Happy Tails

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Tony

Tony

March 26, 2019

Well it’s official! After 3 weeks of fostering to adopt Tony is finally at his forever home. It was love at first sight. No sanctuary room for Tony he slept in our bed the first night and has been by our side from that day on. He is the King of our castle. We are so happy to have Tony as part of our family.


Fozzy

Fozzy

March 19, 2019

Fozzy has been an absolute blessing from the very beginning. When we drove up to the humane society that day in December we went in with absolutely no intention of leaving with anything or anyone. We were taken in to see Fozzy who was a recent transfer from a shelter in Stockton, California and he had quite a few medical issues. When we first saw him, he was so quiet and so scared of all of the sounds and people. He wouldn’t accept touches from either of us, but something just screamed he was the one.

We decided to foster to adopt Fozzy, and we are so grateful that we did. Seeing him grow and thrive every day has brought so much joy and happiness back into our home. He has come so far from the day we brought him home, and we truly could not imagine our lives without him now. Thank you, Toronto Humane Society for bringing this amazing little soul into our lives. ​


Dale

Dale

March 19, 2019

We just passed the two week mark with our sweet little Dale but we couldn’t resist waiting to share our extra happy tail with you all! As soon as we saw Dale at the THS, we knew he had to be ours! His spunky and curious personality stole our hearts INSTANTLY. Dale is the perfect addition to our family. We honestly could not imagine our lives without him. After a couple days of sniffing everything and everyone he saw, Dale quickly settled into his new home with us. He is still super curious and loves meeting new people.. especially when they are willing to give him belly rubs! He is slowly getting used to interacting with other dogs. It has taken some time, but now his little tail wags every time he meets a new pup! He’s got a few doggy friends in our condo that he loves having elevator rides with.

We play a lot of fetch! Dale loves his tennis ball. He also LOVES long walks along the water.. so much to see and smell! After a busy day of playing, walking and exploring his new surroundings, Dale loves a good snooze on the couch beside both of us. He usually squeezes in the middle and sleeps with his head on one of our laps!

There is still some training that has to be done, but overall, Dale is doing GREAT. We could not be more thrilled. He has made our house feel even more like a home. As each day passes, we see more and more of his sweet, curious, spunky, loving personality and we ADORE it! We consistently remind ourselves how lucky we are to have found such a perfect fit for us!

HUGE thanks to everyone at the THS for helping us find Dale and for helping Dale find us. Our family feels so much more complete. ​


Minnie

Minnie

March 19, 2019

Minnie has opened right up just days after settling into her new home. I’ve never encountered such a sweet cat! She sleeps beside me in my bed every night and sits on my lap at the dinner table. She greets me in the morning with forehead bumps and jumps up on the couch when I pat the spot beside me. She’s also so polite and well behaved!! She never makes a mess with her food or litter box and is friendly with guests when they’re over.

She’s found a great spot with her Minnie Mouse towel by the window where she can chill in the warmth, but when she’s restless she can be found walking around the edge of my bed - she has bad balance so sometimes she’ll slip and try to play it off like she meant to do that!

I’ll admit that when I was looking at Minnie, her health requirements and behaviour issues were a concern to me, but she’s been such a cooperative girl about taking her medicine and has never once shown me anything but love.

I really could not be happier, and I’m so grateful to be able to give my love to Minnie. Thank you so much THS for the help in the adoption process! ​


Ziggy

Ziggy

March 19, 2019

My partner and I had been discussing adopting a cat for a while, and in late January we ended up at THS one Saturday, hearing that a large number of cats had come in from the States. We came back the next day to look at one of the other cats that were brought in, who had already been adopted by the time we got there.

Luckily, we turned around and found little Moomoo, now Ziggy, and were able to bring her home on February 14th. Within an hour of coming home, she was curled up on the couch with us. In the month since we’ve had her, she’s found her voice and loves to chat and will go absolutely crazy for her mouse teaser. She loves to cuddle, being held like a baby and is so friendly and will welcome new friends into the house.

She is such a happy-go-luck girl and we are completely in love with her. THS, thank you for all that you do! ​


T

T

March 19, 2019

We adopted T (formerly Toothless) on April 13, 2017, it’s been almost 2 years and we couldn’t imagine our lives without her now.

