December 25, 2020

'This dog is at peace'

 Last fall, a little after Naima (formerly Ginger) was adopted, we received this photo of her, with the words, "This dog is at peace." 

Naima was sweet and friendly but had inexplicably spent five long months at the shelter.

We thought that the photo looked just like a Christmas card, so we are sharing it on Christmas 2020 to remind us how hopes and dreams do come true.

December 14, 2020

Lily has been through a lot she is still sweet as can be

***UPDATE: ADOPTED!***Lily is a gorgeous white boxer who came to us very pregnant — she had a rough pregnancy but delivered 6 big, healthy pups, all adopted.

Lily was a great mama and her pups all went to loving homes. But Lily had a mammary tumor that needed to be removed after her puppies were weaned and adopted. After a local vet did a chest X-ray and determined no metastases, Lily underwent surgery to remove the existing mass, and she has been recovering with us and is now ready to be adopted.

Lily is about 5 years old and very gentle. She has no hearing issues that we can tell. We all have grown to love Lily so we are looking for an amazing adopter/family who will pamper her the rest of her life.

Because of her X-ray and surgery, Lily’s veterinary expenses exceeded even normal costs associated with a canine pregnancy, so we are hoping to raise a little money to help with the cost incurred.

We’ve had to do more virtual fundraising than normal this year because our in-person fundraisers had to be canceled. Every little bit helps.

Here's Lily's profile on

November 27, 2020

You can order a personalized brick in tribute of someone (or some pet) you know and love!

We have been offering memorial bricks for many years in order to raise money for our nonprofit animal shelter, the Clinton County Humane Society. They are on display on the pillars at our shelter at 1760 Fife Ave. in Wilmington, Ohio. 

Please consider purchasing a personalized brick dedicated to a pet or someone you know who loves animals. Bricks are $50 each or two for $75! The form is available for download on the right side of this website. You can mail the completed form and a check to: Clinton County Humane Society, ATTN: Memorial Bricks, PO Box 1024, Wilmington, OH 45177

Thank you!

November 8, 2020

'He is so sweet and good!'

Petey charmed his way into getting adopted a couple of Sundays ago. That face and his personality make him a lovable goofball!

His family told us: "He is so sweet and good!"
Petey settled in very well and slept the first night in their bed. 😄

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

November 5, 2020

Angie's family gave her the gift of time to adjust

Beautiful Angie was adopted from our shelter in August. Although she is smiling now, Angie had a bit of a rough start, her new family told us — she was incredibly anxious about being in a new environment with new people and spent most of her time the first week just pacing.

Instead of giving up on this sweet shepherd, her family gave her the time and space and love to decompress after the stress that follows dogs when they land in shelters.

Her family says that Angie is doing so much better now.

"She is so sweet and loving. When she wants attention, she comes right up to you and lays her head on you until you pet her.

"We live on a quiet lane that is great for walks, and she loves going to a local park that has a good walking trail. She loves meeting new people and thinks everyone she meets is her new best friend.

"She's becoming friends with another German Shepherd named Bella that we sometimes watch.

"We are so happy that we adopted her. She has become a great addition to our family."


We are so happy that you adopted Angie from the Clinton County Humane Society and gave her the room to settle in! Thank you!

November 2, 2020

Thank you for helping with Sebastian's treatment!

Sebastian is a gorgeous malamute who was released to the dog pound with a female pitbull, Luna. They both landed at the Clinton County Humane Society.

Unfortunately, Sebastian tested positive for heartworm and requires expensive and time-consuming treatment. Our shelter, which is funded solely by private donations and with volunteer hours, asked for help paying for Sebastian's veterinary care, which will total around $800.

After posting on Facebook about Sebastian, our supporters gave $1,185 just with the online fund-raiser! 


November 1, 2020

Thank you, Lila and Austin!

 Eight-year-old twins Lila and Austin used their own allowance to bring some very useful items to our shelter — as well as a monetary donation. We are grateful for their generous hearts! ❤️❤️

After seeing a commercial for a national organization, Lila and Austin decided they would help local pets with their money. 

They were accompanied by their mom and their neighbor who is a longtime volunteer at the shelter. 

October 30, 2020

'A great way to honor him'

 In memory of Jonathan Grayson, who died at age 9 in an accident in 2010, his family donates generously each year to our shelter, where Jonathan had adopted his canine best buddy, Elvis.

Jonathan would have turned 20 years old in September of this year. 💙

His mom said, "Jonathan felt very strongly about taking care of animals in need. He would want us to do this every year. It's a great way to honor him."

We always appreciate his family's thoughtfulness, and we are grateful that Elvis provided joy and companionship to Jonathan during his young life.

October 28, 2020

This sweet kitty is a master snuggler!

 An update from adorable Eli's new family:

"I adopted Eli a few weeks ago and he's such an interesting, playful, energetic, curious and loving cat. He loves to sleep on my chest and refuses to sleep at night unless he's holding my finger. He also loves going on walks and runs with me."

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

October 27, 2020

Tilly is fitting in well with her new family

Tilly's family told us: "We decided to keep her original name, it seemed to fit her just right.

