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Sex Male Color Liver & White
Location Everett, MA Posted 08/12/14

Brady just arrived at his NEESSR foster home. He is a 50 lb liver & white 10 year old boy. Yes - he does look black & white in this photo, but he is definitely a deep liver - with a 3/4 tail. Brady will be paying a visit to the vet next week to be neutered and get all checked out. His foster family will provide more information once they've gotten to know him better.

Please see his writeup on the special needs page.
Brady

Brady - Just Arrived
Brady
Sex Male Color Liver & White
Location East Bridgewater, MA Posted 05/29/14

Colin is a very sweet active nine year old boy. He is presently recovering from surgery - details provided on our speical needs page.

Please see his writeup on the special needs page.

Colin - Pending Medical
Colin
Sex Male Color Black & White
Location Nashua, NH Posted 07/12/14

Comet is a big handsome springer boy who has just arrived at his NEESSR foster home. He is about 70 lbs and nine years old. Comet would be best as an only dog in his home. His foster mom is getting to know him and will provide more info asap.

08/27 - Comet is happily settling in with his new family. This happened pretty quickly - we didn't even have a chance to update this website profile. Congrats to Comet and his family!


Comet
Comet - Adopted!
Comet
Sex Male Color Liver & White
Location Northborough, MA Posted 05/29/14

Ruben is a two-year-old boy who came to NEESSR two months ago - an exceptionally timid dog. His foster family has been diligently working to help him overcome his fears and develop confidence. At this time he is comfortable and loved in his foster home. We are happy to announce that Ruben has found his permanent home - and will be adopted by his NEESSR foster family. We'd like to share their thoughts. Here is "Ruben's Story"

Ruben is still a very sensitive dog who needs a slow introduction to people, dogs and things in his environment, but his progress thus far has been astounding! His gentle and endearing nature makes him a wonderful companion to his family and housemate, Gemma, a 2-year-old golden retriever. During Ruben’s first few weeks in foster care he often hid in the yard and had to be coaxed into the house; once inside he stayed in his crate or retreated to a quiet place in the house away from the family. When confronted with a situation he was unable to handle, Ruben crouched on the floor and froze in place.

With the help of a trainer and the support of NEESSR members several training techniques were employed to help him approach family members and ease his fears, which were not necessarily predictable. Despite his fearful nature, it was amazing that he weathers thunderstorms and the lawnmower noise with barely a notice.

After 4 weeks, Ruben was finally adventuresome enough to pick up his first dog toy and a whole new world opened up for him! The emergence of playful behavior led to modified games of fetch and find toys and frequent romps in the garden with Gemma. As he feels more safe in his home, the fearful behaviors he exhibits are diminishing. Ruben is growing in confidence when faced with visits from friends and family, to include three grandchildren. Everyone is respectful of Ruben’s space and he able to approach guests on his terms in slow and cautious manner, even to the point of climbing into a lap from time to time. His progress outside of the home is slow, but continual. Ruben is still unsuccessful at leaving the house without Gemma as a buffer on his walks in the neighborhood and local park. Ruben still needs time and a great deal more training, but judging from the past few weeks he’s well on his way to many more tail wagging adventures.

Ruben - Adopted!
Ruben
Sex Male Color Liver & White
Location Everett, MA Posted 05/28/14

Cocoa is a five year old boy who just arrived at his NEESSR foster home. He is presently at the vets to get a complete physical and also for neutering. He has a history of stomach problems that we will address while he is in foster care. Until yesterday Cocoa was pretty much of an "outside" dog. His foster family will be working on helping him become an "inside" dog. We expect it will take quite a bit of time to get him acclimated to living in a house as well as getting to the root of his stomach issues so this boy can be on his way to his forever home.

06/09 - Cocoa has been in his foster home for almost two weeks now. Here is what he has to say: Cocoa is my name and playing is my game! I could play fetch with a ball or toy all day. I like to go for walks and smell everything. I like to have my head and back scratched and to have my fur brushed. I’ve had an issue with my stomach, but my foster mom and vet are helping me and I am getting better everyday. When I feeling 100% - my foster mom will be able to tell everyone lots more about me and then I can be adopted!

Please see his writeup on the special needs page.

Cocoa - Adopted!
Cocoa
Cocoa
Sex Female Color Liver & White
Location Charlestown, MA Posted 03/05/14

Coco is a very sweet 7 year old. Once NEESSR attended to her medical needs it did not take long at all to place her in her forever home. Coco has been adopted!

Coco - Adopted!
Coco
Sex Female Color Black & White
Location Northborough, MA Posted 03/05/14

Lady is 10 years old. She just arrived at her NEESSR foster home. They need some time to get acquainted. More info to come.
The photos of Lady are before and after her visit to the groomer!

Lady - Adopted!
Lady
Lady
Sex Female Color Liver & White
Location Northborough, MA Posted 01/14/14

Sweet Pea has now been in her NEESSR foster home for a few weeks. She was a stray - so we are not sure of her age - but she is definitely an older senior girl. Sweet Pea was very weak and underweight when she first arrived, but is doing much better now. She has an adoption pending and will likely be in her forever home very soon.

Sweet Pea - Adopted!
Sweet Pea
Sex Female Color Black & White
Location Clifton Park, NY Posted 01/08/14

Zoey, aged 6, has just arrived at her NEESSR foster home. We do know that she is great with people, especially children - but should be the only dog in the home.

Zoey - Adopted!
Zoey
Sex Male Color Black & White
Location Kingston, MA Posted 10/29/13

Trevor is a retired show dog with some impressive wins on his resume. He is awfully sweet and VERY handsome. Trevor has some vision issues that make him very cautious in new spaces but he is quick to learn an area and then settles nicely. Trevor is working hard on his housebreaking skills and has only had a few accidents -- crated he does just fine. He walks fairly well on lead but does pull a bit when he knows he's headed for home so Trevor would benefit from a basic obedience class where he can brush up on his skills. This is a happy, loving dog who needs someone who knows how to introduce a dog with limited vision to new things and how to keep him safe. Stairs can be a major challenge for Trevor but once he learns them he seems to be able to navigate them. This boy would do best as an only dog as he can unintentionally bump into or step on another dog. He would do well with older children who can understand how to deal with Trevor's vision issues. It is unknown how he would be with cats.

Trevor - Adopted!
Trevor
Sex Male Color Liver & White
Location Bradford, MA Posted 10/29/13

Tater Tot is a sweet seven year old springer with a very merry spirit and honestly has the best temperament we've ever seen in a dog. He came to us with an infection in his ears and eyes, skin issues and on thyroid medication. He let us administer treatment with no fight or fuss. His eyes, ears and skin are healthy now. He is on thyroid meds and to be determined if he needs to stay on them. He is on a special dog food right now too. We never needed to crate him while were gone. He loves all people and we see no reason why he could not be in a home with children or other dogs. He and our female springer wrestle often and it's a joy to watch. He is not a counter surfer, but acts much like a raccoon if there is a plastic bag of trash around. He loves to cuddle and would bring much warmth to any home.


Tater Tot
Tater Tot - Adopted!
Tater Tot