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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!

Radar, now Frank

The new year is just around the corner! That means (for some) New Year’s resolutions, as well as trying new things.

This adoption story is about a pup who’s had a lot of firsts and milestones in his first seven months. Then known as “Radar,” the Bedlington Terrier mix arrived with his litter mates in September 2023 at Tri-County Humane Society. “Radar” was adopted in October as part of our “Clear the Kennels, One Spin at a Time” initiative.

Radar is now Frank, and he’s doing wonderfully! We heard from his new family a few times. Shortly after his adoption, they told us:

“Frank has come a long way since the first day we got him. I have seen the light come back into his eyes. He plays well with other animals, and small children he adores. He loves to cuddle and get constant kisses. Being outside is his favorite as he loves to run and chase. … He is still unsure about people sometimes and is kinda skittish, and scared but is coming around daily.”

Flash-forward a few months, and Frank is becoming even more confident and comfortable.

“Frank is still a puppy, so we still have puppy tendencies. He loves wearing clothes, taking walks, and, of course, playing. He recently discovered water and playing in the neighbor’s koi pond. He learned the words ‘sit’ and ‘stay.’ …  His favorite game and thing though is “Socks.” For some reason with all the toys and ropes we have for him, he just walks around with a sock hanging out of his mouth wanting to play tug-of-war.”

Frank is spunky and happy, and he makes his new family as happy as they make him, they wrote.

Oh – and “when asked to go outside, he jumps so high while walking with you. Frank has no idea of personal space at all.” Maybe that’s a resolution to work on for next year, Frank!

“The dog has got more fun out of man than man has got out of the dog, for man is the more laughable of the two animals.” James Thurber

2023 Facts:

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  • Number of Animals Transferred In


  • Total Surgeries


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