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When we see a dog or cat find a forever home it makes us so happy! We’d love to see your pet’s success story. If you have adopted a pet from HSLC please send us a picture or two along with your how your pet is doing and we’ll post it on our website to share with others. Your stories inspire us to continue to do this good work.


Zeus

November 15, 2018 – A lady who loves cats recently lost her cat at 14 years of age. The house needed another cat! She came to the shelter, went into the room with the black cats and sat waiting to see which one chose her. Very soon Zeus decided he wanted to go home with her. And, today, that happened. In spite of the snow, she drove a few miles to adopt her new family member. Zeus went happily to his forever home!

Sugar

November 14, 2018 – Sugar and the cats in her new home did not see eye to eye….actually, the cats did not like the fact that there was a dog in the house, so Sugar came back to the shelter. On Wednesday, Sugar, now LuLu went to her new home. This time she went to a home with two dogs. On first meeting, the dogs greeted her, and she was thrilled to meet them, Lots of tail wagging and sniffing. Sugar did not need to meet her new “parents”. She already knew them quite well as they volunteer and work with the dogs.

Huck

November 18, 2018 – About a month ago, a family came to the shelter and adopted one of the puppies, Dot. There was some thought about coming back and adopting Huck, but a large family and a new puppy was quite an undertaking. But, Huck did not leave their minds. Life, work, a trip, and lots of thinking, and a decision was made to make Huck part of the family too. Good things come to those who wait, and Huck waited for his family to come back and reunite him with his sister Dot. Today was the day!

Noah

November 18, 2018 – A family took Noah to his forever home today. He is the only pet child in a family of five children ranging in age from 11 to 19. So, Noah will be very busy spreading the love and purring to everyone. He was already practicing snuggling and purring as the adoption papers were being signed. Two of the children were sharing the holding, but the young lady announced that Noah would be sleeping in her bed. It was very obvious that Noah was enjoying all of the attention, and he was happy to be going to his forever home.

Walker

November 2, 2018 – Earlier this year Katydid (now Katy) went to her forever home, and she is very much loved. She is so loved that her “father” believes another kitten would make her life better. And, he found just the right kitten….Walker. When he visited room 2 (Katy’s old home), Walker made himself known. And before long, the decision was made that Walker would also have a forever home. He and Katy could be friends and share the love.

Andy

November 2, 2018 – A few days ago, a young man came looking for a kitten to make part of his family. It took lots of looking and a tremendous amount of decision making, but Andy made the top of the list. He will be an only “child”, so there will be no sharing of attention! A very happy young man, and an equally happy kitten made their way out of the shelter door to a forever home and a new life.

Chase

November 3, 2018 – Last Saturday a lady and man from out of town came to visit Chase. She had seen him on Petfinder, and he looked like Dook, her dog. Chase made up with her, sat on her lap, and genuinely seemed to be okay with the whole situation. Later in the week, she came back with Dook. Instantly the two dogs became best friends. An instant friendship was made. Tails wagged and playing ensued. Today, they all came back, the lady and man and Dook. But, this time Chase went home with them. New collar, new leash, new toy, new home.

Liam

November 10, 2018 – On Saturday a kitten fair was held at Big R, and as usual, many people stopped to look at the kittens. One of those who stopped was interested in Liam. Her husband came to the shelter to make application, and today she came to finalize the adoption. Liam is the only cat in the home, but he will have to share the attention with the Pomeranian who already lives there. And, Liam will be as spoiled and pampered as the dog.

Dora

October 22, 2018 – A few days ago, a lady and her grandchildren came into the shelter looking for a kitten. They wanted a very young one, and Dora decided she was the one they would choose. Today, Dora went to her forever home. She will share her home with an 11 year old lab and another kitten. Dora, now named Lily Bell, was purring and cuddling with her new “mom”, but a later message said she was not happy with the ride home! But, now she is settled into her home and life is good!

