December 19, 2021

Each image is cuter than the next

 We are so thankful that this little sweet puppy landed with the perfect family. ❤️

Thank you for adopting from the Clinton County Humane Society!

December 18, 2021

A festive and generous donation

The spirit of Christmas filled the room at Amy's Pet Grooming Dec. 17 as the work of the wonderful folks there culminated in another wonderful raffle fundraiser for our shelter! Everyone — from the owner, the employees, the customers, the donors  —  pitched in to help raise $934.50 total this year, which will do great deal of good for the homeless pets of Clinton County! 

They also donated all kinds of pet items to the shelter!

Amy’s also helps us out all year long, and we are truly grateful and honored to know these members of our community who have such big hearts. ❤️❤️

THANK YOU to Amy’s Grooming and THANK YOU to the raffle donors: 


McCarty Gardens

Shannon Meyer

Gardner Photo

Rusty Star

Wooden Moose


Dollar General

Cass Abshear

Marilynn Davidson

Sherry Goodin

Elizabeth Hubble

Babs Maple

Sue Marshall

Jill Rayburn

Deana Snelling

Kim Spurlock


December 16, 2021

Sunny is coming out of her shell

Sunny had spent such a long time waiting for a home, we are thrilled for her.
Her owners said she is letting them play with her and is playing with their other cat. "She's still very talkative, and she loves looking out the window at birds and watching TV, surprisingly! She's still a bit skittiish, but I'm sure that won't last for much longer."
Thank you for adopting from the Clinton County Humane Society!

December 14, 2021

Levi is loving life!

From Pongo's new family: “We've renamed him Levi, and he's getting along really well with our 10-year-old coonhound mix Harley.
“He loves cuddles and has to be right on one of us to sleep comfortably and is starting to find his voice. He has bayed twice and has the MOST pitiful whine ever!
“He's a surprisingly calm puppy and not too destructive, hasn't even gotten a single cord or shoe yet!
“The biggest surprise of all is that he's mostly house trained already. Pongo/Levi has had 2 accidents that were honestly our fault for not listening. He's learning to scratch at our back door when he wants out. It's too cold for his liking, but he's tiny and it snowed last night, lol. I've cut up an old sweater for him to wear until we can get back to town and buy a nice one.
“Thank you for taking such good care of these babies and their mom.”

Thank you for adopting from the Clinton County Humane Society!

December 13, 2021

The magic of a Puppuchino

Love this pupdate:

"My boyfriend and I adopted Hank back in July, and I wanted to reach out and give you guys an update on him. He is the sweetest boy and loves to cuddle! He has very high standards when it comes to comfort, and has a big fluffy bed with a large throw blanket and a memory foam pillow. He also has another throw blanket and pillow on the couch, of which he now owns. He has even made a special nest in our guest room using a gigantic comforter and multiple pillows.

"Hank's favorite thing in the world is treats! He gets a new special treat every time we take him for his monthly grooming appointment. We have even gotten him special treat puzzles to make things more interesting for him, but he's so smart that he solves them almost instantly. He also loves to go on runs with my boyfriend. He gets so excited to go that he howls and dances with anticipation at the door when we're trying to get his harness on. It is the cutest!
"Hank is also very gentle. He only likes big fluffy plush toys and hasn't destroyed a single one in the four months we've had him. (Like the treats, he also gets a new toy every time he gets groomed.) We actually got him a special toy that was made to be torn apart because there's a second surprise toy inside, but he refuses to rip it open!
"He is still very scared of other people, but we've recently discovered that whipped cream is the ticket to his heart. My boyfriend's mom, who he normally barks at and runs away from, brought him a pup cup from Starbucks on Thanksgiving, and soon Hank was sitting on the couch next to her and letting her pet him.
"We are slowly socializing him with people and other dogs, and he is making good progress. He is a very smart and special boy, and we are so happy that he is part of our family. Thank you so much for everything you do!"
Thank you for adopting Hank from the Clinton County Humane Society!

December 11, 2021

Please help with this fund-raiser for our shelter!

 Amy's Pet Grooming in Wilmington, Ohio, not only assists us with occasional grooming throughout the year, they have hosted this fund-raiser for us for several years now! We are so grateful to everyone at Amy's! 

