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Fanta and Finchen lighten up our lives every day and they make us sooo happy.  They started bonding after the first day and they really do get along very well. They love to play with everything that’s around the apartment, which makes me a cleaner person by not leaving things around, lol.  Fanta really loves computers; whenever I write papers for school he likes to be on top of the keyboard. And they do love food!  Finchen would love to eat  24/7 if she could. Thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to have those two adorable and loveable cats in our lives.

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Our dearest Aiko (Alice) came into our lives in March 2013 as a puppy, but she grew up fast! Aiko in Japanese means “little loved one,” and that is exactly what she is to anyone who meets her. She has brought nothing but happiness to us since the first day we met. She is the definition of a best FRIEND. Even as a puppy she was a lady, smart, eager to please and just an over all great companion. She loves swimming in the summer, making friends at the dog park and playing with her favorite red ball. We can’t wait for her to play in the snow! Thanks NEAS for doing what you do, we would have never had our little loved one if it weren’t for all your hard work and values.

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We’ve named our new family member Charlie, and he is great!  He’s very sweet, is doing great with crate training and potty training, and is a lot of fun. He follows me around constantly… he’s always aware of his humans!   This is the photo of Charlie that we included in our Christmas card this year – he thinks leaves are TASTY. Many thanks to your volunteers for bringing Charlie to us!!

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Things are going really well with our new puppy. We named her Skye. She gets really excited for food and can’t calm down when she knows it’s coming. With her sharp claws it’s been an issue, but we keep working on it and hope she realizes soon that no one is going to take it away from her and she can relax more while eating. I’ve never seen a dog eat so fast before. We feed her 3 x a day and she gets lots of snacks/treats so we know it’s not true hunger, but rather she just needs training.

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I adopted Eddie on August 1, 2013. He is an older dog and had been overlooked for adoption for about 4 months. I saw his picture online and fell in love with him right away. I called and asked about him and was told that he pulls on his leash but is very sweet. I am older myself so I wasn’t sure that I would be able to handle a dog that could yank me around like a rag doll. Well it turns out that I can and Eddie is my best buddy now. I spoil him rotten!!!  And he enriches my life way beyond my expectations. All he has to do is put his head on my knees and my heart melts into a puddle. I feel like he has been with me for years although it has only been a few months.

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Gamble is doing fantastic. We actually changed his name to Dexter. His tail has not stopped moving. He has no issues eating or sleeping. He will sleep both in his crate and the bed but prefers to sleep in the bed with me and I have no issue with that. We have had very few accidents in the house; he’s a very smart boy. Although he does like to bite and chew on everything, like most puppies do. He loves other dogs; all he wants to do is play. No issues so far. He had his first vet appointment — very healthy boy. We are slowly adjusting him to being left alone for short amounts of time.

Dexter has brought so much joy to the house thanks to Northeast Animal Shelter. Such an awesome and helpful staff! I will be sure to pass on the great work you do!

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We’ve re-named our puppy “Ollie,” and he’s doing great!  He is a very playful, lovable little guy and he’s adjusting very well to his new home and family.  He is mostly housebroken, with a few accidents, but he is doing well with that.  He is also learning to walk on a leash without pulling.  He goes for walks/runs with us daily and plays loose in the back yard with the kids.  He loves tennis balls and his stuffed Darth Vader toy.

He is eating well 3X a day (Blue Buffalo Wilderness formula) , and got a clean bill of health last week at his vet’s appointment.  He made friends with a cat there, and all of the people at the office.  He is chewing the heck out of everything he can possibly get his face near, but we are trying to re-direct his attention and give him a toy to chew on in place of the table legs etc.  Ollie loves to run, leap and play, and then finds one of us to cuddle up with and take a nap.  If we sit on the floor, he will come over and sit on our laps and go to sleep.  We are very happy that Ollie is part of our family!

I also want to say that our experience with Northeast Animal Shelter was such a positive one! It was such an easy adoption process, and you provided us with all of the information we needed to bring our puppy home and get him adjusted to his new surroundings.  We are so happy that we decided to adopt a dog from NEAS, and may consider adopting another (maybe older) dog in the next year or two.  I plan on writing a quick note to Ollie’s foster Mom to let her know how well he is doing and how happy he is with us and we are with him.  Thank you so much for all of your help, and for doing the great work that you do to save pets like Ollie!

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Both Fluff (renamed her Cassie) and Milkshake (renamed Callie) are doing wonderfully!  They settled in right away and are both so sweet and really adorable.  I’m particularly fond of their interactions with each other – they cuddle and give each other baths.  Occasionally, Cassie will assert herself and let Callie know she still her Mom, but for the most part, they are very chill.  I’ve figured out that they both really love any toys with feathers on them, and that they have a lot more fun if I leave them in a bag (their ‘toy box’) and make them dig them out.

I do have to vacuum and brush them pretty much every day, but they’re so beautiful, it’s well worth the effort.  Cassie loves being brushed and would let me do it all day.  Callie tolerates it long enough for me to keep her sleek and pretty.

I brought them both for a check-up at my vet’s office – Danvers Animal Hospital – and they both seem to be in perfect health.  I’m so happy to have their company and am very grateful we were both in the right place at the right time.

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I adopted Sammy after losing my Sahara of 15 years who was also adopted from NEAS. Sammy is a crazy little Boxer that is constantly on the go, 150 MPH at all times. My Mom suffers from Alzheimer’s.  Here is Sammy with her.  When it comes to Mom, he knows exactly where he belongs!