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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!


Nora, now Clover

Nora, now Clover

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. 

TCHS staff member Emily S. was drawn to a 6-year-old terrier who came into the shelter in June 2019; we called the dog Nora. Emily wasn’t planning on getting a dog, so she tried to tell herself she would wait a week or so to see if Nora would get adopted. Well, Emily said she only lasted three days before she had to bring her roommate in to meet her! And while Emily is the official adopter of the dog she renamed Clover, she and her roommates all take care of her.

“Clover was super timid and anxious when we first adopted her, but she’s really turned into this amazing dog! She loves snuggling and playing with her (five) cat siblings, going on hikes and car rides, eating whatever food she can get her paws on, and her favorite of all – getting pets from her mamas.” It wasn’t always a smooth transition for Emily and her roommates because Clover had to work on potty training and separation anxiety - but Emily reports the hard work has been worth it. The group recently celebrated Clover’s one-year “gotcha day” anniversary. “We seriously adore her,” Emily says.

Clover is a lucky girl!

Our Impact in 2019:

  • Animals Fostered

    1,161

  • Animals Placed

    3,668

  • Animals Spayed/Neutered

    2,214

  • Total Surgeries

    2,350

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