​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!!!

Phoebe Powers wrote - We adopted Katrina when she was at Petsmart in Springfield. She likes to snuggle with both my husband and myself on the couch, and has the magical ability to put both of us to sleep with her purring.  She is even getting along with the dog and can often be seen sleeping on his bed, regulating him to the floor.

Lena Hoeflicker sent us this update.  In the past 3 years, we have adopted (from left to right) Rhodey, Trooper & Georgia - all from Tri-Lakes. They have brought so much fun to our lives, and they are like the Three Amigos now! 

Raven's new owner works at Walgreens, where we get a discount on our photo printing.  He adopted Raven a few months ago and couldn't say enough good things about the pouch.  Raven likes to be outside to give the evil eye to neighborhood cats and foxes.  He isn't a lap dog but is getting more affectionate and he is eating very well.  

Good morning!

Snoopy update.  He is perfect and seems to love it here.  He's house and crate trained, walks well on a leash, and has excellent manners.  We haven't been to the dock yet but are slowly introducing him to the water along shore.  Lots of new smells and sounds here.

Thank you for helping us pick our new family member!❤

The Robbins Family

Winnie and Pooh were adopted together from the shelter in September and they are fitting into their new family.

The Potts Family sent us this update on Denver (the white Great Pyrenees)

We just wanted to give you and update on Odin(Denver).  He is the most amazing dog.  We are so happy that he was able to join our family.  He’s now 99% house trained.  He is a super fast learner and just the biggest love bug.  The pic where he is sitting next to the big black dog is his sister June. He’s almost as big as her.  The little wirehaird one is his sister Gertrude.  All my dogs just love him.  We visit my mother 3-5 times a week and he loves playing with her bunch too.  Water is his favorite thing.  Hopefully next week we can head to river and he can swim.  Thank you for letting him join our family. He truly is a blessing.  

Lena Hoeflicker sent us this update on Ransom:

We adopted Ransom Sept 3 as the first dog for our 6yo son, who renamed him “Rhodey” after Captain Rhodes “Rhodey” (his favorite Avenger). Rhodey is working on some food guarding manners around his housemates, but otherwise he is adjusting beautifully.

We have a crazy busy schedule and he has been tagging along so many places from his very first day with us, and just rolling with it and having fun exploring this big world. Running errands, taking walks at kids’ sport practices, hitting the lake, and has even attended his first puppy obedience class in his first week with us. 

He especially loves the water, so he is in heaven at his grandparents’ house on the lake, and did awesome on his first boat ride. He is a lover and showing a lot of intelligence. 

At not quite 5 months, he is a lot of work (as all puppies are), but he is showing himself to be a good fit for the family, and so far getting along well with the other dogs. If only he could convince that cat to play with him. Lol. 

Sandra Florence sent us an email about Miss Kitty who was adopted a few weeks ago.

She's pretty chill.....

Feeling at home. 


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.