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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!


This adoption story actually came in the form of a Google Review. We were so touched that we asked if we could share it with our broader community! It's a bit of a read, but such an amazing testimony to the impact TCHS can have. A special thanks to Carrie O. for sharing her Tri-County Humane Society experience!

“When our family decided to get another pet we knew we wanted to ‘adopt not shop’. I visited the Tri-County Humane Society and was overwhelmed not just by how many animals were there, but the rate at which they were coming in and also being adopted. I expected to find one, over-worked employee/volunteer attempting to help people while answering phones, etc..

What I found instead was a full staff of employees and volunteers eager to help with tons of helpful knowledge and insights into the individual animals as well as just animals in general.

I had my eye on a couple cats but was advised that they would do better in a home without other pets. So, instead, I decided to take home a six-year-old domestic shorthair named Tate. Our little Tater Tot was TERRIFIED of everything when we got him.

Fast forward one month and he is like a totally different cat! He is brave and curious and full of zest, personality, and life! He is also the SWEETEST cat I have ever met, who wants all the pets and cuddles he can possibly get!

TCHS let me take him for $100 which felt like robbery to me because he had more than that in vet care alone at the shelter. I cannot articulate the extent of the love in that building. It is palpable. Every human there is invested in every animal that comes through their doors.

In my time there, I also got to witness staff interactions when people came in to surrender their pets. I watched and listened to them treat those people with kindness, respect, and dignity knowing that no pet owner ever wants to have to surrender their pet.

Their staff treats everyone kindly, across the board.

I cannot possibly say enough great things about this amazing organization and the work they do. We are so blessed to have them as a part of our community. I wish I could shake hands and thank every single person who has a hand in helping this very worthy cause.

 I cannot. However, I can assure anyone reading this that the people in this organization are doing God's work and are the closest thing to living angels as I have known.

Please consider donating to this very worthy cause. Every dollar helps.

I am not employed by or affiliated with TCHS whatsoever. I am just a really big fan and am grateful they exist! On behalf of all animals and also all people, thank you Tri-County Humane Society. Keep up the amazing work!”

It is not an exaggeration to say this Google review had more than a few of us tearing up. Animal shelter work can be taxing, both emotionally and physically, but hearing how we are making a difference keeps us coming back for more!

Do you have a Tri-County Humane Society experience of your own? Please share it with us!

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