Puppy and Mom Emergency

When Bess, a very sweet and very pregnant lab mix arrived at NEAS, she was in need of help. Click to read more about Bess and the update of her story!

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Established in 1976

About Us

Northeast Animal Shelter, established in 1976, is one of New England’s largest non-profit, no-kill animal shelters.

The Shelter is located a half hour north of Boston and is easily accessible from all of New England. Being open 7 days a week makes the adoption of a pet convenient for the general public and enables us to place all our homeless dogs and cats.

As soon as a dog or cat arrives at our facility, our staff begins searching for the right match — a family or individual who will give the pet a wonderful home. While waiting for a forever home, our dogs and cats receive the best of care.

Since each animal’s needs are unique, this may include medical care, obedience training, a visit with a groomer, or a special diet. Our pets are inoculated, wormed, and spayed or neutered at the appropriate age.

Today’s Love Story

Life with Ruby is a dream!  She is the sweetest, most loving girl and we are so happy she is our fur baby. 

Ruby loves to sleep in our bed and snuggle. She definitely thinks she is a lap dog, as she crawls up into mine almost every night while we watch TV. . .

Making a difference

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The more foster homes we have, the more lives we can save.


Caring for all animals is very rewarding and a lot of work!


Help us save even more cats, dogs, kittens and puppies!

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