Happy Tails

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Ora

Ora

March 26, 2017

Hello,

I got Ora 14 years ago now at the Toronto Humane Society when I use to volunteer their bottle feeding kittens.

She has lived all over Canada with me and is my little Soul friend. I am so grateful to have her in my life.

Melissa


Chu

Chu

March 23, 2017

Yesterday my best friend in life passed away. His name was Chu. He was a few months shy of 17 years old, which is very old for a German Shepherd.

I got him from the THS, July 2003. He had already been adopted and returned because he had chewed through his crate and exhibited destructive behaviour. He was emaciated and traumatized. When all the other dogs barked as people came through to view the dogs, he lay down, silently, at the back of his kennel. My roommate and I decided that he was the one.

For the first six months, after bringing him home, he would hide under tables and in corners. He was afraid of everything. He also chewed through everything – doors were no barrier as he’d chew right through them; hence his name, Chu. We loved him so much and because of the loving and nurturing environment we provided, the destruction ceased and he came out of his shell. He eventually became so extroverted and loved parties, other dogs, people and being the centre of attention. He became the dog he was always meant to be.

We moved several times and he always adjusted quickly. He had three major health scares and massive surgeries. He overcame everything. Chu was a survivor and he took that spirit to live 17 incredible years. In the end, his arthritis took over and his legs were giving out. His age got the best of him.

He was such a perfect guy and he made us, my roommate and I, become better people. We all grew together. The void of him not being with me is excruciating. The last few years of his life I was / am lucky enough to work from home. So, we were together all the time. I could never have asked for a more perfect best friend. I will always adopt and not shop because had I not, I would have missed out on the love of my life. He gave me the best 14 years that I ever could have imagined.


Duncan

Duncan

March 21, 2017

After about a year of searching for a dog to adopt from THS, we came across Duncan and it was love at first sight.

Duncan is a 7 year old, 16 lbs diabetic. Despite taking on the commitment of owning a diabetic, we couldn’t resist Duncan’s sweet personality and all sorts of funny sounds he makes. We fostered for 3 months due to irregularities with his glucose. Feb 1st we we’re happy to get the all clear to adopt. As soon as we brought Duncan home, he settled in right away, follows us everywhere we go, and loves to cuddle while we sleep.

Since his adoption he has made great progress. We’re excited to announce that Duncan has lost 1 1/2 lbs and has now gone into remission! We’re so happy for our little guy.


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