September 20, 2023

'Both dogs have hands like MMA fighters'

Mac is nearing 8 months old now, and his owner brought home another Cane Corso-mix (the black pup). 

Mac's owner said, "The pup is a massive, squishy 4-month-old terror … look at those paws. Both dogs have hands like MMA fighters and are spoiled rotten, lol. Thanks so much for helping me to have the little fur family I always wanted. We couldn’t be happier!"

Thank you for adopting from the Clinton County Humane Society! 

September 18, 2023

Sophie 'is such a sweet dog'

This is Sophie, who was dumped by her former owners, mid-winter, when she was pregnant. 

Her pups were all adopted, and Sophie is living the sweet life now!

Her family told us, "We have had Sophie about 14 months and we wanted to let you know that she is still doing wonderfully in our home. She absolutely loves my two teenaged boys, and she's lost when they're not at home. She's a very good guard dog, always on the watch out the window in case anyone thinks they're going to come into our yard. 😊 She is such a sweet dog and we are so thankful for her. ❤️"

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

September 17, 2023

Lucy's lucky break led to her living her best life

Lucy and a younger Cane Corso named Cash were brought to the humane society at the end of 2022. Cash was adopted relatively quickly, but Lucy had to stay a long time in the shelter. Maybe it was due to her age — the vet said she was around 5 or 6, which is older for a mastiff. Whatever the reason, it was hard to watch Lucy grow depressed after being abandoned. 

Her lucky break came in June, when a kind young woman came to visit Lucy and  other dogs to potentially adopt a friend for her adorable yellow Lab. She returned for Lucy, and that was the beginning of Lucy's Life of Luxury. πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

Not only does Lucy have a human and a canine buddy at home, she has canine and human cousins she gets to visit. She is a very lucky girl, and we are so happy for her!

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

September 16, 2023

Thank you to Tractor Supply Co. for hosting us!

Thank you to TSC and its employees for hosting us Sept. 9 and for continuing to collect donations for the animals of the Clinton County Humane Society! 🐾 πŸ₯°

TSC had also donated a bunch of food & treats as well!

Thanks also to all the kind Saturday morning customers who dropped money into the donation jar!

September 5, 2023

Four adorable blondes

 This is Bean and his new human brothers.

Bean’s family told us: “He is doing well! Working hard on potty training! We are in love!”

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

September 4, 2023

From county stray to U.S. traveler

This is Finn (formerly Felix). He was a stray picked up in the middle of winter, and he was adopted in January. Since then, Finn has flown to Florida with his owner and has spent time in Michigan (where this picture was taken), Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, and Kentucky!

His owner told us, "He's the best!"

He's definitely living his best life! 🐾🀩

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

September 3, 2023

Biscuit even has a favorite movie 😊

Don’t worry, Biscuit! You’d be able to hear Cruella coming from a mile away! 

Biscuit’s new family sent us this update: “He is very content and happy in his new home. He loves the movie ‘101 Dalmatians.’”

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

September 2, 2023

Bella 'loves a good snooze'

We love that Bella takes time to stop and smell the flowers. She also enjoys spending time with her younger pug brother, Milo. πŸ₯°

Her family says: “Hi there! Just wanted to send an update on Bella, who we adopted from y’all about 2 months ago. 

“She is a little shadow and follows us everywhere, loves a good snooze, and made it clear early on that she would be the boss around here!”

Thank you for adopting #BellaTheBoss from the Clinton County Humane Society!

September 1, 2023

Tucker even has the remote control at the ready!

We are very happy for Tucker, whose new dad sent us updated photos of him in his happy home! 

They told us, "He is doing really good and has been loving life recently!"

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

August 31, 2023

We appreciate all that Amazon Air-KILN does for us!

 The Amazon Air-KILN associates made these adorable dog and cat toys for our shelter animals — from Amazon T-shirts! It was a surprise for us as we unpacked the many boxes loaded with Amazon-donated supplies from Wilmington's facility — all for the animals of the Clinton County Humane Society! 

We appreciate these supplies so much.

The Amazon Air-KILN associates are so thoughtful and generous to animals of the Clinton County Humane Society.

We are thankfull to them helping us help the homeless animals of our community! 


'She wags her tail when I speak to her'

This is Stella, formerly named Kitty. She was pretty scared when she arrived at the shelter, but she found her way into a wonderful new home!

Her new owner told us, "She is doing great. She wags her tail when I speak to her. She is making herself right at home."

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

August 30, 2023

'A great, loving family dog'

 This is handsome Titus, formerly known as Clark when he was at our facility. 

