Happy Tails

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Remi

Remi

December 05, 2019

I adopted Remi (previously Geronimo) from THS 2 years ago this December, initially going with no intentions of adopting an animal but I saw her sleeping, curled up in a little ball hugging her broken legs and I knew she was going to be mine. Although she had to have one of her legs amputated, she continues to live her life to the fullest. She never let her disability keep her from chasing after her sister, running after her toys, and climbing up my bed. She is the light of my life and will always be the best decision I have ever made.

When I adopted Remi, I was at one of the lowest points in my life. I was battling depression and anxiety, trying to cope with school, and the transition of living by myself. Seeing Remi not let her disability keep her from doing anything, she gave me so much motivation to continue to battle my own struggles. Remi was depending on me, so I had to be better for her. Two years later, I am finally happy at where I am and I owe that all to my sweet little Remi.


Cleo and Roary

Cleo and Roary

November 28, 2019

It’s only been a week since we’ve taken home Cleo and Roary and we couldn’t be happier to have them! Our kittens are feeling right at home, they love to play with each other, they’re learning to fetch, and they are always purring and cuddling. We’ve renamed them Cleo and Roary.

They are still taking their meds, but I’m pretty confident they are healthy kitties which is great. I also wanted to say thank you to THS, we had such a great experience with all the staff.


Arlo

Arlo

November 21, 2019

We adoped Arlo when he was 5 1/2 months old. We had already adopted another rescue from Tennessee a year and a half earlier and weren’t really looking to adopt a second dog. But then we saw him. A white, tan and black fluff ball with floppy ears, that was full of beans, joy and exuberance. It was love at first sight! We wondered how such an amazing puppy was still available for adoption. After our meet and greet, where Arlo showered us with hugs and kisses, literally bowling us over with his love for life, we took him to his new fur-ever home.

Arlo has been a roller coaster ride of love. Despite his many health challenges, he has run, romped, rough-housed…and ravaged our hearts. We love him to pieces! We always say he’s such a character, and still such a silly puppy, especially when he’s trying to catch bees! His furry brother Blue couldn’t imagine life without him-they’re two peas in a pod-and two partners in crime!

We are all so very honoured that Arlo chose us as his (not so furry) family. He has made our lives infinitely richer by his goofy, yet astonishingly intelligent, presence. Every day he teaches us about resilience and determination. Every day he reminds us to be present and grateful for the next moment, the next adventure. Arlo is the gift that takes a licking, but keeps on giving. Thank you for being in our lives, Arlo!


Milo

Milo

October 31, 2019

My husband and I adopted Milo (formerly Apollo) back in July, and wanted to let you know how well he is doing, and what a blessing he has been in our lives. I have been a dog lover my whole life and have wanted to adopt a dog for years. I never gave up hope, knowing our perfect pup was out there somewhere.

When they brought Milo into the room with us, it was love at first sight, and we both knew he was coming home with us. Although it took him a little bit of time to warm up, and trust us fully, he is now our little shadow, and is incredibly loving and affectionate. He has become the biggest cuddle bug, and is such a sweetheart. He has even warmed up to his cat brother and sister, who can be a handful at times.

Whether we are going for a hike, drive, boat ride or just binge watching a series on Netflix, he is so content to be by our side. He is such a happy dog and always looks like he is smiling. He is extremely playful, and people often mistake him for a puppy although he is 5 years old. He has brought so much joy to our lives and has made our family whole. We are not sure who rescued who. Thank you for brining our best friend into our lives!


Chaco

Chaco

October 23, 2019

We adopted Chaco back in August, 2018 from the Toronto Humane Society. Chaco was a fearful dog, extremely shy, recovering from heart worm and was taking anti depressants. When we brought him home, he hid in the closet for about two weeks until slowly we were able to gain his trust. But Chaco never gave up, and today he is a healthy and happy dog.

