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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.



This adoption story comes from Kate Kompas, Volunteer and Events Coordinator at TCHS:

"One of the best things about working at Tri-County Humane Society (TCHS) is that I get to see adoptions happen most days, and sometimes even help write people’s adoption stories to share them with TCHS friends.

I’m biased – my favorite adoption story is my own. About six months ago, our animal care manager put a little dog in the conference room to get some socialization. I had had cats for most of my adult life, including two adopted from TCHS. (My mother has an intense dislike of cats so I wasn’t allowed to have one as a kid – that was my way of rebelling, by adopting cats when I left the house!) I had always planned to get a dog, but I pictured a big bouncy Lab mix type. Instead I fell in love with a stray dog whom staff named “Augustus,” who is an 8-pound Chihuahua and Dachshund mix. After he sat in my lap for an hour in the conference room, I texted my husband saying I needed to bring him home.

Now named Dexter, my little dude is a joy every day. He (mostly) peacefully co-exists with his cat sisters and brother, he loves his car rides, regular walks, occasional bits of string cheese, and playdates with other doggies. While I love TCHS for many reasons, adopting Dexter is at the top of that list. And it just goes to show, you can’t choose whom you fall in love with! I thought I’d get a big dog, but a little creature who is smaller than all three of my cats captured my heart."

Where Our Adopters Live:

This is a map of where people lived when they adopted an animal from Tri-County Humane Society. Click on the icon to see how many animals were adopted by people who live in that zip code.

Yellow pin = 2016 Adoption

Blue pin = 2018 Adoption

2018 and earlier:

Our Impact in 2018:

  • Animals Adopted


  • Animals Fostered


  • Animals Spayed/Neutered


  • Spay/Neuter Clinics Hosted


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