Happy Tails

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Nina

Nina

May 15, 2017

6 weeks ago we noticed a chihuahua mix with no pictures, posted on your page. We lost our chihuahua 6 months prior to some very severe health issues. So we headed down to meet Nina.

She was so terrified of us that we were afraid that it wouldn’t work out. With the help of your amazing adoption staff we sat around for an hour until the timid little lady approached us.

We brought her home the next day and can’t believe how amazing she is. We were told that she was a shelter pull from Dallas, prior to which she was in a hoarder home. Her fur was a little shabby and had some shelter anorexia. She also has a luxating patella.

Fast forward 6 weeks. She’s put on a pound and a half, her fur is fantastic, and she does not slow down. She loves running, hiking, climbing anything she can, and splashing in the river. But belly rubs and kisses are her favorite.

Thank you so much for bringing this little munchkin into our lives. Here are a few pics of her recent adventures. Oh, and we don’t think it was shelter anorexia, her majesty wanted to be spoon fed, she’s gotten over it.


Goofy

Goofy

May 10, 2017

Today we said goodbye to Goofy. We’d adopted him from THS some ten years ago….

I’d initially brought my husband in to see Molly, a yellow lab, who wasn’t there anymore. But Goofy was, and remembered me. The con artist. He looked me straight in the eye and made me think he was the perfect fit. Nevermind i wasn’t looking for a male dog, least of all a German shepherd (my last shepherd mix died at only seven years….)

We visited once a day for a week to play with him, and that Friday, took him home. He shook for the entire car ride and sitting on our couch the following night. The next day, he bit a neighbour. I’d never heard of a dog not being friendly, so this was a bit of a learning curve. It turned out most of his aggression was fear, and with reassurance, he managed to get a grip on it…

The following ten years were an adventure. He kept proving he was smarter than us, but also how much he loved us. In his final days, he hung on for us. I carried him where he needed to go. Cleaned him. Fed him. Until he let me know it was his time. I never knew a braver soul….

There are some big paw prints to fill in. I expect he arranged for a coyote or wolf puppy to tumble into our lives soon… heck, with his sense of humour, maybe even a cat


Mozart

Mozart

May 06, 2017

Hey guys!

Here’s some pictures of Mozart! He’s doing very well and adjusting quite well into his new home! He has trusted us in being able to take veggies from our hand and runs around his enclosure and a really happy dude. We have awesome play time while out of his enclosure. We are thinking of getting him a friend so he has someone to play with and talk to. Thank you so much for letting this little guy be apart of our family!!! smile

All the best!

Caitlin and Michelle


Chloe and Pepsi

Chloe and Pepsi

May 06, 2017

Just wanted to update you all on how Chloe and Pepsi are doing. They are both full of love and purrs. I found out that both of my precious kitties have been declawed which saddens me. Pepsi who was thought to be about 2 years old when I got him a year ago is actually 7! Chloe is a healthy and happy kitty who loves to race around and meow in order to say it’s treat time every few minutes lol. Pepsi is laid back cuddly and full of life. Pepsi has many allergies including fleas so I have to be vigilant about keeping fleas from the home. I also have to watch the food that he eats and things that touch him. So for him it’s good that he doesn’t like human foods because his tummy is so sensitive as is his skin. Poor baby but he is well loved and cared for so he is healthy as can be and happy just like Chloe.

I’ve settled in Hamilton Ontario and live in housing now so things are good for us all. We live in a bachelor so it’s a tight squeeze until we get our one bedroom but both Chloe and Pepsi still have room to race around chasing each other and to just lay down to relax! They are my beloved fur babies along with my four guinea pigs and nothing would make me let go of any of them.


Marshmallow

Marshmallow

May 03, 2017

Marshmallow doing great! She is a good girl… She pees and poos in her box… She is eating very well.. She eats a lot of Timothy Hay! She likes to hop around the house.. She hasn’t bite anything yet… I look all the time that She is doing good and not eating anything that is not good for her… We got new toys today.. Lets see how she is doing during the week.

