2021 and earlier:
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New year, new attitude – and don’t ever believe that a dog can’t learn new tricks! Or, in the case of this adoption story, learn how to adjust to a totally different climate!
This adoption story is about a pup who will probably be recognizable to anyone who spent some time on our website or Facebook page in 2021.
This adoption story is about a shy kitty who now has a lookalike big brother whom he adores!
Anyone who has ever been loved by an animal knows they can be a great source of support.
Sometimes dogs provide emotional support, but some need some support of their own! This adoption story is about a kitten adopted from the shelter who has helped provide some comfort to her canine roomie, another a TCHS alum.
We think you’ll love this adoption story about a poodle named Jane who came into the shelter in relatively rough shape.
Sometimes shelter pets feel comfortable right away in their new home; others need a little bit of time. A patient adopter helps – and an animal buddy can, too!
It’s great when pets can take on jobs after their adoptions, whether it be patrolling for mice in a barn or helping keep things in order on the farm. The subject of this adoption story found a different – but cozy – niche.
Tri-County Humane Society often adopts out “working cats” or barn cats—those that, for whatever reason, would not make for a good indoor cat but still deserve good homes.
I wanted to send an update on Loreli. I adopted her (recently) and it was rough to say the least. :)
This adoption story is from a TCHS volunteer who is definitely a bunny person – and she is very excited about the latest, fluffy addition to her household.
This adoptee recently celebrated her four-year “adopt-a-versy!” And this gal is living the life – the lake life, that is!
This story is about a cat who turned out to be a great mouser – albeit a different type of mouser!
This adoption story is about a dog who was in and out of the shelter a few times, looking for just the right home to lighten up!
Tri-County Humane Society’s volunteers are not just valued team members; they’re also often donors - and adopters!
This adoption story comes from one of the TCHS veterinarians, Dr. Anne Lottie, whom we’re lucky to have on our team for so many reasons!
This is a weight loss success adoption story.
We have this overwhelming urge to say “Leapin’ Lizards!” This adoption story is about a little lizard who may not be a leaper, but he’s certainly livin’ large in his new home!
Kitten season means lots of kitten adoptions, naturally! And anyone who has adopted a kitten can tell you part of the fun is watching them grow up and develop their purr-sonality. Aqua was part of an unplanned litter ( can you say NUTR-EM??)
Sometimes it’s tough to see a certain animal wait longer than most for a home. The staff and volunteers know they’re all great animals; they just need a chance to find the right person.
Tri-County Humane Society’s Kitty Korner was only around for a little more than a year, but with hundreds of adoptions done there, it had a big impact. This adoption story starts at Kitty Korner, then winds back to our main shelter. (It’s a great story – hey, aren’t they all?)
This adoption story comes from a relatively new but VERY dedicated Tri-County Humane Society volunteer - and her initially reluctant husband.
We would love to share two-stories-in-one about a recent Tri-County Humane Society dog named Tanner, who came to us as a transfer from a North Dakota rescue.
We all need a buddy – and helping people find a buddy is what Tri-County Humane Society is all about! This adoption story is about a “Buddy” who is a beloved family member. The rat terrier mix arrived at TCHS in May 2018, and didn’t wait long at all for his new home.
This story about a li'l one whose status went from spud to spunky star of her new home! This is a tale especially appropriate when the shelter is filled with kittens
As July comes to a close, Tri-County Humane Society is getting close to 2,000 adoptions so far this year. (Not to pat ourselves on the back – but wow!) One of those recent adoptions was this shepherd mix puppy.
This 2-year-old cat named Skip came in to the shelter from a North Dakota rescue group in early February.
Losing a pet is very painful – they are family, after all. The decision if and when to add a new pet to your home (and heart) is a personal one, and the answer is different for everyone. In this adoption story, a very special dog came into the human’s life at just the right time.
We at Tri-County Humane Society know that it’s not only tough on us when our animal companions cross the Rainbow Bridge; it’s tough on their animal siblings, too. So it’s always nice to hear when a new addition to a home is welcomed by all members of the family, including those with four paws.
Tri-County Humane Society staff often have to play an educated guessing game when it comes to our dogs’ breeds, unless we know the parentage or have paperwork.
