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Periwinkle became Mr. Johnny Cash when he joined our family in September 2020 as a small kitten. He goes by Cash, and seemed to feel right at home pretty quickly. He enjoys chasing and jumping after wand toys and looks like a professional soccer player when he’s batting around his crinkle balls. Everyone we share pics with comments on how beautiful his markings are or how regal he looks. He also LOVES attention and having his belly rubbed, which I know most cats usually don’t. As a little kitten, he also fell fast asleep laying belly up in my husband’s arms, so I take that as a good sign that he feels comfortable. He’s a sweet, affectionate cat who loves being petted as much as he loves chasing his toys. Thank you, NEAS!

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We adopted our little Luna (formerly known as Evie) on September 1st and from the moment we laid eyes on her we fell in love!! There is definitely some Border Collie in her because from the moment we brought her home she tried to herd us non-stop by nipping our ankles! haha. She doesn’t do that to the us, the humans, anymore but continues to try to herd our 6 year old chocolate lab who does not appreciate that much! He has shared all his toys with her in good lab fashion, he is super chilled but is not in the mood for puppy shenanigans sometimes and will bark at her to leave him alone… since she is boss lady she’ll bark back as if saying “I just wanted to play, relax!!!” We also call her the cat dog because she sometimes behaves just like a cat and can jump pretty high! She jumps on top of her crate and sits there to observe what’s going on around her! There are so many stories we can tell since we brought her home and there is not enough space to type them here. We adore her and we know in time our lab will go from toleration to adoration too. She is the most precious little lady dog we know! Thank you NEAS!

 

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This is Charlie, previously known as Picard. He is quite possibly the sweetest dog ever. He loves everyone he meets. We came to the shelter just as we were learning about covid19 and by chance we ended up taking him home on the day my son’s school closed. It was the best decision we’ve ever made. He kept my son company while I continued to work during a pandemic. He has brought so much joy and love into our lives in such uncertain times. He loves the beach, hiking, the dog park, playing with doggy friends, ice cream, peanut butter and all the treats he can get. He loves hugs and cuddles and he will “kiss goodbye”. He learned a few tricks pretty quickly too! He’s a smart boy. Because he is so sweet and smart we have considered training him to be a therapy dog. We couldn’t love him more. Thank you NEAS!

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My husband and I adopted Jyn, formerly Tansy, shortly after unexpectedly losing our first dog, also an NEAS adoptee. Jyn was a recent adoption return, and we were still feeling the loss of our four legged love. Together, the three of us started to heal and silly Jyn immediately brought so much love, light and laughter to our home. Initially a wild ankle biter, over the past few months we have worked hard on training and Jyn has quickly become an a fabulous companion (and an AKC STAR Puppy!) She loves puppuccinos, nature walks, bones, laying by the fire and supervising kitchen activities. She’s very social and has recently welcomed our foster dog as a permanent snuggle buddy. We are so in love with crazy little Jyn. Thank you NEAS for making sure she ended up exactly where she was meant to be!

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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 December 13 — with classes to follow on Dec. 20, 27, and January 3. 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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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 December 13 — with classes to follow on Dec. 20, 27, and January 3. 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. 

 

**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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Our new little kitty Holly (previously Jessica) is adjusting so well! She is the sweetest, most lovable, yet playful kitten! She eats a mixture of kitten wet food and dry food 3x a day and sleeps really well too. At night, Holly loves to sleep in our bed. Holly also loves to play with our young children and will follow everyone around and also likes to snuggle on my shoulders almost as if she were a feather boa! She also gets along well with our older cat. She is such a great addition to our family! Thank you NEAS!

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Mr. Wick is now know as Kendrick. The thing that we love most about Kendrick is his peaceful nature, expressed at home as an old boy who just loves lounging and putting up with our affection on the couch when he’s inside. But when he’s outside the home, he turns into a curious and social young dog who jumps for balls and loves to meet everyone. Sometimes he’s super stoic and serious, and sometimes his mouth hangs loose in a goofy grin – but both ways  you can tell he’s happy to just be alive. He’s made himself at home with his favorite spots at home, his routines for when to pop beside us when we work or when we’re about to go to bed. We feel like we’re surprised every day with a new thing he does. And we love continuing to learn about and from him.  

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Hank’s new name is Mowgli! He is absolute joy to our family!  He has certainly gotten very comfortable living the life of a Prince! He has a great appetite and sleeps through the night with us in our bed! Mowgli enjoys his back yard, going for walks, and playing with the family! Mowgli was uncertain when he saw the snow. But once he tasted it and ran around the yard he had a blast. He loves the snow! Thank you to Northeast Animal Shelter for letting us adopt Mowgli.  It was worth the long adoption wait! 

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We want the staff at Northeast Animal Shelter to know that the three kittens we adopted in October are doing very well in their new home! We adopted Comet, Moonshine, and Triton whom we have renamed Vincenzo (Enzo), Aldo, and Giuseppe (Gio). They have settled in with us beautifully, eat and sleep well, are energetic, playful, friendly, and love to cuddle. Their typical day is to eat breakfast, play, play, play, nap; eat lunch, play, play, play, nap; eat dinner, play, play, play, bedtime. We have slowly introduced them to our two 20 year-old cats and things are going well. This weekend we allowed the kittens to explore much more of the house and they are delighted to be able to run up and down multiple staircases. We bought them nylon cloth tubes which they love playing in, but their favorite thing is the 7-foot tower we bought for them. We feel that the adoption experience at Northeast Animal Shelter was wonderful. Staff were supportive and helpful and the process went smoothly. Thank you all for what you do – we are delighted that the kittens have adjusted so well. We have benefited so much from having these beautiful cats living with us!