We were told she was quite a shy girl adopting her, but she has been anything other than… T is the life of the party and never hesitates to get rubs from anyone she can. She also loves playing with her toys - especially fetch with jingly balls, and stealing “toys” that aren’t hers, like makeup brushes left unattended. No toes are safe around T, if they’re hanging out she’ll be sure to get a bite of them (a habit we’re working on)!

She still doesn’t know how to meow, she lets out cheery little squeaks instead. T is happy, healthy, and such a funny gal. She’s very spoiled and gets Greenies treats (her favourite) every night before sleeping in bed on the pillows or in her tipi.

We thank THS for everything you do and for giving us our fur baby, we love her so much! ​


Happy

Happy

March 12, 2019

In the summer of 2018 I was working at THS as an animal care worker and fell in love with an 11 year old cocker spaniel named Happy.

I remember the first time I saw her- she was being walked to her run wearing a pink sweater. She was extremely skinny, shy and very nervous. I spent all of my free time hanging out with her in her kennel, trying to win her heart over and walking her whenever I could. Happy became available for foster because of her medical concerns, I knew I had to take her home.

The first thing Happy did when she got into my apartment was jump on my bed and lay with my cat. She finally felt safe and comfortable and had people who loved and cared for her deeply. She was very shy and docile at first, but within a month or so, her true personality shined through and revealed the sweetest, kindest, most loving, goofy and lazy senior gal. Thankfully, most of her medical stuff had cleared up and she was made available for adoption. The idea of giving back my perfect senior gal broke my heart, and I knew I wanted her to be a permanent part of my life. Myself, my partner and our THS cat Scout were way too attached to give her back.

Happy means the absolute world to me and I cannot imagine my life without her. She and all her little quirks are perfect and I’m so fortunate that I get to be her human. I love her to bits!


Miles

Miles

March 06, 2019

​In February, I came with my son’s class for the “Reading Buddies” program. My heart melted as I watched all of the kids sit and read to their assigned animal. On that visit, we also had a tour of where the cats and kittens are. After leaving, I couldn’t stop thinking about the cats there. One in particular. Four days later, I convinced my husband (my kids were on board at the very first mention of a pet) that our family needed a new member.

My husband instantly bonded with Miles (formally Dunkaroo). Since he has come to live with us, he has brought nothing but happiness to our family. He loves sitting at the bay window and watching the birds and squirrels. We also discovered he is a man of taste and will only drink water from the faucet or fountain. Thank you Toronto Humane Society for all you do and for giving us this gift.


Gertie

Gertie

March 05, 2019

I adopted Gertie (formerly Autumn) last Saturday and brought her home on Monday.

I *tried* to keep her in a sanctuary room and do a slow introduction with my dog, Mary. Gertie was having none of it. She escaped the first night and immediately walked around like she owned the place! She is a kitty who knows what she wants and goes for it! So far, she and Mary have looked at each other, but not really interacted. I hope they’ll be friends soon!

She is a chatty, happy, likes-to-be-petted kitty. I am smitten with her! Thanks for all you do at the Humane Society! ​


Chibi

Chibi

February 28, 2019

​The first week with Chibi (aka Trigger) was great!

The first two days I had a makeshift bed on the ground and slept on the floor near him at night and that helped us bond really fast! Within the first few hours of bringing him home he met my then only other cat, Pumpkin. It took them a few weeks to really click and get along, but I’m happy to say that each day their friendship grows and they are good friends now! Chibi will follow Pumpkin around like her shadow. He’s never more than two feet away from her. Anything she does, he has to do too; when Pumpkin naps, Chibi naps, when she runs around, he runs around, when she looks outside the window, he looks outside the window.

6 months before Chibi came along we had another kitty but he passed away from heart complications and it shattered our hearts. Pumpkin was clearly in a depression that was making her more nervous, specifically with loud or unfamillar sounds, and scared when she was/thought she was alone. Chibi, our new loving boy, has helped bring Pumpkin out of her shell and every day she’s becoming more confident in general and less nervous.

Chibi is growing into a curious, confident, playful, vocal, cuddly boy. With any kitten there was a learning curve but he is a really smart boy who has learned how to sit, stand up, come over, and not to poop in my plants.

I am so happy that I met this little kitten, he is the perfect little guy for Pumpkin and I and we love him very much.

Thank you Toronto Humane Society for all the work you do!