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Pinky and Bluey

Pinky and Bluey

September 28, 2020

In such a short amount of time they have become the loves of our lives. They are genuinely the perfect fit for our family, and we can’t thank all of you enough for both of them.

Pinky (formerly Venus) is a big fan of my partner Shane. She could sit with him for hours if she could. She also enjoys her comfy windowsill, equipped with all the cat grass her little self could ever want! Her transition was as smooth as anyone could hope for!

Bluey (formerly Luna) has had the biggest transformation, and we couldn’t be prouder of her. She only needed a day or two until she became my baby. She’s no longer afraid to meow until she can get into my lap and she loves playing. Best of all, every day we’re seeing her out in the open more often, and she doesn’t immediately retreat to her hiding spot when the door is open or when someone makes a loud noise or stands up. We are so proud of her!

Both girls are eating and drinking a fantastic amount, and had no issues using or locating the litterboxes. They’re already responding to simple commands such as “no” and “jump up” and seem to respond very well to positive reinforcement! They’re such polite girls, and they’re a treat to have in our family!


Bella

Bella

September 25, 2020

I adopted Bella in 2019 after my friend was fostering her and I fell in love. Bella was super anxious and timid when I first got her, and she is now the happiest pup in the world! She is the gentlest sweetheart and fiercely loyal with the most unique personality. I don’t know how I managed life before Bella came along!


Ness

Ness

September 23, 2020

About a month ago, I saw Ness. I was browsing Toronto Humane Society’s website just looking at the animals that needed homes. I always gravitate to the small animal section. I scrolled through the seemingly endless posts of adorable fluffies needing forever homes. Then, I had a Nessie sighting. I was in love.

There are a number of ways that a bearded dragon will, generally, show that they feel comfortable around you. Pressing flat against you while holding them is one, and another is them closing their eyes. It took about 5 minutes of Ness being gently covered in my hoodie to calm, breathe in a relaxed way, and several times close his eyes.

Now he’s at home, he’s happy, chillin, and living his extra life.

Read more about Ness’ adventure from Toronto Humane Society to his forever home.


Abercrombie

Abercrombie

September 23, 2020

It has been a few weeks since we adopted Abercrombie and we want you to know that she is doing amazing! We love her so much and she has settled in so well that it’s like she’s always been here. She flies around and explores many places to perch. She especially loves sitting on us and sharing our meals. Although she is not yet interacting with our other birds, she does chirp back to them sometimes. She really loves to take a swim/bath. She’s like a little yellow duck. Thank you so much for letting us be her forever home.


Sky

Sky

September 22, 2020

In 2016 my mom and I decided to adopt a cat! We already had a senior cat named Jasper, so we thought a kitten would be the best fit. Once we met Sky (formerly Sonic), we knew she was perfect for our family. She was very cute and sweet. It was a very exciting time in our lives. Before we knew it, her and Jasper were best friends! She adjusted quickly.

Sky has many interests, but her favourite things to do include playing mini-sticks hockey, hanging out with her family on the balcony, playing with toys, doing the “pushy” on the couch, loafing around and watching TV. She also has an Instagram account where she meow-dels the latest fashions.

Adopting Sky was an amazing decision. We are so happy to have her in our lives!


Lady

Lady

September 16, 2020

We adopted Lady (formerly know as Ledina) in January 2014 and this has been one of the best decisions of our lives! She was rescued from a house with over 30 other cats and kept her distance for the first month of her adjusting to her forever home. Lady was hiding and would only come out when no one was around. As time passed by, she was feeling more comfortable being around us and eventually became the queen of this household! ​

Lady lives up to her name. She knows manners- never bites and never scratches. She loves to chat, play hide-and-seek and snuggle in bed. Lady loves drinking tap water and recently she figured out how to open a faucet by herself! (Now we just have to teach her how to close it too…) ​

Lady is a gorgeous cat with a beautiful and gentle soul. We learn something new about her every single day. Thank you, Toronto Humane Society, for giving us an opportunity to be a part of Lady’s life! We could not be happier!​


Jackson

Jackson

September 11, 2020

I adopted Jackson (formerly Peanut) almost a year and a half ago. I decided I was finally ready to welcome a new fur ball into my home (and heart) after losing my kitten two years prior. Because of that experience I decided that I wanted to adopt an older cat, and when I first laid eyes on this confident and stunning cat, I knew I wanted him. He came with a folder of medical disclosures; like weight issues, fear-aggression, and pain medication for recently discovered calcified discs in his back. But I was not fazed and do not regret it! He made himself right at home from the minute he finished his initial inspection, and has become leaner and stronger with a demanding appetite for cuddles. I could not be happier with him! Much thanks to Toronto Humane Society and their team of vets for taking care of him. ​


Sugar

Sugar

September 02, 2020

I met Sugar the first day she came to Toronto Humane Society. She was scared, small, and was hiding underneath her cardboard house. Initially, I had no intention of adopting her. But then I came back the next day, and she did her little meow. And the next day, she pawed at the cage and showed me her tummy. I just fell in love with her and came to visit her everyday during the waiting period. At one point, a volunteer told me that Sugar didn’t eat much but would eat when I held her food for her. I still have a picture of our first meeting and the first time she ate food out of my hand. It was magical!

In the words of my dog-loving friends, Sugar is now a “golden retriever stuck in the body of a kitty.” She turned my “dog-people” family into cat lovers that send her birthday presents. She has over 6,000 followers on instagram. I met Sugar during one of the most stressful month of my life and she changed my life ever since. I love her so much and thanks Toronto Humane Society for helping me meet my best friend. ​


Eevee

Eevee

August 27, 2020

Eevee came to join our family in May during COVID. When Eevee first joined our family she was very anxious but also very lovable. She immediately attached herself to my two children. With patience and lots of love Eevee became more confident. Her lovable personality helped my children overcome their own anxieties as a result of COVID. Now we all enjoy spending time outside going for long car rides and hikes enjoying nature together. She shows her natural herding abilities while in long hikes and is always making sure that no one in her pack is lost. Eevee loves all dogs big and small and when we are not hiking she enjoys playing with the many doggy friends that she has made over the last few​ weeks!


Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald

August 13, 2020

​His Toronto Humane Society friends will know him as Rhubarb. He has come a long way from the dog we adopted to the dog we have today. In two years he has become the most wonderful, cool, calm, collected and devoted super hero buddy anyone could have hoped to find walking in to the Humane Society.

Having adopted a beautiful “senior dog” many years before, we did not know what a one year old, previously homeless, shepherd mix would bring! A dozen chewed through leashes and maybe a bit of ripped leather upholstery, our vet and the daycare owner said maybe this isn’t the dog for you. But through amazing (we mean amazing) private and group classes with Toronto Humane Society Canine Training, he became our loveable, all grown up, super smart will do anything to please you Fitzgerald. For anyone adopting a shelter animal who expects perfection on day one, or month one or month three or even year one…don’t. It all takes time. Get professional help! Toronto Humane Society trainers understand where your dog has been and they give you the tools you need. We cannot say thank you enough Toronto Humane Society!