His new family told us that at 7 months old, Titus weighs about 45 pounds. They also said that he has been "a great, loving family dog."

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

August 29, 2023

Please pick us as your Kroger Plus card charity!

Wow! Thanks to all our Kroger shoppers, we received an $868 donation from Kroger because you picked us as your Kroger Plus card charity! That money will help many homeless pets in Clinton County!

If you want to designate our organization to help animals, go to and pick Clinton County Humane Society to help animals every time you shop at no cost to you. Thank you!

Who doesn't love a Tater Tot?

 This is Tater Tot, a gorgeous girl who was adopted as a puppy from our shelter a couple years ago. She is definitely living her best life, enjoying her doggie adventures.

Tater Tot's family saw our recent post about needing bleach at the shelter, so they ordered two giant containers of bleach and had it sent to us! We are so grateful. 

The family also said, "Thanks for all you do and for taking care of Tater Tot before she came to us😊." 

Thank YOU for adopting Tater Tot from the Clinton County Humane Society!

August 16, 2023

'We love his little personality'

This puppy was such a good boy on outings, so we are thrilled he has his very own family and is part of story time! πŸ“š

We received this update from Ace's new family earlier this month:

"I wanted to check in and let you know that Ace (formerly Ari) is doing great with us! He is settling in nicely, crate training has been a breeze, but still working on that potty training, lol. We love his little personality, and we’re so happy to have him join our family! Took him to the vet this morning, he’s eating well and nice and shiny after a good scrub. πŸ˜ƒ"

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

August 15, 2023

'To say he’s my best friend is an understatement'

From Major's human: "This is Major, my bloodhound-Lab-pittie mix. To say he’s my best friend is an understatement. He loves hiking with me and going to the barn with me to see my horses. I adopted him 7 years ago as a puppy, and he’s seen me through high school, and now I’m going into senior year of college. He and I had so much fun in 4-H and random car rides. He’s the best boy, and I cannot wait for the years to come."

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

August 13, 2023

Naima and Ruby have a yard like a racetrack now

Naima and Ruby, both adopted from our shelter, now have new digs with a dreamy  outdoor space!

Their family sent us this update: "Just some cute girls you saved. We recently moved, and they have a yard like a racetrack now! And there’s a pond with ducks and deer behind us! They’re in heaven."

Thank you for adopting Naima and Ruby from the Clinton County Humane Society!

August 12, 2023

A pretty Penny

This is pretty Penny, short for Penelope. She was adopted a month ago and has made herself right at home. 

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

August 11, 2023

All Louie needed was a chance

A wonderful local family had adopted a pup, Bailey, from us in February 2020, then another dog, Ollie, in February 2021. 

Unfortunately, earlier this year, Bailey had died young of aggressive lymphoma, and Ollie was “beside himself without a playmate.”

The human parents had seen an online profile of Louie, who had been waiting five months for an adopter, and wanted to meet him.

Louie was sweet as could be but was a big Lab mix who could be a handful — he just wanted to be with people so badly. And he was strong.

Undeterred, the people said, “Well, we are used to big dogs.” 

At the shelter, true to his nature, Louie, in all his excitement, was unable to calm down at the meet-and-greet, jumping up in the man's face nearly the whole time. Louie was definitely NOT on his best behavior. 

The people took him home anyway.

At first Louie was calmer at home than he had been in the shelter. Then he had some potty-training issues, and he had to learn how to sit and wait for his food bowl. 

Nonetheless, his new family said he was a “completely sweet goofball,” and they forged on, even though Louie is a super chewer who “shreds” the toughest BarkBox toys. 

Louie’s mom told us, “I’ve only had a couple ‘what was I thinking? moments,’ but no more than any other dog I’ve gotten before. lol”

The most recent photo we received is of Louie and his buddy Ollie. 

“In a hilarious turn of events, the dog that has no awareness of personal space (Ollie), who will sit on everything and everyone, now has someone who likes to sit on him.”

We are so grateful to adopters who take the dogs who may not be perfect —and who give them a chance to settle in to life outside a shelter. 

Thank you for adoption Louie (and Bailey and Ollie!) from the Clinton County Humane Society!

August 10, 2023

Chopsticks and Miso, best friends

This golden boy is Chopsticks (formerly Liam) and his new best friend Miso, who quickly showed Chopsticks where all the varmints hide in the woods. 

He follows her everywhere, and she has taught him the rules of the house. 

His new family told us, "I figured it would be nice for you all to see how your efforts help dogs like Chops find a forever family. We are so grateful!"