Daisy

October 26, 2018 – A young couple came to the shelter looking for Daisy Mae to add to their family. Daisy liked the idea! They came twice, played with her, and were sure she was the right dog for them. So, Friday, Daisy went to her forever home to meet her two cat “siblings” Daisy loves to play, and she will work hard to convince her new “parents” to spend a lot of time with her. If she cooperates, and learns to walk on a leash without pulling, she might be able to convince them to go for long walks!

Cooper

October 26, 2018 – Cooper went home on Friday. His new “mom” came to visit him and immediately fell in love. She once had a yellow lab, her favorite dog, and Cooper was just what she was hoping he would be. Cooper, now Ozzy, went home to meet three children who were going to be surprised and a thirteen year old chocolate lab. He has a large yard, two doggie doors, and kids to play with. What more can a young dog want?

Spencer

October 26, 2018 –   On Friday, a man and his wife, who was celebrating her birthday, came to the shelter looking for a kitten. Just happened that a new batch of kittens entered the shelter just a short time before they arrived. While looking at the kittens, Spencer, a grey tabby, made himself known. He gave both of them a good deal of attention. And, naturally, they chose him to add to their family. An application was made, and late Saturday afternoon Spencer had a forever home. He, of course, is a birthday present, and he is going to get a present in January. They are going to spend a big part of the winter in Florida, and Spencer is going too!

Zelda and Ethel

October 8, 2018 –  One afternoon last week, a mother and grown daughter came to the shelter and looked at the dogs. Zelda and Ethel attracted their attention. They spent time in the room sitting on the floor and went outside with them. Lots of playing and cuddling took place, and a bond was formed between the dogs and the people. Last Sunday, was forever home day. New names: Ethel is Nala and Zelda is Evie,

Bentley

October 9, 2018 –  Bentley celebrated “Adopt a shelter dog month” by being adopted today. His new family met him on Saturday, and they all played and had a good time. The two year old and six year old liked him, and he definitely liked them. The parents work opposite shifts, so Bentley won’t be home alone very much and his separation anxiety should not be a problem. “Dad” is a runner, so Bentley will have the opportunity to take many walks and maybe even learn to run alongside. And, there is a big fenced in yard. As they were getting ready to leave, “Dad” asked Bentley if he wanted to go home with them. A great big kiss on the side of his face gave him the answer he wanted!

Sarge

October 9, 2018 –  A short time ago, Sarge came to live in the Humane Society of Logan County shelter. At first he was very scared and very shy, but as time progressed, he decided the people he saw were all just fine. While he was busy deciding that, a volunteer in the dog area became more and more enamored of him. A little talking convinced her family that Sarge would be a welcome addition to their home. So, today, Tuesday, Sarge was adopted, and he happily went to his forever home. At last report, he was very busy sitting on the couch, snuggling and being king of his realm.

Pearl

October 18, 2018 –  Today Pearl was adopted. Her new “mother” has had many dogs and cats during her lifetime, and she is now mourning the loss of her last two dogs. A void in her life needed to be filled, so she came to the shelter seeking a cat to bring to her home. Pearl decided she would be the one to bring four-legged life back into the home. So, today was the day. Pearl has a forever home, and her “mother” has a lively kitten to keep her company!

Butterscotch

September 30, 2018 – A man saw shelter volunteers walking Butterscotch, and he decided he needed to meet that puppy. So, one day after work, he came to meet him. They played and got to know each other. An application was made, he and his family came back again, played some more, and then waited while the application was processed. Today was adoption day, and Butterscotch, now Cooper, went home to a fenced in yard and people who intend to make him very happy. And, Butterscotch deserves happiness. He is a wonderful puppy and deserves nothing but the best.

Hermes

September 30, 2018 – A couple of days ago a young family walked into the shelter looking for a black kitten. The two young boys and their mother and father went into the kitten room and immediately were surrounded by black kittens. The family was pleased to know that most of the black kittens had been raised with dogs. One kitten jumped on the father’s shoulder and made himself known. Today the father and the two boys came to make the adoption official. Hermes, now named Rowan, went to his forever home ready to entertain two young boys, two dogs, and another recently adopted kitten. He will be busy!

