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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.

The Brady Bunch

The Brady Bunch

Here’s a (lovely) story indeed.  Tri-County Humane Society (TCHS) had a recent adoption success that shows what can happen when the whole community – staff, volunteers, and well-meaning members of the public – come together.

In late March, community members in the Luxemburg Township area discovered seven seriously unkempt Shih Tzu dogs romping about. Their hair was matted and dirty, and they just looked uncomfortable.

Normally with animals designated as strays, TCHS can’t alter their appearance in case an owner is looking for them. But these dogs were in rough enough shape that TCHS staff felt it in their best interest to relieve them of the mats and long nails.

They quickly bathed the dogs and called in volunteer groomer Shelby Gunderson to clean them up. Shelby came in immediately after her day job at La Dee Dogs to start work on the dogs. After a day, their nails were trimmed and hair was styled, and they looked and acted 100 percent happier. TCHS staff was eager to see if the dogs would be eligible for adoption right away or if they would need some socialization time – well, they were happy and bouncing around almost immediately (after their makeovers, that is).

Named for seven members of the “The Brady Bunch,” Peter, Bobby, Cindy, Jan, Alice, Carol, and Marcia were spayed or neutered after their stray time was up and they all quickly found homes.

TCHS is thankful for members of the public who know that helping animals get a second chance is our passion, as well as for our dedicated volunteers such as Shelby. The Brady Bunch went their separate ways, but we know their next chapter will be a happy one.

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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