I adopted Scarlett back in September. She is absolutely precious and is
definitely a "mama's girl". At this point none of my family can imagine not
having her around. She is a part of the family. We would like to thank you guys
for taking care of her until we had the good fortune of adopting her. Thanks
again! God bless y'all!
I adopted prissy in Feb. 2012 Since then she has grown so much and is such a great part of our little family and my boyfriends best friend. - Megan P.
Ellie & Patch
We adopted Ellie
(previously named Fi Fi) and Patch (Boone) in June, and our lives have not been
the same since! They love to play and absolutely wear themselves out chasing
each other in the back yard! Patch is very smart and loves to learn new tricks.
He is also a bit of a hoarder. He is always stealing toys from Ellie’s crate and
hiding them in his. Ellie is much more laid back and is perfectly content lying
at your feet (or on top of you). Ellie has the sweetest disposition and the
droopiest eyes. Patch and Ellie have their first birthdays coming up in March
and April, and we hope they have many more after that. These sweet pups have
been such a wonderful addition to our family.
My husband came in and pick out a very sweet 3lb puppy 4 years ago(he weighs 25 now). He has been a joy in our life since then! We don't know what we would do without him! Thank you so much for helping us have this wonderful boy! Seth and Catherine Johnson
Ingrid adopted from Tupelo Lee Humane in October 2012. Brought up to Maine by Happy dogs. We love her sooooo much and she is a very HAPPY DOG. Here she is in Tupelo where she was loved and now with her big sister Henrietta. Thank you so much for all you do. We love you too!!!!! Best, Emilly Nantucket, MA
Wendel has arrived safely! Thank you so much! He is settling in like a professional. Has already been to meet the horses and is having fun bothering my older dog :). He is so sweet! Thank you again!
We can't thank you enough for caring for our little "Artie". He has lived in New Hampshire for almost 6 months now, is happy and adjusting very well. He has a big sister "Abby" (beagle) that he loves. He actually loves all dogs and tries to play whenever he sees another furry friend. He loves car rides, the beach, his bed, and snuggle times. His Daddy is his favorite person in the world. I've attached some pictures from the fall. He doesn't love the snow right now. He would much rather lay in front of the fireplace. He is definitely a southern dog:) Again, thanks for the care you gave him before he began his journey to NE. The Donlon's, New Hampshire
Hey! I just wanted to send you guys a picture of Ace (Worf) and a little
update about him. He is such a good baby. He has learned to sit and is
getting the hang of stay. Also he is growing fast, he now weighs 13
pounds. We are so happy to have him. Thank you guys!
adopted Bogan in September and our lives have never been the same!
We don’t know what we would do without him. Bogan weighed 2 ½
pounds when we got him at his last checkup, he weighed 15 pounds. He
is definitely thriving and has brought such joy and entertainment to
our family. His best friend is our cat Shady and together they rule
the house. I encourage anyone who is looking for a pet to adopt from
the Humane Society. Rescue pets are the best pets and you will not
regret it. -- Connie Yielding
Iggy is one of the greatest dogs I've ever had! I believe we made the best
choice possible! He is treated just as if he is our child. He has more toys than
most children, and I spoil him more and more every day. About a week or two
after we got Iggy, we took him hunting. It was already dark and we couldn't find
the deer. Iggy sniffed out the blood and took us straight to the deer. He is
wonderful with other dogs, and with the puppy we just received on Christmas. He
is very well behaved,loves the outdoors, and LOVES to play! He is very
protective, and he knows when something is wrong. Iggy has brought us closer
together, and I thank Tupelo Lee Humane Society every single day for finding
this sweet dog!
We adopted our baby, Sammy,
from the shelter in 2010. She was 3 years old at the time. We love her so much
and are thinking of getting another kitty to add to our family! The best pets in
the world are shelter pets! :)
This is Max (formerly Telo) and my husband Jerry watching Mississippi State
play football. You probably didn't know it, but Max is actually a rare MSU
I adopted Max in October 2011. He was my second adoption from you. We
adopted Cherry ( a beagle mix) back in 1997, and she was with us for almost 14
years. Max has fit in well with the rest of the menagerie of dogs, cats, and
horses. He seems to be under the impression that he is in charge of the cat
patrol. If I say no to the cats about anything, he immediately runs over and
makes sure they are in immediate compliance. He also fancies himself as quite
the hunter. When my husband waves one of his toys in the air, he slings to his
belly and begins to slowly move forward to "stalk" the toy. One of his favorite
activities is his nightly trip out to the barn to feed the horses. It's a big
job for such a little dog, but he keeps those horses in line. He would help my
husband in the barn in the mornings too, but that's a little too early for him
to get out of bed. ;-)
My daughter found Max's picture on your website and
encouraged me to call about him. I went that very day and brought him home.
Thank you so much for keeping Max safe until he could come to us.
Lucy (Formerly Barbie)
My husband and I adopted barbie at Tupelo flea market. We call her Lucy now. she is so happy! She loves to lay by my 7 month old. She even has her own little room. She plays outside with my pawpaws puppies next door, then she will want to come in and go straight to her room to take nap. We love her so much! She is apart of the family! Thank y'all so much for taking her to the Tupelo market, don't know what we will do with out her!
I adopted Midou (Bruno) back in June of 2012. It took a while but he has
finally settled down into his new home. I was glad that I went to the animal
shelter that day and saw him otherwise I would have never known he existed. I
live in Kentucky and he was never listed on the site and it took a while for me
to contact anyone to help me even adopt him. Now that I have him I'm glad. He
has a great personality and he's a great dog. He has his own tumblr. Check out
his pictures sometimes :) http://mynameismidou.tumblr.com/
Heidi Jane and Merlin Murphy love to check out what is going on around our lot (we have over 7 acres and a big field in front of the house) but also enjoy our walks on the beach. As soon as I head towards the door they are both on my heels as they love to ride in the car with me.
At 10:50 pm before the late night news both Heidi Jane and Merlin Murphy come with me to the family room and you'd get a kick out of what we call the "Heidi Jane show from Tupelo" where the dogs give paw and high five's - of course with a dog cookie as reward.
