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Hoshi is 17 months old and has been with me for the past year (it will be one year on June 7th).

She is the most amazing creature on earth, in my eyes. Hoshi is eternally happy, friendly, playful, curious and warm.

I adopted her last year, as I am an empty nester now. However, shortly after adopting my young pup last year, I broke my wrist and had to be in a cast for almost 2 months (which made training my little one particularly challenging as a “single puppy parent”). We got over the rough spots though, and have made it through our first year together with grace and lots of love.

Initially I could not imagine keeping her (with the physical challenges and my novice’s ignorance about dog care), but we soon became best buddies and the rest is history. Now I can’t imagine life without her.

Thank you Hoshi, for bringing endless joy to my life, and thanks also to the supportive staff at NEAS (notably Jenna B.). Life is good, we are blessed!!😍

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Stella, formerly Celeste, came into our lives on a whim, but we couldn’t love her more. This quirky girl was so nervous the day we took her home, she wouldn’t even come near us. Now, 8 months and thousands of puppy cuddles and kisses later, she is a true member of the family! Not to mention, a total beach babe!

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We adopted Sweets, now Hobbes, about six weeks ago and are so happy with our decision to adopt from NEAS. Hobbes is such a sweet puppy and he now loves going to the dog park, going for long walks, and being a completely spoiled pup. Even though he’s still full of puppy energy, Hobbes is already proving to be a quick learner and has adjusted to house life, crate training, and playing with other dogs quite well!

Our experience through NEAS was really positive. Everyone was helpful and it’s clear they care a lot about their animals and making sure they find the right kind of home. We looked at every dog adoption group in the area, but I’m really happy we chose NEAS!

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Pearl is so wonderful!  She is a fantastic addition to our family!  She is the perfect combination of playful, cuddly, and patient (in particular, with my two-year old son, who gives her big hugs all day long!)  She loves to be around us and follows my husband and me around the house, including at night, when she sleeps at the foot of our bed!

Housebreaking was relatively easy!  It took a few days, but she has gotten the hang of using her litter box.  She also LOVES chasing around and playing with the little mice toys my in-laws gave to her!  

We truly are so very happy with Pearl!  Every visitor we have had remarks on how friendly and loving she is.  I feel like we truly lucked out with her.  

Our experience at the Northeast Animal Shelter was wonderful!  I can’t say enough about how helpful everyone was.  I would gladly recommend the shelter to any family member or friend who is looking to adopt a pet! 

Thank you for everything!

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I renamed Tigger to be called Clementine, Clem for short, and she’s an awesome addition to our household. She’s super curious, get’s into EVERYTHING (including the trash can!), loves to snuggle, and has charmed her way into my other cat’s, Chewy’s, heart. She really is a sweet little lady, and the vet says she might have some Maine coon in her because of her long tail and long, tufty ear hair. I think she looks like a pretty little lynx. 

So far no health issues! She got a great report from the vet, and we’ll be going back in about a month to get rabies and her final distemper.  As far as eating and sleeping are concerned? That tiny little lady has NO issues with her appetite! And she looooves to sleep by my feet at night. So cute. She’s the queen of the household!

I had a great experience taking her home from your shelter, and I’ve recommended it to my friends since this experience. It’s clear that you all take your work with the animals very seriously and take pride in what you do, and that makes a big difference to me. So, thanks for your assistance and expertise. Little Clem seems pretty happy here, and we love having her.

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May 31, 2018.  Salem, MA.  NBC and Telemundo owned stations are teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the country to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 18, 2018 to help find loving homes for animals in need. More than 150,000 pets found their forever homes since 2015.  

But Kip & Pete don’t want to wait that long!  These great dogs need homes now, and they just got their chance to be on NBC TV to show off their tricks. 

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Chance is doing fantastic.

He has slept through the night since day 1. He is up to 25 pounds and growing. He gets to go with my husband to work every day but really doesn’t mind being left home if necessary. We start puppy school tomorrow night but he has already mastered sit, down, paw, high five and we are working on his distance recall. 

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We are all absolutely smitten with our Sixx (formerly known as Chester, the girl). She moved right in and seemed comfy from the start!  She’s incredibly loving and amazingly brave!!  Our pups (Axl, Duff and Izzy) were super curious and gave her immediate respect. We were all fascinated by their reaction(s). I’m not sure if they remember Cannon (our beloved cat who passed away 2 years ago), so they just knew to give Sixx respect or if she just innately demanded it.

Sixx is so loving and sweet, especially at night when she’s sleepy. And when she’s active, she’s super active. She absolutely loves exploring the house. She thoroughly enjoys being with her people and her fur brothers and sister.

We couldn’t be happier with our newest family member!!  

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We adopted our sweet little boy a little over a month ago from NEAS and we couldn’t be more happy with how much love, joy, and energy our Sully (formerly Brutus) brings to our lives. After adjusting to the stairs and elevator in our condo, everything has been on the up and up with Sully.

He’s a very curious and inquisitive pup that loves people and other dogs – always wanting to be a social butterfly. He ‘s become a routine member of a play group with other dogs in our building who have helped him quickly learn the ropes.

He enjoys playing with the many toys given to him by our family and friends and has been learning essential commands through training with his dads and trainer. We knew from the day we picked him up that he would be a sweet, kind, intelligent boy and has become just that! We love our Sully and are thankful to NEAS for giving him the chance to be part of our family!