Adoption Stories

Garfield’s Story

Do you remember Lester? He was brought here as a stray in June 2017.  He was well loved by the staff and had taken on a very “caretaker” type role around here with many of the cats, especially Fritz. Because Lester was already four years old, he didn’t receive as much attention as his incredible personality should have allowed. Finally, Lester was adopted in September by a wonderful family.

Since his adoption, he has been renamed Garfield. We think it seems quite fitting! His adopter Sheena says, “Garfield fit right in with our family. He loves to be inside and outside. He loves to explore the outside and he comes to the door and lets us know when he wants in. He loves his belly rubbed. He also loves all of our farm animals, including our dogs and our other cat. He is so happy here.”

We can tell Garfield is very well loved. We are so happy for you all!

Willow’s Story

Willow was found as a stray abandoned in the Sturgeon Bay dog park in the beginning of July, 2017. You would recognize Willow as Mango while she was here. She had some questionable health issues while she was here, but was well taken care of and always a very happy girl. Finally, in late September, her health was cleared and her adopters, Mark and Sue, fell in love with her and brought her home to live with them, and her new sibling.

Mark says she seems to be settling in very nicely and loves exploring their backyard. She is definitely a runner so they have to be sure she is on a lead at all times. They hope that will change with some training and as she grows to know that she has a forever home with them. Willow has “experimented” with where she most likes her bed and it appears that she has decided on where she is (by dragging it there herself) in the picture.

Thanks for the update Mark and Sue! We are so happy for all of you and your beautiful family! Please keep us updated in the future! Best of luck! 














Scout’s Story

Scout came to us in late April 2017. You would recognize him as Skippy. He was here until Labor Day weekend when ML adopted him. He was here for a long time because he needed 8 weeks of Heartguard treatment for worms. (Take this is a friendly reminder to test your animals because the treatments are long and no fun.)

Since his adoption, he’s been renamed Scout, in reference to “To Kill a Mockingbird.” He responds well to his new name. One of his favorite spots is her daughter’s bed (shown here) and he can be found curled up with her every night. They have really bonded! The family goes to the beach about 4 times a week, he loves it! He also gets to visit the dog park where they are working with him on responding when he’s not on a leash. Scout is so well loved and cared for! He even goes with ML to work!

We are so happy to hear and share this wonderful update! We couldn’t be happier for all of you!


Terry’s Story

Terry arrived at DCHS as a stray in January of 2017.  It took him two months to find the perfect home, but it was worth the wait.  When Terry met John, they both knew they were meant for each other.

John tells us that “Terry, now Chena (An Alaskan river which he has spent a lot of time on) is a real dandy. My initial intention was to adopt a short haired female, but my mind changed when I started to interact with Terry.  He’s one of the nicest cats that our family has had.  He readily comes when called, loves to play with his squeaky mouse on a string and especially the laser dot on the floor.  He’s very affectionate with numerous nuzzles and ‘love bites’ on the chin.  He’s got three viewing windows to look outside and goes nuts watching the birds and squirrels.  Interestingly, his tail wags almost continuously which ‘usually’ indicates agitation but not in his case. When I sit in the recliner and call him, he’s right there for attention.  Since I’m alone now, he’s a whole lot of company.”

We are so happy that Chena and John found each other!  Thank you, John, for choosing to adopt this handsome cat from DCHS!

We love to hear how our alumni are doing in their forever homes. Please send updates, pictures and stories to DCHS’s Volunteer/Adoption Coordinator Jessica Auz at jessica@dooranimalscom