2020 and earlier:
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This adoption story is a reminder that everyone needs a “Buddy” – and if that Buddy is from us or a shelter like ours, even better!
Friends of the feline variety know that the black cat adage is wrong – black cats are indeed very lucky! Here’s a story about a once-shy little black kitten who’s growing into a confident black cat.
We recently received a story from an adopter that really warmed our hearts. She adopted her dog, Casey, as a puppy from us a little more than 15 years ago.
This story is about a super senior cat who’s being treated like royalty in her new home. Duchess Marie, then 14 years old, came in for the second time late last year.
Did you know that November is Adopt a Senior Pet month? Well, it is, so there’s no better time than now to share an update about Oakley, a Tri-County Humane Society alum who turned 15 this year.
It’s not uncommon to hear people announce they don’t want another pet after going down the path of losing one. Our best advice is to consider why it’s so painful… You feel so dreadful because what was so wonderful is gone.
This story is definitely something to crow about! Now, just to be clear, we don’t routinely take in farm animals for adoption. However, a stray rooster was found in the city of St. Cloud, so under our contract for services we took him in.
This adoption story is about a dog who fooled all of us – in the best way possible!
We got Emmy from you nearly 2 years ago. We love her so much and she is living her best life here. Thank you so much.
Not everyone understands the magical connection of a “love at first sight” experience, but for those of us who do, this story will be something you can relate to.
This story is a jolly good one indeed! The cats London and England, two adult brothers, arrived at Tri-County Humane Society due to a family member developing allergies.
Since St. Cloud State University’s mascot is a husky, we thought it’d be appropriate during SCSU’s Homecoming week to share a story about a Tri-County Humane Society alum who is a Siberian Husky!
This story is about a kitten with a sweet name who’s living a sweet life indeed!
With pet adoptions, there are many milestones to acknowledge and celebrate. This story is about a Tri-County Humane Society alum who recently went on his very first camping trip!
At Tri-County Humane Society, age is not a barrier to animals’ adoptions; there are plenty of adopters who want a “seasoned” pet with real life experience! Such is the case with this story, starring super senior Boots.
This story is about a pup who’s slowly but surely making himself at home with his new family.
Anyone who has a pet knows how they can bring us comfort during tough times. 2020 has been challenging for many of us – and we are pleased to hear from many TCHS adopters how their animals have helped make things seem a little brighter the past several months.
It’s always wonderful to hear about the smaller pet varieties having success in a new home. This particular Tri-County Humane Society alum is enjoying her expanded space in her new home.
This story is about a little kitty who had one big year and is now a big city kitty! In 2019, stray kitten Kate spent a few weeks in a foster home to get big enough to be spayed and then adopted.
This story is about a pup whose days are filled with playtime! The 2-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix (then called Matilda) came to Tri-County Humane Society in mid-November last year.
Here is an update from one foster home highlighting their experience with the three not-so-social kittens they took home to help become more socialized.
From our August 2020 Newsletter: An update on Princess Di, officially named Betty in honor of Minnesota treasure Betty Crocker and Betty White’s sweet character from The Golden Girls, who was also a proud Minnesota native.
This pup has a sweet story from a mother-daughter duo who are Tri-County Humane Society volunteers.
This story is about a cat who came out of his shell (and out from under his blanket) to find his new best friend.
It’s no surprise that Tri-County Humane Society staff members love animals – so it’s always fun when we can share an adoption story that involves a member of #TeamTCHS bringing home a new furry, feathered, or scaly family member.
This is a story about a big cat who got a unique name in her new home – and boy, is her new family happy they adopted a senior cat (“Kittens are overrated,” her new human joked).
Here's a story about a little TCHS alum who is now living large! Moose the mouse came in at the end of May after having trouble with the other mice in the home.
I’d like to share a story about a dog who found her independence - and is definitely pursuing happiness: Layla, a 2-year-old Golden Retriever mix
Every animal lover knows how much pets can improve our mental and physical health. Today’s Feel Good Furday helps celebrates the 10th anniversary of an adoption that made a big difference for one woman. Here’s her story:
Tri-County Humane Society board member Kourtney Piepenburg submitted this wonderful story. This is a great example of what dogs can do……and of how you’ve helped us get them out there to do it!