It's June and kitten season has started! If this year is like any other, it probably will last until the leaves start to fall! We at TCHS often say that it’s a great idea to adopt kittens in pairs, and no, it’s not just because it helps clear our shelter faster - although that is definitely an advantage!
This story is about a very special dog who captured the hearts of many of us at TCHS – so much so, that when he recently came back to pay a visit, the staff went wild!
We often hear, "how do you not take them all home?" Well, housing situations and city laws (not to mention spouses/partners/roommates) stop that from happening! However, every now and then, a staff member can’t resist adopting one that has tugged at their heart.
Most animals come to us in pretty good shape – happy and healthy. Others, such as this adoption story, need a little extra care.
I adopted Otis, whose name was Chester at the time, in November of 2016. Although he was a little shy at first, he quickly settled into his new home!
This adoption story takes a bit of a different spin from those prior. Thereby I expect to give you a deeper look into our work and in doing so, hope we don’t spoil anyone’s appetite!
Tri-County Humane Society had a busy year for adoptions in 2020. For many families, COVID actually turned out to be a good time to add to their households, because so many members were home more often. Such is the case with this adoption story.
This story is about a feline TCHS alum who has two basic modes: play and sleep!
This story is about a pretty little tabby cat named Minnie who came to the shelter just at the right time to be discovered by her new family.
Marilyn, a 7-month-old kitty, came to us as a very timid and nervous kitty. She slowly but surely started to warm up to staff and volunteers.
Everyone who is owned by a dog knows one of the best parts is the welcome-home greeting you get from your furry best friend!
Even the smallest creatures can leave a big impact on your heart! Such is the case with the tiny subject of this adoption story.
Tri-County Humane Society staff, volunteers, and friends have long known that “rescue” is a two-way street. Hence the term – “Who Rescued Who?”. Such is the case with this story.
This adoption story is about a rabbit. Mayzie is a 5-year-old Mini Lop who came in to Tri-County Humane Society in late February.
This story is a two-fer: Over the course of a few weeks a family adopted an adult dog and a puppy from TCHS, both of whom are loving rural life and each other.
This story is about a kitten with some serious skills who could easily be ready for the next Kitty Bowl draft! She was picked up a short week after she came in, and she definitely calls the plays with her new family.
Some of the dogs we see at the shelter have some issues that only a kind and caring person with lots of patience will be able to help. The good news is those people often come to a shelter to adopt a dog that really needs them.
Leonardo came in to TCHS as a kitten with this three brothers. The little guys, who were found outside, spent some time in foster care to get big enough for adoption.
One of our more than 370 adoptions so far this year (as of this newsletter’s press time) was Ken the cat, pictured here.
Is there anything cuter than a puppy? Why, two puppies, of course
Lady Bug was a timid little pup when she came in, but she quickly wiggled her way into the hearts everyone she met. After she was vaccinated, de-wormed, micro-chipped and spayed, she was ready to find her new home and family. That life-changing event happened on June 25th. Not only did she get a new family, but she got a new name! Allow me to introduce to you, the former Miss Lady Bug... her highness, the lovely Beatrice!
"Hi, Here is the lovely Beatrice and her new faithful friend Arrow. She’s doing so well and has settled into the family so well. Thanks for checking in on her. She continues to grow well and has learned (mostly) not to chase our cats. If only we could master the outside toileting. :) You all do such an amazing service for our community." Laurie and co.
Pecan finds a home (and a new friend)!
Pecan was born in one of our foster homes and waited almost 9 months before he found his new home.
"Here is Pecan (on right) together with his new mate and friend Jazz. It took them only an hour over two short days to bond. Jazz was my rabbit and I got Pecan from Tri-County Humane Society. It has been such a blessing for Jazz as well as for Pecan. I was very happy when Jazz took to Pecan in such a quick bond and they are now best of friends. I had them in the same pen but put a baby gate in between them so they could get used to each other's scent and smells. I did this after I got Pecan for about a month and during that time he got fixed by the humane society. He was isolated for a week until he was healed and then back with her but still separated till I knew he was completely healed. Now they are good friends and a bonded pair. Thanks TCHS for getting him fixed. He is mellowing out and is fitting in just fine. Please share this if you can. Thanks again for everything that you have done as he is in his forever home with his new rabbit friend and mate." Tracy R.
