Happy Tails

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Sleepy

Sleepy

January 04, 2017

Hi Mitch, anyways I hope you remember us ( Tom & Brian ), we came in December 23rd/2016 and had the pleasure of meeting yourself and ended up adopting Sleepy. We just wanted to update you and show you a couple of photos of Sleepy, enjoying her new ” forever ” home and settling in. We simply love the little girl, she has added a new spark to our home and I think she is happy as well, she is quite energetic, has a voracious appetite, loves to play and much to my amazement, actually has started sleeping in my bed with me most nights.

We actually have two other cats ( Kaboodle and LitoMonster ), and as a whole they seem to get along, most times with little interference from us. Anyways Mitch, on behalf of Brian and myself, thank you, to you and all the great staff, for allowing us to adopt Sleepy ( or she adopted us !!!.. lol ) and we look forward to many years of just ” living/enjoying ” the time we will spend together as a family of sorts.

Take care & all the best for 2017

Tom & Brian


Bunsen Honeydew and Alfie

Bunsen Honeydew and Alfie

January 04, 2017

Hi THS,

Happy New Year!

A quick update on our kids:

Our daughter Bunsen Honeydew (adopted 2015, formerly known as Tashia) and Alfie (adopted 2016, still known as Alfie), are doing great and they give us such a happy home. They’re our world and we love them so much.

Here they are, facing off, in a cute and loving way.

Thank you, THS, for our lovely kids.

Linda and Peter


Balto

Balto

January 02, 2017

Hi there,

And a Happy 2017 from a family full of two happy cats, two happy dogs and two happy humans!

We adopted our latest family member “Balto” (previously known as Wilbur) only four days ago, but could not possibly imagine our lives without him anymore! He is such a smart and good-natured pup, full of confidence, happiness and loyalty! Our other dog Lucky was a rescue himself, also from your shelter (his name was Furrest then). They both share similar stories: living on the street up north in a native reserve. Maybe that is why they bonded so well and quickly.

Lucky is the best adoptive big brother any pup could have, and Balto follows in his footsteps, literally☺

Those two are not the only beautiful souls we found in your shelter, our oldest animal, Diego (previously known as Tobias) comes from there as well, we adopted him 2.5 years ago. He has been in good company of dogs and, since December 2015, of a little kitten Lulu, adopted from a Mississauga shelter.

We are a multispecies family/pack that is full of energy, love and laughter. Thanks so much for all the great work you guys do!!!

Sincerely,

Marion and Ayana. (and of course Diego + Lulu, Lucky + Balto).


Gerome

Gerome

December 31, 2016

Just wanted to send a big thank you for Gerome. He has settled in amazingly well, and has one of the sweetest dispositions of any cat I have ever meet. Gerome was my Christmas gift to myself and I don’t think I could have chosen any better.

Thank you all for your wonderful wishes…. more Gerome updates to come!!!!

Happy new year

Jennifer and Gerome


Tala

Tala

December 31, 2016

Hello THS,

Steve and I adopted “Appa” (now known as Tala) on November 13, 2016. We just wanted to share some pictures with you. We are loving our new puppy and she is settling in very well. She loves running and playing with all the dogs in Riverdale Park twice a day and spreading her chest of toys all over the living room floor. Tala is a happy puppy and we are so lucky to have gotten such a gem.

We hope the team and THS had a very merry Christmas and we wish you all the very best for the New Year. Thank you for all the work you do for the amazing animals looking for forever loving homes. Tala found hers!

Warm wishes,
Michelle and Steve


Sherlock

Sherlock

December 30, 2016

I fell in love with the photo of this dog in 2008 while reading “Lost and Found” reports on your THS website.

I don’t know why I was doing that. I called THS and was told that he was still in lost status and not adoptable.

I did get a tip though that if he disappeared from Lost he was headed for adoption.

I fill out the paperwork right away and when he did disappear I taxied over and managed to succeed with the adoption.

We have had some bumpy times and looking at that face you might not believe it. But with a trainer (we both needed training) and lots of patience, treats, and bandaids (for me) we have settled into a good life together.

Special thanks to THS and your good advice, to Bay Cat and Dog Hospital for sensitive excellent care, and to PAWS Playground for helping him be social and have fun! What else should a guy like Sherlock be doing?


Niilo

Niilo

December 30, 2016

Two years ago today (December 30) I adopted “Peppermint Stick”. Inspired by the names of the Finnish players at the World Junior Hockey Championships - a Canadian holiday-time staple - I named him Niilo, Nicholas in Finnish. When I learned of Niilo’s past during our meet and greet at the shelter, it was apparent to me that he hadn’t had a very doting previous guardian. As a result, he still shows some anxiety about being left alone for periods of time. However, he has completely stolen the hearts of not just me as his parent but also my parents (his grandparents - who relish any chance they get to have him for a sleepover for a few days), my brother (his uncle) and my girlfriend (his other parent). He makes us laugh through his playful antics, and he has an ever-rotating repertoire of places to sleep, including a staircase with a carpeted perch at the top his grandfather built where he basks in the sun and watches the pigeons.

Thank you THS for giving Niilo a second chance so he could brighten our lives.


Ranger

Ranger

December 30, 2016

Sorry it’s been so long since we last sent any pictures or updates of Ranger (we decided to drop the Rick from his name), but he is doing great! He is well socialized, and has progressed well in his training (he is beginning to learn how to do some tricks). He is one of the happiest dogs I’ve ever known, very well behaved and is always wagging his tail (seriously, it never stops lol).


Garfield

Garfield

December 27, 2016

Good afternoon!

I want to update about my cat Garfield, but his former name was Dolce Vita.

This past Sunday, October 23, I’ve celebrated my third anniversary about having my cat Garfield because I have adopted him three years ago which was October 23, 2013 when he was only six years old.

I also want to let you know when I adopted my cat three years ago, I renamed him as Sylvester from Dolce Vita.

When I’ve adopted my cat on October 23, 2013, I wished I could have named him as Garfield instead of Sylvester since the very beginning because my cat really looks like Garfield similar to the classical cartoon show from the 80s as “Garfield and Friends.”

The reason why I’ve refused to name my cat Garfield since the beginning of my adoption because I’ve received sad flashbacks about my parents gave my cat away when I was a teenager; moreover, I used to have a cat similar to my current feline when I was a teenager. Unfortunately, my parents gave my cat away only because they couldn’t afford anymore for veterinary expenses.

Because I’ve been having my cat for a long time since October 23, 2013, now I’ve felt comfortable to rename him the right name as Garfield because he is very chubby, huge, and white with orange; and especially from his loving looks that he gives me most of the time.

As a result, I am happy that I could cope and move on about the sad memories from the past because Garfield has been living with me for the past three years.

This is going to be my last time in changing my cat’s name. From now on, I will not be changing my cat’s name anymore, and his name is going to be Garfield.

When I bring my cat for pet photos with Santa’s event almost in one month, I will introduce my cat to Santa Claus as Garfield.

Yours truly,

Daisy Castaneda

Cat owner


Denim

Denim

December 26, 2016

Hi there,

My partner and I adopted a kitten named Denim a few weeks ago and she adjusted quite nicely. We are thrilled to have her and think she’s happy to be at her new home.

Kind regards,
Elena & Craig