"My name is Holly and I adopted Topaz in the beginning of December. She is by far the mostly cuddly cat I’ve ever seen, she even sleeps under the covers with me at night!" click the title to read the rest
This story is about a pup who had to wait a bit longer than most to find the perfect home – but now it’s clear it was worth the wait!
It was mid-March, the first week (and the first time) we put limitations on who and how many people could come in to the shelter. Margie, a long time donor emailed me asking if we were open and allowing people to visit and possibly adopt a cat. She agreed to pre-shop through the website and called to put a deposit on Kodiak, the cat she thought she'd bring home.
This adoption story is about a pair of guinea pigs who are living high on the hog!!
This adoption story is about a dog who’s now part of a “Fab Five”!
This story might inspire those of you (okay, those of us!) who might still be working on our New Year’s Resolutions to get healthier!
Here is a story about a dog who needed some time with one of our foster homes to truly chill out and become the very good boy we knew he could be.
This story is about a cat who’s been a source of comfort during this challenging time. Leo, a 2-year-old kitty, was adopted from the TCHS Kitty Korner the beginning of this year.
This story is about a kitty who not only got a new home and family, but a new dapper look! Nigel the kitten came in earlier this year. Like many cats and kittens when they first come in, he was a little shy. Knowing his paperwork reported that he liked kids, we knew it would only take getting him into a real home environment for his true colors and wonderful self to appear.
Milo and Tasha are two best friends who came in together and we wanted to do everything in our power to find a home for them together. At age 12 (Milo) and 11 (Tasha), the two were definitely in the “super-cool senior” category plus unfortunately not potty-trained (yikes!).
This story is about a cat who got a new “job” supervising his humans. Sunny, a 2-year-old kitty, came in to Tri-County Humane Society in mid-February. He was very friendly with staff and we knew someone would fall in love with him quickly. Sure enough, he found his new home on March 1st.
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!).
This is Jack. I wasn’t looking for a dog, or so I told everyone. I’d lost my best four-legged friend, McKinna, a few months before and I really wasn’t looking for another dog. Or so I kept telling myself every day when I would look at the Tri-County Humane Society Website. And then I saw him, this solemn looking boy who’d been found by a wayside rest. I went to visit right away. I couldn’t take him out of his kennel because he’d just arrived, but we talked through the wire and he kept turning his head as if he were listening to me..
I’d found the dog I wasn’t looking for.
The wait to take him home was longer than anticipated because of a two week quarantine due to a virus that had been found in one of the dogs brought in. So I waited. I was able to visit Jack on several occasions. One of the times I went to visit a volunteer had just given him a bath and was attempting to comb out dozens of cockoburs that were stuck in his long, beautiful fur.
Finally the day came to take Jack home. He just needed the final okay by one of the veterinarians who volunteers their time at the shelter. I waited anxiously for the exam to be over with collar and leash in hand. One of the staff came out and said they had some bad news. Jack, who they estimated was between 10 and 12 years old, had a crushed vertebra, had no feeling in one of his back legs, and would need to be on pain/anti-inflammatory medicine for the rest of his life. In addition, he needed 6 teeth pulled..
I remember the look of confusion on her face when I started to smile. I explained that I have two artificial knees and two artificial ankles so Jack and I seemed like the perfect pair. I fostered Jack until his teeth were extracted and then we went back to the Humane Society a few weeks later for the official adoption. The staff at Tri-County Humane Society were so wonderful to work with. They truly care about all of the animals at the shelter.
I don’t know what Jack’s life was like before the shelter, but here’s Jack’s current life: He’s a work dog. Jack comes to work with me two to three days a week at Engel Metallurgical. He ‘guards’ the hallway and greets visitors as they come in. Everyone loves him and often co-workers will be found giving him belly scratches. When he’s not at work Jack sometimes spends a day with his four-legged friends at La Dee Dogs. His gentle temperament and ready smile have made everyone in the neighborhood fall in love with him. When people notice his wobbly, sometimes drooping back end I always say, “Droopy back, happy front.” And it’s true. Jack is the happiest dog! He never lets his disability get in the way of being a dog. I have so much respect and love for this animal. I’m so lucky to have found him!
We've been fostering-to-adopt Ranger since July 2016, because at that time he was heartworm positive and we were working to get him 100% healthy. Since we got him he's been the sweetest, easiest dog to have. He's loving, smart, hilarious, and gentle. And when he has his daily zoomies we let him outside so he can tear around the yard at 110 mph until he has worn himself out. Since he is part Staffie, Ranger is a POWERFUL chewer so we keep him busy with his favorite treats and toys which include: femur bones with peanut butter in them, Nutro blueberry treats, elk/deer antlers, tennis balls, anything that’s double/triple/quadruple stitched and a particular squeaky snake made of green firehose.
