April 8, 2020

An update from November

We posted this photo collage back in November, as we wrote about all the pitbulls we take in at our shelter and how long they end up staying with us.
The good news is that all but two of those dogs have been adopted over the past five months (except Pink and Annie). Of course, we have three more adult pitbulls now (Zeke, Zelda, and Bo, with photos in Comments) as well as a litter of pitbull pups (already getting multiple applications for the pups).
Here's a link to all our adoptable pets:
https://www.petfinder.com/search/pets-for-adoption/?shelter_id%5B0%5D=OH323&sort%5B0%5D=recently_added


April 6, 2020

Two mirror-image cuties

"I just wanted to let you guys know that Ellie and Eevee are doing really great! They are the most sweet a loving girls! We are so thankful Ellie and Eevee are a part of our family! They are also a favorite at our vet office."

Thank you for adopting from the Clinton County Humane Society!


April 4, 2020

It's hanging for our volunteers to see

Thank you, Wilmington Middle School student council, for this message we’ve hung on our volunteer board.

April 1, 2020

This dog has such a sweet soul

We love updates!
"We adopted Grace (Fanny) on February 23, 2020. She’s a mix of Lab and border collie and a petite size of 38 pounds. What a bundle of joy she has brought into our lives! She is so easy to train and loves to please!"

March 30, 2020

A content kitten and her happy little girl

Here's the whole update on Jewel, whose owners say is now "completely spoiled."
"My daughter changed her name to June Bug. She loves being held, and playing. Sometimes she would rather you pick her up and walk than her actually walking. 
"It’s been over a week. We are still introducing our dog to her. They play with each other through the door right now, but still working on letting her and our dog both have free range of the house together. Right now it’s 50/50.
"June sleeps with my daughter and gets up around 5 with me. I let her out of my daughter's room and we have about an hour every morning just playing together before I have to go to work. 
"June had been a great blessing for my daughter. My daughter has severe asthma. Animals do not bother her ... but being that she is asthmatic, this virus could easily kill her, being quarantine and learning how to care for June has made these times so much easier for her. June is doing very well, and very spoiled!"

March 16, 2020

Just looking at a therapy dog feels therapeutic

If you're feeling a little anxious, you might enjoy this awesome update on one of our former shelter pups. 🥰
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"I'm not sure if you remember our girl Azzi, (formally known as Madison) She joined our family May 30, 2019.
"Wanted to give you an update: She went from a wild-and-crazy 9-month-old to a very confident girl. She learned all her basic commands and runs the farm off leash. She comes when called, she watches over the chicken and goats. She hangs out in the pasture with the horses and plays with our miniature cows.
"I saw, as well as our trainer, her ability to be calm and loving. We thought we would try to work with her to become a registered therapy dog. After months of working with her, training her, (a week ago) she passed her therapy dog evaluation with flying colors!!!
"We couldn’t love her anymore, she is the girl that sleeps in bed with me, hangs out in the barn with me, I couldn’t imagine our lives without her!!
"I wanted to share what one of the dogs that was placed in your care, until God decided that she needed us and we needed her.
"Congratulations to our girl, Azzi!!"

Thank you for adopting Azzi from the Clinton County Humane Society and helping her reach her full potential!



March 3, 2020

A lovely walk and a lighthouse view

Maslow and his new sister Phoebe (in the adorable pink puffy coat) enjoyed a walk along the beach where he now lives in Grand Haven, Michigan. Maslow was adopted from us last month. We love seeing all the outdoor activities he gets to do now!

February 27, 2020

Happy Gotcha Day to Lily!

Pictured on the left, Lily was adopted from our shelter four years ago — here’s an awesome update!
“Just letting you know that four years ago (Feb. 25) we adopted Lily from you. She was an adult Pomeranian. Her people could not keep her because they were moving and couldn’t take her with them. REALLY?
“The first few days with us, she escaped from the fenced back yard and chewed up my husband’s work shoes. Now it feels like she’s always been with us. 
“She’s gotten along with the many foster dogs I’ve had and the deaths of the original pack members. I don’t know what I’d do without her. Thank you for all you do.”
Thank YOU for adopting her!