Please stop by Amy's at 149 S. Mulberry St., Wilmington, Ohio, to buy your raffle tickets!

We love this zany update!

 It’s been about 6 years now but if anyone there remembers Zane the fluffy white Husky, here’s an update! “His name is still Zane, it seemed to fit him pretty well 🙂
“He has been the best addition EVER to my pack. Zane is the sweetest, most loving snuggly boy and I can’t imagine life without him!
“Thank you so much for rescuing him and giving me the opportunity to spoil him. He’s now 1 of 3 Siberians in my home and loves his siblings, going camping and walkies!
“Thank you all for doing what you do!😊
Thank YOU for adopting Zane from the Clinton County Humane Society!

November 23, 2021

Warm, safe, and tuckered out = happiness

 Lucy and Scruffy were both adopted through our shelter and are living their best lives with a shelter volunteer, who said, "Our lives are so much better with them as well!" 

Thank you to our volunteers who not only give their time to all the animals at our shelter but often take care of adopted pets at home! ❤️ #adoptdontshop

November 22, 2021

Another Project Abigail success story!

Darby was part of a litter of pit puppies who were released to us through our Project Abigail -- we spayed/neutered the pups' parents and found amazing homes for all the puppies, including Darby. 

Now, in her new life, Darby and her owner go to work at a veterinary office. LOOK AT HER COAT! 😍 Darby gets to socialize with vaxed staff pets! Her new owner says, "She loves everyone and anything she has met!! 

Darby is also getting professional training at American Success Dog Training so she can be her best self! 

Thank you for adopting Darby (formerly Fay) from the Clinton County Humane Society!

November 21, 2021

Sunny is coming out of her shell

Sunny had spent such a long time waiting for a home, we are thrilled for her.

Her owners said she is letting them play with her and playing with their other cat. "She's still very talkative, and she loves looking out the window at birds and watching TV, surprisingly! She's still a bit skittiish, but I'm sure that won't last for much longer."
Thank you for adopting from the Clinton County Humane Society!

November 10, 2021

We currently need newspaper and other items

If you're out shopping and can pick up an extra item for our shelter, you can always drop it off on our covered porch at 1760 Fife Ave., Wilmington, Ohio.

We currently are in desperate need of newspaper!

Thank you!

November 9, 2021

Henry and his new cuddle buddy

Back in mid-October, many people shared a Facebook post about adorable Henry the puppy. Well, just days later, Henry was adopted! 

And then we received this touching photo, which really brings the happy tears!

Henry's owner told us: "Henry is a super pet! Sending you a picture of him with my blind cat, Bobby. They love each other!" ðŸĶŪ🐈‍❤❤️

Thank you to Henry's people for adopting him from the Clinton County Humane Society!

November 5, 2021

It's Autumn and Sunny!

We received this update from Sunny's family: 

"Highly recommend adopting from you! We love our little Sunny! She loves her 'big sister' Autumn!"

Thank you for adopting from the Clinton County Humane Society!

November 3, 2021

Rocky just wants to share everything

 Rocky was recently adopted and has made himself right at home. 😁

“Rocky is the best behaving and loving pup I’ve ever seen! He is indeed a bed hog, but I don’t mind lol”

Thank you for adopting from the Clinton County Humane Society!

November 1, 2021

CocoaPuff is blissful in her new home

The family who recently adopted Bliss (now CocoaPuff) let us know that she is doing well in her first five days in her new home. 

They told us: “She is settling in nicely and has already made friends with her 9-year-old sister ðŸĨ°.”

Thank you for adopting from the Clinton County Humane Society!

October 28, 2021

A pupdate on Oreo

 "Here is Oreo, formally known as Cryus. He's been such a great addition to the family and fitting in very well. He's such a good boy and has the perfect amount of puppy energy but also knows how to take a great nap! We love him and are excited to see the kind of dog he grows into!"

Thank you for adopting from the Clinton County Humane Society!

October 27, 2021

What a beautiful belly on this adopted kitty!

 “Amber is beginning to be a chunky girl, but she loves being with us. She is such a sweet cat and is always checking on my kids. We love her, and thank you so much for allowing us to adopt her!”

Thank you for adopting from the Clinton County Humane Society!

