Posted by & filed under Love Stories.

He was originally Meetch but we changed his name to Meek.

He is full of energy and has a big personality for a little kitten. He loves to tease the dogs and chase after our other cat. He loves to eat but will not eat alone… you have to sit next to him for him to finish his food and most of the time you have to remind him that there is food there because he gets distracted easily!

He loves to cuddle and he doesn’t ever like to be alone. He is a great addition to the family and we love him so much.

Thank you Northeast Animal Shelter

Posted by & filed under Love Stories.

We adopted our puppy, Gus (formerly Artemis), on June 27th. He is an unbelievable cuddle bug to both humans and our other rescue dog, Rosie (who is almost 12).

I have owned 5 rescue dogs in my adult lifetime….hands down, Gus is the most affectionate. He had an unfortunate accident, about a week after coming home and he broke his left rear leg (Phew, thank goodness for the shelter’s insurance rider!). He just got the free and clear at the orthopedist yesterday and is no longer in a splint.

He is such a happy and friendly little guy. He does have a bit of a stubborn streak, so training him has been more of a challenge than with our previous rescue dogs, but he will get there!!!

Life is treating Gus well. He has been such a joyful addition to our family. He is so photogenic, I’m not sure if I can pick only one photo, but hopefully this one sums him up best 🙂


Posted by & filed under Love Stories.

Trudy made herself right at home as soon as she arrived.

She spends her days perfecting her ninja crawl and silent attack skills on her new older feline sister, playing with 2 toys at a time (one for her front paws and one for her back paws) and snuggling up to her human as often as possible.

It seem like she’s always been here. <3

Posted by & filed under Love Stories.

We brought Sweet Ginny (formerly Dolly) home with us on July 3, 2019. She has really settled in! She loves to have someone pet her while she is eating, and purrs like crazy!

She is bonding nicely with her older feline brother Neely – they like to go nose to nose to check each other out! She is getting used to her older canine brother Teddy – he is a recent amputee so it’s a little scary when he hops by!

She loves this nice weather and sleeps out on the perch in the sun on our enclosed front porch. She is a complete love and is helping us to feel better after the loss of our beautiful kitty that passed recently.

Thank you so much for letting her join our family! 🙂

Posted by & filed under Love Stories.

We adopted our pup Layla on Father’s Day weekend, and in just 7 weeks she has gotten 100% acclimated to being part of our family.

She is beautiful, full of personality, totally spoiled, and full of energy. We are now guessing that she is part dachshund, part hound, part boxer… and part CHEETAH! This girl runs like the wind and loves zoomies. When she does eventually tire out, she loves snuggles and fully believes that no matter how large she may get, she will always be a lap dog.

She’s a smart pup, happy and healthy and keeps us laughing. She quickly decided that the best way to help mom in the garden is to lay in the lilies like a true princess.

Posted by & filed under General.

Just like people, pets are consoled by familiar things in times of despair.


Nine-year old Mookie arrived at our Shelter with an unusual memento of her beloved owner – a pair of camouflage pants.  You see, her owner was a military veteran who had recently passed away.

Poor Mookie had a really hard time settling in.  She was terrified and would hide in her room most of the day. Clearly heartbroken, Mookie never let those pants out of her sight.  They were her only source of comfort in a new and unfamiliar situation. Which is why one of our amazing volunteers turned the pants into a blanket, hoping it would provide the security Mookie needed.

We knew that Mookie would eventually adjust to her new surroundings – she just needed time and patience. Our hunch was right.  She slowly started to relax and began welcoming visitors into her room – though still from a comfortable distance! 

Mookie loved watching the hustle and bustle of our Shelter lobby from her room and having volunteers read poetry while she cuddled with her blue stuffed bunny and new but familiar-smelling blanket.  We’d often find her sprawled on her back, snoozing with her paws covering her eyes – perhaps dreaming of finding a new loving family of her own.

And eventually she did!  Although it took a few months, Mookie (and her blanket) found a furever home.

Your support enables pets like Mookie to remain in our Shelter for as long as they need in order to find the right home.

Posted by & filed under General.

Ziggy may have never known human kindness

Perhaps you heard about Ziggy, the tiny Yorkie found whimpering on the street and brought to our Shelter in need of urgent medical care. Judging by his horrendous condition, Ziggy may have never known human kindness until the day our medical team removed the matted, knotted fur that entangled his mutilated hind leg.

Once he was shaved, we discovered his leg had a severe infection and had to be amputated, and his teeth were so rotten that all but one had to be removed. It was heartbreaking to imagine the pain he must have been in.

To help him heal, we sent Ziggy home with one of our most trusted foster families – and they fell in love! His sweet and friendly disposition immediately won them over.

“Ziggy stole our hearts the minute we saw him and when we heard his story, it only made our love grow stronger!,” said Ziggy’s adopter. “ At that point we looked at each other and said ‘ he’s coming home with us forever!’ And we are all living happily ever after!” 

Ziggy, now known as Eddie, has finally found a home of his own! He spends his days playing with his new sister and fellow NEAS alumni, Ruby, in the back yard or curled up on the couch snuggling with his family. Thanks to his new parents, he will now know human kindness for the rest of his days.

Posted by & filed under Love Stories.

Lacey Jean joined our family back in April 2018. Since being adopted Lacey’s personality has blossomed; she is filled with love and excitement everyday and has such a big personality.

Lacey enjoys long walks, ice cream adventures, playing with her squeaky toys and making tons of friends.

Words cannot describe how thankful we are to Northeast Animal Shelter on helping us meet our precious little pooch!

Posted by & filed under Love Stories.

Sig, (formally known as Smith) was adopted in March of 2015 at 12 weeks old. He was a shy, bow legged, anxiously sweet boy who loved a good sneaker or two. Sig settled into a routine very quickly and decided he liked the bed more than his crate.

If Sig had a resume, his would say professional cuddler, face washer, and the best reason to buy new shoes, (haha). Sig has come so far since then and has travelled to many different states along the way. He loves a good toy with a squeak, pupperoni and his cousin pups!

In 2017, we got Sig a sister and he loves her more than anything! They cannot be in the same room without being next to each other.

Sig also loves going camping and exploring in New Hampshire! Sig loves his sister so much that when she barks for our attention, and we don’t attend to her immediately, he howls at our side to let us know she needs something.

Sig is the sweetest 80 pound boy who thinks is a 10 pound lap dog and we wouldn’t change a thing! We can’t thank you enough for our best friend!

Posted by & filed under Love Stories.

Mia is our little cutie pie!! My boyfriend and I adopted Mia after searching for a dog for almost a month. She was four months (almost six now) and she adjusted so well, so quickly!

The adoption process was a breeze and we met Mia and we took her home that same day. Since taking Mia home, we have introduced her to friends, other dogs, and a million places.

Mia LOVES the beach, car rides (although that took a while to get use to), and snuggles in bed. We receive compliments daily on her good temperament and her loving personality. People constantly ask where we got her trained and we always say we’re just so lucky and there has been no formal training, this is just how she adjusted to her new home.

Mia is so smart, she listens, she’s house broken, and she is an absolute doll. We could not be more pleased and can’t wait to keep building memories with our little love bug as she grows up!!