If you're looking for a pup with plenty of loving years left - but it just past the "puppy stage" in life - then meet Orlando: today's Pet of the Week from Tri-County Humane Society.

Orlando is a neutered 4ish-year-old mixed breed who's a big fan of Kongs. He came to Tri-County Humane Society as a stray, so it's not known how he reacts to children, cats, or other dogs. Slow and proper introductions are the way, and lots of exercise will keep Orlando happy.

Orlando via Tri-County Humane Society
Orlando via Tri-County Humane Society

The 7th Annual Spay-ghetti & No (Meat) Balls Dinner is Saturday, April 27th

Get down to the Sauk Rapids VFW on Saturday, April 27th from 5 to 8pm for a spaghetti dinner benefitting the residents of Tri-County Humane Society! Tickets are just $10 each and there'll be a raffle, silent auction, AND a meat raffle. Curbside pickup is available if you can't stay for the event.

A Few Tickets Remain For the TCHS 50th Anniversary Gala

It's one of the biggest - and most important - events of the year for Tri-County Humane Society. The 50th Anniversary Gala takes place on Thursday, May 2nd at Harvester Square in St Cloud beginning at 5pm. There will be a silent auction, portrait booth, wine and beer tasting, live music, dinner at 7pm, and their program with a live auction and puppy & kitten snuggles begins at 8pm!

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.

Join TCHS in Celebrating its 50th Birthday

Tri-County Humane Society has been serving the pets and people of Central Minnesota for 50 years. Read about the 50 Ways You Can Help Support Tri-County Humane Society.


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!

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!

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.

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