Dot

October 4, 2018 –  At the end of July a litter of six very small puppies came to the HSLC shelter. Today another one of those puppies went home. Dot, now called Dottie, was adopted by a family with five children. The youngest, a two year old, came to the shelter to help mom decide who should go home with them. The rest of the children wanted a dog, but they were not told one was on the way to their house. Imagine their surprise when they came home from school and there was Dot just waiting for them!

Skye

October 6, 2018 –  About noon today Skye was adopted. She met her new family and the family dog, and all seemed to be very happy with one another. The other dog is a little shy, so Skye had to work a little to get her to play, but they soon were enjoying each other’s company. Skye’s new “dad” had her sitting on command and stopped her jumping, so she will get needed basic training. Today, however, it was just “mom” and two young girls and Skye as they went to her forever home.

Katydid

September 16, 2018 –  A few days ago a man came to the shelter looking for a cat. His cat had lived 17 years, and he was ready to make a home for a shelter animal. He went into the kitten room, played, cuddled, and found the kitten he wanted to share his life. Katydid was just fine with that idea, and today she officially became part of his family. His granddaughter was in charge of naming, so she chose to just shorten it to Katy. He hopes Katy likes to ride so he can take her with him when he travels. As she left the Shelter she seemed to be enjoying the ride.

Nacho

September 23, 2018 – A young man and his mother were traveling from Springfield to Bloomington to visit his brother. He had just lost his cat to illness, so they decided to stop at the shelter and meet the kittens. He focused on Nacho, but he decided not to take action that day. A day or so later, another visit to the shelter. Nacho again seemed like the kitten to be his new family. A decision was made (which was good with Nacho), and a third trip was made to Lincoln. This time Nacho went to his forever home!

Polly

September 23, 2018 –  One day a family of five and their dog came to visit the shelter. They met the puppies and decided Polly was the one they wanted to know better. Polly and the lab met, tails wagged, a lot of sniffing was done, and the family decided they wanted to take Polly home. After another meet and greet, an appointment was made for adoption. So on Friday Polly went to her forever home.  She has a big job ahead of her…..a dog and three kids to entertain!

Oz

September 23, 2018 – Last week a man brought his granddaughter to the shelter to complete a volunteer application. While here, he asked if we had any old dogs. He had lost his beloved basset hound, and he was ready to have a new dog, but he wanted an older dog. Oz, twelve years old, came to the office to meet him, and a definite connection was made. Oz approved of him as well. So, today adoption papers were signed, and Oz went to live in his forever home.

Buster

September 9, 2018 –  At ten o’clock last Sunday morning, Buster and Freckles, HSLC’s boxer/heeler puppies, new “parents” arrived at the shelter to make their adoption official. Buster (now Knox) and Freckles (now Conner) went to their forever home to meet two other dogs already living there. They will have lots of fenced room in which to run and play. And, besides having the other two dogs as playmates, there is a six year old and a three year old to entertain. By now, they are probably much cleaner and on their way to becoming a part of a wonderful family.

Freckles

September 9, 2018 –  At ten o’clock last Sunday morning, Buster and Freckles, HSLC’s boxer/heeler puppies, new “parents” arrived at the shelter to make their adoption official. Buster (now Knox) and Freckles (now Conner) went to their forever home to meet two other dogs already living there. They will have lots of fenced room in which to run and play. And, besides having the other two dogs as playmates, there is a six year old and a three year old to entertain. By now, they are probably much cleaner and on their way to becoming a part of a wonderful family.

Sawyer

September 12, 2018 – Friends of a young couple who live near St. Louis told them about the boxer/heeler puppies in the Humane Society of Logan County shelter. The friends made several visits, took pictures, shared information. An application was made, delivered, approved, and Wednesday night the couple became a trio. Sawyer, three months old, joined their family. Smiles all around as Sawyer, waving good-bye, wiggling happily to his forever home.

