with him a little piece of our family died too. His companion Cherokee (also from NEAS) of 4 years missed him terribly, so we decided it was time to get her a new friend to love and share our home with, so off we went. Cherokee picked a female puppy who was 3 months old. The shelter had named her Sparkle, but we renamed her Sierra. Cherokee was a little unsure at first, but very soon little Sierra had not only won Cherokee’s heart — she had won ours.
Sierra also has 2 litter mates – adopted by other families – and we arranged a reunion. All three have brought nothing but JOY, LAUGHTER AND LOVE TO ALL THREE OF OUR HOMES. These siblings will never have to worry about some one to care or love them for the rest of their lives. Sierra is fresh, has a goofy smile, loves belly rubs and is the fiercest protector. She licks me every morning to wake me up and demands hugs at night before bed — what a way to melt away the worst of any day or situation — It’s like she is saying, “Don’t worry Mommy, I’m here, everything is going to be OK.”
We adopted Lucy (formerly Brownie Girl) a few weeks ago and couldn’t be happier, she has made a great addition to our growing family! We came to the shelter not expecting to bring a dog home that same day. She was only one to come up to lick our hands through the cage. We knew right away she was the one and we brought her home that same night! She knows how to turn any bad day into a happy one. She loves to cuddle and roll on her stomach to get her tummy rubbed. She loves going for walks and loves the dog park. Although shy and quiet at first, she warms up to you pretty fast. She brings a smile to our face everyday! Thank you NEAS!
I looked online when I decided it would be a good time for me to get a dog. I went to your website and saw Drako’s face and I knew he was the dog for me. I have had him for a little over a month and I couldn’t be happier. He is a fun and playful dog who also loves to cuddle!
My family adopted Daisy at the end of last May. While at first she was very nervous (wouldn’t eat and never barked) she quickly warmed up. She is one playful pup, spends many days romping the beach, chasing tennis balls and playing in the water. Daisy loves to be with other dogs and although she is weary of strangers, she is as sweet as can be. Peanut butter treats and belly rubs are her favorite rewards 🙂 For our first dog as a family we couldn’t have been luckier!
We adopted Kelly, now known as Daisy Mae, in November of 2012. I can honestly say, after having many dogs, she is the biggest blessing. She knows just how to make you feel better, and is the best cuddler. She gets along with everyone and loves to be around her people. We bring her everywhere, and are so happy that she is apart of our family. Even the cat loves her 🙂 Thank you so much for the work that you do!
My surprise wedding gift was showing up to Northeast Animal Shelter and my Husband telling me in the parking lot we were going to take a kitten home that day!! Anthony (my hubby) thought it would be the perfect time to start our lives together with a new little kitten running around! We looked through shelter carefully trying to decide which kitten would be best for our family.
And then we came across Scully. We asked to see her and she was very curious about us as well….I have had cats before and this was Anthony’s first kitty! Anthony was nervous and asked lots of questions and the adoption counselor was very patient, answering all of his questions and concerns and even helping us in choosing a food type, litter, and we were able to purchase everything right there!
When we finally arrived home, she wouldn’t even come out of the carrier. I had to drag her out on the blanket she was sitting on. She was very nervous and scared and we tried to make it as comfortable as possible. She hid in a corner and I finally snatched her up! I put her on the couch and wrapped her up in a nice cozy blanket and finally she was as snug as a bug in a rug!
3 Months later, she is running around and playing with her “mice”. She has an unbelievable personality; chatting with us, watching out the window, and even sleeping on my pillow at night. She has become the traveling cat, coming with us away for a weekend to New Hampshire, on quick trips to the store, and to Nana’s house! And we even made our first Family Holiday card with the 3 of us!! (Pictured here)
So Thank you to Northeast Animal Shelter and my Hubby for the best wedding present ever!!
I adopted Wallaston (now Pancake) on June 21, 2013. I had rescued his “sister” Mosby in October 2012 and I knew she needed a sibling. I went into NEAS “just to look” and found a crate of 3 little kittens right up at the front. When I first held Wallaston in my arms and he looked up at me with that little black nose, I was in love. I just had to bring him home! He and Mosby got along right from the start—they would wrestle one minute and then cuddle together the next. At Pancake’s first vet appointment only a few short weeks later, I received some very sad news. My poor little guy would need one of his kidneys removed. But NEAS was 100% supportive. I really can’t thank them enough for all of their help throughout the whole process. Now almost 5 months later, I still call him my miracle cat. He is such a happy-go-lucky kitten, getting himself into trouble by playing in the kitchen sink or climbing up the blinds. But the second I sit on the couch, he’s right by my side, snuggling up to my neck or in the crook of my arm. Such a cuddle bug! I couldn’t be happier with my little family! Thank you NEAS for all that you do! 🙂
We just love Ziggy. And, oh my, do we have funny stories to share. His latest antic – he leaps into the refrigerator as soon as the door is opened and sits on a shelf looking out at us. He sleeps with me and follows me all around when he’s not sleeping. He is very friendly with all who enters our home. In fact, he received a “Thank you” note from a friend who spent a few days with us. He was all over her.
He gives us kisses and head buts, and takes over my easy chair as soon as I vacate it. He lies horizontally on it so I have to find another chair. We have a Victorian House which is very large and open on the first floor, which gives him lots of places to jump up on mantels, piano tops, bookcases, railings, etc. I call him “Zig Zag.” When I clean his litter boxes he is right there watching me. He is a joy and makes us smile a lot.
We thank you at Northeast Animal Shelter for all the good that you do.
My almost 17 year old Yorkshire/Poodle passed on her own suddenly while I was at work. She was on 9 different medications, had Cushing’s, doggie dementia, etc. but nothing that should have killed her. I grieved for about a month but knew I wanted a rescue dog. I kept checking Petfinder.com, NEAS’ website, etc. I found one dog that appealed to me and brought two friends to check him out. He turned out to not be the “right” one but in walking through the cages we spotted Bandit ( then called Romeo). He had just gotten out of quarantine and wasn’t even on the website yet. He came running into the room and immediately jumped up on all of us, but also cuddled nicely. I was hooked and he came home that day. Bandit is the poster boy for rescue dogs. He came from California and I don’t know his back story. He clearly was not abused as he loves everybody, men, women, children, big and little dogs, and even cats. We walk most days, at least 45-60 minutes, he loves the dog park, he is great at fetch, and also he is a great cuddler. Bandit still needs some help with basic manners but he is essentially housebroken, sleeps through the night, etc. Everyone who meets him loves him and I always let them know about NEAS and adoption. Thanks for all you do.
I met Hailey on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 and she was adorable. She looked very friendly. I went up to her cage and she jumped up and was wagging her tail. You could tell she was very unhappy being in a cage. She made really sad puppy dog eyes. When we took her out into a room, she lit up with excitement! She was so happy to be with people. Hailey loves to cuddle. I can’t be on my phone or laptop, or iPad. She comes over and lays on my laptop. I have never met a dog more people-friendly than her. She is always the highlight of my day — coming home to someone who is happy to see you. When my brother and I adopted her she was already very well trained. The only thing not likable is her motion sickness, but I don’t care, I love her anyway!!!!!!!!