"She's getting along with the other pets just fine. She spends a lot of time overseeing her domain from these windows, alerting us to the squirrel activity!"

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

October 26, 2020

Mia is a lucky girl!

 From one of our recent adopters:

"This is a beautiful, clean, well run facility! Very impressive! We just adopted this little girl from them and couldn't be happier! We named her Mia! 

"There are so many adult cats that need homes. Please consider adopting one." 

October 9, 2020

Silly Swatch and his sweet face

 Swatch was adopted from our shelter recently and has already been completely loved and cared for by his new family, who told us: 

"He’s such a silly little guy and we love him lots!"
Swatch hasn't even grown as big as his 
Science Diet
 bag of food!

Thank you for adopting Swatch (formerly Ollie) from the Clinton County Humane Society! #adoptdontshop

October 7, 2020

Oreo is having a great time with his new family

 Between maintaining those fancy ears and shopping for squeaky toys, puppy life can be exhausting.

Oreo's new family sent us this update: 
"We adopted Oreo and we just wanted to let you know that he is doing amazing fitting in with our family. Thank you guys for taking such good care of him; he truly is perfect."

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

October 5, 2020

Former shelter dog offers comfort

Azzi, from our shelter, has worked hard and now is working to help others in this tough time.

September 30, 2020

A dog-centered celebration

 Happy birthday to Parker, who is 3 years old today!

He celebrated with steak, a visit to the dog park, and lots of snuggles!
Parker’s family says: “We are so lucky he is ours!!! ❤️
Thank you for adopting Parker from the Clinton County Humane Society!

September 22, 2020

Butterscotch is a cuddlebug

 Butterscotch was adopted Sept. 6, and we received this update from her family:

"We adopted Butterscotch yesterday, and as a quick update, she's made herself right at home. We have named her Olive. She is an absolute cuddlebug. Introductions with her brother, Stanlee (cat), and sister, Gracie (dog) are also going well. They both love her. She on the other hand, is still trying to figure them out. She growls when they get close and they back up looking so confused. LOL. They listen well though and keep a good distance when she wants it. Though timid at shelter, she will probably rule the roost her ... and we just love her 💓💗 She is spoiled rotten already."

September 21, 2020

'We've very much fallen in love with her'

 "Just wanted to give you a quick update on Tilly. We're definitely keeping her! She is a really good pup and we've very much fallen in love with her in just this short week. She was already potty-trained and sleeps well throughout the night. No chewing! No shedding!

"She gets along fine with our much larger dog and our same-sized cat. They are not BFFs by any means, but are fine hanging out together and Tilly and Mil (the cat) will occasionally play a bit.
"We're so glad we found her! Thanks again."
A special thank you to
Amy's Pet Grooming in Wilmington, Ohio,
for grooming Tilly and helping make her look irresistible on Petfinder — look at that little bow!

September 20, 2020

Enjoying the local dog park

 Bentley, a dachshund-Labrador, was adopted in 2018 from the Clinton County Humane Society as a puppy, and he spent Sunday afternoon with his brother Nova, also adopted from the shelter, at the dog park in Wilmington, Ohio. He is loved and a valued member of such a caring family!

Bentley was part of a litter with shelter names all starting with D, in late April and early May 2018. If you adopted one of his littermates, his family would love to compare notes about personalities! Check out the 9/7/20 post on Facebook.

September 19, 2020

Jack is all grown up

 Gorgeous Jack was adopted a year ago from our shelter and is totally and completely loved. 

His family told us: “Boy, has he changed! We love him to pieces. He's a good boy! One of the best decisions we ever made! Thank you!!”

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

September 17, 2020

What beautiful boys!

 This is (from top to bottom) Monzo, Dexter, and Theo -- all from two years ago from our shelter, adopted by different families. Aren't they gorgeous?!

September 16, 2020

Lots of playtime = snuggle-time

Bradley’s new family sent us this adorable update: “Bradley seems to be adjusting well to his new home. Wherever my son is, Bradley is right beside him. We couldn't have got a more perfect fit for our home. Thank you very much.”

Thank you for adopting from the Clinton County Humane Society!

September 15, 2020

Happy 9th birthday, Molly!

Molly turned 9 years old on Sept. 7 — she was adopted from the Clinton County Humane Society in 2011! 

September 14, 2020

Ace is truly missed by his family

In memory of Ace, who had been found years ago in a culvert as a puppy and who died in late July, his family made a very generous donation to our shelter, and we are extremely grateful. 

They have always been supportive of the Clinton County Humane Society and other animal organizations, and Ace was one lucky dog — he lived all his days in comfort, feeling love and appreciation, and getting walks around his neighborhood.

Ace was 8 pounds when he was adopted but grew into a big boy, and he enjoyed the best pieces of steak, comfy couches and beds, a "gazillion" toys, and trips to wineries (one of the photos is from a winery vacation).

His family says they spoiled him to the core but always hoped he was happy with his life. Judging by his smile, we are certain he was!

Thank you for adopting Ace from our shelter and changing his life forever!

Kali was adopted after two years of shelter life

 This beautiful adopted dog has been captured in a beautiful photograph — she hit the adoption lottery after waiting such a long time.

