​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, send us your story via email at pets4u@centurylink.net.  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!!!



Last November, we adopted a six-month-old dog named Check from your shelter. We figured you might like to know how she's doing. 

Check made the trip back to our home in Fayetteville, AR, a little bit stinky and a lot scared. We gave her a thorough bath, showed her lots of love, and renamed her Sugar. 

At the time, we didn't realize how accurate that name would be. Eight months later, I can tell you Sugar has the sweetest disposition of any dog I've known. She's a fifty-pound snuggler who loves our three children. 

She's also incredibly smart; within days, she taught herself how to open both our patio screen door and our house door to let herself in! She's still a bit skittish and very submissive to other dogs, but she's made great strides with her leash skills. 

We went through a rough patch early this year when Sugar was having a lot of stomach trouble. But her vet diagnosed food allergies and put her on a special diet. She's now back to a healthy weight and disposition. 

We're so lucky that Sugar is part of our family, and so thankful to Tri-Lakes Humane Society for taking her in as a puppy. 


Allison Hammond

 Hello this is Sarah Malo I adopted Prancer who is now named Prince.  I wanted to up date you..  He is doing well.  We are living in Bolivar until April and there is not any dog trainers here so we have been working with him.  We did fined that he can't concentrate when we use food so it's all through play . Thank you so much for such a wonderful addition to our family.  

 We got this update from Jacy Garner about Scooby.

Constance Brown gave us the following update on Jangle.  "We think he’s settling in quite nicely.. only a couple problems i.e he thought his human size body should get in our bed too... lol ... we renamed him Jaxson. He’s absolutely perfect!" 

 Ken Eckhauser wrote: "I said I would provide an update with how Buttons and Ty were doing  after bringing them home. I hope that the pictures give the family and  everyone at the shelter peace of mind. Thank you again for making my days brighter with these two."

Rene Rippe sent us the following update on Buddy who was named Quick at the shelter.  I wanted to give you an update on this sweet fella. He is such a joy!  He graduated his first class this evening. Here’s his picture. We are going to try to get certified as a therapy dog. I know he will bring much joy to others, as he has to me. Thank you for saving him! 

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.