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We adopted Fiona (formerly named Piglet as NEAS) in April just over a month ago – and it’s been REALLY wonderful! She’s made us as happy as we’ve made her!

She’s got such a fun & funny personality, and is a total cuddle-bug. VERY smart, learned how to ring the bells to go outside within a week, and only had two accidents before being pretty much fully housebroken (we have a feeling NEAS or someone else helped her out along the way!)

Fiona loves her two big brothers, and her dog big brother too! I don’t think we could have had a better experience anywhere else!! THANK YOU!!! This is a picture of her nightly airplane ride … she loves wrestling….

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For more than a year we discussed an impending adoption – living with the motto, “When it’s the right time, she will be there waiting for us. We’re never going to ‘miss’ OUR pup”. When we arrived at NEAS on a snowy January evening around 6pm – looking to just start the process – we knew we would find her. We were greeted and informed that they had just released 30+ puppies and we could hop in with the group that was going in right this very moment. It already felt like fate. We walked around the room slowly spending a minute or two looking at each pup, seeing if there was a connection. At some point there was a little group piling up so I kept moving beyond them – stopping at the next to last crate, the one on the bottom holding a little grey & black Catahoula girl. I beckoned for him and when he replied “I’m making my way over” as he continued to look in the other cages along the way …I emphatically answered “No, come HERE!”. And that was it. We returned at 10am the next day to take Carmen (now, Sadie) to her forever home.

We couldn’t be more in love with this little girl. She bonded with us immediately, is as smart as they come and loves the water so much she even tries to steal some shower time! She’s already gone on her first vacation & successfully visited several breweries. Sadie is her brothers’ little league team’s mascot and and impressed everyone at her puppy training class. She’s smart, gentle, super high energy, funny and memorable. She was meant to be with us and us with her. We’re honored to watch her grow and learn.

Thank you NEAS to brining our girl to us. We had a great experience and recommend you to everyone!

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We adopted Lucky just about a month ago and boy has our family changed for the better. Lucky did not take long to adjust to our home and become such an important part of the family.

He quickly found his spot on the couch so he can watch the world outside through our living room window. He makes sure he gets in bed with us and likes to sleep under his blanket. He is a great little guy and we love him very much.

He just got a much needed day at the groomer and loves watching the Bruins with us, although he always falls asleep!

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Boomer (formerly Tom) let us adopt him on St. Patrick’s Day. He has brought so much love and fun into our home.

We weren’t sure how he was going to get along with our 3 cats but there hasn’t been even one ounce of trouble. It was meant to be!

He loves playing with other dogs, going for walks, and car rides. He has made himself right at home and it makes our hearts full.

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Oscar, formerly known as Jupiter, is doing wonderfully! We adopted him about 3 weeks ago. He is 8 months old and a little over 6lbs.

He loves to cuddle and follow us around the house. He fits right in with our family and likes everyone he meets! He loves perching on the window and looking at everything outside.

When we get home from work, he’s waiting for us by the door when we walk in — he’s so cute! We are very happy with Oscar and are excited for the memories we will make with him!

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We’ve had Hazel for almost eight years and our love for her only grows! She’s the smartest dog my family has ever owned and she loves us all unconditionally.

I went away to college this year and it only makes the time I get to come home and see her even more precious. Hazel’s cuddles and kisses are always just what I need to recharge before heading back to school.

Thanks NEAS!

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We adopted Hex (formally Taylor) on December 26, 2018. We fell in love with her the second she stepped into the meet and greet room.

Bringing her home, she quickly made herself comfortable. She is obsessed with her bed and her stuffed animal friends. She’s the most popular pup in our community, greeting every person and dog she sees and always making friends in the park. She loves snuggling and kissing with her humans.

We couldn’t be more in love with our Hexy Girl!

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Local positive reinforcement trainer Dan Carlson from Walk A Pup will be onsite to teach you how to motivate your dog to make better choices – and replace unwanted behaviors with good ones.


Stop Jumping!

9:30am- 10:30am 

Learn how to improve your dog’s impulse control, stop jumping in a variety of different contexts and redirect his energy toward more appropriate activities.


Recall & Loose-Leash Manners

10:30am – 11:30am 

Help your dog build attention and good recall. Learn how to stop pulling behaviors and encourage loose-leash walking instead.


The workshops are free (donations always welcome!).

Space is limited. To register, contact, and let us know which session(s) you’d like to attend. *


*Dogs must be current on all vaccinations and should be comfortable in the presence of unfamiliar people and dogs.


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Join Northeast Animal Shelter on Saturday June 30th at Cinema Salem from 10am-12pm for a free screening of The Champions, a documentary film by Darcy Dennett. The Champions is an inspirational story about the pit bulls rescued from the fighting ring of former Atlanta Falcon’s star quarterback Michael Vick, and those who risked it all to save them. The uplifting documentary takes us on a journey about much more than just dogs — about prejudice, being misunderstood, the power of resilience, and the significance of the relationship we as humans have with animals. The Champions is a film that inspires compassion and compels social change, and is approved for all age groups. Cinema Salem is located at 1 East India Square Mall.


Following the screening there will be a Q+A lead by Northeast Animal Shelter’s Director of Behavior and the Founder of Handsome Dan’s Rescue. 

Handsome Dan’s Rescue — named after Dan, one of the 22 dogs who came to Best Friends Animal Society from Michael Vick’s estate after he was arrested and charged in association with the operation of a dog fighting ring — helps with placement, care and the overall wellbeing of dogs in local shelters, rescues, and other facilities throughout the state of Rhode Island. 


Free admission — suggested donation of $10 appreciated. Seating it limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. 

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Registration Includes: 2 CPR certification wallet cards, An official certificate, a 2 year subscription to our online Animal Emergency Resource Center, your choice of the 88 page full color class manual either as an Ebook (View Only/Cannot be Printed) or a printed copy (additional $24.95), businesses, organizations and groups may request a professional, frameable certificate and window decal, to hang in their place of business to promote that their staff/members are certified.

Our program is based on the most current method of animal CPR which was developed by emergency veterinarians. This class is designed to teach the average person how to administer emergency CPR and first aid to an animal until veterinary care is ascertained.

*This class will certify the participant in Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid*. The skills and topics covered in this class include:

Safety techniques when working with sick and/or injured animals,
How to perform emergency triage and assess if an animal is experiencing a life threatening medical emergency,
How to restrain and properly transport sick and/or injured animals,
How to provide emergency first aid to dogs and cats en-route to veterinary care,
How to take vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration, CRT) and determine normal vs abnormal readings,
Learn about the importance of the pet first aid kit and how to use the materials in it during an emergency,
How to manage and provide first aid for many common medical emergencies such as severe wounds, poisoning, burns, and choking,
How to performing the most current industry standard method of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on dogs and cats (Participants will receive a PetCPR+ Certification valid for 2 years)
This class is not a replacement for veterinary care.

Class awards 3 RACE approved CEU to veterinary technicians
Classes are approved to award continuing education credits to veterinary support staff, members of CCPDT, IAABC, NADOI IACP, PACCC and Pet Sitters International.