Since he is very thin-coated and this winter cold has been brutal we had to enlist the help of Etsy to get him some custom fitted pajamas to keep him warm when we go outside. So we suit him up in white and black leopard print long pjs, black booties for his feet, and a red and black plaid top jacket. So he stays nice and toasty. One funny thing about Ranger is his lip constantly gets stuck up so he will look up at you and his little teeth are exposed. We have fallen deeply in love with this quirky little boy and have enjoyed spoiling him rotten. Now that he his HEARTWORM NEGATIVE we made it official and adopted him and we look forward to loving and spoiling him for the rest of his life.
When I (Aimee) was 4 my family adopted a yellow lab Springer puppy from Tri-County and we named him Max. We had him for 14 wonderful years. He was my first dog ever and now as an adult I've gotten the chance to come back and get my first dog that is all mine. Thank you Tri-County, your facility has always been my families first choice and we have never been disappointed. Thank you for bringing us together.
We adopted "Robin" from TCHS mid summer of 2017. Robin has a new name to go with her new home. We call her Alice. She is a pink-eyed white Lionhead and we like to think she's quite happy here with us and her "hus-bun" - his name is Thumper.
We bought Alice in hopes she would make a great friend for Thumper. They bonded very quickly and are now inseparable! They enjoy sharing timothy and orchard hay, fresh greens like cilantro and parsley and of course time together outside of their enclosure to binky and run around! This pair also enjoys going to the Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society's "Hoppy Hour" social event for Rabbits.
We love having Alice as part of our family!
Here is a picture of LuLu taken today, 1/24/2018. You can just see the level of stress and anxiety brought on by being thrown into a new household. She is a wonderful cat, a real trooper who now sleeps on the bed with us at night. Please share the photo with all, but especially Kallie and Vicki, as they were the two who helped us adopt LuLu.
Thanks so much,
Just checking in now that we've had a full month of Chub time! He is an incredibly smart boy, who likes walks, treats, and snuggles. He's the largest lap dog I've ever met, and he always wants to be wherever you are. He loves the sprinkler and giving kisses. He's such a welcomed addition to our little family! Thank you TCHS!
I've put an updated photo of Chubby Bear at the bottom of the email so you can see that he's now a healthy weight! We remained consistent with his diet and we made sure to exercise him. He loves his walks so this was easy for us! He's about 85 pounds now!
We hadn't really realized how much weight he had lost until we looked at pictures of him from the day we adopted him. He truly does have more energy now that he's a healthy weight and we are so happy we found him at TCHS! He's the most welcome addition to our family, we're so happy to have him.
Deuce is an 11-year-old Lab mix that was with us for two weeks before being adopted. He lived mainly outdoors in his previous home, but when he was adopted he transitioned quite easily to an indoor home. It didn't take him long to claim the couch and the bed as his own (he shares of course) and he got to pick out his very own toys.
From Deuce's people: “He sure is a happy boy. My heart is so full.”
I've heard people speculate that dogs his age probably won't get adopted. Not true. There are people out there that have a soft spot for older dogs. May their full heart be blessed!
Bambi and Delife
Bambi (the gray and white cat) was adopted from TCHS 8 1/2 years ago. Several years later, Delife (the cream tabby kitten) was adopted after being fostered by her family. Bambi doesn't seem to mind her new kitten companion; they even share the same sitting box!
We're told they're the best of friends. If you're on the fence about adding a new companion to your already seasoned household--think again! Cats who are part of a multi-cat household are often happier and more confident, meaning they are less likely to exhibit behavioral problems. Bambi and Delife are a great example of a wonderful match despite the generation gap!
Bobbi, Daisy and Lilly
Over a year ago we received an update of two kittens named Bobbi (red tabby) and Daisy (blue tabby) - pictured in the first frame. These two were not litter-mates, but clearly became inseparable. A few months later, Bobbi and Daisy’s owners decided to add a third addition to the family from our cat room. So along came Amelia (now Lilly), a gorgeous tortoiseshell kitten. She fit right in.
