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Trip is doing so well and adjusting to life with 3 legs perfectly! He is truly an inspiration! He doesn’t even know he has 1 less leg than most cats …. and he certainly doesn’t let it slow him down! He runs, jumps, climbs and pounces with the enthusiasm of a little tiger. We love him so much. He is especially close to my daughter who sleeps with him every night. We always joke that he didn’t need to learn to walk because she always has him in her arms. I can not our adoption counselor Celia or Northeast Animal Shelter enough for bringing him into our lives!

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We adopted Roxy in December and she is tiny! Like the Shakespeare saying said, she may be little but she is fierce! She enjoys running with all the big dogs and trips to nearby beaches. We have hiked all over and she even climbed the giant boulders at Aggasiz rocks. She doesn’t even mind hiking in the snow even though she was a southern girl. While she is adventurous outside, indoors she enjoys relaxing on the couch and learning new tricks from her human sisters. We couldn’t have found a more perfect dog for our family and will always be greatful for Northeast Animal shelter.

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Marnie was extremely affectionate from the start. When I met her at NEAS, she would not let me stop petting her, so I knew we would be fast friends. As she has grown more comfortable in her forever home, she has become affectionate above and beyond what I thought possible. She is always receptive to pets, hugs, and even belly rubs (ok maybe only sometimes). Our nightly routine when I am going to bed is that she will curl up next to me and “encourage” me with her paws to put my arm around her. I am so thankful to have met Marnie and I look forward to many priceless years ahead. Thank you NEAS!

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Where do I even begin? We adopted Corey in February of 2020. We were told that Corey had some behavioral problems, like guarding his food and toys, but we fell in love with him the second we met him and we knew we had to bring him home. When we got Corey his fur was patchy and he was bald in some areas with some cuts, turns out it was anxiety induced itching. A year later his fur has grown back completely with little signs of anxiety (only during thunder storms or fireworks, but don’t worry he has found a safe spot to hide and uses his weighted blanket). Corey is the King of the house, the prince, and the biggest drama queen as well! He refuses to lay down on any cold surface including our couch until we put down one of his favorite blankets — he has an all time favorite which is a pink and white fuzzy one. He is extremely spoiled with lots of love every day and he’s always down for a hike or zoomies on the woods trail. On rainy days though he refuses to leave the house, but loves running around in the snow! Don’t you dare think about waking him up before 10am because he will put himself back to bed!! Corey is the best boy and greatest thing to ever happen to our household. He’s the perfect combination of loving, snuggly and energetic. He follows us everywhere and just loves his people so much, he’ll love you even more if you give him his daily greenie in the morning or a new toy to rip up! Thank you NEAS!

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Quest joined our family at the end of 2020, and he’s been fitting in great. Originally listed as a shy potato, he’s opened up into a very playful, brave, and lovey guy. He’s very chatty, and loves to be close. He enjoys playing around with the dogs, as well as, the rest of the family. Thank you NEAS for helping us find out baby!

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One of my dreams in life was to own a dog. When I got to NEAS, I came across Gigi (then known as Fern). I renamed her, and today I was thinking how lucky I am to have her! She changed my life and helps me in so many ways. She is the happiest bundle of joy I’ve ever seen and I’m so happy we’ve come into each other’s lives. Thank you NEAS!!!

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The two kittens we adopted are doing great! We named them Lemon and Xander. Xander is the slightly bigger one (well, he was… but they have both grown a lot!). He was always outgoing, snuggly, and playful. Lemon was shyer and smaller, but he has quickly become the most lovely snuggle bug in the world. Xander loves his bed that is by the window for him to watch the birds, where as Lemon literally sleeps nestled under our chins or in our arms every night! They are both happy and TOTAL champs! They are never really alone so we are working on making sure we go out for a walk for an hour or so, so that they can be a little exposed to non-human time. We loved working with the Northeast Animal Shelter.  As you know, there has been a huge demand for kittens and pets since the start of COVID.  We had been looking for a long time and were so thrilled by the services you provided. Thank you NEAS!!!

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Oh My! Ruby is such a love and so, so spoiled. She has 5 beds in the house – she follows me everywhere all day. She even gets up with me to pee and sits on the rug and waits!! So there are beds in the living room, dining room, my office, my bedroom and the front porch; so she’s comfy whatever we’re doing. She is the Queen of the House and is such a lovely dog.  Everyone loves her, she’s so easy. She made her own routine – when we come in from the yard, she will go sit on the rug in front of the kitchen sink and wait for a treat!! It is so funny – I am not sure where that came from, but she’s religious about it. She gives kisses on request and speaks for a treat and sits…that’s pretty much it; when we try something new….she’ll howl because she’s aggravated with the training and just wants the treat at that point!! At 12, I just give it to her with a big kiss. She is so vocal and we talk all day….we always know dinner time at the 5 or 5:30 howl. One of the favorite proteins added to her kibble is Tuna….she loves it!! And she always tells you she has to go out with some good howling and jumping around. She loves walks and at 12 years we were walking about a mile and a half a day, nose to the ground the whole time. She loves to go and rub and roll around in the lawn and lay in the sun out in the grass. We have a place in Maine and she can be free to run around and chase the squirrels and chipmunks – she’s in her element – I think that’s her happy place. The big bed is a little tight but she is snuggled in there under the covers every night – she loves her pack. She adores my father – and when I say, “grandpa’s here” she runs to the door…..sometimes he talks to her on the phone and her head cocks and ears perk. We love her so much and she has been such a blessing to me – to help me grieve the death of my sister last Feb 28th – the same day she was surrendered. We have shared so many wonderful times and we have both found and shared the love we needed. Unfortunately, she’s been off routine for a couple of weeks and stopped being interested in treats and food about a week ago but there was nothing obvious. We found a large mammary mass at her lower groin area. I received the call with the results that our lovely, beautiful girl has mammary cancer. She was spayed at 11 years old when she came, so I’m not surprised it is happening. I’m grateful no matter what happens that we took her into our home and she is so loved and probably has had the best year of her life! I need her for however long that will be. We are definitely a Love Story – I would always take a shelter dog as they have so much love to give. Please, please, advocate spay and neuter. If she had been spayed instead of bred, this probably wouldn’t have happened. Mammary cancer is the most commonly diagnosed tumor in intact female dogs that are older than seven years of age. Even with that, she has had so much fun this year (no snow pictures, she hates it!)…..AND, we still have the banana toy from the shelter and play with it quite often along with the other pile of toys she has now!!!

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Our little Georgia peach came into our life 4 years ago and the happiness she brings to us is heartwarming! She is the light of our life and we love her so so much! Thank you NEAS!

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Thomas and Tucker are now named Koda and Kenai after the bears in the movie brother bear. They are my love bugs and I am so happy with them. Koda is very adventurous and loves to explore everything. Kenai is my “snuggles”.  They are both the most loving cats ever. They are doing totally fine and are very playful. Normal appetite especially when I try to eat haha.
I’m just overall very happy with them. So thank you so much NEAS!!