Thank you so much for all you do for the animals in need that come through your door!!!
Chrissie, Heidi Jane & Merlin Murphy
Brees (formerly Bella)
I just wanted to let you all know that little Bella,
now known as Brees, is doing spectacular! She is a delight and took no time at
all in making herself completely at home and begin to boss her big brothers
around like the princess she is! I can not thank you enough for allowing us to
adopt such a perfect additional into our family.
He is doing very well in his new home. He even has a new wheel chair, his own little red "sports car. " He is spoiled and loved so very much, we couldn't be happier for him!
I adopted Copper (formerly Zac) about 14 months ago and I just wanted to let
y'all know that he is doing great. My life has been so enriched because of
Copper. He is the a wonderful companion and I cannot imagine my home without
him. Thank you for all the work your shelter does to find loving homes to all
the deserving animals out there. I know you have blessed so many people with
all your work!
Hi! I was just wanting to let everyone know what a blessing Sammy has been on my
life! I adopted Sammy about a year ago. My family has always had a family dog,
but Sam was my real first dog. I didn't realize just how much I needed Sam. He
has changed my life for the better. He is such a sweet, caring and loving dog.
He loves to go on long walks and people watch. He could stare out the window for
hours, watching people walk by. Adopting Sammy has been the best decision. He is
part of my everyday life, and could not imagine my life without him!
Morgan (formerly Cierra)
We just adopted Cierra (now Morgan) last week. Her paperwork stated that she knew "sit" and walking on the leash in the shelter we found she was a bit head strong. However, once we got her home, she proved that she knows MUCH more than the basic sit command. She is *mostly* house trained, heels on command, and is alert and most willing to learn anything for a nibble of cheese (insert witty cheese commercial quote here). She is most eager to please, and loves kisses and snuggles, and decided to sleep with me, much to the disappointment of my son. I look forward to spending many years enjoying her company and companionship, along with working to further her obedience training.We are delighted to welcome her to our home and our family, and she has become a much loved member in the few short days she has been with us. I would love to strongly encourage people to not only look at the "cute little puppies" but the adult dogs who are also in search of their forever home, they won't be sorry.
About a year and a couple months ago I decided to adopt another dog since my
last dog was living with my parents. I searched all over petfinder trying to
find the right dog for me. That's when I found Callie (then named Cowlie) She
was a 3 1/2 month old Australian Cattle dog/red Heeler. I went to the humane
society that Wednesday afternoon to meet her and I instantly fell in love with
her. She was very shy and timid but the look she had was that she just wanted to
please if given the chance. I decided to wait till Thursday when my roommate was
coming to town to make the final decision but I already knew she was going to be
mine. We returned Thursday afternoon and it only took about 10 minutes for us to
agree that she was going to be mine finally. I couldn't have been any happier
that day. When I was finally able to bring her home she started to let her
personality show and started running around with her back legs passing her front
as she bolted across the yard. Now a year la
ter she is the best dog that I
could hope for. She is extremely obedient and well mannered she loves to play
and loves attention. I couldn't have asked for a better companion. Even with her
goofy quirks and slightly destructive moments, I couldn't love her more.
My wife and I were married on July 28, and by the time we got home from our
honeymoon… we knew it was time to add a third member to our new family.
Surprising her, I took her "window shopping" at the TLHS and we saw this little
fuzzy guy that both of us IMMEDIATELY took a liking to. We took him to the
"bonding room" and within five minutes I asked if we could take him
Since bringing him home: Mickey has brightened our already bright
lives. He is the smartest puppy I have EVER met… he was potty trained on day
one. He loves watching TV with us (Supernatural is his favorite show), and his
favorite toys are any that his Nana (maternal grandmother) gives him.
is without a doubt the cutest and best puppy in the world and we couldn't ask
for any better puppy!!
- Dustin, Olivia, and Mickey Semore
Bogan Lee Yielding
We adopted our new baby last Friday, September 14 at Pet
Smart. We just want to say thank you for Bogan Lee Yielding. We had been to
the shelter several times looking but could not find a good fit for our family.
We had given up again last Friday and I overheard you talking about sending some
animals to Pet Smart for adoption. When we got there he had not been put in the
big cage yet, but when they finally put him in the big cage with all the other
puppies, they were all two and three times his size. He looked so tiny but was
so feisty we knew we had to have him. He is an awesome little puppy and a
perfect fit for our family! Even though he only weighs about a pound and half
he makes up for with his big personality! My kids love him, my husband and I
spoil him rotten and even the cat is beginning to like him. He is a very smart
puppy and has already potty trained and kennel trained in the short time we have
had him. Thanks again for all you do we are truly thankful there was someone to
care for him until we could bring him home.
Thank you and God Bless,
Connie, Clayton, Cailee, Cora, Bogan and Shady Grady
Formally Sam, now Bentley. I adopted him less than a month ago and after getting
groomed and healing he is part of the family. He is enjoying being spoiled and
loves attention and golf cart rides. He has a new trouble making buddy named
Molly who is also a Maltese. I knew the moment I met him that I was going to
adopt him. I am so pleased with him and very thankful!!!
Zoey (formerly Mandy)
Hi this is Cassie the person who adopted Mandy her name Is now zoey she is so
loving and as u can see spoiled rotten I love her to death we have trained her
well she knows sit, shake, and roll over she is learning fetch at the moment she
is well feed and funny she loves playing with our other dog thank you again bye.
It has been one year ago today that I adopted Elmer, and I just wanted to report a success.
We love him and his personality, and adopting him was the best decision I ever made.
I appreciate everything that you do. This is him today and this is the day I brought him home
This is Brees (left) and her big bro Reggiebush on a recent beach trip. They are true beach "bunnies". They enjoyed their days in the sun and sand but also made time for volleyball and surfing. We adopted Brees about a month ago and she is settling into her new family wonderfully.