We learned from their family that Bobbi is a daddy's boy, and all three love to cuddle with each other. They save some cuddle time for their humans too. Daisy is such a mama to Bob and Lilly, always loving up and grooming them. They affectionately call Lilly "Baby Bob" as she also follows him around and learns all her tricks from him. Lilly’s fur (the torti) has a lot more orange in it now than when they first got her; so they laugh that she's even trying to change her fur from black to orange to be more like Bob. Quote from them: “We love our 3 kitties so much! Thank you again!”
Alexa, April and Amber
Finding animals homes, especially around the holidays, is incredibly rewarding in itself – but to be recognized for the work we're doing by a fellow animal welfare partner is such a wonderful gift. Working together saves lives. Thank you for partnering with Tri-County Humane Society, which enables us to do work like this with others. We all share a common goal - helping animals! Below is a note from one of our partners, Leech Lake Legacy:
I dropped off 3 dogs from the Rez yesterday (April, Amber and Alexa) and I see that you already have these sweet girls up for adoption- YOU ARE ALL AMAZING! I cannot thank you enough for your partnership and great work! You help make Leech Lake Legacy’s mission possible and rewarding. We couldn’t do it without you!
Yesterday was the first time I dropped animals off at Tri-County on behalf of Leech Lake Legacy. Jenny has always sung your praises, but I was deeply touched and amazed at how professionally I was treated, and how humble and sweet the staff were to the animals. Hearing how great you are, and seeing it first hand, was just an incredible experience for me. Knowing that the sweet girls I cared for this past weekend at the Rez are in great hands (and will likely have homes by Christmas thanks to your exceptional and expedited work), just made my holiday season the best one yet!
Thank you again for everything you do to care for, and re-home, animals. You all have a special place in our hearts!
On behalf of Leech Lake Legacy, I wish you all a wonderful holiday season!
This is Lacey, who started her new life with us on May 21st.
In early May my husband and I said goodbye to our sweet old dog, Snooks. For the first time ever we were without a pet and the house felt pretty empty. A few weeks later we started looking for another dog. I stopped by TCHS and after checking out the dogs I walked through the small animal room. A little guinea pig named Snow White came out of her igloo and stood up to greet me. That evening I told my husband about her and the next day I adopted her.
Now her name is Lacey, and her job is to keep an eye on the kitchen from a loft in her cage. Like most guinea pigs she is a foodie, and she whistles anytime she thinks there might be food. Lacey spends several hours each day in a large play area eating hay and fresh greens. She moves her hideaways around and rearranges them so she can run through them when she gets the zoomies. She’s very smart and learned her new name quickly. She has also learned “circle” and she will turn in a circle for a treat.
We have since adopted a rescue dog and inherited a senior cat so now our house is filled with activity. Thank you so much for all of the good work you do helping the animals find forever homes.
This is James, one of our outstanding junior volunteers. He volunteers every week with his mother, Michelle, and his sister, Carley. James became very fond of the bunny Flopsy, who had been at Tri-County Humane Society for a long time. On a recent weekend, James became sad because he saw Flopsy had a deposit. Michelle asked him if he wanted to go into the small animal room to do some chores, and James said, “What’s the point? Flopsy’s got a deposit!” Well, what Michelle hadn’t told James was that SHE was the one who put down the deposit. She picked up Flopsy a few days later to surprise James. Here’s what she later had to say: “He was so excited. He even slept on his floor last night next to Flopsy's cage. I got up this morning and had to snap a picture because it was so sweet. He sure is one happy boy!”
It's been a few days since picking up Axle and I'd really like to thank the folks at Tri-County Humane Society for bringing me the opportunity to meet him. Methinks this will be a perfect match. He's a handful....but he's one of the most needy loving pups I've met in quite awhile. All he wants to do is please his human and collect pets
So far in the first week it's been long walks, belly rubs, good food and a big bed while he finds his place in his new world. We've thrown in a few lessons for manners around the house and a few field basics for hunting just to see how well he learns new concepts. Axle is a quick enthusiastic study with any task so far and in time he'll be awesome at everything he tries.
Here's a few pictures of Axle in his backyard and on his king size bed.
Thank you all so much for caring for Axle while he waited to be found by his forever human.
We adopted Harry from TCHS 8 years ago. We thought we were getting a cuddly, laid-back kitten and we ended up with this little character that is more like a person than a cat. We love him so much and are grateful for him every day! (Even though he is always trying to steal our food or sneak outside.)
