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Riley is the absolute perfect dog for me! Working at NEAS, I come across many dogs. About 4 years ago, I signed on to foster a dog that needed hip surgery, while he waited and recovered from surgery. What I thought was a short term member of the pack, quickly turned into a forever for Riley! We officially adopted Riley when he was finally cleared by the vet after his surgery. He has been my constant companion ever since! I am so thankful to all the staff that helped get my baby to me — and healthy! He is a stubborn, goofy, love muffin that I would not trade for the world! 

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We renamed Hope, Poppy, because we found it hard to call her Hope. Poppy is easier and sounds like Puppy. She definitely knows her name. We had no housebreaking difficulties and I find it hard to believe that she previously never lived in a house. We adopted her on Valentines Day, just before the Covid became an issue. We think that Poppy is one of the main reasons that we were able to remain happy and enthusiastic during the isolation at home. She makes us relax and she makes us laugh. Poppy loves to eat. At first, she was quite furtive about approaching her food and often took a bite and ran off with it. Then, we had a period when she only would eat if both of us were sitting down at the table. Now she barks when she sees us preparing her dish! She sits under the table while we eat, hoping for handouts. Poppy sleeps on our bed at night, plays with stuffed animals, and even has a respectful relationship with out cat, Houdini, our son’s dogs, and the neighborhood dogs. She’s good with the grandchildren and she loves to run on the beach, dig holes and bite at the water. She knows how to swim, but doesn’t seem to want to. Even though she doesn’t like loud noises, she loves to go in the car and on our boat. Thank you for our wonderful girl!

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I remember driving to the shelter and thinking to myself “I’m coming out of here with an adult, black cat, there’s no way I’ll want anything else.” I walked through the different adult cat rooms and nothing was clicking and I began to get discouraged that maybe I wouldn’t find a friend. On a whim, I decided I would check out the last cat room which was mostly kittens. I walked in, turned a corner, and in the corner cage against the back wall, this tiny, gray cat meowed right at me and that’s when I knew he was going to be my buddy. His bio said he didn’t like being pet or picked up, and definitely not a cuddler. When I took him home the first thing he did was explore the bedroom, then he hopped onto the bed and nuzzled right up to my chest and has slept in the bed ever since! He is the sweetest boy who loves cuddles and being carried around the house like a baby. He also loves other furry friends! I lucked out with this one, he is the perfect cat.

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Hollywood was adopted almost 6 years ago and his shelter name was Ed. Hollywood loves his new home and he loves the outside and running. He is also a big cuddler. He loves to play with other dogs. He is my daughter’s best friend. We can’t imagine life without him! He has been a great addition to our family. Thank you Northeast Animal Shelter.❤❤❤

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I’ve had Luna for about a month now and my roommates and I love her. She loves to sit on my lap while I do work at my desk or play video games. She’s tends to purr more than meow which is relieving. But when the food is about to be served, you will hear a few meows. Once she’s finished she does her ‘food’s done’ meows and looks for me. It’s adorable. I’m very glad to have her in my life. Thank you!

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We adopted Nicky in early July. We kept his name because it just fit right. He was this shy little 26 lb pup. Within days of bringing him home he learned sit, paw, high five, and nose bump. He is such a smart boy. Now at 35+ lbs he just graduated puppy kindergarten and will be starting obedience training in a few weeks. He has a lab friend — who is the same age — from down the street that he waits for to play in our newly fenced in back yard every morning! He goes to daycare once a week to socialize with other dogs too. He loves to play with others. We are working on leash manners and he is getting better every day. He is a love bug when he is not zooming everywhere or chewing up every toy he gets — even the toughest ones do not last long! I have to crawl into his crate every morning to snuggle and belly rub before he will come out. He constantly gets compliments on how handsome he is and the vet even asked if she could take a picture of him to put on their website. We love him!!!!

