Adoption Stories

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Tiger

After meowing the entire way home, Tiger hid in a bedroom for maybe 2 minutes. Then, he began to explore and play with the toys, purr, and sit on my lap. Within an hour he wanted out of that room and we let him explore a second room. The kids found him so comfortable that they gave him the run of the house about three hours after bringing him home!  

Linda Lunt

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Arthur Pendragon

I just wanted to send an update on Arthur Pendragon (formerly Midnight). He always wants to be in my lap or nuzzling my face. Arthur is a great addition to the family. He's such a lover.

After a few early stumbles, Arthur gained the confidence to explore the house. He enjoys playing with the multitude of cat toys we have (Merlin, our other cat, is surprisingly eager to share). Arthur is still getting accustomed to the dogs and seems to be growing more curious than scared.

Thank you so much for this wonderful kitty. He is very loved in his new home,

Lauren Jankowski, with Arthur Pendragon, Merlin, Lucy, and Turbo (who's not an HHS alumni but loves the ones he lives with)

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Dolly

In early October my two teenage sons and I adopted Dolly, the 14-week old St. Bernard. She was 38 lbs. of puppy fun. I am writing to thank the Hinsdale Humane Society for bringing us together. With a couple of weeks to go before she hits 6 months, Dolly now weighs 65 lbs. and is continuing to thrive. I cannot begin to explain the joy that she has brought to our family. Dolly is awkward and stubborn and so loveable; she is the perfect addition to our clan. We are so thankful that Dolly chose us! She could not be more loved. Thank you to all for the hard work and loving care that she was provided during her “stay” at HHS. This was a match made in heaven!

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Sadie

We adopted our puppy Sadie (Boxer/Labrador) in April. We would like to thank you for allowing us to adopt her. She is a gem - better than we ever imagined. She's right at home, her training is going well, and we are enjoying every minute of having her.  Thanks again for all you guys at the Humane Society do for these wonderful animals.

Finn

Finn

A HUGE thank you to Hinsdale Humane Society and their incredible staff! Our family had been looking for the right addition to our family and we found him at your facility! Finn (Terrier/Lab pup) is quickly adjusting to our household, loves playing with his canine brother, Arty and is making great strides in his puppy class. We will continue to recommend Hinsdale Humane to anyone looking to adopt.

Star

Star

I have a Pit Bull named Star (pictured) that I adopted from HHS when she was 10 weeks old. She is now 8 years old and she is wonderful!

Muffin

I am writing to up date you on a cat I adopted June 12,2011.Her name is MUFFIN. I saw her on your website and fell in love with her picture. I inquired about her and 2 weeks later took her home. I lost my previous cat of 20 years & NEVER thought I would find a cat like him ever again, but muffin is the sweetest, most loveable, adorable  cat in the world. She has been a wonderful addition to our family & we all LOVE  her dearly.  I want you to know how happy we are to have her in our family. She is always in someones lap or cuddling in my neck. I love it!

Thank you for muffin. I couldn't imagine life without her now.

Rex

Rex

Hi! My name is Rex, but you know me as Old Dan. I want to thank you for taking me in and giving me a chance for a better life. I'm doing very well now in my new home.  I have a full belly and toys to play with. My mom sticks a camera in my face constantly and, as you can see from this photo, I'm doing my best to look cute.  You made it possible. Thanks so much!

Rex

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Matilda

It was truly by divine intervention that we received our darling Matilda.  Her picture was posted on the bulletin board at Indian Prairie Library as the "featured pet" up for adoption at the Hinsdale Humane Society.  I was constantly drawn to her picture and the written biography that went along with it.  My kind-hearted husband said he would go "just to look at her." 

Needless to say, she was home with us that same day.  Matilda is just a wonderful, fun-loving girl.  She daily provides entertainment to the whole family, including her sister Libby, who was also adopted from the HHS.  We just absolutely love her so so much.  Thank you for taking care of Matilda until she found her forever home.

Elizabeth S.

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Hank & Ty

I just wanted to send you an update on our wonderful kittens that we adopted one week ago.  They didn't have "shelter" names, but the kids have named them Hank (the striped guy) and Ty (the gray guy).

They adjusted wonderfully after coming home from the Elmhurst Animal Hospital.  They are eating well, using the litter box, playing tons and being very lovable.  Hank loves being held any time of day, he's real lover.  Ty is too busy exploring and playing to be held during the day, but likes to snuggle at night. 

We've already taken over 100 pictures of them, so it was hard to pick just a few shots.  We hope you enjoy.

Thank you for allowing us the wonderful opportunity to adopt such amazing additions to our family.  We lost our beloved cat, Killian, in December and we've really missed having pets.  Hank & Ty were the perfect addition at the perfect time. We hope their sisters have found loving homes, too.  

Sincerely,
Kellie, Todd,
Colin, Brooke,
Hank & Ty Johnson

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