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.
We are invested in each and every pet we care for, and we want the best for them! THIS is why we do what we do. Why you give, volunteer, adopt, and encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same.
I just wanted to e-mail and let you all know how Jake (formerly Carlisle) is doing. We adopted Jake from TCHS in July of 2014 when he was just a 4 month old pup. He was the last of his siblings left and unfortunately had been returned a couple times due to previous people being told that his lower jaw was "too small" and that eventually when he got older, he would need his lower canines extracted. I am happy to say that over the course of time, Jake has grown to be a very healthy and happy little guy and never did end up needing his canines removed. I think that it was fate that he was brought back to you guys so that he could find his real home with us. Ironically, my husband and I were browsing and couldn't agree on adopting a Lab or a Dachshund and stumbled across Jake (a mix between both) that day at TCHS and immediately fell in love. Jake is now approaching 3 years old in April of 2017, and he loves life with his mom and dad, and brother Remi - a king charles cavalier/pomeranian mix who is about to turn 5 in January. Jake and Remi also recently gained a new little brother after this Christmas, Finn, who is a 1 year old dachshund/jack russell mix that mom and dad were fostering - and failed by adopting him. Jake and Remi already were inseparable but now have welcomed Finn to complete their mini wolf pack. All three enjoy napping together, taking turns licking and cleaning each others faces, running alongside each other in the yard and going on adventures. Jake had a wonderful Christmas with opening his gifts and having lots of newly acquired toys and treats. He is loving life in Omaha, Nebraska, where our family moved a little over a year ago, and his favorite places to visit are Three Dog Bakery and Spa (where he gets to pick out special, hand crafted doggie treats) and the local dog park. He also loves doing volunteer work with mom and dad, helping to foster fellow canines through Nebraska Dachshund Rescue and finding them furever homes. Jake also is very involved in the part-time family business of boarding fellow canines in our home who's owners are going out of town. He is a friendly social butterfly and loves to comfort and help others. Thank you SO much TCHS for bringing Jake to us, and us to him. It is a match made in heaven and he is our family - we could not imagine life without him. He helps complete us. Thank you so much for all of the wonderful work that you do in helping all of our furry friends!
Peanut and Cashew
Barbara rolled off Metro Dial-a-Ride and entered PetSmart on February 14, 2016. She was still sad about having to send her Manx cat, Amber, to live with a friend, because Amber did not adjust well when Barb moved to assisted living.
The plan that day was to look at birds and decide if she could resign herself to a finch as her pet. And then it happened. Near the birds was a lady from TCHS with a blanket-lined basket. It only took one look in the basket for Barbara to recognize that Peanut and Cashew, the guinea pigs, were meant to live with her. There was tan and white Peanut with her cowlick-crested head and sleek tan Cashew, nested next to her, both content together in the confines of the basket. She held the basket and could not take her eyes off of them.
After looking at the brochure from TCHS about caring for guinea pigs with her friend and getting advice on supplies from the TCHS volunteer, the adoption was made. Barbara sent the piggies and cage back to her home with her friend and rolled back onto Dial-a-Ride to join them.
Everything about Peanut and Cashew was a good surprise, from how content they are in their cage to how many sounds they have to communicate -- including one that indicates it's time for a carrot or lettuce. They like to cuddle while their cage is cleaned, too.
Barbara studied up on their special needs, like Vitamin C drops, and enjoys taking care of them. In fact, "the Girls", as she calls them, are now designated her assistance animals. They help keep her in good spirits.
Although they have a special bond with Barbara, coming close and listening when she talks to them, they are also popular with the other residents at Riverside in Royalton and with visitors. More than one lettuce leaf has been saved from a sandwich for "the Girls" to enjoy.
“Just wanted to update you on Winston, adopted March 18th. He's doing awesome! He's a great addition to our family, and definitely a snuggler. We're so happy to have him. Thanks for taking care of him until we found him! You guys rock!”
We adopted our kitty from Tri-County humane society a year and a half ago. When we went in to adopt we tried to hold a kitty named Tara, she was so shy and hid every time someone came to the cage and got nervous when you opened the door on it. The first time we held her- she was so afraid that she tried to jump right back into the cage. That day we left empty handed. A week later we went back in hopes of adopting a kitten. All week we talked about Tara and how cute her little black nose was. We were there for an hour and decided to hold Tara, she was the last kitten we held and this time she snuggled in my arms when I picked her up and even GAVE ME KISSES! The volunteer even commented that she had never seen Tara do that! She picked us! We took her home and she made it her home. She is still shy to people she doesn’t know, but loves to play and be a part of everything we do! She loves our screened-in balcony and chasing bugs on the screens. She has become more comfortable and loving with sitting on our laps while watching TV. We kept her name Tara and it fits her so well as we call her our little Tara-riser.
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