October 26, 2021

Percy wants to check on his 401(k)

Percy must work so hard at the office that he crashes after dinner each night. 😉

Here's the update from the family who adopted him: 

"We adopted Vance (now Percy) almost a month ago! We love him and he loves to play, sleep, and repeat! Thanks again so much for letting us adopt him!"

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

October 15, 2021

We are grateful to those who give of their time

Early on a recent rainy Sunday morning, after seeing what our immediate needs were, a group of four members (including one who’s camera-shy) of the Black Swamp Chapter of the Redrum Motorcycle Club & Society pulled up to our shelter with a truckful of much-needed cat litter, bleach, and Dawn liquid — as well as their rakes, shovels, and weed-eaters.

They cleaned up and shoveled gravel in our outside dog yards, which wasn’t an easy task! They were such a blessing to us, and we are incredibly thankful!

One of the members, Shawn, had adopted a dog named Angel from our shelter a few years ago and has given her an amazing life! 

Also, the little dog Shawn is holding in the photo was adopted to a very nice woman from Michigan. 👏🏞


October 14, 2021

Piper's people picked a peach

 Piper's people let us know recently how this sweet dog is doing: 

"Adopted this beauty in 2014. She is the smartest best girl ever. Piper, known as Callie in the shelter. ðŸĨ°ðŸĨ°" 

October 13, 2021

Sometimes heroes wear red vests

 With two pregnant dogs in our care, we needed new pools that we use as whelping boxes. It’s kind of past kiddie-pool season, so a volunteer first called the local big-box retailer only to have the line to customer service just ring and ring and ring and ring …

Then we thought of our Wilmington Ohio Ace Hardware. An actual human being picked up the phone right away, pleasantly checked to see what quantity/size pools they had in stock, and said she’d hold them for us until we could get there a little while later. 

The clerk at the counter met our volunteer, remembered the phone conversation, and communicated to the folks in the back. By the time our shelter volunteer walked the short distance to the rear of the store, the other two employees were already working on getting the 4 large/2 small pools loaded so they could deliver all the way out the volunteer’s van!

The clerk even shared that she had fostered animals and was going to get a rescue pup very soon!

The whole transaction took just a matter of minutes, with superb customer service! (Probably took less time overall than the time on the phone trying to reach the giant retailer.)

This is just one of many reasons to #shoplocal!

Thank you, Ace Hardware, for helping us help the doggie mamas!

October 12, 2021

It's like Christmas, but with cat litter!

One of our generous supporters sent us ten 25-pound boxes of cat litter a couple of months ago. It really got us through a low-litter time! 

We have lots of cats and kittens -- with multiple litters in foster care because we can't keep them all at the shelter!

Thank you, Sherry, and to all our supporters who drop off a bag/box of cat litter when they can! We couldn't do this without you! ❤

P.S. We're not picky -- we can use any brand or kind of litter.

October 10, 2021

Murphy: Now surrounded by love and affection

A pupdate: “Pictures of Murphy, who came home with us last Thursday!!  Thanks for all your kindness.”

Thank YOU for adopting from the Clinton County Humane Society!

Bentley and Nova: Stars of the show

Recently, Bentley (the black dog), Nova (the brindle dog), and their people had family photos taken and, as always, their people said, the two adorable dogs were the stars of the show.

From their pupdate: 

"We got both of these boys at 8 weeks from you. Bentley is now 3 and Nova is 2. They grow up so fast ðŸĨē."

Thank you for adopting not one but TWO dogs from the Clinton County Humane Society!

September 28, 2021

Pinky is soaking up love and adventure!

 From Pinky's people:

"We want to thank everyone who provided love and care during our Pinky long stay with the humane society. We have had her for 14 months now. She has made a wonderful additional to our family. She loves to run beside my bicycle or ride in her cart. She loves to travel but preferred to be home at night. She is happiest when she has her pack near her. Again, thanks for watching out for her until we were able to make her a part of our family. We are blessed to have her love and affection."

September 22, 2021

Happy birthday, Betsy!

 Happy 1st birthday to Betsy, who was adopted as a puppy last year from our shelter!


September 7, 2021

Happy birthday, Molly!

 From Molly's people: 

"This is Molly (formerly Ella). We adopted her in November 2011. On September 7th she turned 10!! She's slowing down a bit but still so lovable. She had a celebratory sweet potato for her birthday dinner."

