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I want to say thank you so much for all you do! I definitely thought due to all the applications flooding you, I didn’t have a chance of ever being able to adopt. I’m so grateful that I got your phone call two weeks ago. I adopted Ty, who now goes by the name Ace Ventura (pet detective). He is the best boy, and I don’t know how I have gone on without him in my life! He’s the most sweet, cuddly, sassy little big pup I have ever met. He loves to roll around in the grass and play fetch. He’s perfect for me and my family. I look forward to all the adventures we will experience together. He has made my heart complete! Thank you, Thank you!!!

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We adopted Brock in January 2020. The highlight of the year! September 26th was his 4th birthday! He is so much fun. He is a ball of energy. He loves to be chased like a dog! He loves to snuggle. He’s one of the best things to ever happen to my family! Thank you NEAS!

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We stopped by to drop off some stuff for the shelter and ended up taking a stroll around to see the pups and kittens. I’ve always been a big dog lover and we had just lost our golden 6 months prior. There he was, a black and white lab/pit mix boy. He was shaking and he had an interesting mark on his eye. I asked if I could see him. The shelter was busy that day, but I waited the hour to meet him. I sat on the floor with him and I hoped he would stop shaking and feel safe. About an hour later his head was in my lap sleeping. I went home, and my husband instantly picked up my mood and asked, “what did you do today?” I told him I dropped some things off at the shelter. He said, “did you see anyone?” I told him about the boy I saw and the next thing I know we are going back with my little dog to meet his now brother! My little guy needed a friend and that big guy also needed a family! So here we are, just about 4 years later. We love him and he loves us. There are no more worries for him, only love from here on out.

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Jasper (formally Taden) is loving life and living it to the fullest. He’s an adventure dog who loves to go see new things and get out of the house. He loves to go camping in the rv with us and has even gone kayaking a few times. He’s such a goofball and is always making us smile. If anyone wants to follow his adventures he has a blog called rufftimes (rufftimes.org). Thank you NEAS!

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Otis, formerly Carl, is the most amazing boy! He has been the best addition to our family. He loves to run in our yard with our other dog, Chelsea, and he is quite affectionate and always looking for kisses.
He is quite happy now that I work from home full time! He usually can be found hanging over the couch looking out the front windows at the passersby on our street. We could not imagine our family without Otis in it. And his doggy cousin Jolene, formerly Cali from your shelter, comes to visit us often. Thank you NEAS!! 

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Dixie (now named Greta) has been absolutely wonderful! She is the sweetest kitten I’ve ever met. She snuggles in with us on the couch or in bed when she’s done playing (and she plays a lot!!), but is always up for being pet and follows us from room to room. She loves to carry her toys around the apartment with her and makes us laugh multiple times every day. She has been the perfect addition to our family. She also loves to play with our 2-year-old nephew — she actively seeks him out to take turns chasing each other when he’s here or we bring her to visit. My 5-year-old niece also begged to keep Greta the last time we saw them. Much to Greta’s dismay, my sister’s cats hid from her for the entire weekend we were at their house — Greta was eager to play and kept trying to find them, but my sister’s cats just hid from her. Thank you for our Greta!

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Fritz is doing great! He has found his voice! Fritz is enjoying life in his new home and making plenty of doggy friends. Fritz loves to spend time at the beach, however not in the water.  We are working on that.  Fritz has a healthy appetite and enjoys eggs and boujie sweet potatoes. He knows where his treats are and is able to beg for them. Mama gives in, it’s hard to say no to those puppy eyes of his. Fritz loves all the snuggles and giving kisses anytime of day. Fritz is mischievous; he loves to chew on all his toys and chase the squirrels and birds, and anything else small he sees!  We are going to obedience school next month so hopefully he learns some simple commands. Thank you NEAS!

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Both Snowball and Speckles (since named Moby and Coco) were shy and fearful when they came home with us, but with little Coco taking a brave lead to come forward, explore, and accept us as her family, both are doing very well now and rule the house, calmly kept in check by our two older cats. It took quite a while for them to relax, but eventually, after us just being around them a lot and — very importantly — many sessions of playing with yarn balls, they are roaming their new domain happily and freely, making us very happy in turn. Thank you for taking such good care of them at your impressive shelter, and for letting us adopt them. It’s wonderful to have them. Thank you!

 

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We have renamed Bruce to Zeus and he is so much fun to have around! He is the best addition to our little family and we love him so much. Zeus loves to snuggle and watch football with us on Sundays. He will also sleep with us at night too. He is a very social guy who likes to be with his people all of the time. However, he still is a wild child. He runs and jumps all over the apartment and keeps us busy while we work from home. He LOVES to go onto our balcony with us and look at the birds and watch the wind blow through the trees. He also enjoys going on leashed “walks” to explore and sniff the small yard outside. My husband and I had such a wonderful and positive experience with NEAS and would absolutely recommend this shelter to any family and friends who are considering adopting. I felt well informed and had so much more information on Zeus and his background then I expected. Thank you NEAS!

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Being with Juliet, who now goes by SJ, these last two weeks has been an adventure! She is still adjusting to her new home, but overall I think she is going to like it here. She has already made some new doggy friends within my apartment complex and thinks she is one of the big dogs! She loves going for walks and is curious about everything she sees. She is already climbing into the car all by herself when we go for car rides. She loves to play fetch and loves to look outside the window with me. SJ loves to get picked up and get lots of hugs throughout the day. She also really likes my neighbor upstairs, so I have already found a babysitter just in case if I ever need one! HA! When she is really tired and sleepy she has the funniest sleeping positions and is a loud snorer! Thank you NEAS for helping me find my new best friend!