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Bond has become our best friend in such a short time. He loves everyone and making new friends (human and dog) is so easy for him. His favorite thing to do is to run around at the dog park with his ball. At home you can find him carrying around his stuffed Scooby Doo and snuggling on the couch with mom and dad. We’re so happy Bond has become part of our family and continues to learn and grow with us. We wanted to send a huge thank you to NEAS and our adoption counselor, Jenna, for bringing us together!

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We adopted our 2 cats in November. They let us know these 2 were bonded and if possible should be kept together. Although hesitant at first about adopting 2 at once, we now could not imagine our life without both. They are doing great! We love having pets in our house again. They love our attention and keep us entertained. They are 2 very spoiled girls!! Thank you NEAS for helping us choose our girls!

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I adopted Ruger (PKA Chip) around the holidays this past year, and he is the greatest gift to my family that I could have asked for. He is a handful- I recently did a DNA test and his dad was a full Mastiff! He has so much energy and could run around in the snow all day long. He is in obedience classes and is such a fast learner. I have a chronic illness and need extra motivation to exercise, and Ruger never lets me miss a morning walk. He has brought me and my partner so much closer together and is such a spoiled puppy! Thank you NEAS!

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Perfect for dogs over the age of 5 months, Good Manners is an enjoyable and easy course built to strengthen the bond with your best friend while learning basic obedience skills. In this class you’ll be taught proper handling for leash walking and other fundamental skills to improve your relationship with your dog. 

Taught by the behavior staff at Northeast Animal Shelter, Good Manners is a four-session courses that takes place on Sundays at 11am — beginning February 28 — with classes to follow on March 7, 14, and 21. All classes will be taught at Walk A Pup facilities at 41 Mason St #4, Salem, MA 01970. Cost for each course is $80 per puppy/dog. 

 
Enroll in Good Manners

**In an effort to adhere to social distancing guidelines, classes are limited to one handler per dog/puppy. For everyone’s safety, you will be required to wear a face mask at all times, sanitize your hands (NEAS will provide sanitizer), and have your temperature taken before entering the building. Please bring proof of up to date vaccines (Rabies, DHPP, Bordatella). For questions email training@neas.org.

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Designed for pups ages 5 months and under, Puppy Kindergarten is a fun and engaging way to help your puppy gain an understanding of the world around them. In this course you will learn how to raise a happy and well adjusted dog through proper socialization, acquire basic obedience skills, build a lasting bond, and start off on the right paw! 

Taught by the behavior staff at Northeast Animal Shelter, Puppy Kindergarten is a four-session courses that take place on Sundays at 10am  — beginning February 28 — with classes to follow on March 7, 14, and 21. All classes will be taught at Walk A Pup facilities at 41 Mason St #4, Salem, MA 01970. Cost for each course is $80 per puppy/dog.

 
Enroll in Puppy Kindergarten

 

**In an effort to adhere to social distancing guidelines, classes are limited to one handler per dog/puppy. For everyone’s safety, you will be required to wear a face mask at all times, sanitize your hands (NEAS will provide sanitizer), and have your temperature taken before entering the building. Please bring proof of up to date vaccines (Rabies, DHPP, Bordatella). For questions email training@neas.org.

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Olivia, formerly known as, Gloria is doing really, really well! It only took her a couple of days to begin to nestle into her new home. She snores every night…but it’s kinda cute. Do Breathe-Rite nasal strips for dogs exist? She DEFINITELY perked up when she saw that her new home was furnished with things like beds, rugs, and couches—she clearly appreciated seeing signs of “home”. She immediately embraced her new crate, which was a big relief to us. We believe she took great comfort from having her blanket from NEAS, even though her stay there was relatively brief. We often wonder how she was in Texas shelters for 10 months, but needed only 4 days to get from NEAS to us? Olivia is a very joyful, affectionate, and playful pup! She has interacted very nicely with all of the neighborhood dogs and especially with the dogs of our good friends. She’s full of energy and is a really good girl, so we expect good results from basic training! Initially, she wasn’t too keen on the concept of snow, but now loves diving into and dashing through the strange and wonderful stuff! She gets super-excited for car rides to the Arboretum and other nearby parks, as well as spirited walks through our neighborhood.
After many long weeks of searching for a good match and then waiting for an appointment, we were definitely beginning to feel a bit down on our prospects. We really appreciated your patience and time, allowing us to meet many sweet pups. We couldn’t be happier—Olive fits perfectly in our home and has quickly claimed a very big space in our hearts! Many thanks to all the staff at NEAS—we’re so very grateful!

