Adoption Stories



One year ago we adopted Mac (formally known as Travel Boy). He is doing great! He loves playing with his toys, splashing in the pool, going for car rides, and playing with his big sister Macy (Hinsdale Humane Society adoptee in 2015). Here are a few pictures of Mac and Macy. Mac is all black and Macy has the white on her. They love each other so much.

Thank you so much for all you do for the animals!




When our beloved cat Louie (HHS '99) died six years ago, we thought long and hard about getting another cat.  While we somewhat enjoyed the freedom of being "pet-less", we really missed having a furry friend around the house.  About a year ago, we started checking your website every day, just in case you had an orange male calico, about six to twelve months old. One day we saw Diva, who was a six and a half year old female, but we still kept checking. My husband really wanted to adopt her because he was afraid no one else would. We made an appointment to meet her on August 1.

We fell in love with her that day and brought her home. Although we didn't like her name and were planning on changing it, within an hour of walking into her forever home, it became clear that her name will always be Diva. She even comes when we call her.

What a love-bug she turned out to be! She is extremely affectionate and follows us everywhere! Her previous owners (who had to surrender her due to an allergy) took great care of her and must have loved her very much. We just want you to know that she is a perfect fit for our household. She is well-fed and has plenty of toys. Her fur is soft and silky now due to twice-daily brushings.

We want people to know that pets improve the quality of life. Period. We also want to let people know not to overlook a shelter pet because of their age. All animals, regardless of age, still have plenty of love left in them for their new people.



It has been over a year since this sweet, little, big-eared boy walked into our home. Bagheera, (formerly Trigger) has made himself quite comfortable and his parents very happy. He enjoys long walks, playing in sprinklers, and being his momma's shadow around the house. He has a nice yard to do his zoomie sprints, a cuddly sleeping spot between Mom & Dad, and a big box of toys to go head and shoulders into to pick a favorite of the day. Also, Bagheera loves being around other dogs and will charm a delicious donut off anyone who has one. After the loss of our first dog who lived 17 wonderful years, we learned something very important. The only way to heal and honor him was to pay it forward by adopting a dog that was in need of a loving home. We are so happy and in love with our baby Bagheera! 

We want to thank all the workers and volunteers at Hinsdale Humane Society for everything they do to make stories like ours possible.



I adopted a bengal cat from you about two weeks ago and just wanted to send along an update and some pictures! 

His name, originally Cloud, is now Orion (I stuck with the sky theme and gave him a constellation name). He's settled in quite quickly and easily into my home. He loves any sort of moving feathered toy and short chats throughout the day (his little chattering is so sweet). He also thinks the swiffer is a mysterious toy that he must follow whenever I'm cleaning the floor.

He's a fantastic little companion and I'm so happy I saw his picture on your website at the beginning of June. Thank you so much for being a great humane society to adopt from during this covid season. I hope you enjoyed the update and have a wonderful rest of the week!




It’s been a bit over a year now since I adopted your heartworm positive poster boy. Thanks for the great care you gave him throughout...all the way to his complete recovery.

Ranger turned out to be quite the gardener and enjoys “helping” me dig. I think husky is part of his mix based on the personality that emerged. He’s quite the song and dance man and keeps me laughing. Your adoption staff was great help in making the match.



Chérie came to her forever home just over a month ago, and she has been a joy! Her favorite past times include chasing her ball, snoozing on her favorite chair, and cuddling. When I first met her, everyone at the HHS said she was “the BEST cat”, and they were right! Chérie is the best cat, and is so happy in her new home. Thank you, HHS, for helping bring us together.



I adopted Bailey in May 2020. It was love at first sight for me, and she is growing up fast! Her middle initials are C.R. for cardiac rehab, as she walks me 2 miles several times a week. She has discovered TP.

We are in puppy training, and she is my little love. 

Thank You!



I wanted to send you an adoption update on my cat! I adopted Mistletoe in February. I since then have changed her name to Penny.

Penny is the best cat I could have asked for! She is so sweet, loving, and playful. The best personality I’ve ever seen in a cat. She even knows how to play fetch! Not sure how she learned that, but she can play fetch for hours if it was up to her! She’s very curious and follows me around everywhere I go. She adjusted to her new home very quickly!

I wanted to say thank you to all of the employees and volunteers who work at this humane society. You made the adoption process so fun and exciting! The people at the front desk were incredibly friendly, and the people in the cat room were so helpful. They helped me find my best friend! I was speechless when I left the shelter, I was so impressed at the whole process! Blown away :)

Whatever you guys are doing, keep it up! I cannot say enough good things about this shelter. The next time I adopt an animal, I will definitely be coming to you.

I’ve attached some pictures of Mistletoe/Penny . Please pass these along to the volunteers who cared for her. They did an amazing job, I’m totally obsessed with her!


Jonah and Moses

I wanted to let you know how thrilled we are with adopting 2 kittens recently. Ellen was so much help! We did rename them ... Soy is Jonah and Almond is Moses. I've attached pictures of them in their happy new home. 



Olive (formerly Tori) seems very happy at her new home and has settled in great! Because she's a smart girl, she was house broken from day 1. She is still her sweet and goofy self, and can seamlessly transition from a cuddle pup to major zoomies in milliseconds. She still refuses to accept that she is in fact a 60 lb pitbull. This is most apparent when she decides she wants to curl up in your lap, but does this from a leap while seated facing away from you on the floor in a way I've seen several times and still cannot comprehend. 

Olive's favorite things are cuddling with mom, playing rough with Dad, going on long walks or to the dog park, playing with her stuffed dragon, and peanut butter filled Kongs.

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