September 1, 2021

Happy adopt-iversary, Angie!

Such a sweet, gorgeous girl!
“We can't believe it's already been a year since we adopted Angie. Since (Aug. 23) is the first anniversary of her adoption day, she has been getting spoiled to celebrate.
“So much of her personality has come out over the past year and she is so funny. She makes us laugh every day. “She loved all of the snow that we got last winter. She loved rolling around in all of the snow and playing with snowballs. Despite being 8 now, she still acts like a younger dog. She still loves her long walks twice a day and wants lots of playtime. She thankfully doesn't have any health problems. “Thank you so much for letting us adopt her. She has become a cherished member of our family. We hope to have several more years with her.”
Thank YOU for adopting Angie from the Clinton County Humane Society!

August 31, 2021

Pretty Piper picked a perfect place!

 An update on pretty Piper:

"A few weeks ago my husband adopted a kitty from CCHS. She was given the name Celine but we’ve renamed her Piper. She fits in wonderfully with our family and we were so happy to adopt her. Thank you so much!"
Thank YOU for adopting Piper from the Clinton County Humane Society!

August 30, 2021

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Now through the end of October, you can get your adoption fees up to $200 paid back by purchasing Pedigree dog food.

August 17, 2021

We have many cats and kittens available for adoption!

We've adopted several cats and kitten since the last time we posted a few weeks ago, but we actually now have even MORE available — 21 cats and kittens who need loving homes! 

Thank you to everyone who has adopted or who has shared our posts! You all always help us get the word out! 

Our animals are spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccinations!

Here's the link to all our adoptable pets on Petfinder:


July 21, 2021

'A lot of love and a little training go a long way'

 This is Freya (formerly Ophelia). Her family let us know that she is loving life! 

When they adopted her, they took the approach that "a lot of love and a little training go a long way." 

Freya loves pillows, stuffed toys, and the sun. ☀️ 

If she's not the picture of "Happy Adopted Dog," we don't know what is!

Thank you for adopting from the Clinton County Humane Society!

July 20, 2021

"You brought home a kitten?? OK, fine."

The adopted kitten invaded his space, but they are warming up to each other, slowly but surely.

Thank you for adopting from the Clinton County Humane Society!

July 19, 2021

Playing fetch can be tiring for a cat!

 "Leo (formerly Bart) is adjusting very well! He can nap just about anywhere and loves to play fetch."

July 18, 2021

Don't judge Izzy's resting grump face

Just thought I would post an update on Izzy, the cat I adopted from here in April! He’s spoiled and living his best life. He also looks constantly grumpy so please don’t judge by his pictures.

March 29, 2021

This sweet kitty has all he could want

 Po had his first visit with his new family's veterinarian and did very well! Po is such a handsome guy who seems to already know that he will be loved and cared for all his life. 

"We renamed Sir after the panda bear in the animated movie 'Kung Fu Panda,' so his new name is Po. My daughter calls him Po bear 🙂

"His new sister, Ivy, is still getting used to him. He's a very sweet boy and is slowly encouraging her to play with him."

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

March 27, 2021

Grace helped our shelter on her birthday

Grace and her friends are wonderfully thoughtful and generous! 

For Grace’s 14th birthday, she requested items we need at the shelter — and she and her friends came through! 

This is not the first time Grace had done this for the Clinton County Humane Society. ðŸĨ° Thank you, Grace, for sharing your birthday with the animals waiting to be adopted! 

Thank you to everyone with generous hearts!


March 26, 2021

Sophie, the fashion icon

Sophie's owner told us: "When temps got way below freezing, Sophie shivered in cold. I bought her a winter coat with a hood. She likes it. Actually, she likes everything."

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

March 25, 2021

Gracie enjoys all the perks of a forever home

Adopted in September (as Phoebe), Gracie has enjoyed being loved at Christmas, chooses from plenty of toys, keeps her humans company while they’re reading or goofing off, and she even attends sporting events! (That hat! 😍)

Her family told us, when they sent us photos of “Gracie living her best life”: 

“She is such a smart and wonderful dog, I couldn't love her more!! I have taken her to puppy training and she recently graduated from her Level 1 class and will be starting Level 2 soon.”

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