Happy Tails

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Ginny

Ginny

January 18, 2019

​This little girl entered our life when she was about 2 months old. She was brought to the humane society and was waiting for her forever home along with 2 brothers. At first, when I looked in the cage I saw only her two brothers, then out of her box she popped her little face out and immediately I knew we had to make her a part of our family. She was such a little sweetheart. We brought her home and soon as I put her down on the floor, it was like she had lived here from her very first breath. She adapted very well, and is doing great. Her society name was Kit, but she is now known as Ginny. We love her to bits!



Cleo

Cleo

January 15, 2019
On Dec. 23, 2018 We adopted a cat, known to you as Artichoke, to us she is Cleo.

She settled right in, she’s friendly, she’s playful, and an absolute delight in our household!



Thank you THS for brightening our home with such a healthy and happy fluffy friend.



Lennox

Lennox

January 14, 2019

​Well, it has been two months since I adopted Slick Rick (Lennox now). He had to have 18 teeth removed so I brought him home on medication. He grooms himself constantly now. I was worried he could not even meow but he is the biggest talker now. Stories every day!

He hid for a few days, then, took over my condo. He loves playing (almost demands it). Loves his new food and downtown condo living, he wonders when I am moving out in fact. Such a great little friend with an amazing personality!

Thank you Toronto Humane Society, you do such a wonderful job! Acts of kindness!



Elk and Bear

Elk and Bear

January 13, 2019

​Yesterday was our 1 year anniversary with our girls.

Elk our little blondie has come a long way, she’s gaining her confidence; she walks around the house (at first she would only leave her corner when she had to go out to potty). Now she lays on the couch and comes when called (she loves her liver treats) but always makes sure she has an escape. If she get nervous or uncomfortable she will go into her room. At bedtime she loves to stretch out and get her belly rubs (it’s only a queen, so it’s very tight for us humans), and she hates car rides!!

Bear our little brindle loves her car rides but doesn’t like to be without her sister too long. She’s a lot more confident than Elk and you can see all she wants is to belong. She too loves her liver treats and at bedtime she loves to squeeze in nice and tight in between us and just purrs when she’s getting her rubbings.

When we were originally told that we probably would never be able to touch these dogs, we figured its fine as long as they are happy, safe and at peace but we are glad they were wrong. These girls love to spend time with us, and love their lovings; of course only on their terms.

We still have a long way to go and they will always have their issues but they definitely found their forever home!

We’d like to thank everyone at the THS for helping animals and giving them a safe place.



Mimi

Mimi

January 07, 2019

We wanted to send an update about our little Mimi, the cat formerly known as Iralma. We adopted Mimi on December 7th, just one month ago.

She is a wonderful addition to our family, welcoming us home with friendly meows and jumping onto our laps for cuddles. We are all quickly becoming best friends, and couldn’t be happier.

Thank you for all of your help as we become new cat parents!



Amy

Amy

January 03, 2019

Amy (formally Olaf) is living happily & affectionately with her husbun, Rufus! We’ve adopted Amy in 2016, when Rufus visited the THS for a matchmaking date. Rufus is also a rescue since 2014 from the Milton Humane Society.

Despite having been rescued from people who planned to eat him, he has always been a big and outgoing love bug. Amy is slow to approach new people but once she’s familiar, she’s easily excited and loves affection and treats. They’re pretty much inseparable! Amy doesn’t like the slippery hardwood floor so they hang out together on the rug or any close by fabric-covered areas. They are litter-trained and have free roam of the condo!

Thank you very much for saving Amy so that she has a wonderful place in our lives & heart! Your staff are super knowledgeable and care very much about the lovely rabbits and other pets you have at the humane society. I am deeply appreciative of having the opportunity to support such a wonderful organization, and will always be continuing to do so. smile



Athena

Athena

December 31, 2018

Athena has been doing great, she still doesn’t like other dogs much but we continue to work with her and she has made a few Dog friends that she’s comfortable with. Regardless we love her and wouldn’t trade her for the world!