Stephanie and Renee Mitchell
My name is Courtney, I adopted Callie (formerly Cowlie) May 20, 2011. She is a very happy, high-energy girl. She gets all the love she can handle now. We absolutely love her and couldn't imagine being without her. She loves her new home since we moved and now she has her very own room with lots of space to play and throw her toys around. She's still a little shy especially with children and men, but we're still working on it. She has gone from the shy and quiet 12 lb 4 month old that I adopted a year ago to the 44 lb 1 year old running around and talking back while playing. She is very intelligent and even shows signs of her herding roots when we go to the dog park here in Starkville. She loves to play with the other dogs at the park and we've even thought about adopting a playmate for her but we're taking our time to find the right match for her since she is so submissive. I can't say enough about her. She is amazing and I am so thankful to have her in my life now and for many years to come. I've included a few pictures that capture her journey from pup to now. Thank you very much for giving me the chance to give Callie a second chance and forever home.
Courtney Reynolds and Callie
Kahula (formerly Lilly Lui)
Hello Everyone at the Tupelo Humane Society:
We are here today to give you yet another wonderful success story! Our new baby, Kahula (formerly Lilly Lui), wants to say hello and that she is doing great! We love her very much and she is fitting into our little pack just fine! She has several new siblings, 3 pugs named Lily, Ozzy, and BB and 2 parakeets, Tookie and Tinkerbell! She is perfectly healthy and happy. She has a large, fenced in, back yard where she loves to run, play, roll in the grass, and chew on balls that she has stolen from her new brother, Ozzy. She is already housetrained and has not had one accident. She sits, shakes hands, and walks on her leash like a perfect angel. She even shares her new bed with her siblings, just take a look at the pictures of her yard, siblings, and bed below. The first picture is of our baby, Kahula on the day we adopted her. The rest are the ones she wants to share with all of the wonderful people at the Tupelo Humane Society, and show them that she is happy and loving her new home. We wanted to thank all of the workers, at the TLHS, for taking care of our baby Kahula until we could be united with our newest family member!! And also wanted to thank the Tupelo Spay Clinic for taking such good of care of Kahula while she was being spayed. They were so nice and so good to her, and genuinely cared about her wellbeing.
Thank you all for all of your help and the care you gave to our baby, Kahula! She is so wonderful and certainly deserves the best in life.
Sincerely from the Dixon Family:
Quinten, Frances, Kahula, Lily, Ozzy, BB, Tookie, and Tinkerbell
Hello from Florida! Just wanted to give a quick update on Ellie (formally Vanesaa) :-) We are loving her to pieces and are so thankful for her new spot in the family. She is going to training classes and learning soooo quick ! Getting used to a no pulling collar and best of all enjoying the Florida sun!
Hope all is well with you and the shelter and we are grateful for your rescuing of Ellie !!
Gemma (formerly Destiny)
Thanks so much for blessing us with Gemma. We adopted her back on Dec. 9th.
She definitely keeps us on our toes. She can jump straight up like a kangaroo.
Here is a pic of her cuddling with our black and white cat Angel. Thanks
Dixie (Formerly Deidre)
Attached please find updated photos of our dog Dixie (Deidre) we adopted on
December 10, 2011, in Westbrook, CT. Thank you for making her available to us.
She is a perfect addition to our family and we love her. Keep up finding homes
for pets as they all deserve to be loved.
I adopted Buddie from the Tupelo Humane Society in November. I just wanted to
check in to say that he is the best dog I could ever ask for! I feel sorry for
whoever left this great boy with you all because he is one of the smartest dogs
I've ever owned. The first day I found him, he was the last puppy I saw because
he was on the bottom cage in the puppy room, and when I opened his cage and said
"Hey Buddie!" he just looked at me with the most serious face and then proceeded
to do this sort of tap dance with his front feet, ripping up newspaper in the
process, and pawing at my knee... If he hadn't of done that silly little act I
would have never found my perfect dog. Now a days he spends most of his time in
the house with me and my fiance, and only outside when were not home. He tears
nothing up, except for a charger the first week, and he already knew that he
wasn't supposed to use the bathroom inside from day one, and when hes ready to
go out he would, and will stand in front of me or my fiance wherever we're
sitting and look at us until we let him out. The first day we got him I gave him
a bag full of toys and the expression on his face was priceless. He still has
all the same toys, and hes never torn up a single one! He loves everybody, and
everything, including people, dogs, cats, and yes even our two birds. On his
paper work it said that he was lab and retriever mix, they got the lab part
right, but he clearly has mostly german shepherd in him! Which the funny part
is, I had been looking for a german shepherd for weeks before that! He was 2
months when we adopted him, and hes now working on his nearly 6 month mark, I
thank you all for giving my fiance and me the best furry baby we could ask for!
I attached a picture yall took of him at the shelter, a picture I took of him on
the first day with all his toys, a picture of him at 3 months playing in the
yard, and a picture of him playing with his christmas present at 5 months old.
:) I love him so much.
Sophie (formerly Cookie)
Hello, My name is Briana M. I adopted Sophie (Cookie) in early July! She
has been such a great addition to our family. I just wanted to share a photo of
her making herself at home! Thanks!
An Update from Heidi Jane and her Mom
Just a little picture of Heidi Jane at the beach. I take her out every afternoon for a long walk and she has lots of fun meeting up with her canine friends.Twice a week she goes to club canine for 3 - 4 hours for doggie daycare and enjoys running around with all her buddies. She brought so much joy into my life and I love having her around!!!
Take care and thanks so much for taking care of the animals that come to your shelter!