Marlee (aka Betty White)
A year ago today (July 1st) we brought home our little Marlee (aka Betty White). It was love at first sight when we saw her, even though someone had a deposit on her, we put a second one on her hoping someone wouldn't pick her up, but they did. So we continued to come back daily to find another Marlee (aka Betty White) but we couldn't find the love for another kitten like we did for her. One day after work I stopped to check out the kittens and I walk in and see this white fur ball, my heart started to race. I asked the volunteer if that cutie was taken and she said, ‘Well, this is Betty White,’ and I said, “Betty White - the kitten that was here and adopted?!’ and she said yes, the owner brought her back because she became ill. I walked up to the desk and they gave me the details and I instantly put another deposit on her. We checked on her daily to see if she was getting better and four days later we were able to bring her home. She is the most lovable, fun, energetic sweetheart. She loves to give kisses, loves to play with the teenage kids and doesn't like to stay home alone overnight, so she goes with us when we go camping and we make sure we are not gone a long period of time ’cause she will let us know she isn't happy. Thank you so much, Tri-County Humane Society!
Thank YOU to Marlee (aka Betty White’s) new family, for adopting. Between cuddles and camping trips, it sounds like Betty White’s life is as fun as any sitcom!
Karen (and Rose)
Meet Rose and Karen. Rose worked part-time at the Tri-County Humane Society before she adopted Karen. Rose returned to be our volunteer coordinator in 2014. She's now a full-time veterinary technician for us and we're so fortunate to have her on our team!
Rose and Karen are equally fortunate to have found each other at TCHS!
"I adopted Karen a decade ago on July 17, 2008 from TCHS. At the time, one of my cats had recently passed away and my husband was deployed, so I was feeling pretty down. I wasn't planning to get another cat right away, but like many others, I decided to "just look around" at the shelter cats. When I arrived at TCHS, I realized they were having a "Red, White, and Blue" sale on all cats that had one of those colors in their coat. I met a sweet young adult cat who had come to the shelter as a stray mama, previously named "Petunia." I fell in love immediately, paid the $17.76 adoption fee, and took her home the same day. The picture in the collage of us sleeping together was taken the day of her adoption. She instantly brought peace to my heart and home. Karen is the BEST cat. Yes, I am biased, but when you imagine getting a feline companion, she is the cat you are imagining. She is very affectionate, loves to snuggle, enjoys playtime, is an excellent hunter, has the best purr motor, is tolerant, gets along with other pets, and has just the right amount of sass. She really is the whole package! I am so grateful for the opportunity to find her at TCHS and add her to our family. She is now approximately 13 years old and despite a mild medical condition that is managed with diet and meds, she is happy and going strong. I look forward to the next 10 years with her."
Rose Marie, CVT
Buddy (from June 2018 Newsletter)
“I wanted to pass on our experiences with the little spotted dog we adopted on May 14, 2018. We had just lost our last little friend, Hector, and were feeling the emptiness quite badly so we decided we MUST adopt a dog to help fill the empty spot. I must preface this by saying Hector was very much my buddy, following me everywhere I went. This sometimes caused (my wife) Mary Kay to feel kind of neglected so I decided our next dog must be equally bonded to her.
“When I saw Pluto (now Buddy) I thought he would be a good addition to our home. I was right!!! The little guy quite happily went home with us and spent the rest of the day investigating our house and our big fenced backyard.
That night he slept on Mary’s lap in her big recliner - bonding achieved! We soon found that he is faultless in the house, going out to do his thing whenever needed. He loves his Mary and sleeps in either his cage by her recliner if she’s there or in the one by her bedside if she’s there. He sleeps through the night but won’t get up until Mary does, even if I open his cage door. But when she gets up he dashes outside.
