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I adopted Rocco (formerly Brownie) in 2000.  You told me he was the most misbehaved dog in the shelter and thought he could not change his ways & I would probably be back to return him.  Well here it is 2014, and I still have him. All he needed was a lot of TLC and attention.  He is 15 now. The best thing I did was to adopt him.  THANK YOU for that!  He has made my life happier, that is for sure!

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After two months and numerous visits to NEAS to find a forever dog for my mother, we succeeded and found a dog that is perfect for her. But then the best thing that could happen to me, I found Buddy (formally known as A- Rod). He fits perfectly in my home and family and has adopted one of my grown sons as his own. I want to thank NEAS for all their hard work done out of love for animals who need a second chance.

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We adopted Aldo from the Northeast Animal Shelter in January and he has been a joy to have. Although he has been slow to warm up to us, he loves to chase his toys around our apartment and likes us to throw them for him to chase (he also likes us to retrieve them from under the couch). He’s slowly getting closer and closer to curling up in my lap and will follow me from room to room to check up on me. He also loves to watch the “wildlife” (squirrels and birds) from our windows.

He used his box right away and has been really good about using his scratching posts. He “reminds” us every morning to feed him and greets us at the door when we get home from work. He really likes to have his nose scratched.

We are very glad that we adopted Aldo. He has definitely found his forever home!

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I saw Buster while scrolling through Facebook one night. I couldn’t believe it! He was an identical twin to another dog I had rescued as a stray in 1998. I had him for 15 years. His name was Shorty Buster. When I saw that this new little guy’s name was Buster also, I knew that I had to see him.

The next day I drove down from NH and luckily he was still available. It was love at first sight.  He is a love. He has fit right in with his new dog and cat siblings. He and his 2 buddies, “Louie”(French Bulldog) and “Stewart James” (Cairn terrier) go to work with me every day. I work for a vet.

I have worked in the animal field for 33 years and have had many pets. “Buster” is the first animal that I have rescued from a shelter. My experience at NEAS was a great one. Very kind and experienced staff.

Thank you so much!

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Kiki is the perfect dog for my family. Although still timid, he gets on fine with everyone he encounters. Turns out he loves to retrieve balls at the dog park and has plenty of energy when outside, but is a big lazy lovebug when inside. He is finally drinking from a bowl and eating off a mat. He also absolutely loves to roll in the snow and ice, and runs and slides on his back; very fun to watch. I hope he is as happy with us as we are with him.

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We lost our Golden Retriever to cancer at only eight years old. He was our first dog and we were heartbroken. While there was definitely no replacing the dog who many deemed “the world’s best dog,” our hearts had a big ol’ hole in them that needed filling. That’s when we found Oliver, whom we brought home from Ohio from a different rescue. He was two months old at the time and as he grew and time went by, we realized he needed a friend. He is what many people may call “the world’s worst dog,” but we love him.

After many months of begging Dad, the four girls in the family (Kaela and Coryne, 15, Leigh, 17, and Mom) finally convinced Dad we should adopt yet another dog. I had been following NEAS on facebook for quite awhile and kept falling in love with puppies who were posted that morning, only to be adopted that afternoon. Time was speeding by and I wasn’t about to waste any more of it, so that morning that Dad said yes.  We set off to Salem from Marshfield, Ollie in tow!

I hadn’t had time to take a look through the available puppies but I didn’t really care at that point what we got; I just wanted a puppy. Unfortunately for us (but not for the puppies), most of the 70+ puppies that came in that week had been adopted already! That’s when we found Temperance. She was sleeping at the time snuggled up with her brother, Studio, and didn’t have her blue card, so I moved on to the next dog first. The next dog didn’t work out for us so we went back to check on Temperance, and she had her blue card! She was timid, but very curious. At first, we weren’t too sure she’d work out for Ollie because he can be very rambunctious, but after watching them together, we realized they were good for each other. Opposites attract, right? He got her to come out of her shell a bit and she got him to calm down a bit. It was perfect! We brought her home and we’ve had her for about three days now!

Temperance (“Tempe” – formerly known as “Lady”) is struggling a bit with what we think may be a bit of kennel cough (she goes into the vet tomorrow morning), but she’s getting spoiled rotten with heating pads and humidifiers and snuggles. She’s so good about taking her medicine, too. She’s a little champ. Despite her being a bit sick at the moment, though, she bounds around the house and is really coming out of her shell! She’s a lot of fun and she’s definitely got spunk! We just adore her and Ollie does, too. He will not leave her side and he’s been very well behaved since she’s been here! NEAS did a fantastic job matching her with us and helping us out. I’ve never been to such a great shelter before.  It’s so clean and nice and everyone’s very knowledgable and honest!

Oh, and yes – we did name her after the FOX show “Bones” if anyone caught that! 🙂

– Leigh (and the Fields family)

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I adopted Madison and Ferndando on February 7th. They were both 8 weeks old, but from different litters. There was a little hissing the first week they were here, but have become BEST FRIENDS! They play and chase each other. They even snuggle together when they sleep. They are SO loving. They love being patted on their bellies and kissed on their noses. I couldn’t be happier with these 2 little fur balls and I know they are happy here. <3

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We adopted Lindsay with her litter mate Brittany on February 1st. She and her sister have given our family so much joy after the loss of our beloved 17 year old cat, Clyde. Lindsay gives the word frisky new meaning. She is always getting into things and loves playing with her sister Brittany. She is a beautiful girl and has adjusted to her new home quite well. She is very outgoing. We love her to pieces.

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We have had Brittany and her litter mate Lindsay since February 1st. They have brought so much joy to our family. Brittany was a bit shy when she first came to us but she is feeling more and more comfortable everyday. She loves to snuggle into our neck and play with her sister Lindsay. Thank you NEAS for allowing us to adopt two very healthy and happy kittens! They’re awesome!

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We lost our Oliver, a 13-year-old miniature poodle, December 12th, only to be followed by our 11-year-old Collie, Joseph, on January 24th. We adopted our Joseph when he was 3-years-old at NEAS in 2005, as well as a kitten and two other dogs years before that, so NEAS has played a major role in contributing much happiness to our lives throughout the years.

After six weeks of grief and sadness, my husband and I decided to visit NEAS on March 8th to look at a miniature poodle that had just become available.  However the poodle’s blue card had already been taken, so our names were added the list of those waiting to be interviewed for him. We thought we’d pass the time by “just looking” at all the dogs and puppies, and THEN we saw NOBLE! Although he was not exactly what we thought we had in mind, setting eyes upon Noble was like an instantaneous recognition for us, and fortunately, his blue card was still with him!

Still a puppy, Noble is adjusting very well to his new home. Our two eighteen-year-old cats have accepted him – or should I say, are “tolerant” of him – and he has already had several play dates with other dogs in the neighborhood. He and his puppy shenanigans have brought joy and excitement to our household again, and we look forward to giving him the best home possible and the gentle guidance he’ll need so he can become the best dog ever. (Also: I am thrilled that the mini poodle formerly known as “Atomic” has found himself the best home possible, too!)

Thank-you, NEAS for all the wonderful work you do!