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!

September 16, 2019

Buy litter for your cats, help shelter cats

We recently received 9 vouchers good for litter from Cat's Price, which donates to shelters across America. Thank you so much to you and to the company!
Cat's Pride is available at Walmart. For every *green jug* of Cat’s Pride litter you buy, the company will donate a pound of litter to help more cats find their forever homes.

September 5, 2019

From a review by an adopter

"I went to adopt 2 puppies in 2010. The volunteer was friendly, gave me plenty of information, and allowed me plenty of time to play with the pups to decide if I would adopt. The littermates were named Curt and Cary; I adopted them in 2010 and renamed them Spartacus and Nyx. I have never regretted going to this shelter and thank them so much for the gift of my pups."

September 4, 2019

'Thank you for rescuing him and keeping him safe ...'

Levi had been abandoned at the dog pound, so underweight that his ribs were sticking out. But Levi arrived at our shelter to lots of love, hugs, and a healthy diet — and then he found wonderful humans who came to adopt him back in January. He has been living the good life ever since, and we are thrilled to hear about this handsome dude!
His owners tell us:
“He is doing AMAZING. He is so sweet and loving. He has really bonded with his ‘siblings’ — he is now just one of the gang. He has gained all of his weight ... no ribs showing now!! He is strong and healthy and loves to try new foods. He loves to pay catch and tug on his rope, too.
“We couldn’t be happier to have him as an addition to our family. Thank you for rescuing him and keeping him safe until he could come to us, his forever home!!”
Thank YOU for adopting Levi and loving him like you do!

September 3, 2019

Part golden retriever, 100% well loved

In order to post dogs on, we must enter breed makeup — and sometimes it's mostly just a guess. We know this adorable face wouldn't necessarily scream "golden retriever," but lo and behold, that's the breed that makes up a quarter of her genetics. 
Here's great update about magnificent Marley:
"We adopted 'Cupcake,' now 'Marley,' back in April and have fallen so in love with this sweet pup! 
"We wanted to provide you all with an update on how she’s growing up, and thank you again for taking such great care of her before she became part of our family.
"She is about 25 pounds now and sweet as can be!
"We finally decided to get her DNA tested because we just could not figure out what she was a mishmash of. Turns out, she’s 25% Golden Retriever, 12.5% American Bulldog, 12.5% German Shorthaired Pointer and 12.5% Mini Poodle. Who knew!
"She is feisty and fearless but also such a cuddle bug and a very good listener. She was potty- and crate-trained so quickly we couldn’t believe how easy she was.
"She always has to have something in her mouth whether it’s her ball, bone or even the tag on her collar! As much as she loves us, her favorite one in the family is her grouchy older brother and he is liking her more every day. "We cannot thank you all enough for giving us this little girl to our family!"
Thank YOU for adopting Marley from the Clinton County Humane Society!

September 2, 2019

A bittersweet but beautiful tribute 😭

Back in 2011, our shelter took in about a dozen dogs that had been living — if you can call it that — at a puppy mill in our area. There were several poodles, including one who was named “Glad” by volunteers. She was almost 10 years old and had spent most of a decade being forced to breed litter after litter after litter. 
The shelter had to spend more than $1,200 just in dental care for the rescued dogs because their teeth were in such bad shape. 
Thanks to our volunteers and an adopter who decided one day to check out our shelter, this dog’s life changed completely. We’ll let you read, in the words of the kind woman, about how it wasn’t just a canine life that changed that day in 2011.
My sweet pup Snooki (shelter name Glad) crossed the Rainbow Bridge on August 16, 2019, at 8:20 in the morning. Her nearly 18 years on this earth (last 8 with me) have been some of the best years of my life. I went to the Clinton County Humane Society when I was home visiting my parents from Chicago for Thanksgiving. 
I was on the fence about getting a dog and decided to go check out the shelter because my stepmom’s sister had volunteered there and I was looking for something to do. 
When Snooki came barreling into the room with her fluffy poof head, I instantly fell in love. I was warned that she was an older dog, but her vigor and sweet disposition wouldn’t allow me to leave the shelter without her! 
I took a chance and brought her back to Chicago with me. I traveled extensively alone for my job at that time and I brought her alongside me to every state I would have to go work in. She lived a life of fluffy hotel beds, doggie treats, road trips, and much love. She even got to go on vacations alongside me to Aruba, Bahamas, Bermuda, and Mexico! She was a world traveler and the best companion. 
When I met my husband, we relocated to Charleston, South Carolina, where she lived out her life in the South. 
I was fortunate enough for both of my babies (Sadie, 2 years, and Samuel, 10 months) to meet this very special furry friend of my previous life before marriage and children. A few years ago, she got very sick but we were able to control her symptoms with medicine and vet care. I am so glad I did all that I did a few years ago, it allowed me to spend 2.5 additional years with her by my side! 
A few weeks ago, her health started to go downhill again but this time I couldn’t control the symptoms like before, and just as humans bodies do when they get older, dogs’ bodies start shutting down too.  
Thank you to CCHS for rescuing this sweet pup and allowing me to love her all these years. She taught me so much about love, kindness, happiness, and loyalty. I will cherish the times I had with her and will miss her so!
—Katie Hochhausler Turner