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Adoption Stories

Adoption Stories

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.

Share Your TCHS Adoption Story:  email your story with photos to or message us on our Facebook page for future publication. We love to hear how our alumni are doing!

2020 Happy "Tails"

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Here is a story of a dog who despite some challenges, was still able to find her new best friend. Sadie was blind, diabetic, and underweight when she first came to the shelter. She was adopted a few times, but her health and other issues – including not getting along with other pets – posed enough of a problem to be returned. But in February 2018, Sadie found her human – who absolutely adores her.

I adopted Watson from Tri-County Humane Society in 2005, which makes him 15 years old. Since he was from a stray litter, his actual birthdate was unknown. I decided Feb. 2nd was good because it is Groundhog Day, which is easy to remember, and near the estimate of his birth.

This story is about a very sweet (and apparently food motivated) kitten! Butternut came to Tri-County Humane Society in mid-January; the now 5-month-old kitten only waited a few days to find her family.

More often than you might think, Tri-County Humane Society adopters come from outside the St. Cloud area to find their new best friends. Such is the case with this story.

Age ain’t nothing but a number – and it’s great when we can give a super senior a new start!

This is a tale of a kitten who spent a lot of time at Tri-County Humane Society’s Kitty Korner before finding her perfect match.

This is the story of Zeus, who came to the shelter last June. Not only was he emaciated, but he had an extremely bad skin irritation that had become infected.

Celebrate Adopt a Rabbit Month (February) with this adoption story of two bunnies who waited almost two months to find a home – but in the end they got to go home together, and boy, have they hit the jackpot!

This story is about a once-shy cat who was known for hiding under his bed. He was described to us as a nervous fella who sometimes had stress-related urinary problems (not exactly a great selling point!).

Here's a story about a dog who’s been put to work!

Sometimes it takes newly adopted shelter pets a while to adjust to their new homes. But every now and then, the transition goes so smoothly it amazes everyone! Such

Sometimes all it takes is a little patience to turn a nervous shelter dog into a relaxed, happy pet.

This story proves there’s no expiration date on a pet’s love

Is there anything sweeter than a harmonious multi-pet household? We don’t think so either!

Is there anything better than seeing a once down-on-its-luck animal living the good life? We don’t think so either!

Our Impact in 2019:

  • Animals Fostered


  • Animals Placed


  • Animals Spayed/Neutered


  • Total Surgeries


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