November 7, 2019

It happened! Ginger was adopted!

Our hearts are so grateful!
First, we want to thank everyone who shared sweet Ginger’s posting on Facebook — you are a big part of the reason she was adopted on Friday. We are thrilled! You all shared her post 222 times, reaching thousands of people, which always help our animals get maximum exposure.
As you may remember, we had been baffled why such a sweetheart of a dog had been at our shelter for so many months. Ginger had been losing weight and was just generally very stressed without a home. In her most recent post, we had expressed hope that we would someday see “the day when Ginger finds her forever family and they send us a photo of Ginger sprawled out on her own comfy bed, without a care in the world.”
Well, that day has come, and her new family could not be more perfect for her (although they told us they can’t believe how perfect SHE is).
Her adopters had already bought her a new bed, and they came to the shelter bearing gifts in the form of a dog toy, which is now her favorite toy.
Ginger is now named Naima, “like the elegant, beautiful piece by John Coltrane,” and she is part of a music-centric family, so she can listen to the saxophone instead of the barking of other shelter dogs.
Her family lives close to a bike path, so Naima — as we had dreamed about — has taken 4-mile walks followed by deep, undisturbed naps, without a care in the world — and she does have her own comfy bed (even though she also seems to enjoy the human furniture too).
Adoptions by folks like Naima’s people are such a healing salve for some of the rough days we have, worrying about homeless animals and fighting against the odds to decrease the population of homeless pets.
It is happy ending for a truly deserving dog.

November 5, 2019

November 1, 2019

Brother Louie warmed up to gorgeous Jack

This is gorgeous Jack, who has finally charmed his older brother, Louie, into being great friends.
His family told us they're considering doing a DNA test because Jack (named Brett at the shelter) looks so much like the Dutch shepherds they've seen online. 
"Jack is taking very well to training. We just started puppy class with him. He's very smart, and very treat-driven! Lol. He'll do anything for one. Hope all is well with you and your team!! Thank you all for such a great dog. We love him!!"
Thank YOU for adopting Jack from the Clinton County Humane Society!

October 30, 2019

Remy is cute and 'such a joy' to his family

We recently had two liters of super-cute tiny chihuahua puppies, and this guy (named Jim at the shelter) was one of them. 
His new family updated us: “Remington (Remy) is such a joy. He has a lot of energy but knows when it is bedtime! Thank you for allowing my family to adopt this precious little boy!”

Thank YOU for adopting from the Clinton County Humane Society!

October 29, 2019

We can use bleach and cat litter!

We are running low on bleach and cat litter. If you could buy an extra bottle or two (or maybe a bag of litter), you can leave it on our porch at 1760 Fife Ave. in Wilmington, and one of our volunteers will get it inside. 
ANY BRAND IS WELCOME!Thank you for your continued generosity!

October 28, 2019

Are you Ginger's potential family?

Sweet and loving Ginger has been with us since June, which is one of life's great mysteries, since she is such a good girl.
Ginger just wants to hug and be hugged. She loves humans but prefers male dogs. Ginger is a tall girl, and when she stands up for a hug, she can come eye-to-eye with an 5'6" adult human. She had some interest last time we posted her (and you all so kindly shared her post), but that person didn't follow up.
Kennel life can be stressful, and we can't wait until the day when Ginger finds her forever family and they send us a photo of Ginger sprawled out on her own comfy bed without a care in the world.
Are you that family?

If interested, here is Ginger's link on Petfinder:

October 18, 2019

Argo, like his brother Flex, is a handsome and fun-loving guy!

We are happy to share this adorable update about a littermate related to a dog featured in previous posts on Facebook and our website, a handsome guy named Flex whose adopters were interested in finding other dogs from the litter. 
"I saw on your website the post about the dog Flex, who had a black German shepherd mom and a coonhound dad. We adopted Flex’s brother in December of 2017! His name is Argos. He is a playful, energetic, ball-chasing, Frisbee-loving, goofy boy who loves people and dogs alike. We couldn’t have gotten luckier. Thanks again for giving us the opportunity to adopt our boy Argos."

Thank YOU for adopting Argos from the Clinton County Humane Society!

October 17, 2019

Mia is never lacking for dog toys!

Gorgeous Mia was adopted in April, and she is just getting even more beautiful in her new home.

Thank you for adopting Mia from the Clinton County Humane Society!

October 15, 2019

Living the pampered-pup life

This is Chubby, the smallest of a group of chihuahua pups that were adopted from our shelter, where he was known as Kevin.

October 4, 2019

Annie is well on her way to being spoiled

Now named Annabelle May ("Annie" for short) this sweet dog went from being an unwanted stray to being loved and pampered forever.
"We adore she and she is well on her way to being spoiled — haha. 😀🥰 Can't thank you all enough for bringing her into our lives!"
Isn't she beautiful?!
Thank YOU for adopting from the Clinton County Humane Society!

October 2, 2019

Bolt is a big snuggler!

It's been almost year since baby Bolt was adopted by a wonderful family and off to live the good life in Pennsylvania. His people recently sent us a donation (thank you!) and an update (thank you again!).
"He loves to play, but is also a big snuggler too. Everyone thinks he’s the cutest thing when they visit or when people see him while we’re out on walks. He goes to doggie daycare once or twice a week and they tell me that he loves to play with all the other dogs there 🥰."
Thank you so much for adopting from the Clinton County Humane Society and for remembering us with a financial donation!

September 26, 2019

'Thank you for adopting to us our best friend!'

Flex's mama was a black German shepherd — we also took care of her at our shelter — but it turns out that his daddy was a bluetick coonhound, so his owners say they get to wake up every day to a good ol' song. 😆
Flex's family updated us recently: "I wanted to send a thank you for adopting to us our best friend! In December of 2017 we showed up and fell in love with a little 6-week-old puppy that was born in the shelter."
"Here are some photos of how big he has gotten — 98 pounds of energy and he’s not even 2 years old yet."
Flex's family would love to hear from other folks who adopted the others from his litter — there were 9 pups (!) with names that all started with S. You can email us at
"He’s a great dog and we are very grateful. We wish we would have adopted one of his brothers too!"

Thank you for adopting Flex from the Clinton County Humane Society and giving him such an amazing life!

September 24, 2019

Skippy, adopted in 2005, still loves to snuggle

Skippy was adopted from our shelter in 2005, and his owner checked in with us to let us know that he lives a great life.
She said, "He loves to be outside and loves to snuggle. He has been such a wonderful dog."

Thank you for adopting Skippy from the Clinton County Humane Society!

September 20, 2019

'Absolutely purrfect' Venus

It was a little more than a year ago that beautiful Venus was adopted, leaving our shelter and heading for her new home in West Virginia. Her family sent us these wonderful photos and an update on how happy Venus has made them. Looks as if Venus is pretty darn content herself. 👏
"We could not have found a better fit for our family. She has been absolutely purrfect! The friendliest and most loving cat we know!"

Thank you for adopting from the Clinton County Humane Society!

September 17, 2019

'So darn cute, he can do whatever he wants.'

This is baby Jack, whose new owner said has been "a lot of fun so far," although his crate-training at night was a little challenging. But, as his owner also told us, "He's so darn cute, he can do whatever he wants and I'm ok with it!" 😇 We agree with that assessment. 
Thank you for adopting Jack (named Brett at the shelter) from the Clinton County Humane Society!