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Jimmy was formally Asgard. I picked him up last August 17th during the open house NEAS had. Someone had brought his blue card back as I walked into the room. He was sitting in the far left corner of his cage and just looked sad. I immediately grabbed his card because I thought there was no way I was leaving without this gorgeous pup! I took a small lap around the other dogs knowing I had the one I wanted. He has come so far this past year! We’ve hiked so many mountains and met so many new friends both humans and dogs! I have so many more photos on one of my other flash drives of him hiking the ridge lines of the white mountains and going to the beaches in P-town as well! I love Jimmy! Thank you NEAS for helping me find my forever best friend!

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A Poem about our Bear:

We met our Little Bear on March 1st
He actually avoided us
But he made our hearts burst!

We took him home to the woods of Maine
Pretty soon he started to come when we called his name

We followed all the tips the shelter provided
To put some of that anxiety behind him

We gave him time, space, and treats
Now he snuggles on our bed and sleeps in peace

Running on the trails through the woods
Canoeing and hiking does him good

Always by our side and making us smile
Growing more confident all the while!

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We are loving Scooter (fka Whey)! He has been an amazing addition to our family and is adjusting well. He sleeps through the night and is always excited for his next meal. We did a DNA test for him through Embark and he came back 56% Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler, 16% pitbull, and Norweigan Elkhound. He’s a bit nippy around the apartment, but we have our first puppy training session next week to work on that. All in all we are loving the little guy! He is 95% house trained, and loves sleeping/napping in his crate. Thanks for helping us find our little guy!

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Pepper (formerly Kissy Face) is settling in really nicely!! Pepper is bright eyed, energetic and loves cackling at birds out the window, chasing lights, practicing her pouncing skills and finding new baskets and bowls to sleep in. She has the sweetest little chirps and meows, which we’re beginning to understand and recognize, and loves to stay close to us. She wakes us up with little nibbles and purrs, but also curls up at our feet to kick the night off. She’s become a true member of our family and we feel so lucky. We had a great experience with Northeast Animal Shelter. We were so impressed with how clean the facilities were, how thorough and informative the staff was, and how seamless of an experience it was overall. We’ll definitely recommend the shelter for people looking to adopt. Thank you for all that you do! 

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I adopted Mater about 2 years ago and he is my best friend! I take him on hikes up mountains in New Hampshire because he’s a very active dog. He became my emotional support animal about a year and a half ago. He is very good at understanding my anxiety and comes right up to me when I need help. He is very intelligent and I appreciate you guys for giving me my best friend!

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We adopted Rosie (known as Gidget at NEAS) five weeks ago, and she’s everything we hoped fore and more! Rosie is settling in really well. She loves to go on long walks and is very well known at the dog park. Thank you NEAS for helping us find this beautiful, loving dog. She’s now in her forever home. We love her so, so much!

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Dorothy is now named Sydney! She has been the best girl and everyone loves her. She has adjusted pretty well (even with the 8 year old niece and 4 year old nephew) and already a member of the family. She takes naps during the day and goes straight to her crate to sleep at night. She is definitely a chewer and will find anything she can to try to chew. She loves stealing people’s shoes! We also found out she loves to dig and bury bones. She even tries to “bury” them around the house. She loves walks and got to go to the beach this week! We play fetch and tug of war a lot outside and one of her favorite toys is a rubber duck. Sydney got to go to a drive in movie last weekend and also went pumpkin picking. She is going on her first big road trip to our family vacation home this weekend! We can’t wait! She is starting training classes next week as well! Thank you for helping us find Sydney! My parents and I frequently say how great you were to work with when adopting Sydney. We love her and she has already brought so much more love to our family. Thank you!

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Louie, renamed Logan, is doing great! His two big feline sisters are starting to warm up to him. We forgot just how mischievous kittens can be. He stole a piece of steak right off my plate last night! Logan is great with our kids, and is already best friends with our dog. We are thrilled with our new addition, and look forward to the love he brings for years to come. Thank you NEAS!

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Naturally, everyone who works at NEAS is an animal lover.

 

However, we definitely have our favorites! And one such pet was Bunker. This friendly, goodnatured guy was surrendered last November when his beloved owner lost his home and was unable to find lodging that allowed dogs. They were both devastated by the parting.

Which may explain why Bunker was having such a difficult time adapting to a shelter environment and desperately needed somewhere else to stay until he was adopted. The ideal foster family was found and he was immediately welcomed into a gang of five canine brothers and sisters. Bunker’s wonderful smile soon returned.

Despite blossoming at his foster home, new situations made him nervous, so Bunker continued to get overlooked by potential adopters. After waiting eight long months to find a home to no avail, his foster mom decided he wasn’t going anywhere – Bunker belonged right where he was! He would become a permanent member of their family.

Nowadays, Bunker loves going to the park with his mom and canine siblings, going on long walks, lounging, and cuddling with his people. We’re so happy Bunker finally found his forever home.

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When someone needs to escape domestic violence, they often delay leaving because of concern for their pet’s safety if left behind.

 

Today, Northeast Animal Shelter’s new partnership with Healing Abuse Working for Change (HAWC) is removing an important barrier.

When a survivor is ready to leave, NEAS will work directly with HAWC to place their pet in a vetted, safe foster home, while the owner settles into a more stable living situation. NEAS provides these pets with food and medical attention, and covers any other expenses that may arise while they are in our care.

After the pet owners have settled into safe housing, we provide them – as well as any HAWC client struggling to feed their pets – with pet food on an ongoing basis. Sara Stanley, Executive Director of HAWC said, “Great things happen when local nonprofits work together. This program will save lives.” We agree!