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

August 9, 2023

'We love him lots!'

This is Beau, formerly named Guy at the shelter. He is still learning manners around his family's other animals and will be soon going to puppy school, but they told us, "We love him lots!"

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

August 8, 2023

A golden and her girls

Ginny the golden was found abandoned and underweight with overgrown nails, but she was always a ray of sunshine, even in her state of neglect. 

But look at her now! πŸ₯°

It wasn’t very long until Ginny (formerly Grace) found a wonderful home with three girls who are totally in love with her! 

Her family told us that she is the sweetest dog ever. “She gets daily walks, been to parades, soccer fields, parks, and of course so much love with tons of petting!!!”

Ginny has already gained weight in her new, happy life, even with the daily exercise. 

We are so happy for this canine girl — and her human girls!

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

August 7, 2023

'Spoiled rotten and loving it'

This is Sparkle and Sprinkle. One was adopted, so then the other was by herself for awhile at our facility. The family saw her still posted on Petfinder and came back for a second adoption, so now the sisters are together again!

Their family told us they are "spoiled rotten and loving itπŸ’•."

Thank you for adopting Sparkle and Sprinkle from the Clinton County Humane Society! 

August 6, 2023

'She is absolutely the perfect little girl'

This is Ellie, formerly known as Thumbelina. 

Ellie has already been to Rocky Fork Lake in Ohio, as well as to North Carolina and West Virginia — she is an excellent camper!

Her family said, “She is absolutely the perfect little girl. She seems only to bark when she needs to go out, she is either sleeping in bed next to me or she is sitting next to me in my chair. She is a true little snuggle bug. … I will guarantee you will never get her back from us, we are truly in love πŸ’•.”

Thank you for adopting from the Clinton County Humane Society!

August 5, 2023

Thank you to everyone who donated for her treatment

You may not recognize Samantha, formerly Belle — she had been found with a severe case of mange, but back in May several of you helped us raise $290 toward her treatment.

Look at her now! Isn’t she beautiful?!

She found a wonderful home, now weighs 28 pounds, and looks gorgeous!

Thank you to her new family for adopting her and taking such great care of her, and thank you to the followers of the Clinton County Humane Society who are always so generous!

August 4, 2023

Tug-of-war is more fun with a mini-me!

From Suki's new family: "Thank you for working with us. Lucy has been renamed Suki and is a pampered happy baby. She was instantly accepted into the Rumpke woof pack by her 1-year-old sister who loved her at first sight. Again, thank you so much!"

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

August 3, 2023

Sweet faces!

Their new owner emailed us: "I adopted these two adorable kittens recently and wanted to share these pictures! 😊"

Thank you for adopting Archer and Haru from the Clinton County Humane Society! 

August 2, 2023

Penny is living her happily ever after

 This is Penny, formerly known as Caramel, who was adopted in 2020 and living her best life ever since!

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

August 1, 2023

This newly adopted face will brighten your day!

"I’m Bright — I was a little nervous at first but am settling in and enjoying my new home. My mom takes me on walks many times throughout the day, which I LOVE. I tried some raw chicken and lamb yesterday and I love my new toy! 

Thanks again!πŸ€—"

Thank you for adopting Bright (formerly Skipper) from the Clinton County Humane Society!

July 31, 2023

No pup left behind!

"Bex cries if Brewster finishes using the potty and goes inside first! They are stuck like glue. 😊"

Thank you for adopting from the Clinton County Humane Society!

July 30, 2023

'He is such a sweetheart'

We love when dogs and cats defy the dogs-and-cats-don’t-get-along stereotype. πŸ₯°

From  Munci’s people: “Just wanted to share some pics of Munchi, aka Asher. He is still getting use to everything but he's such a sweetheart ❤️ πŸ’™”

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

July 17, 2023

Jane loved each and every furry friend she met

The Clinton County Humane Society would like to acknowledge a very generous donation in honor of late Alkermes employee Jane McCormick, who passed away in May.  

Jane was an avid supporter with a great deal of passion for the humane society. She loved each and every furry friend she met.  

Jane’s most recent rescue was Ollie, a shih tzu mix, who was the love of her life. She always kept his rough start in life at the forefront of everything she did for him, wanting to give him the life he deserved. Ollie gave Jane the unconditional love and companionship she needed as well.  

With her soft heart and giving nature, Jane never missed an opportunity to support the humane society and the many animals waiting for their fur-ever homes.  

The Clinton County Humane Society uses donations to spay and neuter every animal that leaves the shelter, as well as the parents of many unwanted litters.  CCHS vaccinates all animals and works with Science Diet for nutritional food.  