Willow (formerly Darby)
We adopted Willow after tragically losing our first dog in September 2009. She is a spunky little dog who loves tennis balls, barking at squirrels, and taking walks. She is always excited to see new people, and her quirkiness makes us laugh every day. We sometimes feel like she was meant just for our weird little family :) Thanks for everything you do!
is our newest member of our family, Holly--- we adopted her from you
almost 2 weeks ago and has you can see what chair she likes. We love
Emmy (Formerly Dusty)
I adopted " Dusty " now known as Emmy, from Petsmart a few weeks ago! Just
wanted to update you guys on how she is! I have enjoyed her so much and she has fit in so well with our family. I
accidentally took my little rescue malti/poo into the caged area at Petsmart. Dusty came to the cage door and they
rubbed noses, all the other cats were hissing and growling at us! I left and all night I thought about her, asked my husband if it was ok to
get her and I was back at petsmart when the door opened! I am so glad that I did not pay attention the the paperwork that said she
had previously been returned because she did not get along with other animals. So funny. She and my other little dog Charley sleep next to me, right nest
to each other. It did take a couple of days for her to come out from under my
bed, as I would expect with any animal in a strange enviroment... She is still
adjusting, but doing great. She loves to sit with me in my chair and let me rub
her! Anyway, just wanted to let you guys know!! I love her to death!!
Holly (Formerly Poco)
Holly is a beautiful soul. She is loving and energetic. I can honestly say she holds a special place in our hearts. We are attached and she has adapted very quickly. She is so smart and such a joy to have around.
Now if we could just get her to stop eating our shoes.. Everything would be perfect.. LoL
Ellie (Formerly Vanessa)
Vanessa with her new parents! They came all the way from FL to adopt. We are so appreciative and grateful for such kind people selecting our animals to be a part of their family!
Tupelo (formerly Lady Bird)
Photo of her and her new family. Special thanks to Bill Arnold and English Springer Rescue America for helping this girl find a home that would cover her medical needs and expenses!
We adopted Lizzie from Tupelo-Lee Humane Society on September 28, 2011. She
is growing up so fast and is loving her home! She fits right in with the rest of
our dogs and she loves everyone who comes into our house. We are so happy that
we added her to our family. Thank you so much!
Levi Just letting ya'll know Levi is loving his new home and adapting very well.
Seems to be a very happy dog.
Miley and Nomi
I wanted to share our success story with you for a while but
have not done so till now. We adopted 2 lovely dogs from the Tupelo Shelter
over the past 3 years. Miley, the Jack Russell Mix was adopted back in February
2008. She was in a bin with a litter of puppies. She was the most calm and
sleepy one. Now we know why cause her personality is completely different. She
is the most hyperactive, lovable dog. 2 years later we decided to get her a
playmate. We adopted Nomi in November 2010. Nomi is very loving and sweet.
She calms Miley down and loves to “talk”. We love them both. Here are some
pictures of them. Miley has a twitter (@Miley_the_dog) and Facebook page which
we were using some App to generate random tweets. She just celebrated her
3rd birthday today at SGK Pet designs sharing cup cakes with all the
other dogs at the day care. Here are some pics of them.
Bella and Addy
I adopted my two girls from the humane society and what a GREAT decision! Bella
(Formerly Nova), and Addy (Formerly Tango). Bella was adopted when she was 7
weeks old now she is 13 months old. She loves to play with her many toys! Addy
was adopted September 24,11 she is 6 months old, she loves to ride the golf
cart. They can be wild at times, but it is to be expected.
Rosco (Formerly Friday)
Looks like he has it made in his new home!
Cotton (formerly custard)
We got our baby boy home Monday. We re-named Cotton (was Custard). He's doing great and loves playing in the leaves outside!
Baxter, Kayla (Now Chloe) & Lester
All of these sweet dogs went up north to great homes via one of the awesome rescue groups we work with!
Lola I wanted to update you on Lola's progress. She is doing wonderful. She is a joy
to have around.
She loves playing ball, and learning. After 15 hour car ride
to the Ocean, she was ready to meet her family.
Lola now walks like a champ
daily, is learning all manors and obedience, and will become a loyal, happy
She loves her new 7 brother's and sisters!
She has her own
story, and her own Blog I would like to share with everyone! It will be a year
long blog/research dedicated to Pit Bulls and all Bully breeds in the
Thanks for the awesome girl!
Looks like he is doing well for himself in his new home up north (pictured in the middle)! His new parents say "He is a quick learner and also loves to be near humans. We couldn't be happier with him adopting us."
I Can't believe it has been two years. SYDNEY is two years old this month.
And thanks to all of you she has been ours for almost all of this time. I have
attached a recent picture of her so that you can update your albums. There
really isn't much I can say as her parent so I'll turn it over to her: Hi all
my grandparents. I can't believe I am almost two years old. Wow. I have been
going to doggy day care once a week, so I have lots of friends that I tell I am
from Mississippi and they can't believe it. I am really having a great time and
love being on the Cape. Of course, there is a stupid law that says that dogs
can't go on the beach between May and September. Thank God my dad knows of a
couple of not real beaches that we can go to. But this week (Sept. 15) means I
can go back to any beach I want, Can't wait. Hope you all are doing okay.
Still think about you and all the work and help you gave to get me here. Thank
you again. I promise that I will write more often. Have a wonderful Fall.
Thought y'all would enjoy these pictures of Choco.
Who would have thought the shelter baby no one seemed to want would turn
into this gorgeous, sweetheart of a dog. She wears her "shelter dogs
rock" id tag proudly. In the second picture she is goofing around with her human sister and our beagle Izzy (also a TLHS adopted baby). We love these girls so much, thank you for helping to bring them into our lives.
Ally Kate is enjoying her new home in Jackson. She is getting along with everyone very well and is pictured here with her new big sister Precious!
Sharkie,Dub, Dodge, Beaux
Snapped a cute pic of 4 of the babies I've adopted from TLHS. Thought you might enjoy it :)
L to R: Sharkie, Dub (formerly Casper), Dodge (formerly Rowdy) and Beaux (formerly Theo)
Charlie and Frank
I adopted Charlie and Frank
(formerly Butterscotch and Brownie) about a month ago and they are settling in
wonderfully! Their personalities are really starting to come out
and we are enjoying them very much. They even get along with our Basset
Thank you so much for giving
me the opportunity to give these sweet guys a second chance,
Adi (Formerly Sugar)
We have decided to rename Sugar to Adiline or "Adi". She and Elly get along
great. We are struggling with potty training but it will come along soon.
She is a sweetheart like you said.
In the picture of Adi and
Elly, Adi is on the right.
