​Occasionally we hear from some of our past residents and/or their new person with all those good stories we love!  If you would like your adoption experience to be included on this ​SUCCESS STORIES​ page, either send us your story via email at pets4u@centurylink.net or our facebook page TriLakesHumaneSociety.  If you would like to include a picture, we love to see  those and will post here, too!  Please let us know if it's okay to post if there is a family member included.

​We will add each new story at the top of this page - when we get to 10 per page then the bottom stories will drop off :)  But we're sure that will give lots of people plenty of time to read all the happy stories!

We hope to hear from you all soon!!!



Courtney Hower wrote - I just wanted to give an update on Chiclet. We have had her 4 weeks today and renamed her Daisy. She is turning out to be the most amazing dog. She is very gentle, loving and very smart. She was a breeze to potty train. She gets along very well with our horses, chickens and our other dog Fletch. Thank you for providing us the opportunity to love and spoil her. 

Nancy Harris wrote -Hi! Just want you to know that Stache is doing great, and we are loving him more and more! He’s a wonderful kitty! He gets a lot of attention from two very smitten humans!


 Janet Shanks wrote: We adopted Mozart a couple of weeks ago, and he has pretty much taken over our home and our hearts. He now goes by “Earl” and even deigns to look at us when we call him. He loves cuddling, purring, and running crazy all over the house after his “mousies.” We thought it would take him a while to acclimate, but he acted like he had always been here the minute he walked in the door. My husband, who is NOT a cat person, said, “This is the coolest cat ever!” We can’t wait until we buy a house this year so we can come back to get a brother or sister for Earl. Thanks Tri Lakes!!!

  We received the following from Sharron Swanberg who adopted Max.  "Thanks for everything.  He is perfect and I'm in love."


A couple of months ago we adopted "Luna" who now goes by the name Tayla.  Wanted to let you know what a great dog she is. She loves her new family, and especially loves her new home. She is so smart, learning to sit, shake, rollover, give kisses, and even giving high fives! She has a huge back yard which she loves to run back and forth in like the wind because she is such a fast runner! Running is probably her favorite thing to do. She has made several new friends including 2 horses, 2 burrows, and a couple neighboring dogs. She has a sister, a white cat, who doesn't like to play as much as she would like her to. She is being spoiled to death, and loves every minute of it! She has brought much love and joy back into our lives especially after the heartbreak of losing our golden lab Tucker a few months ago. Just wanted to say thank you for taking care of her until we found our little girl. Included are a few pictures of our beautiful girl and her family and friends.


 I just wanted to touch base and let you know that we absolutely LOVE Lola! She's doing great here. She's friendly to everyone and especially wonderful with kids. We're hoping she'll eventually get used to our guinea pigs, but for now we just keep them separate. 

We're so thankful you took such good care of her while she was with you. She's seems to love family life! I attached a picture for you from Thanksgiving.


We got this note and picture from Sherlock. "Having a great time at my forever home! I love to play, play, play!!!

My name is Emma Hayford and I adopted your resident “Rocky” about a year ago. He is now named Vladi after St. Louis Blues player Vladimir Tarasenko. Within the last year he has blossomed into an outgoing and hard working boy. He comes with me to work at a barn with horses, and has become best pals with the mini donkeys. We go hiking, go on road trips, paddle board... Whatever you can think of, it’s an adventure he’s probably gone on. He’s been awarded the title “goodest boy” by myself.  

I wanted to say thank you for all the hard work you all put into the animals on your care, I know you all have your hands full. If not for you guys, I wouldn’t have my shadow and best friend. 

Thank you,

Emma Hayford

 A couple of weeks ago I adopted "Barbara" who is now called Hazel, from your shelter.  I was told the people who turned her in told you that she didn't get along well with children.  At first I kept the kids away from her but she kept jumping up next to them, laying there looking happy.  She has adopted my 2 year old granddaughter and loves all the children.  

   I lost my husband 6 weeks ago and was looking for a companion as I miss my husband terribly.  Hazel is the best dog I could ever ask for!  She sleeps with me and goes wherever I go.  I love her so much! Thank you for the care you took of my dog until I found my way to her!  She is so loved and gives back everything she is given.  Again, thank you so much, I adore her!  God Bless all who car for the animals there until they find their homes.

 KARMA now known as SPICE  loves  her new mom and has taken to AGILITY like it was her goal in life!  Her new mom says that Spice is the perfect agility competition dog, she's confident, fun-loving, sweet and very, very smart and eager to learn!  AND, she gets along with all the other dogs!  After just a few hours of coming home, she settled right in like she had been there forever! She loves the lake, is crating like a champ, loves playing ball and can already do "sit", "tunnel" and "dog walk"!  She has that intense "Border Collie" stare and focus that is going to make her a major competition champion!  P.S.  Her full "Show Dog Name" is "Tri-Lakes Sugar N' Spice"!