Donations go toward all the expenses to get animals to their new homes. CCHS is proud that over the past 20 years, since the shelter started in 2023, nearly 9,500 animals have received homes.

🐾We are extremely grateful to those who honored Jane McCormick in this way. 

June 25, 2023

His love language is comfort πŸ₯°

Harvey (named Beck at the shelter) is making himself right at home! 

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

June 24, 2023

A letter from Mac the puppy

 This is Machiavelli. He (or maybe it was his human) sent us this update, along with a selfie:

"Hi Friends,

"Sorry I haven’t updated in a while. I’m about 30lbs and I just learned being bad is so very fun! Hope you are all well. πŸ™‚

"Lots of Love,

"Mac 🐾 πŸ–€"

We are happy that Mac was adopted from the Clinton County Humane Society! 

June 23, 2023

Buddy has a new buddy

This is Buddy, formerly named Charlie at the shelter. 

Buddy's family told us: "He is a great addition to our home. He and our other dog, Bella, have a great time running and playing in our yard. We love our rescue fur babies πŸ€—"

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

June 22, 2023

Even old(er) dogs can benefit from a new sibling!

This update came from the family of Mina, adopted as a growing (and growing!) puppy:

"Mina has been an amazing addition to our house. She got us going to the dog park, and her big sister Ellie loves it! Ellie can't walk or run for very long, but she gets to go again and watches out for her baby sister (who is taller than her). Mina loves zoomies, naps on the couch, car rides, and giving or getting kisses."

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

June 21, 2023

Getting some sand between his toes

We love seeing this handsome guy enjoying a beach day.

His family told us: "Booker was adopted in February, he’s six months old today (June 7) and 51 pounds! He’s living the life! He’s learning so much and becoming a great pup."

Thank you for adopting Booker from the Clinton County Humane Society!We love seeing this handsome guy enjoying a beach day.

"Excuse me while I squeeze in here ..."

This handsome guy hasn't been with his new family very long, but you'd never know it looking at all the places he's made himself comfortable. πŸ˜„

His family told us: "Just wanted to let you know that Spike is settling in well at our home. He is still a little skittish with loud noises, but he is a very sweet and loving cat. He has been especially friendly with our two boys and has been making himself right at home. Thank you for the opportunity to adopt him!"

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

June 20, 2023

Aurora has family of humans, dogs, cats, and horses

The tan cutie on the right is Capri, now known as Aurora. Her puppy brother from a litter of two was adopted pretty quickly, but Aurora had to wait many weeks in foster care. But she knew what she was doing! Aurora's wait ended up with her being adopted by a fantastic family who had also adopted from our shelter eight years ago. 

Now Aurora lives with her family of humans, dogs, cats, and horses on 80 acres! And she is obviously loving being the little sister — look at her smile! 

Thank you for adopting from the Clinton County Humane Society!

June 18, 2023

Moxie Moo is adjusting well in her new home

Maggie Moo was an adorable little bean of a puppy when she was rescued by the dog warden and taken in by a fantastic foster family who bottle-fed her and socialized her with both animals and people. 

Still small but mighty when she was old enough to be adopted, Maggie Moo found her forever home with previous adopters. 

Now named Moxie Moo (because her adoptive human sister is Maggie), Moxie is adjusting extremely well in her new home. 

Moxie’s four-legged sister, Luna, who came from our shelter about nine years ago, is learning that she is stuck with her new younger sister — and is slowly learning to love her. 

Moxie’s human sister, however, fell instantly in love!

Thank you for adopting from the Clinton County Humane Society!

June 16, 2023

Her family says she is a ham

This is Harley. We got to see her in person in April at a charity dog walk, and her coat is super shiny!

Harley was adopted in February and is very much loved by her family. Her human sister has been accepted to veterinary school in the fall!

Harley's family told us, "We love her so much and we are so thankful for the CCHS!"

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

June 15, 2023

Walter is rocking his new sweater

Walter (known as Bodhi at the shelter) is looking as handsome as ever!

His family, who adopted Eddie on the left in December 2021 (formerly Jake), sent us this update after recently adopting Bodhi. 

They told us, "Eddie is showing him the ropes, and they're getting along really well."

Thank you for adopting (again!) from the Clinton County Humane Society!

June 14, 2023

'A ray of sunshine and love'

Look at those blue eyes! According to his new owners, baby Oliver (formerly Hudson) "is a ray of sunshine and love." He also has a canine sister to keep him company.

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