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My husband and I adopted Lucy and Ethel (Formerly Neon and Salena) last January 2013! Since arriving at our house the first day, Lucy and Ethel have been the two most loving and affectionate cats. I love coming home from work each day to find them waiting at the door for me. I can not go anywhere in the house without them following me.  🙂 My husband and I love spending time with our two cats after a long day at work. We are so thankful for all Northeast Animal Shelter does for such wonderful loving animals!

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Buster is a mini schnauzer who was picked up as a stray on the streets of Miami. When we visited the shelter in November of last year, he had just arrived and was looking pretty pathetic. There is a saying that the dog picks you, you don’t pick the dog; this is so true in our case. My wife was the first to spot Scooby Doo (as he was known as then). As soon as we approached the kennel he came right to the gate and insisted on being patted! That was it! We brought our two daughters in to confirm the choice and it was unanimous! We brought him home that day. He continues to shower us with love and affection beyond imagination!

When he was found on the streets of Miami he weighed 12 pounds and needed to be shaved bare. Today, he weighs in at a healthy 25 pounds and is finally starting to look like a schnauzer! While he still has Miami blood (very thin) and doesn’t care much for the cold or snow, he is getting used to the Northeastern climate – after all he IS a German dog!!!

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“Are you ready for the whole puppy thing?  What about your senior dog?” the shelter’s wise adoption counselor asked. Now,after sleeping in my clothes, picking Scoot up and carrying him for a touchdown every two hours 24/7, I must say that I am so glad that he picked me! He has doubled his 7 pounds this week and I have lost more than he weighs! This dog wants so much to be, not a good dog, but a great dog and always succeeds. Thanks go to my dear and patient wife. Scooter is a terrier mix, more than a bit of Corji. Chris wondered if I should wait for a pup a bit more up off the ground, and he is so bright, joyful, and eager to please I couldn’t think of that for a second. He got his name because he does scoot along like a Charlie Brown guy. I love him so much! Thank you all

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After losing our dog in the fall, we found our house missing something. My son really wanted a dog and hoped we would be willing to bring another dog home. He started checking the Northeast Shelter site and convinced me to go look at the dogs just before Christmas. Lexi (Valerie) was so friendly and endearing. We took her out to play and she was a bundle of energy. We left without her, though, not sure if she would be the right fit. But neither of us could forget her. We went back later in the week, talked with the counselors again and home she came. She is a joy, full of love and energy. She is learning her manners and meeting doggy neighbors. We are glad we brought her home and we think she is happy to be with us.

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We headed to Salem on a snowy Jan. 02, 2014, in hopes of coming home with an older Maltese dog. The shelter didn’t open until late afternoon on the 3rd. The match wasn’t meant to be. We found ourselves falling in love with a four month old Terrier Mix named LuLu. She’s now called Minnie and she has filled our life with a lot of love, kisses and laughter.

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In early December, my husband sent me a link to “seven dwarves” that had just come up for adoption at the shelter. Initially a sad story, because after racing from work in downtown Boston, I arrived only in time to watch the last three pups go home with other beaming families. The following morning, while sitting in my colleague’s office, his wife (a wonderful vet at the New England Veterinary Clinic), called looking for ME! I thought it was a joke – but one of the puppies had been returned to the shelter and was available for adoption!

Since that day, Oliver (formerly named Dopey), has changed our lives. He is a little lover, always by our sides. Somewhere below this post is one from the owner of our Ollie’s brother. I’m quoting that post because clearly these pups are related; “He doubled his size in height and length in four weeks and has settled right in” and again in another four weeks! “He loves the snow…long walks, watching TV, too funny…and hates the word no…but what kid doesn’t…” Ollie is a fast learner, a wonderful companion, a social butterfly and life of any party.  He’s a warm snuggler, and the perfect addition to our family.

We cannot thank all the wonderful people at NEAS who made our adoption possible; especially Jen, Patrick, Brooke, and Jean.

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Within months of each other I had to put down my 12 year old lab and lost my cat to an illness. I was searching to adopt another kitten and I knew I wanted another black one. I walked into the kitten area and there was Bogart (Bogi). I loved the name!!  At home I had a 16 month old yellow lab “Leah”. I wanted the two to grow up together, but was nervous because Leah was still so young. They got to know each other and thankfully Leah didn’t show any urges to EAT the kitten – HA HA HA.  Today they are the best of friends!!

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Charlie is the greatest dog we could have ever asked for. He loves us right back, although he does love our cat more! He is so smart, cuddly and loads of fun. They said he was wandering the streets in Tennessee and I’m so glad he wandered into our lives. He makes coming home from a stressful day at work all better. We couldn’t imagine our lives without him…and neither could Phoenix our cat!