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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!

James Pawter

It might sound cliché, finding a love connection around Valentine’s Day – but hey, when it’s the right match, it’s meant to be - on any day!

This adoption story is about a dog named James; he arrived as a puppy as part of the “J” litter in mid-January. It took a little bit for all the siblings to get adopted because there were 12 of them! James was part of our Valentine’s Day-themed adoption event at Crossroads Center, where he met his future family. He’s now called James Pawter, and he found his new humans about two years after their last pup passed on.

“The kids had been wanting a puppy for a while, and when some of the ‘J’ litter went unadopted for a while, we knew it was a sign. At the Crossroads Center adoption event, we fell in love with James. James’ favorite activities are learning new skills (he knows almost 20 different commands!), racing through the backyard with the kids, chasing tennis balls, taking walks, chewing and herding his family all into one room. Being small-dog people prior to this, we never expected to find ourselves with an 80-pound puppy, but James is definitely one of the family now and a definite gentle giant! He has bonded so amazingly with us and our three children, that we couldn't imagine not having him with us.”

"You are my Valentine because you bring love to my life each and every day. I love you more each and every day, in every way."  Kate Summers

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