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Waston

Waston

October 28, 2020

We adopted our dear Watson at 5 years old in November 2013 from Toronto Humane Society, and sadly had to say goodbye to him this year.

He was our first baby, and through the years went through so many changes with our family. From moving three times, to welcoming a kitten, to welcoming a human baby, he took it all in (relative) stride. If anything, he was the one constant amidst a sea of changes.

Over the years, Watson had many health challenges, but we were lucky to have great vets to help us navigate this. He was the best dog, and in every way the perfect fit for us. He loved going on walks and would get especially excited if the whole family was going together. He lived for lounging on the couch and would force his way onto or in between laps even if there was no room. He was very patient and gentle with our cat, and our daughter.

He also had the stinkiest farts known to man.

We miss him so very much and would like to thank THS for the work that you do. Watson brought so much love and joy to our lives, and if anyone is on the fence about rescuing an animal, just know that it is worth it - for you and them.


Taz

Taz

October 27, 2020

Taz has continued to make amazing progress, and an incredible transformation from a fearful, aggressive dog to a happy, playful, outgoing, adventurous gal.

She has made many friends in the community. She regularly goes to her friends across the street for some social time and has become incredibly comfortable in her new surroundings.

She does everything to the best of standards, and she changed my chair into something more playful for her - but I love her!


Winnie

Winnie

October 26, 2020

I’ve had Winnie for a little over two months now and we both couldn’t be happier! She loves cuddling up next to me at night, laying down and waiting patiently to say hello to dogs that we pass on our walks, playing with her friends at the dog park, giving humans lots of kisses, eating carrots, and of course sticks!

She makes every day bright and exciting and every night warm and comforting. I couldn’t ask for a better furry friend to call family.

Thank you THS for pairing me up with my little bundle of joy.


Mariska

Mariska

October 21, 2020

On August 6, 2005, I got the keys to my very first apartment and immediately decided that I needed to adopt a cat.

I knew that black cats were notoriously hard to adopt, so I walked to Toronto Humane Society three days in a row, determined to find a black kitten. And I did!

I brought her home in a tiny cardboard box - excited to begin my new life in Toronto with this tiny creature.

I named her Mariska. after the Law & Order SVU actress Mariska Hargitay.

In the summer we celebrated our 15-year adoption anniversary! Thank you, Toronto Humane Society, for bringing this badass 5lb. cat into my life!


Winston

Winston

October 19, 2020

By the time we met Winston, he had been through a lot. He had issues with an upset stomach, and it was discovered he needed major surgery for hip dysplasia. Such a big struggle for such a little guy. But Toronto Humane Society did the amazing work they always do and raised the money to get Winston his double hip surgery. Then began his journey to recovery.

When we fostered Winston, he was still in need of physical therapy. At first, he seemed to think he wasn’t any good at being a cat, but then, over time, he began to run more and more after the laser pointer and his wand toys. He’s only gotten stronger and bolder over the past few years and now with his new siblings around, he’s more active than ever.

Winston has a huge personality and a huge amount of energy. We realized early on that having other feline friends would help to socialize him and give him an outlet for all that playfulness. He’s made friends with many foster kittens over the years. He would run with them, clean them, chat with them (and his humans).

Now he has forever siblings, Beans and Fika, who he follows around constantly. He always has to be where the action is (even if it stresses him out), and he’ll never say no to a little clicker training and treats, especially now that he is in diabetic remission. He now knows how to roll over and give high fives, and we say no one deserves a bigger high five than this resilient little fella. As Winston always says, “Just because you’re hipless, doesn’t mean you’re hopeless”.


Faron

Faron

October 08, 2020

In July 2019 we were greeted by the friendly staff at Toronto Humane Society. We were given the opportunity to see the kittens who had just been rescued. In that room is where we got to meet Faron (formerly Pan). She instantly connected with her papa and purred like crazy whilst melting like butter in his hands.

Faron is now living her best life right by the water. Everyday she watches the planes leave the airport and the birds fly along the waterfront.

Now that she is a year old, we’ve let her try a variety of food, amongst her favourite are mangos, fresh caught bass, and little licks of milk. Also, she is quite a fan of the Avatar: Last Airbender series.

She is a constant reminder that no matter what has become of 2020, to stay positive and enjoy all the little moments. This photo comes from one of those moments when the city was in lockdown, and she was calmly enjoying the outside whilst sitting on her papa.


Binx

Binx

October 02, 2020

Binx (formerly Timon) has been with me since the end of September 2019, and he has settled in very well! When he is not trying to pull my succulent out of its pot on the windowsill, he enjoys napping in his cat tree and trying to startle me every chance he gets. Every night when it is bedtime, he climbs up on the bed and sleeps on his own pillow right next to mine. He is a very playful and loving boy, and I’m so lucky to have him.

Thank you THS, for giving me a new family member.


Duff

Duff

September 29, 2020

We were told that Duff had severe anxiety, he did not like people, and that there was a good chance he was feral before they got him off the streets. Its been about 6 months now, and the cat that used to hide 24/7 now follows us around the apartment all the time, meowing for pets and playing constantly.

When we first got Duff he was shy and angry. He would hiss every time we looked at him and would swipe at us when we wanted to refill his food. I really want people to know that even the “worst” cats can recover, and Duff is now so friendly and goofy, and a 24/7 source of entertainment.

Duff had a lot of health problems that THS treated him for before we adopted him, and he was also underweight. THS gave us so much information on how to help him get back to a good weight and answered all the questions we had.

Duff was, and sometimes continues to be, a difficult cat to deal with, but the payoff is being able to see how happy he is now. If you’re able, and your house is right, I strongly urge you to adopt a “difficult” cat, because they really need healthy homes and their personalities are so unique once they let them shine.


Pinky and Bluey

Pinky and Bluey

September 28, 2020

In such a short amount of time they have become the loves of our lives. They are genuinely the perfect fit for our family, and we can’t thank all of you enough for both of them.

Pinky (formerly Venus) is a big fan of my partner Shane. She could sit with him for hours if she could. She also enjoys her comfy windowsill, equipped with all the cat grass her little self could ever want! Her transition was as smooth as anyone could hope for!

Bluey (formerly Luna) has had the biggest transformation, and we couldn’t be prouder of her. She only needed a day or two until she became my baby. She’s no longer afraid to meow until she can get into my lap and she loves playing. Best of all, every day we’re seeing her out in the open more often, and she doesn’t immediately retreat to her hiding spot when the door is open or when someone makes a loud noise or stands up. We are so proud of her!

Both girls are eating and drinking a fantastic amount, and had no issues using or locating the litterboxes. They’re already responding to simple commands such as “no” and “jump up” and seem to respond very well to positive reinforcement! They’re such polite girls, and they’re a treat to have in our family!


Bella

Bella

September 25, 2020

I adopted Bella in 2019 after my friend was fostering her and I fell in love. Bella was super anxious and timid when I first got her, and she is now the happiest pup in the world! She is the gentlest sweetheart and fiercely loyal with the most unique personality. I don’t know how I managed life before Bella came along!