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Bran is now Leo and we don’t know how we ever lived without him.  He sleeps in bed with my son at night and cuddles with me while I work from home.  He has a trainer, and she has been helping us with separation anxiety and Leo’s nervousness when he is outside and hears loud trucks.

Leo loves going outside to the park behind our house.  He loves to play with other dogs and can get quite feisty (in a good way).  He rarely has an accident in our house.  He is a constant snuggler and loves to play with my kids and their friends.  His favorite time is in the afternoon when everyone comes home from school and has lots of time to play with him. 

The Northeast Animal Shelter staff was amazing.  They walked us through all the steps and gave us helpful reminders for Leo’s healthcare.  Whenever people ask where we got Leo, we tell them and we all agree what a great shelter it is!

Thanks for giving us Leo.  We love him so much!

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We adopted Tucker back in September 2017 from Northeast Animal Shelter. We were looking for a medium size dog at the time. Northeast went above and beyond for us. We visited 3 times without any luck and then we were told a truck of puppies were coming in.  We really wanted a older dog who needed a home… but we decided to have an open mind and go see the puppies.

I am so happy we did! We found our baby Tucker ! ❤️

We were told Tucker would be about 45 pounds but he is already 75 pounds and still growing. He is such a lovable boy. He loves his daily walks and play time with his favorite toys. It’s tough to tucker Tucker!

He is so sweet to everyone he meets and is very good with other dogs. He loves the dog park.

I just want to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts to Northeast. You all made our home complete.

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Our journey to adopt two cats brought us to NEAS. We had a specific pair in mind and as we entered the viewing room to see them, a paw and loud meowing greeted me and I bent down to pat a cute little girl named Marie. She kept at me until we walked away to find the duo we came to get.

We were overwhelmed with the decision so went home to think about it and I just couldn’t get my mind off that paw reaching for me. My mind was made up that we had to have her so the next morning we made the adoption of Marie final and it has been amazing ever sinc !!!

She is a love…friendly, affectionate and so much fun ! One week later we adopted her sister Nibbler (now Millie) and we couldn’t be happier. They have bonded and have a blast playing together, chasing the laser pointer and destroying the house. They sleep with us (or on us) depending on their mood…they join us no matter what we are doing or when we are doing it.

Marie is stealth and you never know where/when she is around. She acts like a parrot sitting on our son’s shoulder as he walks around the house. She prefers to sit on our chests or laptops when we watch TV.

Millie likes to lounge and sit next to us on the couch. She also has set up shop on a blanket in the family room window. She is pretty laid back compared to Marie who is extremely chatty. We just love our new kitties and couldn’t be happier !!!! They seem happy too as you can see by the photo!

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Boomer is adjusting very well. He is now housebroken and informs that he has to go outside by sitting by the door whining.

He isn’t a barker and he maintains his gorgeous puppy face. He is in Puppy Kindergarten with K-9 East, he sits, gets down on his belly and provides his paw on command (we are still working on “Boomer Come!). He is stubborn, loves to be chased around the house and to dig lots of hole in the yard, where Mom will be putting in Perennials, so that works out. 

He is good with kids, cats, squirrels, other dogs, bunnies and chipmunks. 

He is the best puppy anyone could hope for, as he is just turning 16 weeks and is already Doggy Wonderful.

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We adopted Willow almost two months ago from NEAS. The past two months have been filled with a lot of love and laughter.

From day one she has been very protective of her family. She continues to surprise us every day with how fast she is growing and how smart she is getting.

She loves all her toys, peanut butter treats, and cuddling on the couch.

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We have renamed Sammuel to Calvin. He is the sweetest boy, both mellow and playful, and he is living up to the claim on his card that he is a “social eater”!

He enjoys chasing lasers, trying to eat human food, climbing on top of the refrigerator, and shouting at me to feed him the second my alarm goes off. 😜

We took him to the vet to get his last vaccination and they say he presents as a healthy young guy. We are so happy to have him, and thank you for helping to make it happen!

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“Hello, My name is Maximus, but I like it best when I’m called Maxy.   and I was adopted in October of 2017. A nice woman from the North Shore saw me and swept me off my feet.

I reached out a paw to her to shake her hand and ask her to take me to my forever home. Very clever of me, right?  It has been 6 months now in my new home and I am having tons of fun. I play, I eat, I play some more, and I sleep. Maybe not in that order but it does happen daily.

I do everything from napping in my new mom’s lap while watching TV to pawing my rubber balls around the house. I do love it when she uses my mouse wand where I can leap and do twists and turns and even flips! I get exhausted at night and lead her into the bedroom to make sure she goes to bed when I do.

One of my many daily activities is being perched on a windowsill to watch the goings on outside.  It’s the best time for bird watching!

All in all, I am having a blast.  I love my new mom very much and I will be orever grateful.

Thank you,


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We adopted Nora in December when she was about 10 weeks old. She’s now 6 months old & thriving.

She’s very sweet.  We love her to pieces. Thank you so much.  She’s the perfect addition to our family!

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Peach (was Chappie) is doing wonderful!  She is nothing but a ball of love.  She greets every animal or person with tons of kisses.  She’s in great health – could not be happier with her.

Thanks for everything.

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Cheddar was brought to the shelter as a local stray, and an examination showed he had an enlarged heart and a heart murmur.  That didn’t stop me from knowing Cheddar and I were meant to be together. 

He is now my best friend! He gets a cardiology check up every six months for his heart condition, and his last tests baffled his cardiologist because he actually showed improvement. She said there is no medical reason for his improvement, that he’s just probably really happy.

I love him to pieces, and he has a huge fan club! He has his own Instagram account with more than 1,000 followers! @bigorangecheddar.

I’m so grateful to you guys for bringing him into my life!