Katie

September 14, 2018 – At noon on Friday, Katie was adopted by a young lady who has no other pets, but Katie will not be an only child. She will share her new home with other cats who belong to a roommate. So, the active life she lived in the kitten room may slow down a little, but there will still be playmates to keep her happy. Katie’s new “mother” spent a good deal of time playing with the kittens and deciding which one to take to her forever home.

Christine

September 2, 2018 –  For a long time, a young lady came to the shelter to visit Christine. She was moving to a new apartment and needed time to make the move, get settled, and gather together enough money for a pet deposit and an adoption. She and Christine would cuddle and get acquainted and wait until it all came together and Christine went to her forever home.

Meeko

September 2, 2018 –  Earlier in the week a family came to visit Meeko. They had known him as a puppy, and they wanted to make him part of their family. It was obvious that Meeko remembered them, and he responded as if he was meeting a long lost friend. After playing and getting reacquainted, an application was made. A day later, Meeko (again called Mickey), went to his forever home. A couple of phone calls have ensued, and Meeko has become part of the family…..going for car rides, playing with the children, and getting the love he deserves.

Armani

September 2, 2018 –  When the cat Armani came to the shelter in January, 2018 from a downstate shelter, he was ill and needed surgery. He was put in the care of a foster until he had surgery, and he stayed in that home after he was healed. Armani had adopted the family as his. He loved the other cats, the dogs, and the people in the home. Today Armani became an official member of that family. Murphy, as he is now known, is happy to know that his foster home is his forever home.

Max

September 9, 2018 –  Max, the black and white three year old cat who came to us from southern Illinois, was adopted today. Max’s life with HSLC was mainly lived in a foster home because he was so ill. But, with lots of care, he was ready to come to the shelter and to be adopted. He still must be on a special diet, but his new “mother” is willing to go to the expense of feeding him the special food he needs. His adoption has been on hold for a little while, but today Max found his forever home with the extra love and care he needs.

Jack & Yoda

August 26, 2018 – Jack, a five year old yorkie, and Yoda, a four year old chihuahua, had lived together most of their lives. When they came to the shelter, it was important that they be adopted into the same home. And, the right family came along to make that happen. The first time the family met them, there was an immediate connection. Then, the son came to visit. Another connection was made. So, the two dogs had found their forever home, and on Friday it was official. Two very happy dogs left the Shelter for the next stop on their adventure.

Joey

August 26, 2018 – Joey, a kitten who was scheduled to come in to the shelter on Friday, was a short term stay. A lady who said her home felt lonely without an animal, came to visit the kittens. She looked at the black kittens, and talked with the two foster mothers who were in the shelter weighing kittens. One of the fosters went to her home and brought the two kittens who were scheduled to come in the next day. The lady decided Joey should go home with her, and today (the Friday he was to enter the shelter) he went to his forever home.

Buster

September 2, 2018 –  At ten o’clock this Sunday morning, Buster and Freckles, HSLC’s boxer/heeler puppies, new “parents” arrived at the shelter to make their adoption official. Buster (now Knox) and Freckles (now Conner) went to their forever home to meet two other dogs already living there. They will have lots of fenced room in which to run and play. And, besides having the other two dogs as playmates, there is a six year old and a three year old to entertain. By now, they are probably much cleaner and on their way to being housebroken

Freckles

September 2, 2018 –  At ten o’clock this Sunday morning, Buster and Freckles, HSLC’s boxer/heeler puppies, new “parents” arrived at the shelter to make their adoption official. Buster (now Knox) and Freckles (now Conner) went to their forever home to meet two other dogs already living there. They will have lots of fenced room in which to run and play. And, besides having the other two dogs as playmates, there is a six year old and a three year old to entertain. By now, they are probably much cleaner and on their way to being housebroken