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My fiancé and I adopted a lab mix puppy “Lyra” (formerly Lovina) back in November and we love her so much. She is very smart, house training went very well and she knows several commands already.

She is teething so she likes to get ahold of things that she shouldn’t be chewing, but she is quick to “drop” and is happy to switch to a stuffie/bone that is meant for her.

We love how exceptionally sweet she is and she always looks like she’s smiling. I affectionately call her “Noodle” because when she’s happy (which is just about always) and wagging her tail, her whole body wiggles like a noodle – haha.

She loves giving kisses and always keeps a watchful eye for where we go. She loves to snuggle with us and her sisters (our other older 2 rescue pups) and be a lap dog – which is getting a little more difficult every day as she grows bigger, but we make it work!

She snores when she is in a deep sleep, which is hilarious. So that makes 2 loud snorers in this house – hahaha! She is playful and can definitely be that “annoying younger sister” but she has certainly been welcomed into the family by our other 2 dogs.

I’ve also never had a dog that actually likes to play “fetch”; it’s quite amusing to watch how much she enjoys it! Did anyone know how awesome sticks are?! Haha. She also loves the snow!

We are so grateful to have been able to get her and that she was brought to NEAS from a kill shelter down in Georgia! If that hadn’t been done we wouldn’t have this wonderful pooch. ❤️

Thank you NEAS.  Thank you to the Georgia rescue group.  And, thank you to all people working every day to save homeless pets!! ❤️

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Darla now answers to Trixie.  She can sit and lie down on command and loves her new family. She has learned she loves water and enjoys being washed in the bathtub.  She goes to puppy play group and training at Petco.  She still has occasional accidents in the house, but she knows it’s wrong and looks very guilty when she uses the floor.

Trixie dug a hole under our shed and likes to get in it.  She likes to chew on toys and stuffed animals and our boys have learned to put away their things if they don’t want to share them with her. She went camping with us and enjoyed the car ride to Maine.  We love her!

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Hunter – now Morty – is amazing! Such a bundle of joy. He eats so well. He is such a little explorer and enjoys all the room he has.

He loves windows and playing with all his new toys. He made a new friend in our dog Lola.  Lola doesn’t seem to interested yet but they are friendly together.

I couldn’t be happier with Morty, and with all your staff there for all the help in finding me a great friend.


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Bubby, aka Bubbs (sorry we shortened it down a bit) is doing great!  Bubbs is the white and tan pooch on the right, and Emma is our other dog on the left. He has transitioned very smoothly, he is so sweet and gentle, loves being outside.  He is still a little hesitant when it comes to getting in the car, but once he’s in then he is fine! 

He has honestly been an angel, finds security in his crate, plays very well with Emma, likes to roam around the house and backyard.  He very rarely/never barks. We have heard him a few times growling at the TV and that’s about it.  He has become more comfortable around the house and likes to sit on the couch with us or just him and Emma will take naps on it together.  He is a wonderful dog!

We are so happy to have adopted him, and we think he is happy too because anytime we wake up in the morning or come home after a little bit, Aaron and I are greeted with wagging tails! 

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Charlie (formerly Blackie) is giving his older sisters a run for their money, but all they are very tolerable of him. He has tried to make a great escape outside so we have a plastic bag hanging on the door handle. The noise scares him just enough to run away from the door.

He is a super cuddle buddy and sounds like a little engine with the purrs.

We are so happy that Charlie is part of our life! 

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I always wanted a dog and as a little kid my parents would always take me to an animal shelter to look at dogs, but sadly I never got to take on home. Now, years later I don’t do that anymore, but one day my parents said that we were finally going to get a dog and I was ecstatic. I hopped in the car and we drove to Northeast Animal Shelter to look at dogs.

I looked but I couldn’t find a dog that peaked my interest, but luckily I was told there would be many new dogs to look at the next day! So the next day I hopped in the car and this time I found the perfect dog, the handsomest puppy there ever was by the name of Frankie. I grabbed his card and requested to take him out to play and I fell in love with him.

He was so energetic and playful and made quite the impression on my parents by pooping in an almost perfect circle! But sadly it was too late to bring him home that day so I had to wait another day to take him home. I barely sleep that night in anticipation of my new dog that I had waited so long to get. I was up bright and early the next day wanting to get to the shelter as soon as they opened to get Frankie.  That day I walked out of the shelter’s doors with my new dog, and it has been nothing but a pleasure ever since!

Frankie is always ready to play and will fetch his toy to play with me any time of the day. He is my shadow and barely ever leaves my side. Whenever we have to part, he always greets me at the door when I come home. My parents, who were at first skeptical of him, fell in love with him as well. His handsome smile and the “feathers” he gets under his ears are all part of his charm that leaves a lasting impression on everyone he meets.

Frankie is perfect and I am so glad that my life led me to finding him.  He has brought great joy to my life, like the way he wiggles his butt when he gets excited, or the way he zooms around the house, and he even barks with joy when I get out his leash for walks.

The perfect dog, his name is Frankie, and he is the best.

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Meet Marley, formerly known as Wrigley! He’s a 6 month old lab mix puppy who is really disguised as a 52 lb lap dog.

We had such a great experience at the shelter. Being first time dog owners, everyone was very helpful in finding us the right dog. Ten minutes into play time at the shelter, we knew he would be coming home with us. Though prone to puppy mischief, he is the sweetest, most loving dog in the world.

And did I mention smart? He’s learned all sorts of new tricks – sit, down, paw, drop it and is heading to basic manners class in a few weeks. He made himself at home right away – this picture was taken within an hour of arriving at our house. We are beyond in love with him and are so thankful that he has made our household feel complete!

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Lucy, formerly Gracie, is awesome.  She was fully trained at 13 weeks.  She is a bit shy when meeting new people but within 10 minutes she is giving them kisses.

She enjoys walking and plays well with other dogs. I have to say, she is very spoiled and loved. Did I mention how beautiful she is!

Thank you so much for all your help with the adoption.

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Zeta, now Ellie Mae, has fit perfectly into our family. Although she has been with us for just over a month, it feels as though she has been a member of the family for much longer. 

Ellie absolutely loves to play. She has created her own game where she “hides” in a tunnel that we bought her and then she leaps out to pounce on a toy that she strategically placed on the other side. Needless to say, it is absolutely adorable! She loves to chase lasers, and has shown us her soccer skills as she bats around her toy balls throughout the house.

Ellie also loves to cuddle, and she gives us little eskimo kisses constantly. 

All in all, Ellie Mae has been an amazing addition to our family and we cannot imagine life without her.

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In 2013 we were fortunate to adopt Piper, a corgi mix. We recently adopted Margo, a lab mix. These two have added so much joy and laughter to our home. We are so lucky to have them both.