Back in June of 1998 I adopted Jasper (a.k.a. Peanut) from the shelter. When I first met him he was on hold for another potential owner but I returned the next day and he was available again. I took him home that night and he has been there for me ever since. We have moved several times over the years and he has gained some cat and dog siblings along the way. Hard to believe it has been over 15 years but he just had a checkup and is doing great. 🙂
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In the summer of 2012 our family began looking for a friend for our two-year-old Chihuahua named Prudence. We came to Northeast Animal Shelter one night in August and learned about Boogie, a four-year-old male Chihuahua who had come east from Los Angeles with a recent arrival of “Flying Chihauhuas.” Boogie had been in the shelter for about three weeks. As soon as we saw him we fell in love with this sweet, shy boy and knew that we wanted to give him his forever home. We brought Prudence to meet him and they got along.
We took Boogie home with us and gave him a new name, Diego, to reflect his breed’s Mexican heritage and the fact that he came from California. Gradually, Diego came out his shell and began to relax. He has truly come to enjoy his home and his new family. He enjoys his meals, supplemented by the occasional roasted chicken meat or a piece of a cheeseburger patty. He loves to stretch out in the sun on our deck, to sleep late like a real teenager, to take rides in the car, and walks along the boulevard at Revere Beach. He has added tremendous joy to our household and has proven to be a good friend and “brother” to Prudence. And on Halloween, he rocked his new Halloween tie, as you can see in the photo! We would like to thank Northeast Animal Shelter for bringing Diego into our lives and for the excellent, important work you do every day to save these beautiful animals.
Linus is now named “Peanut.” For a Beagle he actually very quiet most of the time. No howling and very little barking. He loves giving kisses and snuggling. We have an acre of fenced in yard that he runs around in. He is friendly with other dogs, just says “Hi” and keeps doing his business. Everyone says he so cute, especially his ears.
He thinks he’s a cat sometimes. We find him on the back of the couch laying on top of it asleep in front of the window. He actually will pull a blanket on top of himself before he goes to sleep. He loves getting his belly rubbed and scratched behind the ears. We use a crate and he likes spending time in there when he’s tired. We attached a bell to the door hope in time he will ring it when he wants or has to go out. He is only alone for 4 hours a day during the work week and no accidents happened then.
The average dog toy only lasts 3 days! He shreds them so fast. He likes the soft animals that squeak the best. We are all very happy together and I am proud of the kids for being such responsible pet owners.
We encourage people that stop to pet Peanut to visit your shelter. We are so impressed by the staff and the cleanliness of the facility.
My boyfriend and I adopted our beautiful girl Dixie in Nov 2012. It will be a year since we had her and its been the best year for all of us as one big happy family. Dixie came from Georgia. She was abandoned with her 8 pups and left to die. Thank God someone was watching over her and her pups. All her pups made it and all went to good homes, and we adopted Dixie. Dixie is so smart and such a good girl. She’s such a joy to have. We are very blessed to give her a 2nd chance and a beautiful life.
I adopted Buddy August 26, 2011 and I am SO happy that I did! He is the best dog I could have ever asked for. I walked into the shelter “just browsing” before seeing a movie later that evening, and as soon as I saw him I knew that Buddy was the perfect dog for me! Buddy is so smart, loving, and loyal and he truly is a best friend. He is sleeping all curled up on my feet as I type! Buddy brings a smile to my face and the faces of my family and friends every day! Thank you NEAS!!
When our wonderful cat Little Kitty Baby passed away, it was sad for all of us, but she was a shelter cat as well and lived for a good 17 years. Our other 2 cats, Bitty and Fuzzy, missed their friend and the next spring we went to NEAS and found Fiercely! For the last few years he has been with us, and all 3 cats are happy, healthy and well adjusted. Bitty = Tabby, Fuzzy = Golden Medium Haired, Fiercely = Black Medium Haired.
Our family adopted Maggie, a terrier mix, last March as a companion for our Chihuahua who had recently lost his best friend. Maggie immediately fit right into our family. The dogs are always together. They enjoy taking long walks with the family and laying by the fireplace.
I adopted Wyatt (aka Tyler) from Northeast Animal Shelter a few months ago. From the moment we met we became the best of friends. They say your pet chooses you, and I believe that is exactly what happened. We had a long car ride home and a busy night making cupcakes for a bbq but Wyatt stuck to my side like glue. He even fell asleep next to my feet while I frosted those cupcakes. My mom was shocked at how attached me was to me so quickly. I couldn’t have chosen a better dog. He is loving, smart, and quite comical. Still a bit of a puppy, hes clumsy and terrified of everything. But he loves going for car rides, chasing the cats, and playing frisbee in the yard. I have just started a very long friendship with my new best friend. Thank you Northeast Animal Shelter!
Mac is absolutely the perfect match for me. I have never met a cat that is so friendly and loves to give/receive attention but also likes to hang out by himself (on the other couch, in my closet, under the couch, in my bookshelves, etc).
I bought him a couple catnip toys which he honestly couldn’t care less about. He does like a small ball of yarn a friend made him and the tiny mouse that came with him from the shelter. He is still perplexed but the laser pointer but doesn’t attack it so much as he does watch it. He is terrified of his “feather-on-a-stick” toy as well as the broom.
He loves to sleep with me and is kind to my guests, nudging and licking them as if he is a dog. Mac loves to look out my third floor windows onto the street below. I just bought him a scratch post after he began to claw my furniture but he doesn’t seem to know what to make of it.
He has a healthy appetite and isn’t afraid to wake me up in the middle of the night if he is hungry or thirsty. He has had no issues using his litter box and even when I decided to move it to another room he was not distressed or confused.
Overall this experience was awesome. I adopted my first dog, Meg, from Northeast back in 1995 when I was 7, back when you were located on the other side of the street. My reason for adopting Mac is that my family’s dog recently had to be put down. Devastated by that loss and also looking for some companionship at my apartment, I decided a cat would be a good choice. I was more than right. I am so happy I found Mac. I’ve since recommended Northeast to friends.
Mac and I hope some of the older cats, like Inchie, who have been there a few months, find homes soon. We thank you for being a no kill shelter.
My family and I were looking to add a second dog to our family for awhile. I would go to NEAS at least once every two weeks to check out what kind of dogs were there. Then, one day when I went, I found a dog that I fell in love with right away. When I got to him, he had just gotten taken out of isolation, 30 minutes prior. Paxton, formerly Hayes, has been the perfect addition to my family. He and my other dog are often found playing and napping together. He is the biggest lovebug and his favorite thing to do is cuddle, and literally melt into your arms. I am so lucky and blessed to have found him.