I have it on good authority that when you do the Hokey Pokey, you turn yourself around. That's what it's all about, after all. Meet Pokey, today's Pet of the Week from Tri-County Humane Society!

Pokey is a neutered 18-month-old mixed breed big boy. Pokey has been friendly with staff, but they don't know how he is with children or other dogs. Cats will not be suitable roommates for Pokey, as his high prey drive led to his name: Pokey had a run-in with a porcupine, and lost. He's recovered now and is settling in, waiting for his forever home!

Pokey via Tri-County Humane Society
Pokey via Tri-County Humane Society

MnSNAP to Return to TCHS This Summer and Fall

The Minnesota Spay and Neuter Assistance Program (MnSNAP) will bring its mobile surgery unit back to Tri-County Humane Society on the following dates:

  • June 9th (ALREADY FULL)
  • July 17th
  • August 4th
  • September 8th
  • October 6th

Learn more about income qualifications and pricing here.

Top Ten Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

  1. Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life.
  2. Neutering provides major health benefits.
  3. Your spayed female won't go into heat.
  4. Your male dog won't want to roam away from home.
  5. Your neutered male will be much better behaved.
  6. Spaying or neutering will NOT make your pet fat.
  7. It is highly cost-effective.
  8. Spaying and neutering your pet is good for the community.
  9. Your pet doesn't need to have a litter for your children to learn about the miracle of birth.
  10. Spaying and neutering helps fight pet overpopulation.

 Book Buddies Reading Program

Pets love to be read to. If you have a kiddo (age 5-15 years preferred) in your household who would LOVE to read to a shelter resident, then the Book Buddies program is for you (them)! Pets don't care about mispronounced words, and it's beneficial for both the kiddo (who gets practice reading aloud) and the resident, as shelter life can be stressful.

For Pets' Sake!

Thursdays through Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm, For Pets' Sake Thrift is open next to the animal shelter! Get gently used collars, pet beds, leashes, apparel, and accessories, with all profits staying to take care of the residents!


Tri-County Humane Society wants you and your new family member to succeed, so they've teamed up with GoodPup to provide a customizable, affordable, and positive dog training program that you both can work on from home!

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