February 20, 2020

Flash is a funny guy!

He IS a goofball, but a lovable goofball! Love this update from Flash's family:
"We adopted Flash December 26th. He is so crazy, he’s a goofball and such a handful and we love him so much! We are so glad he is a part of our family. ❤️🐶 Our other dog loathes him and loves him all at the same time but, regardless, they’re best buddies."

February 18, 2020

Extra-large game of tennis, anyone?

We received this fun update on Roxy, a beautiful Saint Bernard who was adopted in September.
Her new family says she is extremely friendly to both people and other dogs, and her veterinarian said she is very healthy and doing well. Roxy has a lot of energy and loves to run and play outside.
Since she was adopted, Roxy has visited the groomer (love the bows!), celebrated her first birthday, and had some playdates with dog-friends.
Her owner says, "She has become my new best friend and is getting lots of love and attention every day. She is having a great life and I think she will be around for a very long time."

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


February 13, 2020

Wow, has it been more than 14 years?

This is Chloe, who was adopted from our shelter 14-and-a-half years ago!
Her owner told us: "She is so sweet, and having her makes my days so much brighter. Thanks for all you do!" 
Thank YOU for adopting from the Clinton County Humane Society and for taking care of Chloe for more than 14 years!

February 11, 2020

Happy 10-year Gotcha Day to Ziggy!

Not sure if anyone is still there that would remember him but since we just celebrated our 10yr gotcha day last month I thought I'd send a pic. Ziggy (aka Hank) was a bit of a mess when we saw him. We had gone to see a cute puppy and the girl asked if I had seen Hank. She said he'd been there for a few months and not one person ever asked to see him so of course I said yes.
His nose was torn up from trying to get out of the kennel, his hair was ragged from stress and he looked at me and did his begging trick and I was sold. I'm a sucker for sad faces.
Now our Zig is a little whiter in his old dude years but he's spoiled rotten and lives like a king.
Thank you for trying to place the dogs that aren't as flashy, that aren't as cute ... we're all thankful. 

February 6, 2020

This handsome guy is frolicking now in Michigan

Last week the sweet face of Ziggy was adopted by a family who drove to Ohio from Michigan to give him the love and security he had not yet felt. Now named Maslow, he reminds his family of their beloved first malamute, Winslow. 
His new family updated us on Maslow, who came to our shelter shaky and fearful but who is already enjoying frolicking in the Michigan cold, followed by curling up in the warmth of his forever home.
"He loves being near the snow. I purchased a retractable leash (which allows more room for him to walk on his own) and he loves it. Yesterday he started galloping and jumped high in the air like he was having a blast. I take him on extended walks so that he will be able to familiarize himself with our neighborhood and so that he will always know how to get home. Sometimes he will walk ahead of me and stop and look back — waiting for me to catch up with him. That's what Winslow used to do as well. Maslow is, however, very skittish of traffic; so I take him on neighborhood streets with less traffic flow.
“I took one of my other dog's toys (a small pizza that squeaks) and let him play with it. He seemed more interested in toys than Winslow was. So I went to Petsmart to pick up some more Science Diet food and purchased him a couple of toys his own size. He does play with them. At this rate, within the next month, I'm sure he will not be hesitant at all. He has the full run of the house but seems to be leery of going in the kitchen for some reason (which is where his food and water is). For now, we bring his bowls to him when it's time to eat.
"We feel blessed to have found Maslow on your website and for you to have allowed us to come and pick him up. He is already loved, and will be loved as a part of our family for the rest of his life."
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Thank you for adopting this beautiful boy from the Clinton County Humane Society!

February 4, 2020

Pippa is ready for a new home!

Thank you to the Wilmington (Ohio) News Journal for sharing this information about beautiful Pippa (and her sister Pippy)!

February 3, 2020

Happy 3rd kitty birthday!

On his recent third birthday, Jamo crashed on the cupcake after partying a little too hard. 😀
Happy birthday to his siblings Tully & Hart too!