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Boomer (formerly Tom) let us adopt him on St. Patrick’s Day. He has brought so much love and fun into our home.

We weren’t sure how he was going to get along with our 3 cats but there hasn’t been even one ounce of trouble. It was meant to be!

He loves playing with other dogs, going for walks, and car rides. He has made himself right at home and it makes our hearts full.

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Join us on Saturday, August 17th at Northeast Animal Shelter for Clear The Shelter Day — an NBC and Telemundo nationwide adoption event with the goal of, you guessed it, Clearing the Shelters! 

To encourage folks to opt to adopt, adoption fees for pets who have been with us for 14+ days — affectionately known as our Best Friends — will be paid for by a generous grant from the ASPCA and Subaru America! Although everyone at the Shelter has grown to love these cats and dogs and will miss them, it’s time for our pals to make new friends.

Come to the Shelter and be prepared to fall in love!

Even if you’re not looking for a pet right now, stop by for the fun! Between 10am-2pm there will be face painting, children’s crafts, a photo booth, a PopTart pop-up from Brew Box, PoBoys and Pies food truck, puppy yoga*, and a pet food drive for local food pantries. 


*Sorry, but the 9am and 10:30am puppy yoga classes are sold out.

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Oscar, formerly known as Jupiter, is doing wonderfully! We adopted him about 3 weeks ago. He is 8 months old and a little over 6lbs.

He loves to cuddle and follow us around the house. He fits right in with our family and likes everyone he meets! He loves perching on the window and looking at everything outside.

When we get home from work, he’s waiting for us by the door when we walk in — he’s so cute! We are very happy with Oscar and are excited for the memories we will make with him!

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Have Fun in the Sun with Your Dog this Summer

Join Our Dog Training Workshop!



Summer is here, and that means more outdoor activities.


But can your dog join in the fun?


Is he reliable on off-leash hikes? Can he focus on you in distracting environments? Can you call him away from that picnic table with tasty BBQ food?


Join us on Sunday, August 18th at 9:30 AM OR 10:30 AM at Northeast Animal Shelter for a dog training workshop with positive reinforcement trainers Dan and Yana Carlson. They’ll work on reliable responses, attention games, stays and recalls to help your dog build critical focus skills. So you can feel more confident about including him in all of your activities this summer … and all year-round!


Workshop fee: $10 (to be paid at time of attendance)


All proceeds will support Northeast Animal Shelter’s “Saving Homeless Pets Across America” program.


Space is limited and fills up quickly.


To register, email, and let us know if you’d like to attend the 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. session.


*IMPORTANT: Dogs must be at least six months old, current on all vaccinations and should be comfortable in the presence of unfamiliar people and other dogs.


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We’ve had Hazel for almost eight years and our love for her only grows! She’s the smartest dog my family has ever owned and she loves us all unconditionally.

I went away to college this year and it only makes the time I get to come home and see her even more precious. Hazel’s cuddles and kisses are always just what I need to recharge before heading back to school.

Thanks NEAS!

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We adopted Hex (formally Taylor) on December 26, 2018. We fell in love with her the second she stepped into the meet and greet room.

Bringing her home, she quickly made herself comfortable. She is obsessed with her bed and her stuffed animal friends. She’s the most popular pup in our community, greeting every person and dog she sees and always making friends in the park. She loves snuggling and kissing with her humans.

We couldn’t be more in love with our Hexy Girl!

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Local positive reinforcement trainer Dan Carlson from Walk A Pup will be onsite to teach you how to motivate your dog to make better choices – and replace unwanted behaviors with good ones.


Stop Jumping!

9:30am- 10:30am 

Learn how to improve your dog’s impulse control, stop jumping in a variety of different contexts and redirect his energy toward more appropriate activities.


Recall & Loose-Leash Manners

10:30am – 11:30am 

Help your dog build attention and good recall. Learn how to stop pulling behaviors and encourage loose-leash walking instead.


The workshops are free (donations always welcome!).

Space is limited. To register, contact, and let us know which session(s) you’d like to attend. *


*Dogs must be current on all vaccinations and should be comfortable in the presence of unfamiliar people and dogs.


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Join Northeast Animal Shelter on Sunday June 30th at Cinema Salem from 10am-12pm for a free screening of The Champions, a documentary film by Darcy Dennett. The Champions is an inspirational story about the pit bulls rescued from the fighting ring of former Atlanta Falcon’s star quarterback Michael Vick, and those who risked it all to save them. The uplifting documentary takes us on a journey about much more than just dogs — about prejudice, being misunderstood, the power of resilience, and the significance of the relationship we as humans have with animals. The Champions is a film that inspires compassion and compels social change, and is approved for all age groups. Cinema Salem is located at 1 East India Square Mall.


Following the screening there will be a Q+A lead by Northeast Animal Shelter’s Director of Behavior and the Founder of Handsome Dan’s Rescue. 

Handsome Dan’s Rescue — named after Dan, one of the 22 dogs who came to Best Friends Animal Society from Michael Vick’s estate after he was arrested and charged in association with the operation of a dog fighting ring — helps with placement, care and the overall wellbeing of dogs in local shelters, rescues, and other facilities throughout the state of Rhode Island. 


Free admission — suggested donation of $10 appreciated. Seating it limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. 

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Registration Includes: 2 CPR certification wallet cards, An official certificate, a 2 year subscription to our online Animal Emergency Resource Center, your choice of the 88 page full color class manual either as an Ebook (View Only/Cannot be Printed) or a printed copy (additional $24.95), businesses, organizations and groups may request a professional, frameable certificate and window decal, to hang in their place of business to promote that their staff/members are certified.

Our program is based on the most current method of animal CPR which was developed by emergency veterinarians. This class is designed to teach the average person how to administer emergency CPR and first aid to an animal until veterinary care is ascertained.

*This class will certify the participant in Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid*. The skills and topics covered in this class include:

Safety techniques when working with sick and/or injured animals,
How to perform emergency triage and assess if an animal is experiencing a life threatening medical emergency,
How to restrain and properly transport sick and/or injured animals,
How to provide emergency first aid to dogs and cats en-route to veterinary care,
How to take vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration, CRT) and determine normal vs abnormal readings,
Learn about the importance of the pet first aid kit and how to use the materials in it during an emergency,
How to manage and provide first aid for many common medical emergencies such as severe wounds, poisoning, burns, and choking,
How to performing the most current industry standard method of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on dogs and cats (Participants will receive a PetCPR+ Certification valid for 2 years)
This class is not a replacement for veterinary care.

Class awards 3 RACE approved CEU to veterinary technicians
Classes are approved to award continuing education credits to veterinary support staff, members of CCPDT, IAABC, NADOI IACP, PACCC and Pet Sitters International.

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We adopted Luna (previously Nosey) about 5 months ago! I had been begging my mom for a kitten for so long. We were running errands and we decided just to stop and look at some kitties.

We saw Luna and she blinked slowly three times at us and then started to get up and play. We held her and played with her and we knew she was the perfect fit!

She gets along really well with our 8 year old dog and she loves to go crazy and explore the house at night. Mostly, she stays in my room. My dad calls it her “home base”.