Things are going great. Emma has been renamed 🙂 and we now call her Jinger. She made lots of noise the first two nights like you mentioned and now she is doing so well! She is crate training and being housebroken so well. Thanks for all of your help. We love her!
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January 30th was our 11 year anniversary when we adopted our little girl. She will be 14 in July and has been very happy living on Cape Cod bay in Plymouth with her dad’s. She is the best dog in the whole world.
I came to NEAS in late September, 2013 in hopes of finding a dog who would become my next baby. I was committed to being patient and finding the right match for both me and my pup, but was immediately taken with a terrier mix named Snuffles. He stole my heart instantly, and he has been my constant companion from the moment I brought him home.
He is about 7 years old, has a significant heart murmur, and recently had his last 3 teeth removed. He has gained 3 lbs and his personality has blossomed! He is the happiest, gentlest, most devoted little man I could ever have hoped for! I have a chronic medical condition that requires me to spend long hours in bed and when I go out I utilize an electric wheelchair. Snuff’s devotion to me is unwavering, and he spends his time curled up in my arms, riding on my lap, or running alongside my wheelchair.
We have excellent support from family and friends, who assure that we are both exceptionally well cared for – but his bond with and devotion to me is unsurpassed. He is pampered beyond belief, and dances on his hind legs when he knows we are going for a car ride! His stamina closely matches my own, so we don’t tire each other out. He has been an absolute gift – he rescued me and my quality of life is so enhanced by his happy, loving, attentive companionship.
He is so in tune with my moods and health hiccups that he knows, often before I do, when we’ll be having a quiet day, and refuses to leave my side. He sleeps curled up under the covers, head on my pillow, paws outstretched and touching my shoulders. We are rarely apart, except for those few outings I take where he cannot accompany me. He is a remarkable survivor himself, and every moment we have cuddled up together or exploring the great outdoors is a a gift I can never repay. Thank you to everyone who helped to save my sweet Snuffy’s life, and for keeping him safe until we were able to be united as a forever family!
It has only been a week since we adopted Mia (aka Lydia) and she and Chloe have become fast friends! Mia has been a wonderful addition to our family and we just love having another little love to snuggle and play with. NEAS is a fantastic facility and I would (and have) recommend them to anyone looking for their next best friend!
One of our dedicated volunteers, Holly Young, has initiated a great fundraiser for NEAS. When you purchase one of these shirts, NEAS receives a percentage of the sale and you are helping to save more pets! Wearing your new NEAS shirt lets others know you support our mission and helps to spread the word.
March 18th Update: Amazing job Holly! Thank you for your help. $1,790 was raised to help save more pets.
We adopted Candy from NEAS 14 years ago in April 2000. She was only 8 weeks old at the time. They told us she was a lab/basset mix. She was the only tall pup in the litter and she was all black. She was beautiful. She was actually a lab/chow mix. She was the best dog ever. I had 4 young children at the time and she just fit in so well in our family. I am sorry to say she passed away on February 9, 2014, exactly 14 years to the day on her birthday. We miss her so much but my point is please do not forget these animals are at these shelters and they are waiting for YOU to bring them home and give them the best life you can.
In April 2008, a friend of mine called me to tell me that NEAS had a large litter of German Shepherd mix puppies, and she knew I was interested in adopting from a shelter. As I approached the outdoor fenced areas, there they were, about 8 or so gorgeous fluffy balls of love! They opened the gate and they all ran to me wagging and licking. Then I noticed this one smaller “runt” run under all of their bellies and lick my whole arm! That was it (Charles), Liam was coming home with me today! He is 6 human years young, and we adore our furry son! <3<3
Val (formerly Sophie) is a different puppy in her new surroundings! When we take long walks, she has to visit with every dog, big or small, along the way. When not walking, she plays in the yard by herself. She is so lovable! She cuddles up with us in bed at night. She has the run of the house, and already housebroken. I take her everywhere I go – shopping and for long rides. She is my little shadow. She completes our family. My husband is very attached to her as well.
In the middle of January our family set out to NEAS in search of a forever doggie to join our family. We were so set on a rescue, it was just a matter of finding the perfect match. While at NEAS, we came across this beautiful hound mix who lay in her kennel wearing a “cone of shame” from a recent spaying. She was the most gentle and sweet dog. She has instantly become my daughter’s best friend on family walks and playing in our big back yard. To think such a sweet little soul went so long without a family to love her. She is just a silly puppy that loves kisses, walks, and nuzzling our cats. Welcome to the family Trixie!
We talked about adopting a puppy for some time and decided that the time was finally right. In October we visited the shelter, strictly on a fact finding mission. We saw Kelyn and we were done. He captured our hearts. There was an instant connection with my daughter Grace and a few second later the bond with Kathryn took hold. We didn’t feel prepared to be bringing home a puppy that day but we couldn’t leave without him. Our adoption counselor, Ray and the staff were wonderful and very patient with us. They made sure to send us on our way with everything we needed and well prepared for our new addition. Kelyn is a very special dog and the perfect fit for our family. Thank you to all at the shelter for a very successful adoption. We can’t imagine life without him.