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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 pets@tricountyhumanesociety.org 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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New name, new chapter: This adoption story is about a cat who may or may not have nine lives, but she’s definitely had a few new starts – and she’s very much enjoying the most recent start in her new home!

This adoption celebrity has adjusted nicely to his new home and is especially having fun with his new doggie roommate.

This adoption story is a special one – it’s from a family who “fostered failed” with a 10-year-old cat named Charlie who has a lot of medical needs

This adoption story is about a family who took a chance on a stray Lab Retriever puppy we called King.

Tri-County Humane Society’s animals tend to get adopted very fast – so fast, that sometimes those who stay at the shelter a little longer stick out!

Themias arrived at our shelter in January, and during the four months she was with us, I, like many of the other staff, fell deeply in love with her.

With time and patience, Muffin has become a great apartment dweller! And she’s also getting a lot of exercise which helps inspire naptime!

Animals adopted from a shelter adjust to their new homes at different paces. For some, there’s no wait time; for others, it can take weeks (or months).

This adoption story is about a puppy who reminded some of us (the ones old enough to remember, anyway) of a certain late 1980s spokesdog named Spuds MacKenzie.

SpongeBob is now Mr. Bagel, and he gets copious amounts of toys and cuddles in his new home. He also has a new cat chum named Cupcake, who also is a TCHS alum.

A dog’s breed is often a guess – an educated guess, but a guess no less! So it’s always fun to hear from adopters who share results of their TCHS alum’s DNA results.

This adoption story is about a cat and a human who found each other at the exact right time.

This adoption story is about some-bunny who turned out to be a very good companion – and now, he even inspires kids to read!

Any fan of little dogs knows they can leave a big impact in your life (and on your heart). This adoption story is about a 2-year-old Chihuahua mix

This adoption story is about a kitty whose family makes sure he’s always the star of every holiday

This adoption story is about a transfer who came to us by way of Leech Lake Legacy.

Zeus, a 2-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix, was severely underweight and in need of immediate care.

This adoption story is about a dynamic duo that went out and joined another to become the three amigos! 

This adoption story is about a very lucky Penny, indeed.

Not long after Christina Hegstad, CVT, started at TCHS, she was quickly charmed by a pair of senior cats.

This adoption story is about one of the newest members of #TeamTCHS and her “fail” – although it’s been nothing but a success.

At Tri-County Humane Society, we love all animals, but we are especially fond of the diamonds in the rough.

This adoption story is about a kitten who was adopted shortly before Halloween; her new family made sure she had a starring role in their Christmas pictures.

That first year of a dog’s life goes so fast and includes so many changes and dog-life lessons! We’re always delighted to hear about puppy alumni who have grown up to be very good and well-loved dogs.

This adoption story is about a cat who had two stays with TCHS; now he’s doing great in his home.

Friends of Tri-County Humane Society know that 2021 was a record year for transfers for us! This adoption story is about a dog from one of those transfers.

Tri-County Humane Society helps rehome animals other than dogs and cats, of course. This adoption story is about a bunny who hopped to a fantastic home!

This adoption story is about a poodle mix who has learned what it’s like to be a pampered, beloved pup.


2021 Facts:

  • Animals Fostered

    1,236

  • Animals Placed

    4,499

  • Number of Animals Transferred In

    743

  • Total Surgeries

    3,099

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