Mario plays every evening… they chase each other! Marshmallow lets Mario to kiss her and touch her all the time… I think that She feels secure here… I haven’t seen her afraid!

I was concerned how she is going to be by herself when Im going to work… She has been amazing! She is calm and very clean…

She eats pellets twice a day… a total or 1/4 cup ish… She has lettuce, parley and cilantro twice a day and a little bit of fruit.. usually Banana… strawberry, apple… She eats a lot of Timothy Hay… I put it at night time because She eats it around 5:30am.

She is keep doing this.. biting the cage and try to move it inside… I bought today a mineral stone or something like that.. I asked at PetSmart… It could help to trim her teeth…

I’m going to add more pictures so you can see her!!! smile

Thank you so much Benani for your help!!!!

We are very happy to have our Rabbit at home…


Sneaker

May 03, 2017

In October 2001 I adopted an adult cat named Sneaker (4yrs old) from the Toronto Humane Society and actually two kittens. The kittens I adopted are long gone put to rest however Sneaker lived a long and happy life of 20 years. Today my buddy was laid to rest. Thank you for allowing me to adopt Sneaker. Best well behaved cat I have ever parented. Just thought I would share my story.


Daisy

Daisy

April 26, 2017

Hi guys!

We wanted to send you a quick update on Daisy (formerly known as Diamond Girl) as she’ll be turning 1 this Saturday, April 29. We adopted her back in November and the last few months have been tons of fun!

We knew as soon as we saw her that she was special - she stuck her paw out at us and gave us kisses through her kennel gate. We couldn’t wait to bring her home. She is such a loving pup and loves to give kisses and is a total snuggle monster. She absolutely loves the dog park and her favourite thing to do is run laps all around the park. Daisy’s got lots of energy!

Her best friend is our friends’ 3-year old Samoyed named Atlas. He’s been a great big brother to her and he took her under his wing as soon as they met. Love at first sight.

Daisy is very friendly and loves every dog and every person she meets. We’re so lucky to have found her and are looking forward to many happy years together!

Andrea & Ryan (and Daisy!)


Lady Grey

Lady Grey

April 22, 2017

Two years ago, we welcomed Shakira (now dubbed Lady Grey) to our home. She spent a few months in the feline adoption office (as seen in the top photo), and it was hard for us to take her away from her friends there. However, the environment there was a bit too hectic for her 12-year old mellow lifestyle, and now she enjoys lounging on our desk, being a hand-warmer and stress reliever. She also makes sure we stay well - getting antsy at bedtime and always hopping up to tuck us in, only to leave once we’re settled.

Lady Grey is truly part of our family, and we are so happy we adopted an elderly cat!

Cheers,

Mike


Subie

Subie

April 22, 2017

Hi! My name is Pearl Black im just sending a follow up email / update on the cat I adopted the beginning of March ! Tigger ! (Now goes by Subie) I have attached some pictures.. He is settled in his new home and has lots of toys to play with, his favourite spot in the house in right on the window sill.. He loves to observe! .. His play agression and biting is still present but we have been working constantly with him to correct it, and he is improving !! He loves to sleep right beside me everynight, and he even wakes me up every morning on time with his very loud meow when it’s breakfast ! He is not the cuddliest of cats, but he is one of the best cats I’ve ever owned. We will be making a trip in the next few months back to THS to look into finding Subie another cat friend !


Banjo

Banjo

April 21, 2017

Hi

Anyone who knows me personally will tell you that I feel lucky to have the cats thst I’ve had.

I for sure feel that way about Banjo. The first time I visited him he was in the Cat Communal Room hidden under a bath towel. One of the volunteers set me to meet him and he went from under the towel to the cardboard box. The time with him I was able to see that he was a gentle soul.

He still is. He is playful with another kitty in the home. He He plays with another indoor cat every day. Different times of the day, too.

Banjo loves it when I brush his fur. He even stretches his body and I can brush more of it!

Most moments with him are as you see in this picture: Banjo likes to be close to mama. He doesn’t mind when I hug him while he lies next to me.

He’s a teddy bear of love!