From shelter dog to beloved pet....Thanks! She seems very happy here. I do not think I could have picked a better
companion. Thanks again for all y'all do at the shelter.
Max (formerly Reno)
Max, AKA Reno is enjoyig his new home with us. He is a wonderful dog and a perfect fit for our family! Thank You!
Jazmine & Navin
We adopted our 2 angels after our 17, almost 18 year old twin kitties passed
away. We named our shelter babies Jazmine and Navin. Both LOVE water and for the
first few weeks, they would jump in the bath tub with me! They have brought so
much joy to our lives and there is never a dull moment with them around! My
husband and I love them dearly!
Thank YOU TLHS for saving them so they
could be the additions to the family we needed!
Attached are their week of adoption pics and them now....
Semper (formerly Fifi)
Hello everyone at Tupelo Humane Society!
FIFI came home yesterday, she is doing amazing! She loves to play with her new friend duke :) and she lets him know she is boss! She is the light of my day, she makes us all smile to much and she is such a good baby! I am sending a few pictures so you can see her in her new home ! THANK YOU SO MUCH
The Whitehead Family
"Dub" (formerly called Casper at TLHS)
He is our completely deaf
boxer we rescued/adopted in May. I have included 2 from the day we
brought him home and some of him now :). - ReBecca K.
is Sadie, previously named Cocoa. I adopted her on August 5th. She is
just an amazing dog. She's so curious and has plenty of personality. She
was spoiled from the moment I got her. I am enormously happy with the
adoption I made!! Photo one was taken while still at the Humane
Society, in the bonding room. I immediately fell in love with those big
caramel eyes and damp liver colored nose. The second
picture is my friends dog and Sadie (which she also got at TLHS) they
bonded instantly and now are inseperable! I'm so glad Sadie has a puppy
friend. The third picture is Sadie traveling in my car. She doesn't get
car sick (thank goodness) occasionally she'll prop up on the door to
look out the window..but mostly she sleeps. The fourth picture is her
and "Bear" ...she totes him around everywhere!
Just thought I'd share Sadie's adoption story. I was so blessed to find her. I know i've got MANY more years to enjoy her. Thank you so much TLHS. Without you I wouldn't have Sadie in my life!
Dasey (far left, lying down) was one of our rescue dogs who went up north to find a home.... She's doing well for herself in her new home, as you can see! It's a special success considering she was showing some poor behavior, both in MS and up north. The adopter is committed to sticking with it. We wish them the best of luck and a long happy life together!
Hi, I adopted Shelly at the beggining of June and suprised my four kids with
her. She is a German Short Hair Pointer/Britany Spaniel. She is a perfect fit in
our house. I do believe she thinks she is one of the kids, she does everything
with the kids. When they are fishing in our lake if they catch a fish, she jumps in the lake and tries to help
them, lol!! She is blessing! Thank You Tupleo-Lee Humane Society for our baby!!
This is Mr. Oliver. I am emailing you guys some pictures of King who I adopted
earlier this year! We are just saying Hello!!
Dear Tupelo Humane Society,
My name is Mary Kate W. I am a high school
teacher in Belchertown, Massachusetts. I am thrilled to have adopted Sky
through Happy Dogs of New England. She was one of the litter from April 15 Great
Pyrenees/ yellow lab mix. I know you must get so many dogs at your shelter and I appreciate the
excellent care you give to your animals. Up North, there are not too many
rescue puppies available for adoption and I thank you for giving me a chance to
be a first time puppy owner!
I am attaching a picture of my baby at 13
weeks in her new home.
We got our dog Ramses from you in November of 2009. He had distemper when he came in, but we brought him home and he came out of it. The damage was done, though. He has brain damage and has a nervous tick in his brain. We love him, none the less, and he is a welcome part of our family.
This is Sandy, a senior German Shephard, we adopted two years
ago. She has been an amazing addition to our family. Although she has hip
displasia and was heartworm positive when she came to live with us, neither has
caused her (or us) serious problems. She is getting older and slower but
continues to prove that adopting older animals can be very fulfilling.
Jackson was fostered by one of our volunteers for a few weeks before going up north to his new home. Here is a picture of him and his new family. We think Jackson's grin while looking up at his new family is the best! We wish them all the happiness in the world.
Mocha Here are some pictures of Mocha, she is doing great and she is so sweet and lovable. She LOVES the snow. She gets along great with our Yellow Lab Maggie. We just love her, thanks again for giving us this opportunity to adopt her.
William & Shirley Valley
Gwen (on right) sleeping with her new dog mate Tara. She has fit into the family very nicely and very quickly.Laurie Burns-Munroe
He has made himself right at home. He loves to play with our cat he chases it around. Then, this I have never seen, my cat cased the dog. LOL, They played tag!
Sherry & Dusty T.
Thank you for our loving pet....She has been outstanding and just wants to be loved all the time.
Possum & Oscar
Our kids...Tupelo animal shelter rescues. Possum is the gray and white one. Oscar is the orange and white one. Luv them with all we've got and spoil'em rotten! Rescues make the best pets!
Sophie relaxing after playing...
I adopted daisy and shes doing fantastic,clean bill of health from the doc. Also living it up she gets to stay inside!
Buddy (from the noon show)-
Update on Buddy! He is doing awesome. He is fully house trained. We are planning on putting him out this spring though. He is a really good dog and gets along good with our 2 small dogs.
Jasper that was pulled by Weimaraner Rescue of the South 2-16-11 : ). He's a great dog!
This is Rusty aka Repo to us now. Thanks he's doing great!
I adopted Zoro, a Newfounland mix, about a month ago. He has grown so much since
then. He is very happy around the house and loved the recent snow!! Could barely
get him back in the house. I am planning on training him as a Service Dog to
help me with my PTSD. He is so smart and is learning commands so fast, its
almost scary. Even though, we are working on the biting and digging in the
backyard..... He has brought so much happiness and comfort in the short time we
have been together. I don't think I would ever get a dog any other way than from
the Humane Society. The staff and Volunteers were so helpful!!
