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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!



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!

Rico, a 3-year-old Chihuahua mix, came to the shelter in mid-December as a transfer from another facility. We get our fair share of smaller dogs, but they tend to be in high demand and don’t wait long for homes. Rico was adopted within a week and his new human is loving going on adventures with him, including most recently, his first camping and road trip.

“He is the best buddy, the best cuddler, and one of the best parts of my life. He has changed my life. Just wanted to say thanks for everything you guys do.”

“His favorite thing is naps on the couch with us. He also really enjoys sitting on ‘his’ chair and looking out the window. We farm out in the county, so there’s always a lot of activity outside. He zooms around our yard and says hi to his barn cat bestie Beau every day!”

It’s not everyone that gets to say they’re in the friend making business like we are! TCHS relishes every opportunity to help animals like Rico find their new friends.

Happiness Happens Here, if I haven’t mentioned it lately!

Our Impact in 2019:

  • Animals Fostered


  • Animals Placed


  • Animals Spayed/Neutered


  • Total Surgeries


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