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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!

2022 Happy "Tails"

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Zoey and Zelda's (now Sunny and Sim) adopters opened their home and hearts to two kitties from Tri-County Humane Society after losing their pet.

Is there anyone who has a better fortune than a senior dog who almost immediately gets a loving home?

To paraphrase the wise scribes Jagger and Richards, you don’t always get what you want – but sometimes you find something even better!

This adoption story took a little bit to find his right fit – but, as is often the case with shelter pets, it was worth the wait!

This mini black panther found his kingdom (and his new home)

Here's a story about a dog who found a “hoppy” ending with life in the country - and frogs!

We know it’s kitten season, and to be sure, kittens are adorable. But adopting an older cat is pretty special, too!

In this line of work, we often hear and have admittedly used the term “foster fail”. But is “fail” really the right word?

This adoption story is sure to put some wind in your sails.

Mikey, who is a 10-year-old painted turtle, came to Tri-County Humane Society in early March.

This adoption story is about a cat named Archie who’s still working, but he definitely has grown to appreciate his humans – even if he once took a brief vacation from them.

This tri-pawed TCHS alum took a few weeks to find the right love connection

The adopters who submitted this adoption story gave us one that we think you could safely call a rave!

Freya has a pretty reasonable list for her summer months.

Laughter is important. It’s the best medicine; it helps make life more enjoyable. And, if you’re lucky enough to adopt a quirky cat, your life will be full of it.

Going to Tri-County Humane Society can change your life for the better. OK, that may sound like we’re bragging a little – but that’s what this adoption story is all about!

Daytime birdwatching, nighttime playtime, plenty of cuddles – what else could a cat ask for?

As any adopter of a shelter pet knows, they “rescue” us, too.

Anniversaries are meant to be celebrated! There’s no reason an “adopti-versary” should be any less worthy of equal recognition and celebration!

Tri-County Humane Society tries not to play favorites with our animal guests, but sometimes it just can’t be helped

This adoption story is about a cat who first got its name from a Jedi Master, then from a famous ballet dancer.

Geckos aren’t just good at being insurance pitchmen – they can be great companions.

These two were adopted together, and these two are still the perfect blend. (Ha!)

New pets can take a little while to adjust to their new surroundings. Patience and perseverance can help!

This adoption story is about a little guy who hopped his way into a fantastic new home.

Good things come to those who wait – especially when shy, skittish cats are involved.

This adoption story is about a pair of piggies who are loving their new home.

It’s never too late in life to make life changes – that goes for animals as well as humans!

Foster homes can be a great avenue for our shy and anxious animals, the ones who often get overlooked in the shelter, to relax and decompress.

Not all animals coming to Tri-County Humane Society have a straight path to the adoption floor.

At Tri-County Humane Society, all our pups are top guns, er, top dogs.

The animal in this adoption story is named after a certain red-headed comedic icon; it sounds like she’s just as madcap and zany (and lovable).

Tri-County Humane Society is lucky to have a fantastic roster of fosters. In fact, last year we placed 1,196 animals in foster homes! One of those fosters was a dog named Annie.

In May of 2020, during the first deadly surge of the pandemic, we decided to adopt a kitten from Tri-County Humane Society (TCHS) as “therapy” for the anxiety and stress of the time.

Good things come to those who wait. That may be a cliché, but it’s often true – and we see that here at Tri-County Humane Society!

This adoption story is about a love after loss experience.

This adoption story is about a dog who has been quite busy since her adoption

Is there anything better than watching a puppy grow? Who doesn’t love puppy snuggles, puppy kisses, and puppy breath?

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