This is Simon, previously known as Simba. He was at TCHS for almost 2 months and is now living his best life going for plenty of car rides and doing as much exploring as he can! His person sent us these photos.
Whoever said dogs don't smile hasn't seen Simon take a ride in a car or go on a hike!
I can't tell you how much my daughter loves her cat. Alfredo was new to the shelter when she fell in love with him. It wasn't known how he'd do with children, but these two are so inseparable, it warms my heart. My daughter is home sick today, and her Alfredo hasn't left her side yet. It's been an amazing 8 months with Alfredo, and we couldn't be happier.
Bongo first arrived at TCHS last year as a stray kitten with an unusable front-right leg. He was kitten feisty even with the challenges his leg presented. The highlight of his days was wet food and time spent with Laura, our Animal Care manager, while he was in foster care with her. Bongo's leg was not going to get better, so it was amputated on August 26th. Bongo would then spend more time in foster care to recover. After he figured out maneuvering on 3 legs (which didn't take him long at all) he came back to the shelter and was adopted by the Hahn Family in September. Thank you for enabling us to offer this kind of care to the animals who come to us with special needs.
Just recently we received an update of Bongo on our Facebook page which said:
“We got Bongo (we now call him Trace) a little over a year ago, and we couldn't be happier. He is the sweetest, most chill, and hilarious cat. We love him so so so much!”
Hi I thought I'd share some photos of Sylvee (now named Sunny) with you in her new home! We absolutely adore her and she is such a little smarty. By far, the easiest puppy I have ever had. Thank you so much for helping me find my baby girl! She's the best! We love her! Thank you again! (She is pictured with her cat sister Skye. )
She is an amazing dog and I'm sure you have more that would flourish in a forever home. God bless you for the work you do!
Comet is an 8-pound Toy Poodle mix who arrived at TCHS at the beginning of August -- he was 14 years young. Comet was very spirited despite his old-age ailments including failing eyes, bad teeth, and an occasional seizure. During his stay at the shelter his health began to waiver and he had a few seizure spells. After a few weeks he was taken off the adoption floor while our Animal Care Manager thought deeply about his quality of life. A few days prior to that, Comet’s picture was featured on our social media pages where lots of love was sent his way, but not an adopter.
A few days later, we received a message on Facebook inquiring about Comet and wondering if he had been adopted. Nothing about Comet's current status fazed his future family—they just wanted to bring him home and give him the best possible life he could get. So on August 24th they adopted Comet and he is loving the life of being spoiled, cuddled, and of course, being a member of the "family" photo shoots.
I may have said this before, but isn't it wonderful that there seems to be someone out there for everyone? I'm just tickled that "someone" saw Comet on our facebook post and it was love at first sight! Probably no one happier though than Comet!
Thank you for the role you play in making these stories possible and being part of the TCHS village!
A little more than nine years ago I visited Tri-County Humane Society, looking for a little sister for my giant monstah kitty as a surprise for his second birthday. There, I found Rhia, the tiniest and prettiest dilute tortoiseshell kitty. She was 11 months old, and she was perfect.
Except that she wasn’t.
Three years ago, she stopped eating. After a week at the vet, it was determined she has inflammatory bowel disease, which is now being treated with doses of an oral steroid every few days and a monthly injection of B-12. This little one also has a litany of other health issues and has had most of her teeth pulled, including all four of her canines.
Nevertheless, she LOVES her nummies and canned food with gravy; she races up and down the hallway and tries to climb the door jambs; she’s the world’s best napper; she rarely meows, but it’s the most adorable thing when she does; she snuggles next to my head every single night, purring me to sleep.
And on Sept. 5, she turned 10.
She’s the tiniest cutest, and I love her to pieces. Health wise she may not be perfect… but she’s perfect to me. She’s my little Tiny Poo, and I can’t imagine not having her. Happy 10th birthday, baby girl!
On January 27th we received a transport of pups from our friends at Leech Lake Legacy. In this transport was a concerned mama dog and her hungry little puppies. Our animal care staff made a quick connection that this dog had little to no human contact where she came from, but she sure was a good mother.
Monkey and her puppies made themselves right at home in their kennel in the back office. Staff eventually got used to the ever-present smell of messy puppies. Once the little ones were big enough, they were sent to foster care to ensure they get properly socialized due to their mama's huge trust issues with humans.
