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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!

Clyde, now GusGus

New pets can take a little while to adjust to their new surroundings. Patience and perseverance can help!

This adoption story is about a dog whose transition to a new home started a little rocky, but now he’s doing very well. The 1-year-old French Spaniel we called Clyde came to Tri-County Humane Society in late December. By early January, he had a new family. He was renamed GusGus.

“Once we got the Lyme disease taken care of, he gained some weight and is more active now. He still is skittish with a lot of stuff, so we are working on things slowly. I have a chronic illness, so he makes sure I get up in the morning keeps me moving; yet when I do need to lay down and rest, he is right there beside me. He is such a good boy. I am glad we hung in there with it being a little ‘ruff’ at the beginning – GusGus was not good with our little dog and was afraid of my husband. The more we hung in there with him, the better things got. It took about a month for him to settle in with us. Him and our Shorkie are now best friends. … We are thrilled he is now a part of our family.”

“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” John Quincy Adams

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