We receive wonderful stories of TCHS alumni on a regular basis, and we want to offer our sincere thanks to all who take the time to share them with us. Over 3,000 pets enter our doors every year. Some stay for just a few days while others stay for months before finding the perfect match, but they all manage to wiggle their way into our hearts. We are invested in each and every pet we care for, and we want the best for them!
You can imagine the joy it brings us to receive pictures and updates from adopters like these! It seems only right to share them with you, our friends and supporters who make our work possible. THIS is why we do what we do. Why you give, volunteer, adopt, and encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same.
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We adopted "Robin" from TCHS mid summer of 2017. Robin has a new name to go with her new home. We call her Alice. She is a pink-eyed white Lionhead and we like to think she's quite happy here with us and her "hus-bun" - his name is Thumper.
We bought Alice in hopes she would make a great friend for Thumper. They bonded very quickly and are now inseparable! They enjoy sharing timothy and orchard hay, fresh greens like cilantro and parsley and of course time together outside of their enclosure to binky and run around! This pair also enjoys going to the Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society's "Hoppy Hour" social event for Rabbits.
We love having Alice as part of our family!
Here is a picture of LuLu taken today, 1/24/2018. You can just see the level of stress and anxiety brought on by being thrown into a new household. She is a wonderful cat, a real trooper who now sleeps on the bed with us at night. Please share the photo with all, but especially Kallie and Vicki, as they were the two who helped us adopt LuLu.
Thanks so much,
Just checking in now that we've had a full month of Chub time! He is an incredibly smart boy, who likes walks, treats, and snuggles. He's the largest lap dog I've ever met, and he always wants to be wherever you are. He loves the sprinkler and giving kisses. He's such a welcomed addition to our little family! Thank you TCHS!
I've put an updated photo of Chubby Bear at the bottom of the email so you can see that he's now a healthy weight! We remained consistent with his diet and we made sure to exercise him. He loves his walks so this was easy for us! He's about 85 pounds now!
We hadn't really realized how much weight he had lost until we looked at pictures of him from the day we adopted him. He truly does have more energy now that he's a healthy weight and we are so happy we found him at TCHS! He's the most welcome addition to our family, we're so happy to have him.
Deuce is an 11-year-old Lab mix that was with us for two weeks before being adopted. He lived mainly outdoors in his previous home, but when he was adopted he transitioned quite easily to an indoor home. It didn't take him long to claim the couch and the bed as his own (he shares of course) and he got to pick out his very own toys.
From Deuce's people: “He sure is a happy boy. My heart is so full.”
I've heard people speculate that dogs his age probably won't get adopted. Not true. There are people out there that have a soft spot for older dogs. May their full heart be blessed!
Bambi and Delife
Bambi (the gray and white cat) was adopted from TCHS 8 1/2 years ago. Several years later, Delife (the cream tabby kitten) was adopted after being fostered by her family. Bambi doesn't seem to mind her new kitten companion; they even share the same sitting box!
We're told they're the best of friends. If you're on the fence about adding a new companion to your already seasoned household--think again! Cats who are part of a multi-cat household are often happier and more confident, meaning they are less likely to exhibit behavioral problems. Bambi and Delife are a great example of a wonderful match despite the generation gap!
Bobbi, Daisy and Lilly
Over a year ago we received an update of two kittens named Bobbi (red tabby) and Daisy (blue tabby) - pictured in the first frame. These two were not litter-mates, but clearly became inseparable. A few months later, Bobbi and Daisy’s owners decided to add a third addition to the family from our cat room. So along came Amelia (now Lilly), a gorgeous tortoiseshell kitten. She fit right in.
We learned from their family that Bobbi is a daddy's boy, and all three love to cuddle with each other. They save some cuddle time for their humans too. Daisy is such a mama to Bob and Lilly, always loving up and grooming them. They affectionately call Lilly "Baby Bob" as she also follows him around and learns all her tricks from him. Lilly’s fur (the torti) has a lot more orange in it now than when they first got her; so they laugh that she's even trying to change her fur from black to orange to be more like Bob. Quote from them: “We love our 3 kitties so much! Thank you again!”