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Homeless Puppies from Georgia Need Surgery to Mend “Broken Hearts” Before Loving Homes can be found

 

Northeast Animal Shelter and MSPCA-Angell Pull out All the Stops to Save “Coco” and “Reesie”

 

BOSTON and Salem, Mass.— Feb. 23, 2021 – At just 12 weeks old, “Coco” and “Reesie” have already experienced their share of hardship: surrendered to a rural Georgia animal shelter just after birth, with Reesie sickened by deadly Parvovirus, both are now now facing surgery at Angell Animal Medical Center to repair heart conditions that would be fatal if left untreated.

 

But thanks to the Northeast Animal Shelter (NEAS) and MSPCA-Angell, Coco and Reesie are getting the life-saving care they need before they can be placed into adoptive homes.

 

Reesie was diagnosed with Parvovirus, a highly contagious GI illness that can be fatal if left untreated, just after the twosome arrived at NEAS’ Salem headquarters by way of its Saving Homeless Pets Across America program—which has already brought nearly 150,000 animals from other parts of the country to Massachusetts, where they receive shelter, medical care and—ultimately—loving adoptive homes.

 

Coco and Reesie arrived on Jan. 16, along with 31 other animals from Georgia, all of whom will ultimately be adopted.

 

Coco tested negative, but was isolated for 14 days as a precaution, while Reesie was treated for symptoms including vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration.

 

Neither puppy is out of the woods, however: health checks revealed both are suffering from Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), a condition marked by an abnormal blood vessel outside of the heart that does not close properly after birth. Left untreated, the condition leads to congestive heart failure.

 

Dr. Katie Hogan of Angell Animal Medical Center’s cardiology service, is set to perform a noninvasive procedure to place specially designed “occluders,” [plugs] within the end of the affected blood vessels, which in most cases repairs the problem.

 

“Now that Reesie has recovered from Parvo, they are both good candidates for the procedure,” said Dr. Hogan. “I expect they will do well, and I’m so grateful to play a role in providing them the bright and healthy future they deserve.”

 

Help Mend these Broken Hearts!
Reesie and Coco’s procedure is set for Feb. 24, precisely 10 days after St. Valentine’s Day and 10-14 days before they will be placed for adoption by NEAS.

 

Because the puppies’ medical bills will exceed $10,000 and NEAS is asking donors to help offset the cost by donating at www.neas.org/cocoreesie.

 

Mike Keiley, Director of Adoption Centers and Programs at the MSPCA-Angell, and Interim Executive Director of NEAS, is eager to get the puppies out of danger and into new homes.

 

“Both of these puppies have endured more than their share of challenges in such a short period of time, and they’re just two of the hundreds of animals we’ve helped since our affiliation with NEAS was announced. We’re only able to meet their extensive medical needs because of the generosity of donors, and I’m grateful to everyone who steps forward to help them,” he said.

 

Soaring Demand for Adoptable Puppies

Keiley added that the puppies are expected to be available for adoption, in separate homes, by March 10, and that anyone interested in adoption should email heartpuppies@neas.org.

 

“Demand for all pets—and especially puppies—remains at an all-time high, and our teams will do the best we can to respond to every inquiry, but we ask for patience and understanding as we know that there will be so many more people interested in Coco and Reesie—and our priority is finding them the best possible home, especially after all they’ve been through.”

 

Keiley said the puppies will do best in homes committed to socializing and training them—and ensuring that they receive a recheck four to six weeks after their procedures to ensure their hearts are healthy. “If all goes well, we may not need to see them at all long-term—or we may recommend annual follow-up exams,” said Dr. Hogan.

 

Media Contact: Jamie Garabedian, 978-745-9888 x362, jamie.g@neas.org

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Karyn is now known as, Masha or gently Mashunya. She has lived with us a little more than a month and it feels like she has always been part of our family! Masha adjusted very well. She knows she is a mommy’s girl and, of course, takes advantage of it. She sleeps only in mommy’s bed hugging, kissing and singing (purring). She knows when mommy comes home from work and runs to meet her as soon as she hears her voice!  Masha is very curious about everything. She likes the bathroom and likes to watch mommy’s morning and evening routines, observing the water going down the facet in the sink. Masha also likes to hide behind the shower curtain and jump at you or reach you with her paws when you do not expect it, it is very cute! Masha has her own kitty tower where she can play with her mouse toy, rest, or stretch showing her beautiful white belly. Mashunya knows she is special. She gets spoiled with attention, love, and treats. We just love her so much! Thank you NEAS for finding us our little girl!

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Our community pet food bank serves pet parents throughout the North Shore who are struggling to keep up with the cost of pet food. For the first time ever, we’ll be hosting a drive thru pet food pantry on March 7th from 11-3pm. We will be providing free dog and cat food to those in need, in an effort to keep pets in their homes with the people who love them.  In addition to food, we will be handing out a limited supply of toys, leashes, coats, collars and more!
 
Masks required. Open to pet owners in need of pet food assistance. No appointment necessary. Drive up and items will be placed in your car trunk.