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We love our little Bailey girl️! She adjusted really quickly (I always joke that she knew she was home the first time she walked in the door)… she has great confidence.

Her first vet appointment went great! She sleeps through the night in a dog bed next to her fur brother, and she is still doing great in her crate when I’m at work. Bailey loves her friends at doggie daycare (once a week), but her favorite pal is our senior dog (who adores her even though he still wants all mom and dads attention)! She has learned her name, as well as come, sit, paw, and down! She is very responsive to a simple ‘no,’ and leaves whatever it is alone.

Bailey loves to snuggle and sleep on the couch with the whole family. She is such an amazing dog (smart, sweet, loves everyone, easygoing, happy, and very loyal). I have no complaints, in fact she has been easier to train than any previous dogs we have had (family or otherwise) because she is just so eager to please. I believe she is happy, healthy, and loved! I can see that she is really acclimated to the routine here and we can’t imagine our family without her.


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We are in love with little Gilbert!

We had to say goodbye to our dog of 14 years in June and before that we had our first dog for 9 years. So Gilbert had some big shoes to fill, and he sure has.

He transitioned to our house very well. He hardly has any accidents now, and he sleeps in his own bed next to our bed at night. He almost never barks. He just loves to snuggle with anyone, but especially me. Definitely a Momma’s pup!

I am so glad we decided to get an older dog. After three kids and two puppies, it is so much easier not having to start all over again. 

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We decided to rename Monkey… and he is now Kylo!  He is doing GREAT and we love him so much. 

He is the perfect companion for our older cat, Storm, which was our main concern when we chose him. You helped us find the cat with the perfect personality for our home. 

We couldn’t be happier.  Thank you!

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Apollo, came home from NEAS fully adjusted to his crate! 

The Friday before Christmas, he learned to climb our stairs and is now completely free to roam the house. He sleeps in his bed in our bedroom, along side his big brothers bed- but some nights he goes down to be in his crate. He often puts himself in his crate during the day for naps!

Since we work from home Apollo has many walks though Newburyport during the day on a schedule. He also goes to Camp at Seacoast Canine for some socialization. 

Apollo has now doubled in size, from his tiny 17 lbs when we met him, to about 31 lbs at the last Vet visit in Beverly. He loves his treats and 3 meals a day. 

He is very snuggly with Me, his Mom, and is so funny the way he loves to play ball. He loves his toys and we have about 50 throughout the house. Baxter (his brother) and Apollo love to play in the yard, and this was magical to watch as they learned to play. To see our older dog play, truly melts our hearts. We think he is part Rhodesian Ridgeback- which has a bit of stubbornness- but we love it. We love Apollo- he has a sweet temperament and is beautiful.

People meet us on the street and ask where we found Apollo and we proudly tell them NEAS! 

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Porter, formerly Gumbi is doing amazing! We are in love.

Everyone who meets him says he is the sweetest. All Porter wants in life is to have his belly rubbed.

He is eating well, sleeping in his crate, and he rarely barks. He has adjusted very well to our family and we feel very lucky to have such a sweet dog.

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When we first decided to get a dog, we knew we wanted a rescue pup and decided to check out the Northeast Animal Shelter to simply “just look around”… Of course as soon as we set eyes on Harry (originally Sammy) we knew we’d be heading directly to the nearest pet store to grab a leash, crate and food so we could take him home ASAP!

We were instantly in love with his calm personality which, as he’s settled into our home in the last year, has developed into a playful, smart and sometimes hilariously goofy demeanor. He loves every dog and human he meets and always makes people laugh when he bounds into a dog park like a kangaroo on his two hind legs, his front paws high and his tail happily wagging!

People always say he’s lucky to have been rescued but we feel like the lucky ones to have found such a sweet, loyal, happy pup!

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We adopted Ellie (short for Eleanor; fka Daine) about two months ago. She was so shy and scared of people when we met her at the shelter. She did so well meeting our other dog, Shelby, we just knew we had to bring her home.

She is an absolute doll! She has come such a long way in two shorts months. She is still shy around people she does not know but has warmed up to us so nicely. She has learned sit and paw. She loves to snuggle in her bed or on the couch with her big sister, Shelby, whom she just adores. They have so much fun running in our yard and chasing a ball or playing tug of war.

She had her first trip to the beach last weekend, and, while she was a little nervous, she did really well. She goes to work everyday with her Dad and sister and receives lots of treats from our customers.

I cannot wait to see how she will grow and learn new things in the months to come. So glad we brought her home!

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Asher (formerly know as Bill) has been such a wonderful addition to our family. He has adjusted so well to our family and our other dog Boston (Chihuahua mix).

He attends daycare twice a week and hits the Dog Park on the weekends. He has made so many friends. Training is also going well. He loves his crate and can follow sit, paw, down, and hi-five commands. We are working on play dead. He is always so eager to learn.

He enjoys walking and loved the beach when he had the chance to go. He does zoomies in the back yard and it’s the funniest thing to watch. We do late night snuggles and Kong treats. He also howls when he needs to go to the bathroom so no matter where you are in house you can hear him and better move fast because it’s his warning sound.

He is just so cool, calm, and collected. He even enjoys his weekly baths and sits there and relaxes. He is so active and gets so dirty from all the playing that he needs them weekly.

Everyone who meets him just adores him. I love coming home and seeing him waiting at the door to greet me. He truly is such a big, goofy, handsome, lovebug. 

Asher has brought so much joy and happiness into our lives. I couldn’t imagine my life without him. I have been looking for a dog over a year and got turned down so many times that I was losing hope. I now realize it was because I was meant to have Asher and that I had to wait for him. Thank you Northeast Animal Shelter for bringing me Asher. I am forever grateful.

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Honey is hands down the sweetest cat I’ll ever meet. Both my children love her– my daughter will not stop showing her off to her friends.

Her facial expressions are to die for and she’s very well behaved…We lost our hamster once, and Honey found him hiding in a shoe. She didn’t try to “play” with him, instead she just yowled until my daughter went to see what was up.

My autistic son has even become more social. He was very talkative when we took Honey to the vet. She had a couple surgeries, and she recovered wonderfully… although tt was hard at first– she’s a very active little thing.

It’s a good thing she doesn’t seem interested in our hamster and guinea pig, or we’d have an… Interesting dynamic in our home!

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Peyton (formerly Pluto) was one of the seven orbit kittens. Peyton (grey girl) is pictured with her brother Timmy.

Timmy was adopted from NEAS in 2017. Peyton is doing great and she is growing up fast! She is sweet and loving and gets along so well with her new brothers. They are inseparable!

We all love her so much and she is the perfect fit for our family. Thank you NEAS!