“I am amazed by how quick he is about learning about new things like the doggie door. And we are learning about all the things he already knows like ‘sit’, 'lie down' and the like. He likes to be with me in the garden and loves to fetch and play tug. He immediately adopted a little stuffed Westie doll from the toy box and takes it with him everywhere, in the house, outside and with him on his pillow or in his cage at night! It’s almost an obsession, friends stopped by for a few minutes today and Buddy greeted them, of course. In a few minutes he dashed out of the room and immediately came back with his doll! He gives us so many smiles and laughs, thank you for placing him with us.”
Mary Kay and Richard
Hank came in as a stray on May 4, 2018. He was underweight and needed to be treated for worms and ear mites along with the standard neutering, vaccinating, and micro-chipping. After a little TLC, Hank was deemed "fit as a fiddle" and adopted into his new home on June 8th. A note from his adoring pet parents:
I am writing to share our adoption story. We adopted Hank from the humane society a few weeks ago. He was found in the woods and brought in to the humane society. Hank was fostered by a loving family until he was old enough to be adopted. My fiance Tyler and I adopted him and we absolutely adore Hank. He now resides in Eagan, MN. He loves to play with all his toys, take frequent naps in our arms, and loves to chase flies. We are so thankful that we got the opportunity to adopt him and thought you might enjoy some current pictures of him!
Love, Cara, Tyler and Hank
Makes you wonder if Hank even has a memory of living alone in the woods, doesn't it? Whether he does or doesn't, I think it's safe to say he's not yearning for those particular days of his youth. . Thanks for helping us make happy endings like this a reality for both the pets and the people who love them!
Almost 10 years ago (the 16th will be 10 years) I met my best friend at your facility.
He was named Gunny, although I remember the woman who helped us with the paperwork affectionately called him "chubby head". I called him Money. And since that day I have spoiled and loved him to the best of my ability.
We both wanted to just say thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to meet. There's no sad twist in this one. He's still healthy and happy and has made lots of friends since his time with you. And I'm hoping he's got a lot more time to make some more. I'm including the first picture I took of him the day I brought him home and some more recent ones. Thank you so much for what you do. You've given us both a better life.
Matt and Money
Chunky originally came to us in October of 2017 because she didn’t do well with the children in her home. It took her 2 months to get adopted that time around because she was a bit of a nut in her kennel. After 4 months in her new home, Chunky was returned for being too protective toward strangers. Now it's April and again, she was stressed in her kennel making it difficult for potential adopters to see the real her.
She quickly became a staff and volunteer favorite as we waited for the right person to come along for her. She stayed with us just shy of another 2 months before her perfect new family came along and took her home on June 6th.
Not even an hour after her adoption they reached out to us via Facebook and sent this update and photo: "Chunky already loves the family life!"
A few days later they sent this update:
"Hey TCHS staff and volunteers! I'm doing so well so far. I know it's only been a couple days, but I really love my new home. I can tell my new mom and dad really love me. They take me for lots of walks and car rides! Mom and dad let me sleep with them in bed at night and it's the BEST!! There's just enough room for the three of us, so I think mom and dad need to get a bigger bed so I can have my own pillow like they do. Mom and dad are being so patient with me. I get scared when people on TV argue, so I go and hide. Mom came and was so patient with me to get me out of my hiding spot! She turned the TV off after that which made me happy. We listened to music, and mom and I danced in the kitchen. I love music, apparently! I just wanted to let you all know how I'm doing. I do miss you, but I'm so happy to be home!" -- Chunky Monkey
Thank you for giving us the tools to put our animals on the right path - even if there are a few detours along the way!
Melon (now Forrest)
Melon was originally born in one of our foster homes back in March of 2016. Since then, he's had 4 additional stays at our shelter in search of the perfect match. Most recently, Melon came to us as a stray on 4/28/18 and was not claimed by his owner. He spent 5 weeks with us until his new family came for him on June 1st. He now has a new name to go with his new life: Forrest (like Gump). Forrest was a staff and volunteer favorite having spent so much time in the shelter and we're thrilled he's found his match!
Here's an update from his family:
Forrest is doing AMAZING. He has so much love and all the attention (which he LOVES) in the world.
Hes a big time ball of energy so action shots don't really work for this one. He has a lot more fun than the pictures make it look!