Tater is learning from his siblings

Adopted a week ago, Tater (formerly named Jet) is adjusting well to his new home — his family sent us an update today. We're so happy for this adorable pup! He has both canines and humans looking out for him.

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

August 21, 2020

Here's a super-cute kitten collage


Look at Misty in her new home. Soooooooo cute. 

Thank you for adopting Misty (formerly Jolene) from the Clinton County Humane Society!

August 19, 2020

An update on Baloo the handsome kitten

From his new family: "Baloo is loving his new home and his new brother. This kitty is so sweet and energetic, we’re in love with him 💗"

August 18, 2020

After more than a year, Annie got adopted!

The Breedens sent us this photo of sweet Annie on her freedom ride to her new home! She deserves all the best! Look at her smile! 😁

Thank you to the Breedens for adopting Annie!

August 17, 2020

Louis Vuitton spends weekends at the lake

This kitten was adopted from our shelter, and he is now named him Louis Vuitton! Every weekend, the family travels to their cabin at Lake Norris, and Louis Vuitton rides in the car with them. He has a little carrier with a liter box in it for the car trip.

So happy for this kitten! He is livin' the life!

August 5, 2020

Yay! Pink finally got adopted!

Pink was listed on on July 18, 2019. A year and a day later, on July 19, she finally found a home! And boy, is she making up for lost time. 
We are overwhelmed with gratitude seeing this sweet girl have the life she deserves!
Her new family tells us: "She loves to take rides in car and sleep in her new bed. She spends a big part of her days sleeping and looking outside. She only barks if someone comes to doors. She is such a good girl, it is hard to believe she spent a year in animal shelter. She is a wonderful dog and great personality. Pink has found a family that loves her and appreciates her."

August 4, 2020

Thank you for the donation, Dr. Lovano!

A big thank-you to Dr. Rachel Lovano (right), general surgeon at Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, for her $250 donation to the shelter, received by one of our dedicated volunteers, Sharon Griffith (left). Dr. Lovano’s donation came from a “special project.” She is the pet parent of two pit bulls.

August 3, 2020

That is one happy cat!

We love to hear how well it's going for Ricky and his family!
His owners updated us a few weeks ago. They told us:
"We adopted sweet Ricky back in November. We love him! He’s a great kitty and such a loving part of our family. Thank you to the staff member who responded to our emails and met with us! Thank you for all you do!"

Thank YOU for adopting Ricky and giving him such a great home!

August 1, 2020

Sammy loves his human and his cat tree

"My sister met Mister Sammy yesterday and fell in love! He was the most shy cat in the room (hiding in the cat tower the entire time), but he and my sister clicked immediately! When we found out that her name is samantha and his is sammy, we new it was meant to be! He was very timid when we first brought him home, but he is warming up. He loves her and his new cat tree. My sister is so happy to have him!"

July 30, 2020

Daisy fits right in with the family

Daisy was adopted recently and is already a part of the family! 
Her new family tells us: "We adopted Tess and my son had dubbed her Daisy! She is already fitting in!"
Daisy is already getting the hang of going potty outside — good job, Daisy! And you can see she's tuckered out from playing outside.
"We love her and she is so loving right back! We will continue to keep you informed in her progress! Thank you again!"

Thank you for adopting from the Clinton County Humane Society!

July 29, 2020

Little Barbie is all snuggles

"Yesterday my boyfriend and I adopted little Barbie! She is acclimating quite well. I'm so happy we were able to bring this sweet baby into our home! I will post updates so everyone can watch her grow!"

July 28, 2020

Ingrid's family loves her to bits

"I brought Ingrid (at the shelter Rosemary) home in April and she has fit seamlessly into our family. She is healthy and happy and a bit crazy! Love her to bits. Thank you for all you do for the animals in your care and dedication to finding them good homes. Ingrid is living her best life."

July 27, 2020

Pax picked them!

"Thank you for all of the work you do!! Your facility is clean and welcoming!! All of the animals we met were well taken care of, happy and very social!!
"My daughter had so much fun playing with all of the kittens, but it was clear Pax picked us!!!
"He has adjusted well and it feels like he has always been here!!  
"Thank you!!"

July 25, 2020

Check out those cute kitty condos!

Guy and Girlfriend (formerly Gypsy) were recently adopted from our shelter, and they are showered with love in their new home!

July 24, 2020

Remember Ace and his adventures

On July 15, we received a very generous donation via PayPal in memory of in memory of Ace, a senior Australian Shepherd who had died unexpectedly that day from a tumor. Ace had been adopted from our shelter on September 20, 2018.
His people told us: "He brought so much joy to our family for the 2 years we had him."
Ace had tons of adventures and was loved wholeheartedly. We received updates about Ace traveling to many places (including Notre Dame University), dressing up for Halloween, and making snow angels in the winter.
The family's time with their beloved dog was relatively short, but it made up for lost time for Ace, who had been neglected for much of his life.
We think of the quote by author Karen Davison:
“Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.” 

July 23, 2020

Toodles is loved by her brothers

We are so happy for Toodles! 
Look at the reassuring hand placed lovingly on him as he is snuggled between his two boys.