He has learned so many new tricks and loves his belly rubs. He loves going for walks, chasing squirrels in the backyard, and cuddling while watching tv. We are so happy that Chaco came into our lives, thank you Toronto Humane Society for your work.


Blueberry

Blueberry

October 17, 2019

My new kitten Blueberry (formerly Calleloo) has been doing so well since I brought him home in August.

My other cat Ser Pounce, whom I adopted from THS in May, started showing signs of anxiety while I was at work, so I knew I had to get him a buddy. Little Blueberry was the sweetest little fuzzy bean that I thought would fit right in. It only took about 2 days until Ser Pounce warmed up to his new kitten pal and they have been inseparable ever since, forever running and playing, cuddling or giving each other licks, they are best buddies.

Two cats are so much better than one! They both bring me so much joy between Ser Pounce being a cuddly lap cat, and Blueberry’s goofiest kitten antics I’m so happy to have them both.


Mitch and Mo

Mitch and Mo

October 10, 2019

(formerly Alchemist and Scientist)

These two inseparable brothers were adopted just 1 week ago and have settled into their new forever home already. From cuddling to playtime, Mitch and Mo have made their new parents so happy. They love to explore and play with all of their new toys.


Bentley

Bentley

October 03, 2019

When we first brought Bentley home, I’m not going to lie - it was tough. He was sometimes unfriendly and liked to question authority. But we’re almost 2 years in, and he’s come SO far. He’s chock-full of personality and goes out of his way to make friends with everyone. He has 7 fewer teeth than when we brought him home (due to a complicated dental surgery last year), but that hasn’t stopped him from shining his goofy smile in exchange for a head scratch.

His coat has filled out beautifully, and while he’s getting more and more white under his chin, he’s so spunky that people are always shocked to hear he’s 12. He’s so smart, and loves to learn new tricks (when treats are involved of course) - he does everything from either paw to both paws, to spinning in either direction, to rolling over and playing dead, and more.

What we love the most is what a cuddle fiend he’s become… he will literally beg for a morning cuddle sesh or a good belly rub. We may have had a bit of a rocky start with Bentley, but now he’s such an integral part of our family. Thank you for bringing him into our lives!


Naya

Naya

September 27, 2019

When I first rescued Naya, she was sick with Giardia, Coccidia, an ear infection and was 15 pounds underweight. She had been brought back to the humane society 3 times before I had found her and brought her home. With medication and lots of TLC over time she bounced right back. Originally from a sled dog company she was slated to be euthanized. 4 years later she’s strong as an ox. She’s so positive and never gives up. I have no regrets adopting her. When I walked into the shelter I knew right away that she was the one.

Naya is originally from Northern Ottawa, Canada where she worked for a sled dog company which was extremely abusive and neglectful of their dogs. She has general anxiety, fear of aggression and separation anxiety. I was told that I would have to crate her for the rest of her dog life, but now I’m able to let her roam the whole house when I’m gone. Naya is 5 years old. A well mannered woman, but likes to play like she’s still a puppy. She likes to play with animals of all sizes, even if they don’t like to.

Despite the double coat of huskies, Naya loves to swim! The only way I’m able to properly dry her off is with my 4.2 horsepower force dryer. Playful, gentle, loyal, and loves attention. Her favourite hobbies include meeting new friends in high park and hanging out at her aunt’s office.


Bean

Bean

September 19, 2019

My new kitten Bean is incredible. She was fearless on the ride home and was ready to claim the house as her own the moment we stepped inside. Since then she’s been very well-behaved, shown a lot of intelligence and is super affectionate.

She has lots of safe spaces to run around and climb, as well as a bunch of toys to play with to expend her endless energy. She recognizes a few phrases, responds to when called and likes to hear that she’s a good girl. This kitty is super brave as she loves to explore and enjoys taking cat naps in various places.

I give her plenty of love and she’s eager to show that she loves me back through lots of playtime, kisses and cuddles. This has been one of the happiest weeks of my life and I am so lucky to have found my new best friend. Thank you THS!