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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!

Otter, now Roxie

It’s not accurate that Tri-County Humane Society discourages adopting a pet for a loved one as a surprise – as long as the person wants and can care for the gift of a furry friend, it can be an extremely thoughtful gesture! (We do warn that if the recipient is not interested, the adopter should have a plan B in place, though.)

This adoption story comes from a junior TCHS volunteer named Jazmyn who got a great surprise – and a new best friend. The 4-year-old dog known as Otter at Tri-County Humane Society (who now goes by Roxie) came to us as a stray, and she quickly captured Jazmyn’s heart. Jazmyn's family arranged the surprise, and got some of the TCHS staff members in on the effort.

“I have loved every dog that I have worked with there, but I absolutely fell in love with Roxie. My parents ended up surprising me with adopting her for my graduation present (because I graduated this year). Kate (the volunteer boss) emailed me asking if I could come in for an hour, so I did.  One of the staff members asked me to help with a dog-on-dog meet and greet (which they never do), so I went and helped. She grabbed Roxie and we walked outside and I saw my family with my other dog, Oliver, out there and I almost started crying.”

The volunteer even took Roxie to obedience training right away, and Roxie graduated! They've had a wonderful almost eight months together so far.

“She’s my best friend, and (she) loves any and all dogs and all little kids,” Jazmyn writes. “She’s living her best life.”

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