Alexa, April and Amber
Finding animals homes, especially around the holidays, is incredibly rewarding in itself – but to be recognized for the work we're doing by a fellow animal welfare partner is such a wonderful gift. Working together saves lives. Thank you for partnering with Tri-County Humane Society, which enables us to do work like this with others. We all share a common goal - helping animals! Below is a note from one of our partners, Leech Lake Legacy:
I dropped off 3 dogs from the Rez yesterday (April, Amber and Alexa) and I see that you already have these sweet girls up for adoption- YOU ARE ALL AMAZING! I cannot thank you enough for your partnership and great work! You help make Leech Lake Legacy’s mission possible and rewarding. We couldn’t do it without you!
Yesterday was the first time I dropped animals off at Tri-County on behalf of Leech Lake Legacy. Jenny has always sung your praises, but I was deeply touched and amazed at how professionally I was treated, and how humble and sweet the staff were to the animals. Hearing how great you are, and seeing it first hand, was just an incredible experience for me. Knowing that the sweet girls I cared for this past weekend at the Rez are in great hands (and will likely have homes by Christmas thanks to your exceptional and expedited work), just made my holiday season the best one yet!
Thank you again for everything you do to care for, and re-home, animals. You all have a special place in our hearts!
On behalf of Leech Lake Legacy, I wish you all a wonderful holiday season!
This is Lacey, who started her new life with us on May 21st.
In early May my husband and I said goodbye to our sweet old dog, Snooks. For the first time ever we were without a pet and the house felt pretty empty. A few weeks later we started looking for another dog. I stopped by TCHS and after checking out the dogs I walked through the small animal room. A little guinea pig named Snow White came out of her igloo and stood up to greet me. That evening I told my husband about her and the next day I adopted her.
Now her name is Lacey, and her job is to keep an eye on the kitchen from a loft in her cage. Like most guinea pigs she is a foodie, and she whistles anytime she thinks there might be food. Lacey spends several hours each day in a large play area eating hay and fresh greens. She moves her hideaways around and rearranges them so she can run through them when she gets the zoomies. She’s very smart and learned her new name quickly. She has also learned “circle” and she will turn in a circle for a treat.
We have since adopted a rescue dog and inherited a senior cat so now our house is filled with activity. Thank you so much for all of the good work you do helping the animals find forever homes.
This is James, one of our outstanding junior volunteers. He volunteers every week with his mother, Michelle, and his sister, Carley. James became very fond of the bunny Flopsy, who had been at Tri-County Humane Society for a long time. On a recent weekend, James became sad because he saw Flopsy had a deposit. Michelle asked him if he wanted to go into the small animal room to do some chores, and James said, “What’s the point? Flopsy’s got a deposit!” Well, what Michelle hadn’t told James was that SHE was the one who put down the deposit. She picked up Flopsy a few days later to surprise James. Here’s what she later had to say: “He was so excited. He even slept on his floor last night next to Flopsy's cage. I got up this morning and had to snap a picture because it was so sweet. He sure is one happy boy!”
It's been a few days since picking up Axle and I'd really like to thank the folks at Tri-County Humane Society for bringing me the opportunity to meet him. Methinks this will be a perfect match. He's a handful....but he's one of the most needy loving pups I've met in quite awhile. All he wants to do is please his human and collect pets
So far in the first week it's been long walks, belly rubs, good food and a big bed while he finds his place in his new world. We've thrown in a few lessons for manners around the house and a few field basics for hunting just to see how well he learns new concepts. Axle is a quick enthusiastic study with any task so far and in time he'll be awesome at everything he tries.
Here's a few pictures of Axle in his backyard and on his king size bed.
Thank you all so much for caring for Axle while he waited to be found by his forever human.
We adopted Harry from TCHS 8 years ago. We thought we were getting a cuddly, laid-back kitten and we ended up with this little character that is more like a person than a cat. We love him so much and are grateful for him every day! (Even though he is always trying to steal our food or sneak outside.)
This is Simon, previously known as Simba. He was at TCHS for almost 2 months and is now living his best life going for plenty of car rides and doing as much exploring as he can! His person sent us these photos.
Whoever said dogs don't smile hasn't seen Simon take a ride in a car or go on a hike!
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