Nova and Wizdom
My boyfriend and I are so happy with our two fur babies. We have adopted two lovely pets from Tri-County and we could not be happier with them.
Almost a year ago now we adopted our old cat Nova. She has adjusted to our home over the past year, and recently loving her new cat tree placed by the biggest window in the house. She is sweet as honey and loves to talk.
Then we adopted our second pet, our puppy Wizdom. He is 4 months old and he has already grown into his name. He has learned many tricks including sit, lay down, shake, jump, speak, crawl, and almost roll over. He is a social butterfly and loves anyone. I have been taking him to visit the patients at the St.Bens nursing home. He already is loved by so many and isn't even a year old yet. We love our fur babies and I'm happy we could provide the homes they needed.
This Happy Tail is about a princess who turned out to be a prince, and acquired many new names along the royal journey! Princess Bubble Gum came to Tri-County Humane Society as a kitten in November 2017. Well, it turned out she was a he, and thus dubbed simply Bubble Gum. Bubble Gum was adorable but came with a few medical issues – he had trouble defecating because he had strictures. Our animal care manager personally took delicate care of him. We also want to thank Dr. Traci Diggs of St. Joe Vet Clinic and Advanced Care Pet Hospital for helping Bubble Gum with his bottom issues!
Bubble Gum’s rear started protruding a little, bestowing upon him yet another silly name: Bubble Butt. Slowly he started to get better and embrace his playful kitten nature. He even went to visit area preschoolers during their Baby Animal Month unit. (Staff used his original name “Bubble Gum” instead of Bubble Butt to keep the giggles at bay).
He was finally deemed ready for adoption, and he found his new home in April. A report from Dr. Traci, who continues to treat him, indicated he is doing well. And he has yet another new name. Introducing his majesty: Ernie Bubble Gum!
Dora "the Explorer"
Facebook friends of TCHS are familiar with Dora’s story – she was at TCHS long enough that we made multiple social media posts about the sassy black cat with a secret heart of gold. Her story is epic – she was first surrendered to TCHS in 2014 because her household had too many animals. She came back and forth to the shelter two more times, arriving for what staff had hoped would be her last time in November 2017. But it wasn't. Thankfully the right person came along and Dora was adopted in April.
An update on Dora:
"Hello! Just wanted to give you an update on Dora. It has been a week since she’s moved in with me to my parents’ for the time being post-graduation. She’s adapting very well and sleeps in the same room as my dog and I. She’s finally getting out of just my room and exploring the house as a whole. My family’s other cat, Sophie, hasn’t warmed up to her yet, but there aren’t many open displays of aggression by Sophie and none by Dora. They more or less have reached an understanding and have mostly lived in peace. She is very happy and I promise that she will remain happy and healthy. I love this cat and know she loves me."
Yao was transferred to us from another humane society in March because they were out of space for cats. She was treated for hookworm, ear mites, and was spayed. She'd come from a hoarding situation and wasn't very well socialized with people. Although Yao was a bit skittish, she showed us that with a little TLC and patience she would make a good house pet so we decided to place her for adoption instead of our initial thoughts of putting her in the barn cat placement program. Yao could be a bit persnickety and would occasionally nip at people if she was nervous or overstimulated. On April 11th, Yao found her purr-fect match!
Here is an update from her new family a month after adoption:
"We've had her a month!! She's made great leaps and bounds the last 30 days! We haven't got her quite calm enough to get into the vet yet, but she's VERY close! Her stools firmed right up after a couple days, and she's been putting on weight nicely! She's definitely grown a bit, too! The biting is down to nips, and they're VERY limited, as long as only Mommy feeds her in the morning lol! She loves to curl up in laps and rub her face all over you! My sister even came over a couple weeks ago, and she did excellent with her with not a single nip! She has grown fond of wand toys, and will play with a shoe string like it's the latest iPhone! We've started the other cats sniffing through the gate, and they're all pretty open to the idea. We're going to start bringing one into Yao's room probably this weekend or next. She has come so far and has built such great attachments! I'm so happy for shelters like yours, because nervous cats that are prone to biting are given a chance. She's really just a gem and I can't wait to get her integrated into the group!
