Happy Tails

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Bailey

Bailey

August 26, 2016

We adopted Bailey from the Toronto Humane Society on August 18th 2002. He was a lost, nameless puppy and as soon as we saw him we knew he was to be part of our family. Although unconfirmed, Bailey was thought to be part German Shepherd, part Collie. He was gentle, loving, graceful (most times), and a best friend to the whole family. He truly fit in and was by our side for 14 years. Bailey parted us on August 20th 2016. Although he is not physically with us he will live forever in our hearts. Here’s to you my good friend, and here’s to seeing you once again.

Thank you Humane Society for giving us our Bailey. He was meant to be with us.


Matthew

Matthew

August 25, 2016

Hello!

I wanted to thank everyone at the THS for introducing me to Matthew (formerly Meteor). It’s been two weeks now and he has settled in surprisingly well.

I was warned that he may show signs of aggressiveness, but besides a few incidents with my dog, he has been incredibly sweet. He loves to be petted and has been known to come over just to give kitty kisses and cuddles.

He’s really social—with both humans and my other cats—and seems to be thrilled to have a home to call his own again. Even though he’s not fond of the dog, he still comes to curl up with the pack (comprising 4 cats, 1 small dog and 1 totally pet-whipped human) on the couch.

I’m so glad to have adopted him. He has been a great addition to the family, and I’m looking forward to seeing how he grows as he becomes more settled.

Thanks again, THS!
Tara


Oreo

Oreo

August 23, 2016

Hello! My name is Oreo (formerly Vyster) and I was adopted by my new mom at the end of July 2016. I LOVE my new home. I get to sit on my cat perch by the window and watch the birds and squirrels at the bird feeder. I am such a chill guy, always up for a chin scratch or playing with my cat toys! I am becoming more snuggly with people and let them know when I’ve had enough petting by walking away. No hissing or scratching for this mellow kitty! Thank you so much to the THS for taking such good care of me while I was with you.


Benji

Benji

August 23, 2016

I brought Benji home just three days ago, and I was amazed by how quickly he adapted! As soon as I let him out of the crate he was tearing about the apartment, exploring every nook and cranny! He’s a wild little ball of energy - he usually wakes up to play around six and is still going strong when I leave for work two hours later - but he loves a good cuddle too, and he likes to curl up next to me for naps. I couldn’t be happier to have Benji join my home!

- Emily


Odin

Odin

August 22, 2016

This is Jameson Bowman last October I adopted a german shepherd/husky puppy named Brennen (now Odin). At the time I wasn’t looking for a puppy as I thought I couldn’t handle it but you advised me I’d be great for him given my active lifestyle and experience with dogs. After I adopted him I had a lot of anxiety about it almost returned him but you and the other staff were great in supporting me and giving me confidence. After almost a year I am very happy to say that Odin is the best thing that ever happened to me and I have never regretted a single moment since he came into my life. I always tell my friends and family how great the THS staff all are and how you helped me realize and achieve what I really wanted for a companion. You guys knew what was best even when I didn’t.

Anyways I just wanted to drop a line and let you doing we are doing well and he is perfectly healthy and happy.


Leo

Leo

August 17, 2016

Hi Toronto Humane Society team!

We wanted to give you a little update on how Rocket (we named him Leo!) is doing. The first night he came right out of his carrier and went straight under the bed. He stayed there for hours but came out a few times to visit. Since then, he has gotten so comfortable with us and even joined us on the bed for some cuddles. He has been showing interest in leaving his room but we want to take things slow and not overwhelm him.

Here’s a picture of him from last night’s cuddles. He is the perfect addition to our little family!

We’ll send you another update once he has explored the rest of his new home.

Thanks,

Claire, Mike, and little Leo.


Princess

Princess

August 16, 2016

Hi There.

We are very happy with Princess. She is very active, loves exploring and having her picture taken. Her favourite toys are a paper ball and her climber.

Thank - You.

Phillip & Violet McCormick


Freya and Athena

Freya and Athena

August 13, 2016

A little over two years ago my fiancé and I decided to get our first “child”. After searching long and hard we stumbled upon a little black kitten named “Moth” at the Toronto Humane Society. I instantly fell in love with her and we took her home the same day. Since then we have gone back to adopt her little sister “Manatawa”. So now our family has Freya and Athena and we all couldn’t be happier.

Thank you for making dreams into reality!

Love Wendy, Brendan, Freya and Athena


Mr. Whiskers

Mr. Whiskers

August 12, 2016

I have had “Whiskey” for about 2 and a half years and he is the third cat I have given a ‘forever home’ to from THS. I first came to THS in late 1999 in search of my first pet. He was a kitten who had a great life with me as an indoor buddy.

Shortly after bringing my first home, I came back for a feline companion for my “Boo”. That’s when I adopted “Emma”, and all black cat with big yellow eyes. Yes, those two were a big part of my life until their respective times came.Once that “round” of adopted cats was over, I took less than 2 months to decide I was ready for number 3.

And so here we are; Mr. Whiskers is a fabulous friend. He is not only beautiful to look at, but he is a darling boy. He was several weeks old when I brought him home in November of 2013, I believe it was.

We bonded quickly and he soon became the apple of my eye… the pet of all pets.

He is patient with me, he lets me pick him up and play with him… he has a great spirit and temperament. I dote on him every free second I have when I am home. He naps with me when I nap and he sleeps with me during the night. I wake up with Mr. Whiskers each morning. Such a pleasant sight to wake up to. Being a single person, it helps dispel some of the solitude of living alone.

I could not have picked a better cat to own. I just love him to bits. He is well taken care of here, he gets high quality feed, annual vet check ups… and I keep a close eye on him and am ever-mindful of his well-being.

I recently made a donation to THS with a letter enclosed, thanking THS and ALL its staff and volunteers who feel the same way about the -wonders of animal ownership and animal welfare as I do.

I couldn’t imagine not having Whiskey. He is a true JOY!

Keep up the great work that you and your colleagues and volunteers do each day, around the clock. I believe you provide an indispensable service to our community and I will always support your work and organization as best I can.

Thank you for listening to all I have to say about THS and my personal experience with the cats who have enhanced my life from your shelter.

Have a good weekend and feel free to share this letter with anyone at THS you wish.

Most sincerely,

Matt S.


Cain

Cain

August 12, 2016

Cain has gown into a loving and loyal member of our family. He is 8 months old now we just wanted to share some pictures of him around the house and on some outings.