Happy Tails Adoption Stories

While an animal is in our care, our team of staff and volunteers have the opportunity to really get to know them, their personality and their likes and dislikes.
Nothing fills the hearts of our staff and volunteers more than seeing one of our furry friends.

We love receiving stories from Quincy Humane Society alumni and we plan to highlight those “Happy Tails” here!

To share your QHS adoption story, email your story with photos to findapet@adams.net or message us on Facebook!
We love to hear how our alumni are doing!

Happy Tails Adoption Stories

Christi and Lanette ended 2022 the best way that any shelter dog could dream of. They were adopted. Together. Life for these two really can’t get much better.

December 29, 2021 Christi and Lanette made their way from Texas. They had been found wandering together and were really bonded. On intake Lanette enjoyed meeting other dogs…Christi, not so much. When together, they really brought out the best in one another.

A sweet couple came in to view our animals and “the girls” kept catching their eye. Once they met, they instantly fell in love.

For weeks, the couple would come in to love on the girls. They would visit and they all had the opportunity to get to know one another and  the girls had the opportunity to really become comfortable around their soon to be family. Sometimes they would go out to the play area and sometimes would just visit and after each visit, the girls really started to open up more and more.

On December 29, 2022, exactly 1 year from when they came to join us, when the couple came in to sign adoption paperwork, Christi and Lanette came out to greet them with tails wagging and were full of kisses for their new parents. It’s as if they knew that this was the moment that they would be going to their FURever home.


Found in the peak of “kitten season”, a time in the shelter world where there is an increase of abandoned litters kittens and pregnant or nursing mothers, Ocean made her way to Quincy Humane Society with her five four week old kittens. She was placed in foster care where she could tend to her babies until they were old enough to be in the shelter environment.

Ocean spent 10 months here at the shelter. She would meet with adopters and everyone fell in love with her calm demeanor. 

Ocean has a shy personality so it took her some time to warm up to new people. She was looking for a home that would give her the time and space needed to let her guard down, get comfortable in her new surroundings and gain trust from her new family.

Today, Ocean is living her best life on her moms lap getting all of the love she could ever ask for.