She's still apprehensive about things in your hands, like phones, but here are a couple pictures we got tonight when we went in to work with her. She didn't even have her nervous tail out for a second!"
Thank you for supporting the work we do at TCHS, work that includes noticing a diamond in the rough like Yao.
On April 8th, 2017, Archer was transferred to us from Leech Lake Legacy where he was an un-owned, free-roaming kitty in need of his own home. He was neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped, de-wormed and treated for ear mites during his short stay with us. On April 11th, 2017, Archer picked his new family. Here is an update that was sent to us on his 1-year adoption anniversary:
"It's been a full year since we brought Archer home. He is the textbook story of 'look at every animal before you choose' because we did not look his way until a little black paw came through that cage. He has caught upwards of 30 mice, enjoys perching on shoulders, lying on his heated mattress pad for napping, eating, and is a huge lover to 2 small toddlers and his dog friend, Casey. Also, he drinks out of the toilet and bathtub. WHAT CAT DOES THAT??"
Working Barn Cats
Spike and his step-sibling Sapphire came to us from TCHS as kittens in late 2014. They had been previously adopted out as housecats, but they had a little problem with the concept of a litter box. At their subsequent home (our horse stable), they appreciated being liberated from such expectations. Spike and Sapphire manage the stable's rodent control department . They like that they can set their own "work" hours. They also manage to squeeze in plenty of time being lazy, along with their older stable step-sibling Alfie, resting in clean, plush, straw piles.
It seems that Spike has somehow managed to not mature much mentally the past three years. There is still plenty of "little boy" in him!
Spike is easily inspired to take chase, by almost anything that moves, including bugs. We just sit back on the stable porch chairs and watch him carry on with his shenanigans. Spike is "laugh therapy" for us!
Our endearing trio of barn cats are hard workers, but they can rest and play even harder! Thank you TCHS for bringing Spike and Sapphire to us!
Alan & Sherry
BABZE - 02/01/1999- 04/05/2018
Babze was adopted from the shelter approximately 16 years ago. It's a story of how a pet can have a rough start, find their way to some TLC at Tri-County Humane Society and with our help, make a great connection and live a long and comfortable life with a new family.
From her family:
We adopted Babze approximately 16 years ago. She was a stray with a broken left leg. We had surgery on her leg and she was able to use it afterwards. We have always adopted the older dogs. In the one picture you can see the pins they used to fix the leg. Our vet was impressed she lived so long and healthy to the end. Babze passed away at home in bed, right between us, where she always slept. Our baby will be greatly missed.
Kevin & Deb
I wanted to tell you about my best boy, Pip, for your Feel Good Fur-Days.
Pip came into my life on July 24, 2016. It was love at first snug. At the time, Pip was definitely a runt, a scrawny little orange ball of kitten energy with a funny, bird-like meow. Since then, Pip has been my best buddy and emotional support through a very difficult move and a tough 2017. Through it all, Pip was there with a purr and a head boop, and he's brought all kinds of love and silliness into my world. Now, the runt has grown into quite a big boy! He's very food motivated and LOVES water/the shower (see the picture of him in his natural habitat!), as well as wrestling with his sister Penelope. I love Pip as if he were my own furry baby, and I can't thank Tri-County enough for giving him a new lease on life with me!
Alyssa (& Pip!)
Marla originally came to the shelter in July of last year. She was here for almost 2 months and was treated for an URI (kitty cold) before being adopted in September 2017. She was in that home for only one week before being returned because the resident pets were not interested in adding a new cat to the pack. Her second stay at the shelter lasted only a week and she was adopted for the last time on September 28th, 2017.
This update was sent in last Friday:
"I adopted Marla and she is my best friend. When I went to the humane society, she immediately came up to the gate of her cage and licked me. She’s a little stinker sometimes, but she loves to cuddle! Especially when it’s uncomfortable for you lol! I’m so glad I adopted this sweet baby about 6 months ago!"
Sometimes it just takes the right person to walk into the room and meet the right cat! Thanks for helping us make those matches!
