After losing our dog in the fall, we found our house missing something. My son really wanted a dog and hoped we would be willing to bring another dog home. He started checking the Northeast Shelter site and convinced me to go look at the dogs just before Christmas. Lexi (Valerie) was so friendly and endearing. We took her out to play and she was a bundle of energy. We left without her, though, not sure if she would be the right fit. But neither of us could forget her. We went back later in the week, talked with the counselors again and home she came. She is a joy, full of love and energy. She is learning her manners and meeting doggy neighbors. We are glad we brought her home and we think she is happy to be with us.