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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!


Sketchers, now Winston

Sketchers, now Winston

This adoption story is about a dog who fooled all of us – in the best way possible! Sketchers arrived at Tri-County Humane Society this summer as a transfer from another rescue. True to his name, he was “sketchy” about new things – he merely had a skittish nature and looked nervous in the shelter. (However, you should have seen him “grinning” during his outdoor walks with volunteers!)

Staff and volunteers adored him and soon learned to go slowly with this anxious pup for the best results. Sketchers was adopted a few weeks later, and his new human is over the moon about him – but joked during a call with us that he’s “the world’s greatest con artist.” Now named Winston (Winnie for short), he’s a sweet, fun, outgoing doggie – nothing like the nervous dog who was at the shelter.


 “He's super loving and affectionate. Loves his toys! Has not had one accident since he came home!”


That’s great news – and an important reminder to never judge a shelter animal by how they behave and show themselves in a kennel setting.

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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