Ernie was surrendered on March 20th, 2017 because his owner wasn't able to give him the time he deserved, and they hoped he would quickly find someone who could shower him with attention and love. And boy, did he! His stay at the shelter was only 5 days, and he sure hit the jackpot with his new family! Ernie's people sent us a message and these awesome photos to celebrate his 1 year adoption anniversary on March 25th, 2018.
This is the kind of story you enable us to tell. On behalf of all the Ernies, thank you!
This update was sent with this photo collage in October of 2017:
"Hi there, just wanted to let you know that I adopted a dog back in March. His name is Ernie and he's doing really well! I wanted to say thank you for connecting me to my little buddy. He makes every day a joy. The picture in the middle is the day I picked him up from you guys."
This is the update we received on his adoption anniversary:
"I just wanted to say thank you again for all that you do. One year later today Ernie and I are happy as can be!"
On January 30th Bodi came to TCHS because he wasn’t a fan of children. The transition to the shelter wasn’t easy for Bodi, who needed a little work in the self-confidence department. Because of his insecurity, he would over-compensate by acting “tough”. This made him appear less than friendly when people walked up to his kennel. It took 2.5 months until the right people walked into the shelter and saw through Bodi’s “tough guy” facade. On March 14th Bodi found his new family. We received a great update through a review on our Facebook page:
We've been waiting to adopt a dog for our family for quite some time. We wanted to meet the perfect fit for our family and we found Bodi!! Instant bond! Staff was so amazing and professional, and very helpful when it came to picking the right one!
We're on our way home with a new family member!
Tank came to the shelter early December last year because he was too active. We don't see many 11 year old dogs coming in for that reason very often!
But Tank really is a busy boy. He would play with a tennis ball as long as you're willing to toss it. In fact, here's a video of him during his stay at TCHS throwing it back so you'll throw it again! https://youtu.be/1lcJfzk1IJA
Tank was adopted just four days after his initial surrender, but returned because he had some separation anxiety issues. He waited over a month to find his match. Sometimes it just takes the right person walking in the door with the right dog waiting in a kennel! Thanks for allowing us to give them all the time they need for that right one!
Here's is a note recently sent by his new family:
"Tank loves his forever home and his forever family! Thank you so much. We are so in love with Tank."
Louie (aka Ballsy) was adopted from you guys in September. I cannot even begin to explain how obsessed with each other we are!!! He’s a little food obsessed, so for his Christmas present he received an automatic feeder that was Louie proof! He loves it and waits patiently for it twice a day! He is doing so great and I am so happy I randomly decided to enter TCHS that Sunday! Thank you so so much for such a sassy and photogenic boy!
Sadie is my favorite pet ever. Everyone keeps telling me how proud they are of me that I adopted Sadie with all her special qualities. But she seriously did me the favor - I’ll never be alone again lol, seriously..... She has separation anxiety, which we are working on!
Of course I have pictures of her and I would love if you would include her story so others know that any dog with a medical disability is just a dog. My mom and I say all the time we forget she’s blind because she does so well! We only hope that with more time she gets a little more independent. When we leave I don’t think she rests. She's constantly barking and having accidents because she’s so upset, but we are working on some things with our vet. She's a really spoiled dog but we love her and are so happy she's been kept in good hands until she found her forever home.
I’m sorry to say, but the Tri-County Humane Society will not be seeing Sadie again unless it’s for a visit.
Henry and Cesar, Then and Now!
Hercules (previously known as Henry) and Cesar (previously known as Bam Bam) wanted me to send you updated pictures of them to show you how handsome they have become. I also wanted you all to know how wonderful and loved they both are. Hercules weighs in at a mighty 18.5 pounds and Cesar weighs in at the grand 20 pounds even. Our vet says they are healthy and the correct weight for their build/breeds.
Each have their own unique personalities. Cesar is the mighty night time patroller of the home, looking for moths or spiders. He's very independent with a loud purr. Hercules is my baby, usually checking in each night for a snuggle and belly rub. He lets me know when he's in need of a treat, which he likes often. His purr is much more quiet, but he is more vocal. I find them occasionally snuggled up together in a basket or on a blanket. They are indoor only cats, I could not bare to lose them.
Thank you for these beautiful members of my family!
~Hercules and Bam Bam's mom
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