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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!



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.  He was diagnosed having Demodex mange so we started treatment. A week later the treatment seemed to be working, but the infection was bad enough to warrant continuing antibiotics for a total of 21 days along with monthly oral treatments. Zeus went to a potential adopter for foster-to-adopt until the treatment was completed. Three months later Zeus’s skin scraping came back negative and his adoption was made official.

Zeus and his people were regular walkers in last summer's Burgers and Dogs events put on by Beaver Island Brewery and 7 West Taphouse. His people report he’s a quiet and calm German Shepherd in the house, but when he goes to the dog park (or hears the word “park”!), he lets loose and turns into a big puppy, running around like crazy.

He’s not the dog he used to be and for that we are glad!

Thanks to all of you for seeing the value in the work we do – like putting the spring back in the step of a Shepherd named Zeus!

Our Impact in 2019:

  • Animals Fostered


  • Animals Placed


  • Animals Spayed/Neutered


  • Total Surgeries


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