Heidi Jane insisted on going ouside this morning in the middle of the blizzard. She was wearing her little pink fleece coat with the white dots and looked so cute!!!! Heidi Jane insited on checking out everything - even the snowbanks on the side of our driveway...she really is the sweetest dog and is adjusting well to our neck of the woods with the colder climate.
Have a great day!!!!
Chrissie & Heidi Jane
North Hampton, NH
Adopted December 2008
Over two years now and loving every minute of it !
I knew the minute I saw her that we
were destine to be together.
My only regret is that I did not adopt her sister. :(
Tayla has brought so much healing and unconditional love.
Thank you for changing both our lives!
Steely's birthday is fast approaching! Right now we are getting ready for his
birthday on Saturday it's been a year already. The best year ever! He is a gift
from God that we cherish! He is spoiled and in a few weeks we are moving, for
my husbands work. In the next few months we plan on getting him a little brother
or sister, thanks to all the wonderful folks at the Tupelo lee humane society
for him. He is our pride and joy! I have included some new pictures.
Here is a photo of Xander and our chihuahua mix
Maggie playing in the yard. We adopted Xander from TLHS this summer. We love
him! He and Maggie get out every morning and
chase each other around the yard and wrestle!
Benji Updating you on the dog I adopted last week that was known as Benji. He
is SO sweet and a very good dog. I've attached a photo of him with my
two other dogs and also taking a nap!
Dreamer / Angel
I thought you would like to see what a beautiful, spoiled little girl Dreamer turned out to be! Her name is now Angel and here are some shots of her weekending in the Hamptons before returning to her country estate outside of Baltimore! I'll send you a shot of her with her family and lab brother when I get it out of the other camera. She is a very happy, loved little girl!
Hello guys, its me Lucy, I just wanted to send you some pictures
of me and my new family. They saw me on the internet and came to look for me
and they found me. They picked me up on September 11, 2010 and they bought me a
brand new bed and some toys. I really love my bed. Here are some pictures of
me taken on 09/18/10. Well, I just wanted to let you all know that I am doing
Thought you guys might like to see this little doll in her new home.
She was "Maxy" while at the shelter but I changed her name to Mayce.
She is adjusting just fine :)
Hello! You may remember him as Tyler, but renamed him Steely. He came home to
live with us last November 6 2009. We can not remember what life was like
without him. He is a gift from God that we cherish! He is spoiled and in a few
months will be moving with us to Germany, for my husbands work. Right now he is
enjoying some time with us in Texas. He loves to play co-pilot on car rides and
sleeping in pillows. In his spare time he gets online to read the the success
stories of his friends from the TLHS. In just the past few months he has
discovered a he has this cute little bark. In the next few months we plan on
getting him a little brother or sister, thanks to all the wonderful folks at
the tupelo lee humane society for him. He is our pride and joy!
The Snyder Family
I was a TLHS pup sent North on Animal Rescue Flights (ARF). I am now in a great loving home! My parents often send updates to the shelter to let them know how I am enjoying life in MA. Here is an excerpt:
I am now weighing in at around 35 pounds. I have really gotten used to Abigail, the family cat, and she and I are
now chasing each other, she hits me in the nose and I try to hit her
back. Except my paws are a lot bigger, so Mom and Dad tell me to take it
easy. Oh guess what?? I can now stand on my back feet, put my paws up
on the kitchen counter and see what it going on up there. So
exciting!!! Yeah, you guessed it, that is one of the things I'm not
really allowed to do, you would think I was going to steal a hamburger
or something. Anyhow, on my walks on the beach, I've discovered crab
shells, sea weed, running in the water and biting the water splashing
up all over me, and really like it.To you guys that flew me up here to Cape Cod, I still stop and look up
at airplanes that fly over, thinking I might see you. Love Sydney
We adopted Jack in May, and he was so skittish and afraid. He had never walked
on a leash before and he had never had his own things. His papers said he was
born the day we got married so I knew he was meant to be ours. It took hard
work, and he still likes to find flip flops to chew on, but he sticks by our
side, goes outside to go potty, and follows everyone in the "pack" --hes lower
ranked then the cats! But here he is chilling in his new bed in our newly
purchased home. He's been a best friend and loyal companion. Hopefully this week
we will be adopting him a (fixed) girlfriend.
I adopted Cooper in July of 2007. I was 27 at the time and living alone in a cabin. For obvious reasons, I came looking for a grown dog that would be intimidating but lovable. I told the lady helping me that I needed a big dog, not a puppy. She immediately took me to the last cage in the back and there he was. He was the biggest dog in there! I fell in love immediately. I took him home some time after that and the rest is history. He is doing well and my family and friends loved him from the beginning. People are amazed at how large he is. He is a great friend that filled my needs for a protector and companion and in return he got a great family that will care for him to the end of his days.
We adopted our dog last year. She was around 3 years old. They were calling her
'Daisy' when we got her, but when we got home we renamed her Brooklyn after the
city in New York. Brooklyn was meant to be an outside dog, and even though we
have a large fenced in yard, we bought her a kennel because we were afraid that
she might have some violent tendencies from her previous life. We already had a
yorkie and we also got a golden retriever not long after we adopted Brooklyn. At first, we were afraid she would be mean to other dogs and other people, but
we soon realized that she loves attention and loves interacting with others. After only a few months, Brooklyn was trained well enough to stay in our
house. She gets along great with our other 2 dogs, and our cat. She loves
riding in cars and has had quite a few adventures. She is a great member of our
family and a very loyal, charming, and hilarious companion. We love her and are
so glad she was able to become part of our lives.
Thanks so much guys!
Winston (formerly Jack)
Just so you know, although Jack is a fine name, he is now known as
Winston. I have 2 favorite historical characters and I am a WWII
buff. It was either Patton or Winston and he's too sweet to be a
Patton...Thank you again so much! Hope you enjoy the pictures!
Doc (formerly Link)
Just wanted to give you a quick update on Doc. He is doing wonderfully. What a special little guy he is. He slept pretty well in his crate
last night and is taking a nap as I write this. Wyatt is getting used
to him and I'm sure in no time, they'll be inseperable. I think that
Doc is feeling very comfortable and I couldn't be happier.
