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Hello from Melody. I really like the human I chose to adopt.

Even though my eyesight is very bad I am adapting to my new surroundings very well because I feel safe and loved. I carefully explore my new home and learn very quickly.

I really like to sit next to my human while she watches tv and scratches my ears. I even show my tummy!

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We’re having an incredible time with Rio, whose new name is Fonzie. The experience at NEAS was so wonderful; I wish we could come back for more Fonzies! Your help and attention was far beyond what we expected and we can’t thank you enough.
A few highlights from Fonzie’s new life:
* The Town – Fonzie’s already famous in Charlestown. His bouncy step and gorgeous face have put him on the map. Between the park and our favorite stores, he already knows everybody!
* Potty Training – It’s going really well, with only one or two “accidents” a day. But even when he does go in the house, at least 75% of the time it’s on his wee wee pad.
* Crate Training – The first two times we put Fonzie in the crate, he was so upset he pooped then danced in the poop, resulting in emergency bath time. Lol. As a result, he now sleeps with me and/or my son at night, and is growing fond of his crate little by little during short daytime stints.
* Socializing – This pup loves EVERYBODY. Kids, adults, puppies, big dogs, you name it. He already has 2 best dog friends, plus plenty of buddies that are his park favorites. With the park directly outside our front door, he’s in dog heaven.
* Learning – Fonzie’s a quick study. He already knows, sit, wait, get busy, off, settle, leave it, up, and his leash training is moving along nicely (except during busy park times, during which he is in full rambunctious mode!) Plus, he fetches in the house like an old pro.
* Medical – Fonz took his most recent shots like a man, although he was grouchy and sore for two days after. He was very chill while at the vet.
* Joy – Every day is full of silly fun and adorable snuggles with this guy. Seriously, we’re obsessed with him.

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Chowder now goes by Louie.. mostly “Lou”! He’s been settling in so well in our home! He loves to snuggle. Loves to chew on crunchy leaves on the deck.. which he’s actually doing right now. He’s been doing so well sleeping in the crate, which was definitely a big help in easing him into a routine here! He eats well and loves his training treats and frozen peanut butter Kong’s. We had his first vet visit a couple weeks ago and he did amazing with the shots and blood draw. So sweet and gentle. 

We’ve been working on the training and walking on a leash. He occasionally likes to play tug of war with the leash and playfully growl, so we are working on that in training. We are also working on socializing him with other dogs. He still is a bit rough when he plays. We actually brought him to a doggy day care today just for an intro/intake session and he had to be put into his own area for a little while just because he doesn’t seem to know his own size yet! He’s been making dog friends, specifically with my parent’s dog who was also adopted from NEAS!

We are so, so incredibly happy with Lou. We feel we got very lucky in finding him that day. And we appreciate everything you did to talk us through the process of finding a good fit for our home. He’s definitely our baby now!

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When we were bringing Pepper home, she was so brave in the car and observed everything around her. Over the past three weeks, she has blossomed, and is the sweetest, most cuddly cat we have ever had in our family.

She loves to snuggle on the couch, play with her string, and curl up in her scratching post/perch. She sits on the foot of our bed to “protect” us when we’re sleeping, and is always right at the door to greet us when we come home from work every day.

We are so happy that we found her at Northeast Animal Shelter! We can’t imagine our little family without her!

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My son wanted to get me a white kitten for my September 17th birthday. I have always wanted a white kitten, and they are hard to find. I was on my way out to do errands and I just happened to look at the NEAS website and there were two 8 week old white kittens …a male and female siblings.

I went to the shelter just before it was opened and was first in line to see these kittens.  Usually I prefer females but the male, Brady, was so pretty with blue eyes.. and he was it.

So I have my birthday boy and it is nearly a month now and he is perfect! He fits in with the other pets in the house be it a dog or cat.  He is playful and then he cuddles with me on the couch. In fact he is running around the house as I type this!  He has been to the vet twice now (and is up to date on shots for his age) and at the beginning his plumbing wasn’t working so well. But with extra water and a little pumpkin in his kitten food he is just fine now.

I have adopted from NEAS more times than I can count, but this little guy is special because my son gave him to me for my birthday (and he is probably tired of me looking at white kittens and talking about getting one!)

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We adopted Bear this summer. He was found alone in Georgia and we believe he is around 5 years old. We were looking for a friend for our other dog, Koda who is 41/2.

Bear was a bit shy and quiet when at the shelter but I can tell you that he has adjusted really well and is a bundle of energy now 🙂 Koda and him have become best friends almost overnight. They play together and are pretty much in the same room 24/7.

Bear is a very loving dog, loves to cuddle and it feels like he has always been there. He must have had a family with kids before and we can’t help but wonder what actually happened to him to get lost.

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I adopted Phoebe (formally known as Kris) on August 19, 2019 when she was about 9 weeks old. Now, close to 2 months later, she is settling in perfectly in her forever home.

Phoebe loves to cuddle and will fall asleep on your neck and/or chest so she can be as close to you as possible. She also loves to run around and play fetch, and could play for hours if you let her. She did have some stomach issues when I adopted her but I got her the right food and care she needed, and she is thriving now.

Phoebe is so sweet and loving and I am so glad she’s a part of my family forever.

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Charlie (formerly Levi) is amazing! We stumbled upon him on a random visit to the shelter and instantly, we both knew he was the one.

We were worried about introducing a puppy to our 10-year-old Sheltie, but Charlie is SO good with her and brings out energy in her we haven’t seen in years. He is the ultimate snuggler, learns commands so quickly, and adores children. Although he is nervous meeting new dogs, once he gets comfortable he knows how to play and keep the fun going.

We are so happy to have him in our lives and couldn’t imagine life without him! Thank you so much for helping make this possible!


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We adopted Talula on August 4th, 2019. It was a tough spring and summer for our family having already lost two cats and a dog to medical issues and old age. You can imagine we were devastated.

It took us a while to finally say it was time to find a new family member. We first went to the shelter on Aug 3rd and somehow overlooked this gorgeous girl. The next day we went in and she was waiting patiently for us, curled up in the corner of her cage.

Everyone kept telling us how sweet she was and she has lived up to it and more! Now known by her more regal title, Lady Talula, her ladyship quickly wiggled her way into our hearts with her little chirps and persistent requests for attention. She is a full-figured lady but she is the perfect delicate combination of gentleness, affection, and cuddles (she can get a little wild with the zoomies but don’t let that impact her reputation as a lady).

Talula has brought so much joy and comfort to our home that we couldn’t have asked for a better addition to our family. Thank you for taking good care of our girl while she was at Northeast Animal Shelter and thank you for making the perfect match. We are truly in love.

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Nobu is coming into his own secure-self! He has the loudest purr I have ever heard.

He has a favorite toy and drags it everywhere around the house, (including the bed at 5am ).

Nobu has a funny personality and I laugh daily with his adventures. True joy.

Thank you, NEAS and the Georgia shelter for taking such good care of this little fur baby.