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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!


Some shelter dogs have stony exteriors that hide very soft hearts. This adoption story is about one of those dogs, Gypsum, a dog who took a bit to find her perfect match. It’s fitting that we talk about Gypsum because while she’s unique, her story isn’t – there are often adult dogs at the shelter who look nervous – or worse, a little scary – because they’re stressed, despite us working so hard to make their lives as comfortable as possible. A little bit of TLC and an open mind when meeting these pups go a long way!

October is National Adopt a Dog Month, so it’s a perfect time to highlight these works-in-progress pups. We hear from many adopters that, in their new homes, they turn out to be wonderful companions.

Gypsum, a 5-year-old mixed breed dog, came to Tri-County Humane Society in late May; it was early July when she found her human, who understood that Gypsum is an anxious type who would need plenty of space and patience.

“She's adjusted well to her new home and is such a cuddle bug. She's still terribly shy when meeting new people, but she has improved over time and with enough patience, love, and some treats!  She's been a great addition to my life in more ways than one, and I'm forever grateful for her and Tri-County Humane Society for all their help and support!”

We’re grateful for adopters who give pups like Gypsum, a life that really rocks their doggy world!

"If you think my head is big, you should see my heart!" – Unknown

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