We adopted Violet in November of 2008. She didn't have a name, but since she was so bashful, I thought (shrinking) Violet was appropriate. When she first came home, she was very submissive and fearful. She would not eat unless I fed her by hand and seemed so sad. With patience and love, she has become a wonderful companion. She is so gentle and has a gift for knowing when someone needs a cuddle or a sympathetic paw. She seems exceptionally fond of elderly people and we're in the process of getting her trained to become a therapy dog. Thank you so much for the opportunity to adopt such an amazing companion!
Adopted in December of 2008, We're kinda crazy about him :)
Update on Joey, renamed Buddy. Doing great after surgery, he is currently being treated for heart worms but is doing better.
I had been at your place for a long time... y'all had named me "Mallory" - and my new owners named me "Mallie"
In July of 2007 my husband just knew he wanted a Great Pyrenees. Why? I do not know. Since we already had 2 Huskies, a Beagle and an Aussie mix (all rescues) I could not figure it out. But one Friday I finally just told him that I was going to call the Humane Society and ask if they had one. I mean really, what were the odds? I procrastinated for an hour before finally calling and was told that someone had dropped off the very first one they ever had just an hour ago. He had been rescued from dodging cars and trucks on highway 45 in Guntown.The next day we ended up at the Humane Society. I tried desperately to talk Terry out of going. He said, "We are just going to look". Yeah, right. Famous last words.When I picked up Pete 5 days later he was so terrified of the car that I had to open both rear doors, climb into my back seat and coax him to follow me into the car.Fast forward 2 1/2 years. Pete was about 6 months old when we adopted him. Just an 80 pound puppy. He is now about 3, the age that a Pyr reaches maturity. He has grown into a 100+ pound puppy...lol Still lopes and plays and loves life. Our pack has grown and so has Pete. He is healthy and happy and our Big Dog and we are happy that fate dealt the hand the way it did.
Jazmine & Navin
We adopted our 2 angels after our 17, almost 18 year old twin kitties passed away. We named our shelter babies Jazmine and Navin. Both LOVE water and for the first few weeks, they would jump in the bath tub with me! They have brought so much joy to our lives and there is never a dull moment with them around! My husband and I love them dearly!
Thank YOU TLHS for saving them so they could be the additions to the family we needed!
I adopted Maggie, a dalmatian mix, from the shelter in the spring of 2007 when she was a year old. It was my first time volunteering at PetSmart. She was the my favorite dog that was brought to the event that day, so, with some begging with my mom, we took her home. Now she is three years old, and the smartest dog I've ever known. Within a week, she knew how to walk on a leash, sit, stay, lie down, shake, come, and roll over. I'm very thankful I adopted her, and I'm sure she is too.
I'm sure you don't remember all the dogs that come through there, but I thought I would give you an update on our baby that we adopted last year. Her name was Annie and she was an 8 week old "border collie"
This is what Annie looks like today.
Her name is now Molly and she will be a year old this month. She is such a pretty dog. Very good temperment, well behaved, happy and loving. She doesn't look quite like what we had in mind, I think our Border Collie has alot of shepherd in her, but we couldn't love her anymore! Thank you!
Robbie Lynn Burns
Buddy and Bit
Dear all of the wonderful people at the Humane Society,
Thank you all so much for the amazingly awesome cats we adopted from you! Double Deuce and Little Bit, or more affectionally known as "Buddy" and "Bit" are doing very well and loving their new home!! They are both curled up on my computer desk beside each other as I type this letter! My husband and I consider ourselves very lucky and blessed to have been given such two happy, healthy kitties! Buddy is a total "Mama's boy" and loves to be by my side all of the time; Bit is a fiesty little girl who has her "Daddy" wrapped around her little paw! I have attached a couple of pictures of the babies for you to see just how much they have grown over the past few months! We love them very much and again, thank you for all that you do for these sweet creatures!! Should we ever decide to adopt again, we know exactly where to come!
Trey and Lindsay S.
I adopted Lucy in February of 2007. I figured that since she had such a rough start in life, she deserved to be spoiled every day after! Lucy is very prissy, and hates to be woken up before 9:00 a.m. She also refuses to go on walks in the rain, and loves to watch college football! She is my canine equivalent and I love her to death!
Our family keeps growing!
Choco was in the shelter since Oct of 2008 - we brought her home to foster in Feb of 2009. This month we made it official and adopted her! She is so friendly and smart, already learned sit, lie down, and shake. I guess in a way we are "foster failures" since we didn't want to give her up, it was a good experience and we encourage everyone to try fostering!
We also brought home Niffy, she was a sick save, she needed a couple rounds of antibiotics to get over a cold and now she is doing great! TLHS staff do y'all recognize her? She looks like a different kitty now!
Thanks for allowing us to volunteer and support y'all so much. We are so glad to have found another two members to add to our family!
Still doing GREAT!!
Hi, My name is William Fleming, I adopted my dog from you in late December of 2007. I just wanted to drop a line to let you know that we are doing GREAT!! His name was "TRAPPER" at the time, no offense but I changed it to “CLARK". This dog has brought me so much so much joy and again “Thank you" for bringing us together.
Jackson' the beloved pet saved at humane shelter
From the NEMS Daily Journal - Letters to the Editor Section: During the week of Nov. 24, 2008, my beloved black lab "Jackson" mysteriously disappeared. He has been a family pet for about 5 years. He belongs to my son Cody.
After calling the veterinarians in the area, the police, the school bus drivers, plus a road by road search, our dog was gone.
By March, I went on line to the Savannah, Tenn., Humane Society to check for a dog. I also checked at Tupelo/Lee Humane Society. I saw a dog I was interested in and called them. I had told Cody I would not get another black dog because they were too plentiful which makes finding them too hard. As Cody and I walked through the kennels, I saw a beautiful black lab. Our eyes met, I looked at Cody, and I walked on, refusing to look at it any longer. I left empty handed. On the way back home, Cody told me that I should have looked closer at the dog because he acted really strange. When I started to leave, he said the dog got up on his back feet and started moaning real loud as I left the area. I could not get that thought out of my mind.
