Meet our animal support staff!


Amala (left) is a loyal, cuddle-loving, three year old Siberian husky. She loves to take naps and pets on the head. She howls when she wants to play, and when it’s snowing, she could stay out for hours! Isla (right) is an ambitious, hyper, two year old Siberian husky. She loves talking, taking long walks and rolling around in snow. She loves making new friends and finding treasures wherever she goes! Amala and Isla reside with their loving mom Teá, our department intern, and her family in Maine.

Bix is a five-year old voidling who gets what she wants, when she wants. While she pretends to be completely independent, she always knows how to compel love from her human when she needs it, often via cheek rubs and gentle paw taps. Her favorite activities include stalking and hunting the local fauna (cloth mice and wiggly fabric fish) that roam freely in her domain, and closely supervising her human’s typing. One of her major goals in life is to make sure no cord or plant goes unpunished. She is very friendly and sociable until her social meter is filled and her head correctly scritched. Like father like fur baby, Bix loves taking copious naps in the sunlight. Bix lives with her loving dad, PhD candidate, Landon Lauder

Noctua is an elegant, agile, and adorable death machine. She lived her first few months on the streets until Northeast Animal Shelter intervened and her fur parent adopted her. She loves all kinds of human food and will eat through packages, card board, and plastic to get at your delicious foods. Aletheia is friendly lap warmer and cuddle bug; she is only just now learning to hunt from her tiny baby sister. Please join me in hoping they never figure out how to open the kitchen cabinets. Both reside with their loving parent, PhD candidate Kimberly Michele Rhoten.


Brisket (Brisket Z. Dog) is about eight years old, and came to us (Professor Deborah Carr)  from a beagle rescue that brings abandoned dogs from the south up north. He is a sweet, funny, spoiled boy who loves his stuffed duckie toy, meeting other dogs and children, eating everything in sight, and monitoring neighborhood activities from his sunroom perch.


Roma is a traveler-his picture is for his passport! He moved from Turkey to the US with Bahar. He is the best reading buddy and he enjoys looking outside the window all day long. He loves living with his mom, PhD candidate Bahar Aldanmaz

Persik is 11 years old sun conure parrot, and ours is his first and forever home. He spends most of his time in his cage where he has toys, food and water, but he also loves to be out — hanging out on my shoulder, cuddling inside a sweater, or flying to perch on top of chairs, doors or windowsills. He is very affectionate, very curious and enthusiastic, but also very timid and gets easily startled by loud sounds. He sometimes screeches loudly (well, make this “often”), and therefore I cannot have him with me when I have zoom meetings (unless I am just listening with my mic off). He is terrified of wild turkeys and birds of prey and would scream at the top of his lungs to warn us if he sees them through the window. Persik resides with this loving mom, Professor Guseva.

Ollie is a misbehaved Havanese who loves to nap, jump up on tables, and run towards bikes. He loves to fetch, hike with his dad, and play with his best friend Noodle. He gives love to all and is the sweetest companion a human could ask for. Ollie lives with Josie Usow’s family, our department intern.

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