Over time, Monkey had her favorite humans at the shelter and her favorite toys. One pivotal moment for her was when our animal care staff discovered her love for three monkey toys strung together. These monkeys made a bunch of wacky noises and helped Monkey learn how to play which is why she was named Monkey. We, of course, had plenty of other toys for Monkey to play with which she would make a pile of and lay on top of them. A post-mothering instinct perhaps.
Months passed by with Monkey inching along to becoming a happier dog and getting her further removed from her feral life. We worked with dog trainers and every morning before we opened she visited new part of the shelter and met different people. She had left an imprint on a lot of us. We could leave her kennel door and the office door wide open and she'd just stay in her kennel and observe with those bright brown eyes of hers.
We got to the point where we were comfortable advertising Monkey on our website for adoption. We needed a home for her that could rigorously continue her socialization and love her as is. Monkey received some interest, but none were quite the right fit until one young lady came along.
This young girl made an instant connection with Monkey. They found a lot of similarities with one another—they both get uncomfortable in new surroundings and around new people, but once they are together those fears go away. Monkey was adopted on August 4th after spending 8 months with us. They stopped in the shelter today for a visit.
It took some time and effort, but it "feels good" to see them together - I'm comfortable saying it was well worth it and a labor of love! And YOU helped make that happen!
Klondike arrived at TCHS as a stray on January 2nd, 2017 with severe injuries to all four legs and his abdomen. Upon his arrival, he was sedated to have his wounds examined, cleaned, and treated by TCHS veterinarian Dr. Lois Harmon. Antibiotics and pain management immediately followed. Klondike’s journey to recovery wouldn’t stop here, however.
After a month of bandage changes and wound cleanings Klondike had his first surgery. This surgery involved cleaning and closing Klondike’s wounds (with proper drainage) and neutering him. As you can imagine, he was uncomfortable even with pain management. He would tear his bandages off frequently which wasn't helping matters.
On March 7th one of our volunteer veterinarians, Dr. Tom Rohman, sutured together Klondike’s wound on his front right leg. The same procedure occurred on March 28th to help promote healing and drainage. Klondike had been in foster care since February 9th with his patient foster family (that would eventually turn into his final family). Similar procedures occurred again on May 15th and June 2nd this time with skin grafts by Dr. Shannon Pieteg at Boysen Animal Hospital. After around 15 more appointments and checks Klondike was looking and feeling like a brand new cat. Once we made sure Klondike was in tip-top shape, he was adopted by his foster family on August 4th 2017.
Harley (formally Gator) was adopted April 16th, 2013. Harley moved with his mom 2 years ago to North Carolina and now lives with his sister Brinley, Mom, and Dad. He loves the ocean beaches and his big yard that he runs in. In December 2017 he will move with his family to Oklahoma where they will have their family forever home along with an addition of twins expected in September. Harley has been the most LOVING dog we could have ever asked for!
"I'd like to send an update about the puppy my fiancé and I got from you back in January. In January of 2017 we bought a house in Big Lake, MN and 2 days later we fell in love with our beautiful retriever mix, Mira, formally known as Ramona. She is 9 months old currently and has been the highlight of our lives. Mira is such a good girl. She loves the water, the hose is her favorite, and absolutely loves car rides. She is beyond friendly to people of all ages. Mira gets to travel all over the United States, her most recent trip was a road trip to Montana. She joined us for days filled with hiking and waterfalls and chasing flys around the cabin. Mira has a personality all her own. She's a happy, go lucky girl and would do anything to make her people happy. Mira is the best thing that has ever happened to us, and we, her parents, thank you for giving us the best dog on the planet. Thank you a million times! Mira is a beautiful girl that brings so much joy to everyone around her. "
Below is a note we just received thanking us for making their daughter so happy. If this doesn’t say “Happiness Happens at TCHS” I don’t know what does! The first picture is at the adoption counter where her dream was coming true. Because of you, this young lady has a best friend to cuddle and to share in all of her secrets!
“Yesterday we added to our family by adopting Amelia who we renamed to Lily. We came in a few days ago and she had a deposit on her already and came back Saturday to find out she no longer did. We were so thankful as she has made our oldest daughter so happy! She has been the perfect addition to our family! Thank you TCHS! Our daughter wanted a kitten that would cuddle with her. I would say it is pretty safe to say she got that with Lily. We love how happy she makes her!”
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