Happy Tails

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Dallas

Dallas

March 21, 2017

Dallas is an energizer bunny! He is doing awesome in his new home and We absolutely love him! He is happy, healthy, and becoming quite popular in the neighbourhood! He’s the dobey on the block! Thank you so much for all you have done for him! His first day home will always be a memorable one, and I am SO grateful for my new best friend!


Gemma

Gemma

March 20, 2017

Hi,

Here’s a few pictures of Gemma over the last year. She’s come a long way in a year! We went through a foster to adopt process commencing February 21st, 2016; and finalized the adoption April 14th. Initially she was scared of everything from strangers (particularly men) to noises. With help of a Thundershirt, Rescue Remedy, time and love she’s growing braver with each passing day. Some of her favourite past times are chewing her bone, dinner time and snuggles. Here are just a few of the highlights over the past year.


Casper, Ruby and Mike

March 15, 2017

Hi THS just wanted to let you know how Fuzzball, Sasha and Bora are doing.

Fuzzball, now Casper, is a Guinea Pig I got in October. He is doing amazing and loves carrots. When we got him we were going to get a hamster but the hamster was already adopted and then we saw fuzzball and we knew we wanted him.

Sasha, now Ruby, is doing good. Me and my mom adopted Sasha after I had a very sad loss in the family. She is one of Carol’s kids and she was being kept at Pet Valu. She is now is doing awesome and amazing.

Bora, now Mike, is doing amazing he loves to sleep and loves to cuddle. Update on Sausage sadly got cancer and passed away in his sleep when I was at school.

Yours truly,

James Grant, Chantel Grant, Anne Medcof, Rose M.


Bebe

Bebe

March 15, 2017

Back in 2013, I lost my precious Rhonda at 19+ years and thought that I would never adopt another “fur baby”. Well this precious one decided otherwise. Having seen her during regular visit at local pet store while being special food for Rhonda, she kept giving me her paw.

After some deep soul searching, I applied to adopt Bebe which at the time was around five months old. Well she is truly a Diva and a precious companion like most of our “fur babies” are.

This is Bebe in one of her many Diva moments!


Moby

March 08, 2017

Now his name is Moby - previously it was Champion - and certainly he is a champion in every sense. He came into my world on September 1sr 2016, and I can’t imagine my life without him. Weighing in at 18 lbs. Moby is no light-weight. He is a gentle giant, and still a little bit shy. He starts his day by putting his nose on my leg - that means ‘good morning’ - and then breakfast is his next priority. Apart from being handsome, and lovable, with enormous eyes, he has 6 toes on each foot. Perhaps he should be known as ‘Six-Pack’! He still has a little way to go to conquer all his fears but one day he will climb on to my lap and know he is safe forever. Val Thomas


Tigress and Delilah

Tigress and Delilah

March 02, 2017

Tigress and Delilah were nervous little babes when I first adopted them from the Toronto Humane Society. They were so tiny, and even though from two different litters, they sought comfort in each other. Now these two sisters will both be celebrating their 4th birthdays in a few short months, and they’re still each others snuggle buddy! I’m so happy to have these loving kitties in my life!!!


Kyla

Kyla

March 02, 2017

I am so happy that I have adopted Kyla! She’s is an absolute delight. She’s curious and sweet, super affectionate. She’s everything you would ever want from a cat. I brought her home 2 days ago and she was as happy as a clam, right away. She sleeps right beside me every night and sits on my lap when I’m having my morning coffee. It feels like I we were meant for each other and that she has always lived here. Thanks THS for matching us up!

Shauna


Paddington

Paddington

February 28, 2017

Fri February 26, 2016 my husband came home from work and I told him we were going to the THS - I had seen profile for a 10 week old retriever mix puppy online and wanted to see if he was the dog for us. And although that puppy was adorable there was something about the little guy across the aisle that captured our hearts. Preston (now Paddington) had me hooked from the moment I saw him. Anastasia interviewed us and made up the hold sign before we had even said yes (there was no doubt he was ours).

He came home with us on March 1st, through the foster-to-adopt program; he was from a reserve in Northern Ontario and had demodex along with a couple other health issues. On one of his check ups a biopsy from a small bump on his leg came back as questionable - my heart broke as we took our little guy in for surgery. The staff (especially Larissa from the foster department) was amazing during his foster process and not long after his surgery (which ended up being fine) we finalised his adoption. This past year has been full of new experiences for us and Paddington. He recovered so well from the demodex, that people often comment how beautiful his coat is. He’s a bit of a wild man, and in typical lab fashion he does everything with a great level of exuberance.

But as much as he loves stomping around and playing in his backyard or at daycamp (where he has even gotten to play with his brother - the dog that initially drew us down to THS that Friday), he is a big cuddle bug, who often forgets he has grown into a rather large dog and believes he belongs on our laps - where we are happy to let him stay while we pat his crazy ears. We can’t imagine what life would be like without our Paddington and are so thankful for THS having brought him into our lives.

Thanks,

Jenn and Sean


Banjo

Banjo

February 27, 2017

He’s awesome! Remember the surprise bags with sweets? Banjo is the same. Under his towel as he used to like it I didn’t know what I was getting. And it was three months since Ashley (a cat I adopted via THS) died. Banjo loves pets and he likes it when I brush his fur.

For the first two weeks my comforter was his ...if you know what I mean…and he hide under it & he used it as his bed and sometimes created a bed with it on the floor.

He doesn’t hide much now. And as I have gotten to know him I got the impression that his previous owners were not gentle. Banjo needs a gentle and loving parent. That’s me.

During the night when it’s sleepy time for me he runs around in my bedroom. I gently tell him that mama needs her sleep and he stops!

I am keeping him until the day he goes to Heaven and joins Ashley. These two are my family forever!

Vesna


Isabel and Madison

Isabel and Madison

February 25, 2017

Eight years ago we were blessed when we adopted Isabel and Madelaine from the Toronto Humane Society. When we first saw them a note on their cage informed us that they were sick and needed socialization. However their gorgeous tortoiseshell coats, pretty green eyes and their need to be loved made them irresistible to us. Within a year we would lose Madelaine to illness but not before she taught Isabel (rumoured to be feral) how to love people. We returned to the THS in search of a companion for Isabel and found Madison another tortie kitten.

Isabel is shy and timid whereas Madison has the confidence of a cat that is at home in the world. Though their personalities are different, they bonded quickly and alternate between friendly brawls and napping together.

These big city kitties don’t know much about the outdoors but their balcony is a magical playland with plants and flowers and encounters with pigeons. It has become their favourite place. Inside they keep a tight schedule of alternating naps, toys and treats. Additionally, any box that enters their lair becomes a conduit for their imagination.

Shouts out to Toronto Humane Society for allowing these beauties and their big personalities into our lives.