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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!

Marshall Tate, now Buddy

Here's a story about a dog who found a “hoppy” ending with life in the country - and frogs!

Marshall Tate is a tri-pawed 1-year-old German Shepherd mix who came to the shelter in early April via one of our transport partners, Leech Lake Legacy. Missing one leg did NOT slow this energetic guy down one bit – he was an active and goofy doggie. He briefly spent time in a TCHS foster home - where he was adored - before he was officially made available for adoption. He was adopted in early June to a home where he has plenty of space to explore. His new name is Buddy.

“Buddy is doing great. The vet in Garrison gave him a clean bill of health and said he looks great. His left shoulder healed perfectly, and Buddy does not know that the leg is gone. His running and jumping is natural now. He loves to hunt frogs along the shoreline; he carries them out into the yard and lets them go so that he can chase them around. All the frogs survive the game. He has settled in here and is becoming more relaxed every day. Thanks to all of you for saving him and all the dogs and cats and other creatures.”

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” Michael Jordan

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