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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!

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This Holiday Season, we have the perfect gift idea.

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For friends and family, teachers, coaches, pet/child sitters, and so many more on your holiday list, often it’s not the gift but the thought that count!

This Holiday Season, we have the perfect gift idea.  Why not make a donation to Northeast Animal Shelter?  Then send the person you are thinking about a beautiful printed Holiday card, or email them an eCard, telling them about your special passion for homeless pets.

If you want to make a donation and order our printed cards, contact laurie.m@neas.org to have cards mailed to you. Printed cards are also available in our lobby.  If you prefer to send an eCard, click here.

 

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We adopted Mishka (formally Parcha) this past February 2013. She was the sweetest most friendly dog ever! And she continues to be, the moment she met us she was jumping up and so excited to be considered for a forever home. We asked her, are you our puppy? and she immediately gave us a big happy lick that moment I knew she was the one.

The adoption counselors were so nice and helpful and we were so excited to be taking her away to her forever home. She later did training at the shelter with Betty, which was wonderful.. Mishka is from Puerto Rico and I soon learned about the Save a Sato program.  We attended the reunion and learned all about what these amazing people do for these animals. Today Mishka is still the same sweet girl and the princess of the house. Thank you everyone from Save a Sato and NEAS.  You are truly incredible people for all that you do for these loving animals.

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In Early October, 2013 College Writing 2 classes from NSCC Danvers came to visit the pets at NEAS. They have taken on helping the pets at NEAS as part of their course curriculum.  40 participants came and spent the morning learning about NEAS and visiting with some of the pets waiting to be adopted. They returned to class to complete their initial writing projects. Students were asked to write wording from one of our pets to a potential adopter. Click here to read the Animal Bios they created. NSCC Animal Bios 1, NSCC Animal Bios 2, NSCC Animal Bios 3, NSCC Animal Bios 4, NSCC Animal Bios 5, NSCC Animal Bios 6, NSCC Animal Bios 7, NSCC Animal Bios 8, NSCC Animal Bios 9.

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My family which includes 7 children were home during the last snow storm of 2013 in March and everyone was getting a bit claustrophobic. We decided to head to the animal shelter and see who “new” had arrived. We had been looking on line but lets be honest, not many people want to allow a large family with so many kids adopt a dog. When we went to the shelter I think the volunteers were a bit stunned and apprehensive as we started to wander around we turned the corner and saw Mia the boxer shivering and scared that was when we knew she needed to be part of our big family. The minute they brought her into the meet and greet room we knew we were hooked. Of course we thought she would stay off the couch, and never sleep in our beds. Let’s just say that never happened. Mia makes coming home every day a bit happier and a bit brighter. She is our 8th baby. Life would not be the same without her.