When I got back home to Marietta, I called the humane society and questioned them about the black lab. They said they called him "Natchez" because he was found on the Natchez Trace. My home is about 2 miles from the Trace. I drove back to Tupelo the next morning. I had looked five months for my dog, and there he was in front of me.
Jackson is so happy to be at home once again; he went straight to his box, got his toy dog out, ran to see my husband, trying all the time to get in his lap.
If it had not been for the Tupelo/Lee Humane Society, my dog would have been lost forever.
Bella is awesome!!
This Is Bella. I adopted her in April of 2008 from you guys. She Is the best thing that has ever happened to me.
- Amanda W.
Another Puppy Mill Happy Ending!
We adopted a shih tzu from the Baretto puppy mill. When we first brought him home, he didn't understand love. When we petted him, he didn't know what to do. Now, he loves life and is spoiled. That's what dogs are for...spoiling. Thanks for bringing our baby to us. - Lisa Wood
Puppy Mill Thank You Note
A Very Special Thank You to Sheila Horton with "Have A Heart Horse Rescue" for fostering the nursing moms and babies for us that were seized from the Bareto Puppy Mill. She and her volunteer staff have given of their time to see that these animals would not have to suffer anymore while their babies grew up. They groomed , dewormed, treated , and socialized the moms and babies until it was time to be adopted. We understand the value of time and the need for money in working with the neglected, abused and homeless animals in our area. "Have A Heart Rescue" works with horses that have been abused, neglected and abandoned. They are a small 501(c)3 non-profit charity in need of a open stock trailer to transport the rescued horses to their recovery home.They also need donations of horse feed, hay, time and money. Anyone that would like to donate a stock trailer or other needs may contact Sheila at 871-5882. Also thank you to all the breed specific rescue groups that have helped to find forever homes for the remaining Heartworm Positive adult dogs at our shelter from the Bareto puppy mill. We know that rescues are an important partner to any shelter and we have made at lot of new friends along the way. They are hardworking dedicated volunteers who know their specific breed and want what is best for the animal. It has been a rewarding experience for us to see so many people who care for these animals.
Izzy and Nora
We adopted Izzy in August of 2007 when she was just a tiny baby beagle. Now she is a grown up JOY to our family. In August 2008 we lost our beloved 13 year old beagle, Ellen, to cancer. Izzy has been such a comfort to all of us and knowing that she knew Ellen helps the pain. She is such a part of our family now and we don't know what we would do with out her! She has the most wonderful smile and such a loving personality, our other dog Rosie and all 3 of our cats - Nora, Chester and Wyatt - get along with her and she just loves everyone.We also adopted Nora (mentioned above) from the shelter as a kitten! She is a Maine Coon Mix and we call her Miss Diva. She loves to swish her long furry tail and show it off. She is such a sweet heart and loves to “talk” to all of us on a daily basis. No matter where you are she wants to be there with you even if it is just hanging out. With out our local shelter Tupelo-Lee Humane Society we would have never met them. I volunteer regularly and commend them for their great work! Support your local shelter and you will find a friend (or possibly friends) for life, I know my family did!
It has been several years since we adopted our baby, but I know people like to hear success stories. We adopted Frazier from the Humane Society in Tupelo on 4/1/00 & got to bring him home on 4/4/00. As you can see from his pics, he is one of the family. We had him before we had our daughter, so technically he was the first "child" He had a hard time adjusting to sharing the attention when she was born, but as you can see they are big buddies now. He is one of the sweetest, smartest dogs I have ever owned or seen for that matter. I strongly recommend adopting from the Humane Society. There are so many animals that need homes. We are so glad we adopted Frazier-we love him with all of our heart & spoil him every day. If you are looking for a pet, check out TLHS before you check anywhere else, you just might fall in love like we did.
I wanted to write and tell you that we adopted a lab mix we named ‘Abby’ almost two years ago from the shelter. She had just given birth to a litter (which we never saw) but she still had milk and was very malnourished looking. It’s always hard to visit the shelter and see so many animals that want to be picked. There was something in those sad eyes of hers that really called out to me and my husband. We weren’t interested in a puppy and decided to take a chance on Abby. We actually were given a ‘discount’ on her because she was so thin and might not make it. Abby (or Girl-girl, as we called her for a while until we picked a name) has become a member of our family. She’s the most lovable dog. She goes with my husband, Robert, when he goes out riding horses and during a recent trip to Disney, he and the kids mentioned several times that they really missed her. My husband is even insisting that Abby be in our Christmas pictures this year. She’s just been a perfect fit for our family.
Thanks so much for giving Abby a temporary home at the shelter and for all you do for animals like her.
Here are some pictures of our new member of the Boozer family. I just had to share this with all of you. He is the best friend we have ever had. He is so well mannered. He actually thinks he owns the back yard now. As you can see, he does not like anyone playing with his toys. He really enjoys swimming with the kids. Again thanks for all of your help.
Chris & Dana
Messages from the web!
**Thank you for the wonderful puppy I got last week. He is doing wonderful and already housebroke!!!!
**Thanks so much for the new puppy! Sugar, aka, Bobbette, is an absolutely wonderful, precious little soul! Thanks for taking such good care of her until she found us!
*** Hi!! My husband and I adopted a puppy either the last of Nov. 07' or the first of Dec 07'. our names are Kristi and Robert(Buddy) Campbell from New Albany. It was one of the Blue eyed husky mix that you guys had. I was gonna call him Tex, but it quickly changed to T-Bone, lol.He is a VERY healthy puppy now. I'm guessing around 5-6 months old and more loved than ever.
Grown Up Puppy
My husband and I adopted a puppy from ya'll about 2 years ago. This is what she looked like back then:
And now here she is pestering our other dog a couple days ago:
See how I've grown since I left the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society.
I'm even more in love with her! What a
She loves my husband too!
This is LOLA. She is a Border Collie pup. My husband and I
adopted her from ya'll about three months ago. We love her so much!
Thank you for all the good work you do!