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Below is a note we just received thanking us for making their daughter so happy. If this doesn’t say “Happiness Happens at TCHS” I don’t know what does! The first picture is at the adoption counter where her dream was coming true. Because of you, this young lady has a best friend to cuddle and to share in all of her secrets!
“Yesterday we added to our family by adopting Amelia who we renamed to Lily. We came in a few days ago and she had a deposit on her already and came back Saturday to find out she no longer did. We were so thankful as she has made our oldest daughter so happy! She has been the perfect addition to our family! Thank you TCHS! Our daughter wanted a kitten that would cuddle with her. I would say it is pretty safe to say she got that with Lily. We love how happy she makes her!”
Animals offer many versions of therapy to people, don’t they? Like the dog last week that learned to alert her person when her blood sugar was high or low, this cat figured out his job right away as well. No one had to tell her to smile for the camera!
Background: This young lady is on the autism spectrum and her kitty that helped her had passed away last year. Her mom adopted ‘Ollie Furman’ for her at the beginning of this year and they have been inseparable ever since. He immediately gave her kisses, snuggles, and purrs. Seven months later and he is still her best friend helping her through anything and everything—he’s just a little more filled out now.
“Thanks again for helping a girl find her best friend and comfort.”
Lola was one of ten dogs transported from Florida where an over-abundance of abandoned dogs roam the deserted areas of town. Redland Rockpit Abandoned Dogs Project spend several hours a day feeding and catching these dogs. Her foster family had just moved to Florida and found Lola wandering the neighborhood. Typically, these pups are timid and shy, but Lola is the type of dog that smiles through any situation. She was one of the first pups to warm up to us after their long trek to the shelter - thanks to their SAFE (Shelly Adams’ Furbaby Express) transport. We think she's always had a bit of Minnesota Nice in her. After spending less than a week in the shelter, Lola was scooped up by State Representative Tama Theis for her son and daughter-in-law in Wisconsin. Don't worry, we've confirmed with Lola that she'll remain a Vikings fan! Her son used to live in and do foster care for dogs in Florida so it was truly a meant-to-be placement. We can’t wait to see and share future updates!
We bought Harry from you guys 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.) Lol
Thought I would give an update on how Logan’s doing
He fits right in with all the animals...hissing the first night but that's it. He has chosen our 7 year old daughter as his human, she calls his name and he comes running.
We love him and wouldn't trade him for anything.
We have had Hooper "formerly Cooper" a year. He has been such a wonderful addition to our family. He has been wonderful for our other dog, Maverick. They have become best buddies. Hooper is a total momma's boy. He LOVES to play fetch and cuddle at night. He is truly a wonderful dog and living an amazing life. Everyone he encounters loves him and he loves them back. He is our second rescue from Tri-County and is just as wonderful as Huckleberry (adopted March 2006). Thank you for what you do, connecting families with fur babies.
I just wanted to send you an update! We bought our kitten (5 months old at the time) from you guys this past year. He had already been in the shelter two different times at that point and didn't work for them. We got him and he fit right in! He is so amazing with kids! My oldest (4 years old) calls him his baby and named him Curry after his favorite basketball player, Stephen Curry. We nicknamed him Purry Curry. We just had another child in January and he's so loving with him! We've had such a great experience with this adoption! I have been involved with the shelter ever since I can remember, whether fundraising or volunteering. I am busy working full time as a police officer and still in the military, so I haven't been able to participate in the walk the past couple of years or volunteer, but I appreciate everything you guys do!
We adopted our kitty Nala at the end of December, and she is just the perfect addition to our family! She is so affectionate, purrs like crazy all the time, you can almost see the smile of content on her face. Our kids asked for a cat for nearly 3 years, and when they combined their Christmas money together to pay for one themselves we couldn't say no! Now we wonder, what on earth took us so long to say yes? We just love her so much! Thank you for introducing her to us, and making it possible for her to join our family! Even our beloved dog Emma has adjusted so well to her! We can't thank you enough! She's been such a joy I just needed to say thank you!
Emma came to us in February as an immediate evaluation because she was having accidents outside of the litterbox. Due to her age, her previous owners thought euthanasia may be her only option. We thought we should check into things further before making that decision. Emma was not pleased to be here initially and was rather fractious in the cat room. After some time and patience, we were able to evaluate her and found that she in fact had a Urinary Tract Infection that needed treatment. She was treated and cleared of her UTI and other than some arthritis due to her age, appeared to be in good health. After Emma warmed up to us we started allowing her to spend her days in the conference room since she seemed much more comfortable in there. A simple baby gate kept her contained as she had no desire nor ability to jump over it. Emma was much more relaxed and very affectionate when spending time up front. She soon became a staff and volunteer favorite and was affectionately nicknamed Emma Lou Shamoo.
On May 17th, a very sweet woman called the shelter with questions about Emma. Less than a half hour later she was here to take Emma home. Emma’s new mom was smitten with her the moment she laid eyes on her and a wonderful match was made. When we told her that Emma’s adoption fee had already been paid, she excitedly responded with “How can something this sweet be free?!” We are excited for future updates on how Emma is being spoiled in her new retirement home.
We adopted Zeus the cat (previously known as Don) in July 2015. He and our Boston Terrier, Apollo, are best buds and like to cuddle and bathe each other on a regular basis. He is also my daughter's favorite little friend and he is sooo gentle and tolerant of her. He is affectionately known as "Mau" to her and she loves her kitty. I can't help but feel like he has a little bit of the spirit of my old childhood cat in him. They're almost identical!
Thanks for helping us find the "Mau" we were looking for!
Here's an update on Stuart: He adopted us on 10-9-16 and has been the center of our world ever since. We forget that he's deaf because he is so well behaved. He is so incredibly sweet and gentle. Some of his favorite things to do are play tug o war with his "babies", go on walks around the neighborhood, sleep in on the weekend (his spot in bed is right between mom and dad, head almost on the pillow), take lots of naps, and sit on the back of the couch to keep an eye on things outside. He gets along with other dogs (mom and dad we're babysitting two other older pups for extended periods of time, and he has a new big sister named Dumpling, who is part Newfoundland and Black Lab) and demands the attention of anyone new who comes to the house. Stuart has been such a blessing to us and we can't imagine life without him!
I just wanted to Thank You again for blessing me with Bella (formerly known as Gertrude).
She is the Best Dog I've ever had. There was a connection between us from the beginning.
We rescued each other!!!
She's my protector and never leaves my side. I couldn't imagine life without her. She truly is a blessing - my guardian angel.
On my 1st encounter, I was lost in those eyes. We both were lost and found each other. I struggle with depression and anxiety. She can read my feelings to a tee. She knows exactly what & when I need snuggling.
Our story isn't over; it's just beginning! Thank you for a new beginning.
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