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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!

2024 Happy "Tails"

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Puppies and kittens will always be lil’ attention-grabbers, but there are plenty of people who come to TCHS looking for a senior pet.

Tri-County Humane Society adopted out 361 “other” pets last year, meaning those who aren’t cats or dogs. This adoption story is one of those “others” – but to the people who love them, they’re stars, they’re best friends, they’re family members!

Some new pet family members adjust quickly in their new homes. For others, their path to harmony is more of a zig-zag than a straight line.

Tri-County Humane Society adopts out mostly dogs and cats, but our Small Animal Room is a busy place, too!

This hound dog is definitely not crying all the time – because he has a fantastic new home!

“La vita e bella” – or life is beautiful – for this adoptee!

TCHS staff and volunteers adored Charlie during his two weeks at the shelter.

The 1-year-old cat known as Miss Muffin at the shelter has become an exemplary big sister to a kitten who joined the household.

This pup has had a lot of firsts and milestones in his first seven months.

This story is about a TCHS dog who went through several stays and names at the shelter

We don’t play favorites with the animals at Tri-County Humane Society, but there are definitely a few who capture staff and volunteers’ hearts.

Part of the fun of adopting a puppy or kitten is watching them grow up!

We’ve all heard about the cats who will actually play fetch with you – some of you may even have had feline friends who are game to do so!

An update on a TCHS pup who took a bit to find her right match.

We all know someone who has fudged a little on their resume – and got the job anyway!

When a newly adopted shelter cat adjusts to a home, there are the usual things to learn

Well, our Minnesota Twins didn’t go as far as we wanted in the playoffs, but this adoption story is still a home run!

Only treats for this Howl-o-Ween adoption story, absolutely no tricks!

James was part of our Valentine’s Day-themed adoption event at Crossroads Center, where he met his future family.

This adoption story is about a former bottle baby who has grown up into one playful little guy.

There are a lot of fringe benefits to events such as Companion Walk besides the financial ones. Take this adoption story – it’s a family reunion none of us saw coming!

We often hear from adopters that they can’t imagine their family without their TCHS addition. This adoption story is about a pup who is just right for her new household.

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!

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