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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 story is about a very special dog who captured the hearts of many of us at TCHS – so much so, that when he recently came back to pay a visit, the staff went wild! Cano is a 10-year-old Great Dane mix who arrived in mid-March. Now, staff and volunteers don’t often play favorites … but Cano was definitely a standout! (One staff member even brought in her Polaroid camera to do a mini photo shoot with him.) But while an animal’s age hasn’t traditionally been a barrier to adoption, Cano stayed at the shelter for what seemed like a while considering his wonderful, laid-back nature. A TCHS volunteer named Kevin took Cano for a playdate weekend to give him a break from the shelter; Cano charmed him so much that he ended up staying with Kevin a little longer.  But his permanent home was still around the corner – and the timing of the adoption was even serendipitous! Kevin subbed in on a volunteer dog walking shift one night, bringing Cano along with him, and the pup caught the eyes of some customers who were at the shelter to look at a puppy. They decided the senior Great Dane was more their speed and ended up adopting him! Cano now has a home with a huge window he loves to look out, and he’s a hit at the neighborhood campfires. Our dear friend Kevin arranged with Cano’s adopters for him to stop by the shelter. The visit was supposed to be a surprise, so only one staff member knew Cano was coming; she told the rest of the staff to expect a “special guest.” When Cano walked through the door, everyone excitedly squealed – and no one minded that it wasn’t a celebrity. (“This is better than Oprah!” one staff said.)

We sure do love our dogs – past and present! That’s just one part of what makes us who we are. We’re in this job for the right reasons, no doubt about it!

Our Impact in 2020:

  • Animals Fostered


  • Animals Placed


  • Animals Spayed/Neutered


  • Total Surgeries


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