We took her to a dog Psychologist last year, which helped. In addition, my husband continues to educate himself, and work with her to find various methods of keeping her reactions and intensity as controlled as possible.

Her allergies are also at bay now with a diet of raw kangaroo/duck meat, and veggies! We are so grateful for Athena, she’s been with us for two years now. We wanted to the Toronto Humane Society for taking care of animals like her until they find their forever homes.

Hope everyone is doing well and we wish you all a Happy New Year, 2019!



Lady

Lady

December 28, 2018

We had just lost our precious Betty Boo who we had adopted when she was 10 and lived 6 wonderful happy years with us, passing away peacefully at the end of July.

We had come to the Humane Society in early September once again to see if they had any senior dogs looking for their forever Retirement home. Anney, a 10 year old beagle mom who came in from Kentucky with her son happened to be at the shelter. Well – that was it! Her new storey began. Anney (now known as Lady, as in “HEY LAAAAADY”) has settled into her new home and family beautifully. She is just sooooooooooo sweet.

Just 1 month after bringing Lady home our other little dog, Chloe, passed away from congestive heart failure that she was being treated for.

Lady and our other adopted sweetheart “Duke” (previously “Chaplin) started a friendship quickly since it was now just the two of them. As you can see from the pictures – they love to lounge and watch TV with the family and just relax! The two of them are so funny together. Both are a bit “uncoordinated” to say the least and when they get worked up around 6 pm – they are hilarious to watch. I can’t tell you how many times they have us in tears laughing. They are quite the pair! Lady loves to wander throughout the house and her tail never stops. It wags in circles as she investigates all the nooks and crannies. What a lovely addition to our family!

We hope that Lady and Duke live a long happy life with our family



Panda and Zizou

Panda and Zizou

December 28, 2018

​Panda was 10 when she was surrendered to the THS. I’d fostered Panda briefly in early 2017 but several months later, she was still looking for a home. She was adopted briefly, but was returned after only a few weeks. Poor kitty. Too many months in a cage. I’m sure many of your staff remember Panda as she was quite anxious and had her own celebrity posters. In October 2017, she came to her forever home with me. It has taken a while but she has fully settled in and gradually allowed more petting and cuddles and has recently become a fully-certified lapcat. Panda is now 12 and the vet says she’s in good health. She has a great appetite and enjoys grooming her toys as if they were kittens.

Zizou, formerly Zuzu, is a lively young fellow who had been rescued by Animal Services ‘playing in traffic’ and handed over to THS in spring 2017. He was frightened in his cage but settled in to his forever home very quickly and enjoys his kitty condo. With a beautiful fluffy tail, he’s a handsome and affectionate lad, full of meows and squeaks, who loves chasing light reflections that usually lead him to climbing high cupboards and racing round the room without touching the floor. He’s had his allowance stopped a few times after swiping dishes to the floor and once he even broke his own food bowl. He looks just like the kitty on the Friskies cans.

Panda and Zizou tolerate each other fairly well – she still likes to keep her distance and a short hiss usually does the trick. We’re so happy to have these lovely kitties in our lives. Thank you, THS!



Koda

Koda

December 27, 2018

It has now been just over 2 months since we brought Koda (previously Matt) home, and he’s really made himself comfortable! It took a little bit at first, but he’s finally realized that when we leave the house, we always come back for him. He knows we’re his forever home/humans and it’s been amazing to see his confidence grow!

What stood out to us most when we first saw him was his temperament and calm demeanor - something he still has and he’s been great with gentle introductions to kids, dogs, adults and others in the neighbourhood! We often say that we got really lucky with him, and we mean it. We are so happy we were able to find our newest family member at the Toronto Humane Society and are so excited for his first holiday season with us as well as his next adventure: recreational agility classes!

Fun facts: Koda likes to make grandpa groans when relaxed, enjoys tearing stuffing out of freshly destroyed plush toys (but not eating any of it, thank goodness), chasing squirrels, and playing with any and every dog he can find smile

We wanted to say thank you, to all the THS staff who facilitated the adoption process and fielded our many phone calls while waiting for him to become available!