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When we got married and bought our first house in November 2018, our 1 year old kitten, Mochi was getting lonely and needed a friend to share his space with! We decided it was time to add a new family member. Rocha first joined our family on January 10th, 2019. NEAS mentioned he seemed depressed and was a biter, but the second he came home he was a sweet, lovable angel! Puppy chew toys for teething and lots of play time really helped him adjust. Rocha LOVES attention and he will stand up on his hind legs and hop up to get some cheek scratches. He also enjoys chasing light reflections, chasing his brother, and rolling pastries when he is relaxed. Mochi and Rocha became friends almost instantly by the end of the first week and started sharing meals together, grooming each other, and doing practically everything together. We love celebrating their birthdays in this house and they both get a share of special kitty birthday cake. They are well loved kitties who enjoy receiving special presents each holiday. They are also super smart and learned tricks together: they also know their names, come here, sit, and turn around! We are so happy to be building our family up and Rocha was such a special addition to our family – we even kept his shelter name! We now have a new addition to our family: a 10 week old Beagle named Poppy. Rocha and Mochi are SUPER interested in her and now Rocha is learning the ropes of accepting a new family member. He is such a good boy and is doing great. We love him so much and could not imagine our life without him! He will be celebrating his 2nd birthday on October 1st, 2020 (he is still such a tiny cat!) and has just blossomed to be one of the sweetest cats we will ever know. We have more pictures of our family on Instagram and would love to share our adventures! Follow Mochi and Rocha on Instagram @modlifemochi !

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Dane is such a love and my best bud!! Dane was an extra shy and sensitive pup when I adopted him four years ago. He needed extra time with his foster mom down in Georgia before being okay’d for transport to Northeast Animal Shelter. When he arrived, he was still super nervous in his kennel at the shelter, but he was just too cute to pass by and I had to take him home! He has grown so much in the last few years and has grown out of most of his nervous pup habits (except pillows, definitely jumps around all pillows!) He has learned to love walks, hugs, kids, other pups, and strangers! He has the biggest, goofy smile all the time now! I am so thankful to Northeast Animal Shelter for bringing my sweet “Dingo” into my life and promise to keep spoiling him for all his days to come!

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I am disabled and home each day, so I decided to get a companion. I went into NEAS in Sept 2015. When I went into the shelter, my plan was to adopt a kitten. However, while walking with the staff to the kitten location, out of the corner of my eye I saw this beautiful cat with huge eyes staring at me. I felt he was communicating his desire to meet me. His shelter name was Toby. I inquired about him and was told by staff that he was a year and a half old but had just returned from a quarantine for biting another potential adopter. Not enough was known about him but he was very nervous. I Immediately knew I had to have him. One look in his eyes I just knew he was the one for me. I named him Butterscotch because he reminds me of a Butterscotch candy. Also, I decided his birthday should be on Valentine’s Day. The day I brought him home he sat in a corner for the whole day, but that night slept with me on my bed right by my feet. The next day I saw a totally different cat. He was zooming around, playing with toys, and was so cute. He is obsessed with water (which I found out the hard way) so, I got him a fountain which he enjoys splashing around in. I’m in awe of how beautiful he is and people mistake him for a girl because he’s so pretty and he is a very sweet boy. He enjoys our daily play sessions together with his laser pointer and wands, his catnip toys, watching tv together, and just hanging out day after day. He doesn’t like to be picked up or cuddled, but will seek me out for petting sessions and will lay his paw over my hand and lay next to me. He is not a lap cat, but instead will sleep on my lower legs and feet every day napping on the couch. I get eye kisses from him all the time and he meows his desires and it’s awesome that I understand and know just what he wants. Whether it’s attention, wanting me to pet his back while he eats, or play time. I catch him staring at me every day and when I look at him our eyes will lock and we will blink our eye kisses to each other many times. I know he’s telling me he loves me and I can do it right back. Looking back to the day that I met him I realized I didn’t adopt him, we adopted each other. He’s my best friend and I thank God every day that we found each other. We are coming up to our 5 year anniversary together this September and I never could imagine my life without Butterscotch.

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We love our girls! Both 7 year old sisters; Kita and Kota have grown comfortable with their forever home. Kita has recognized me as a deaf person. She uses her paw to tap me on the arm when I’m watching tv, talking, or using internet, as her way of requesting me to pet her nonstop! Kota always greets me with a nonstop ‘meow’ when I come home and wants me to pet her/pick her up. She likes to follow me around the house. Kita follows the other family member. Kita hangs out with her on the couch most of day when I’m working. They’ve both become house queens and are loving it! Third times a charm for them as they know they aren’t going anywhere again. They are forever home with us!