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Pandemic pets at Northeast Animal Shelter

Frodo, a 10-month-old lab-mix looks out from his kennel at Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem.

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Pandemic pets at Northeast Animal Shelter

Northeast Animal Shelter Adoption Councilor lets Lucky get a few kisses from her mom, Moomoo, before bringing her out to meet with potential adopters.

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Pandemic pets at Northeast Animal Shelter

Jamie Garebedian, community relations manager of Northeast Animal Shelter, of Salem gives Lucky a pet under her chin before adoption councilor Patrick Walsh of Peabody brings her to meet with potential adopters.

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Pandemic pets at Northeast Animal Shelter

Eight-year-old Zip eats out his bowl at the Northeast Animal Shelter.

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Catie Bernhard-Sanger and her mom, Michelle, both of Topsfield, play with Bashful who they hope to adopt from Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem.

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Pandemic pets at Northeast Animal Shelter

Catie Bernhard-Sanger of Topsfield plays with Bashful in the meet-and-greet area of Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem.

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Widget looks out from her cage at Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem as she waits to be adopted.

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Pacqi, a lab/bulldog mix, snuggles with a stuffed bunny as he sleeps in his kennel at Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem.

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Northeast Animal Shelter Adoption Councilor Elizabeth Servideo of Beverly gives treats to the dogs up for adoption at the shelter.

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Jamie Garebedian, community relations manager of Northeast Animal Shelter, of Salem gives a treat to Ace as she makes her way through the kennel.

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Pandemic pets at Northeast Animal Shelter

Digit looks out from her cage at Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem as she waits to be adopted.

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Pandemic pets at Northeast Animal Shelter

Dairy looks out from the meet-and-greet area of Northeast Animal Shelter as she meets with the Destefano family from East Boston before being adopted by them.

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Pandemic pets at Northeast Animal Shelter

Ariana Distefano and her brother, Joe, both of East Boston play with Dairy before deciding to adopt her from Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem.

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The Distefano family, from left, Dotty, Chuck, Ariana, and Joe , all of East Boston play and get accustomed with Dairy before adopting her from Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem.

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Pandemic pets at Northeast Animal Shelter

The Distefano family of East Boston play and get accustomed with Dairy before adopting her from Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem.

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Jean Jackson of Peabody, an adoption councilor who's been with Northeast Animal Shelter for the past 20 years, speaks with Ariana Destefano of East Boston as she prepares to adopt Dairy with her family at the shelter.

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Jean Jackson of Peabody, an adoption councilor who's been with Northeast Animal Shelter for the past 20 years, takes a portrait of the Destefano family, from left, Chuck, Dotty, Ariana, and Joe with the newest member of their family, Dairy, who they just adopted from the shelter.

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Pandemic pets at Northeast Animal Shelter

Wilma looks out from her kennel at Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem.

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When Krista Buonanduci, a stay-at-home mom in Swampscott, realized how much more time she would be spending at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, she knew just what would be the perfect thing to fill it. “With all the time I had with the pandemic … I had the proper time to raise a puppy,”…

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