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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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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?

This adoption story is about a TCHS alum who was relatively well-behaved under the Christmas tree, in fact it might even have helped her adjust to her new home!

This tale is a special one, one that we’ve been saving to brighten moods even during the busiest time of the year.

This adoption story is about a cat adopted under one of our $5 promotions - a cat who’s worth a million to her human

This adoption story is about a dog who needed someone to take a chance on him!

Now, we at Tri-County Humane Society love all of our animal guests equally, but there are definitely a few who stand out and leave paw prints on our hearts. This adoption story is about one of them.

Stripe is a 2-year-old mixed breed pup who came to Tri-County Humane Society by way of Leech Lake Legacy

This adoption story is about a dog who has had one heckvua first year in her new home!

This adoption story is about one of those kittens who came to the shelter in early August after being found outside.

There are times when a stray comes to Tri-County Humane Society and it’s clearly the best thing that could have happened to them.

We saw her notice on the TCHS website when she was picked up as a stray and thought maybe this was the cat meant for us, but felt sure someone would claim her...

We have a fun adoption story about a TCHS alum who certainly looks a little spooky

This adoption story is about a rabbit who’s enjoying her new home, especially her new animal roommates!

Some shelter dogs have stony exteriors that hide very soft hearts. This adoption story is about one of those dogs.

This adoption story is about two birds of a feather who flocked home together...

2022 Facts:

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  • Animals Placed


  • Number of Animals Transferred In


  • Total Surgeries


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