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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!

Europe and Australia, now Octavious and Nyx

Tri-County Humane Society has adopted out almost 40 guinea pigs so far in 2024 – and one of those pigs has become famous!  Yes, a picture of one of today’s subjects was part of Photography and More magazine’s animal publication. As her human gushes, “(Then) 2 months old and a published model!”

The family adopted the two baby guinea pigs in March; Australia was renamed Nyx, and Europe is now Octavious. Nyx (who was featured in the magazine) is a female and Octavious is a male, but their co-playtime is supervised very closely by their humans, who have had guinea pigs for more than 30 years. (No offspring allowed for these two!)

“The babies are adjusting amazingly well. Their big sister Gaia is very happy to have a brother and sister. Octavious is a big-time foodie. Being vocal through the mornings and all afternoon and evening letting us know how much he loves food! When he's not squealing about food, he's wandering around his pen chortling and talking.”

Nyx also loves treats – and often does nightly chortles as she heads to her food. “It's a guinea pig’s version of singing, and it makes my heart happy.” Hearing wonderful adoption stories such as these makes our hearts happy!

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