​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!!!


 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"!

 BOOTS sent us this picture just to let us know that he's "king of the coffee table"! :)  and "king of the house", too! :) :) :)  He loves to be right in the middle of everything.  He's very snuggly and loving, as long as it's his idea of course!  He's doing great and so in love with his new family, just as they are so in love with him! 

 INDIANA is the very first cat we have ever helped to fly to her new home - in Colorado!  And just look at how lucky she got, getting to take naps with her new baby :)

 JAKE didn't have much to say  when he sent us his pictures, he just wanted us to know that he is very happy and loves his new family and they love him just as much!

 BINDY was adopted by her dad, here with her in the picture, about 3 weeks ago.  She and dad took a really good "selfie"!  Dad says her name is now BABE and that she quickly leash trained and working on other things.  And that she's so smart and has so much potential!  Exciting news!!!

 RITZ (like in "puttin' on the Ritz") is the most handsome cat, a Maine Coon mix.  We heard from his new family and they couldn't be happier that they took Ritz home.  He has settled in like it's just the place where he's supposed to be.  There were a couple of days, that his family was worried about him - typical cat in new environment, not eating, hiding, etc. - but once he figured out he was "home" and "loved" - all was well.  Now, he's just as happy as his new family is :)

 SMOKEY & HANNAH sent us this update!  Their new persons were on a trip to Southern Missouri from Nebraska, and stopped at our shelter looking for an Irish Wolfhound or a dog similar.  Instead they met Smokey & Hannah and fell in love.  BTW, they are Catahoula Leopard Dog/German Shepherd Dog mix :)  Their first person brought them to the shelter because he was an over-the-road truck driver and felt he couldn't spend enough time with them.  Well, that was 6-1/2 years ago and they are about to celebrate their 11th birthdays, and still going strong.  They and their "new" :) persons couldn't be happier!