After 18 years, I lost my beloved Gabriel, who I adopted at 6 weeks old, in December 2012. For several years, I believed I wouldn’t find another animal to share the kind of love I had with her. Then, I adopted Charley from NEAS in July 2016. From the moment I held her in the shelter, I knew that we were meant to share a wonderful life together.

Charley has brought an enormous amount of love into my home. She greets me at the door when I return from home and then runs into the living room to play peek-a-boo. She has her own pillow on the bed and hugs my hand while she sleeps. The level of trust that Charley has given me in only six months is astounding. I can’t thank NEAS enough for bringing us together.