Happy Tails

If you have a "Happy Tails" story you would like posted, please email story and photos to happytails@torontohumanesociety.com

Rowan and Rain

Rowan and Rain

February 15, 2017
Hello THS! I’d thought we’d give you guys an update on Rowan and Rain (yes we kept the names they were given there)

We adopted Rowan back in early September when we first moved to Toronto. My boyfriend and I knew we wanted a cat but little did we know we’d end up with Rowan. We were told she was under socialized and to take introductions slowly. When we brought her home the first thing she did was race around our apartment and accidentally meet our dog before we were ready (they were friends instantly). Flash forward 6 months and Rowan is a complete character. She always voices her opinion and always tries to make the TV people be quiet by smacking their mouths as they talk. Rowan is the craziest kitten I’ve ever met and honestly cannot imagine life withocut her.

We adopted Rain through the foster to adopt program. When we first brought her home she was pretty afraid of everything. She kept to herself and only came up to us if we were sleeping or she knew it was time to eat. She was practically bald on her stomach and had missing fur on both front paws (we later discovered this was because she was stressed easily and would over groom herself). She was terrified of being touched on her paws, her tail and back. Months went by and we have seen a large improvement in her. She’s the light of our lives. She hops on our counters and plays with her toys now. She especially enjoys meal times and her bedtime treats and makes sure we never forget!

I never considered myself to be a cat person until we adopted Rain and Rowan.

Thank you THS for allowing us to give these two the home they deserve. We cannot picture life without them!


Elsa

Elsa

February 14, 2017

I just wanted to share my #THSHappyTail with this beautiful dog! My fiancé and I adopted her last year, named Elsa. This darling has been such a blessing in our lives and we absolutely love her! She is a nervous dog, but she has become a playful girl with some human and animal friends that she has met. She’s great on leash and politely sniffs other dogs on her walks. She is doing great at her forever home!


Penny

Penny

February 14, 2017

I adopted Penny (formerly Alisha) on January 6th, a day after she was brought from California with a large group. The day before, I had decided that I was going to hold off on adopting after a bad experience with an adoption falling through with another agency. My heart couldn’t take it, and I didn’t want to put Leonard through it. St the end of the day on January 5th, I happened to look on THS’s website and saw that some Chi’s had been posted as just arrived (Alisha’s posting was one of them….. I still have it printed off).

I decided it wouldn’t hurt to take a look and as I didn’t work the next day, my mum and I made the trip out from Oshawa. After a long wait (you guys were crazy busy!!) I met Penny and had a connection straight away. We let her meet Leonard and the two of them were polite and seemed to like each other. When we arrived home, Penny came out of her shell and her and Leonard connected like two peas in a pod. Just over a month in, and you would think the two of them were born together. They jut love each other and do everything together. She has fit in my little family so well and I have my “Big Bang” pups. My parents and I feel she is a “reincarnation” of our old family pup who was put to sleep a few months before she was born. The same personality and mannerisms! Sometimes things are meant to be.

I’m so happy to be her furever home. Leonard (black pomchi) and Penny (my blond California Chi girl) are my amazing rescue babies.


Sunshine

Sunshine

February 13, 2017

Wishing the Toronto Humane Society family a very Happy Valentines and a very happy adopt-a-versary to our little kitty Sunshine!!! It was one year ago that my boyfriend Rob and I adopted Sunshine from the Toronto Humane Society, and since that very day, she has filled our lives with love and light, sweet kitty puuuurs, mews and snuggles delight!!!

Sunshine is a white short hair kitty with tabby accents and she is now 6 years old and such a happy healthy girl! She is such a loving kitty and a total softy, lol, she loves to sit up on our laps and has such a soft, sweet kitten-like mew, and is just such a sweetheart! Sunshine’s personality truly reflects her given name-that we just had to keep for her, naturally! Sunshine is truly our little Cupid kitty as while we found her (or should I say she is the one who truly found us) in this February month of love, she also has a beautiful distinct marking of an adorable heart shape on her! (Included a pic below:) Sunshine is our wonderful little Valentine girl and has fit in absolutely puuuurfectly in our lives!!! Thank you so much to the Toronto Humane Society for our little ray of Sunshine!!! We are so happy to been able to give her a loving fur-ever home!!!

With all our love and light, Julia Stephenson and Robert Monroe


DJ

February 09, 2017

The Jaremus family adopted DJ when he was about 6 months old. It was love at first sight! He was calmly sitting in his cage, woke up and lifted out a paw to greet us. We knew then that he was meant to come home with us. After filling out the forms, answering questions in an interview, the THS employee said “Would you like to meet DJ?” It has been almost 7 years now that DJ is enjoying his home with us and occasionally keeping an eye out at my sister’s 9 month old whippet puppy named Sandwich.

Sincerely yours,

Miroslawa Jaremus and family


Tuna

Tuna

February 05, 2017

We adopted Tuna (formerly Tinsel) almost 2 years ago and to say that she has brought joy to our lives would be an understatement! From the moment we brought her home, she hopped out of her carrier, began to explore our condo and made herself at home. She loves to sit on our laps, play fetch with her toy mouse and perch on her cat tree by the window to enjoy the afternoon sun. Thank you, THS, for giving us the opportunity to bring this sweet and friendly kitty into our home!

-Caitlin & Sebastian (Tuna’s guardians)


Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

February 04, 2017

It’s has been 1 year since I got Strawberry Shortcake from the Humane Society, She was weak and could not fly.

Strawberry has been a great addition to our family, she has worked hard to get stronger and has put on about 6 grams. She loves her food and treats. We are still working on her flight, shes very quick now and her jumps or flights are about 5 to 6 feet. She knows a few words, her name, I love you, Pretty bird and pretty girl, cute, along with other words that I can’t make out yet! She has been a great addition to our family and everyone loves her. She’s a happy bird and I’m a happy Momma. We are very happy we got her.

THANK YOU TO HUMANE SOCIETY AND ALL WHO DO GREAT WORK WITH ANIMALS.


GiGi

GiGi

January 31, 2017

This is Scout one week after she was adopted by my wife and I from the Toronto Humane Society. She has a new name now which is GiGi - pronounced as Gee Gee. She is 5 1/2 months old and is incredibly well trained in obedience. Our property is 10 acres and she runs twice a day freely. She won’t leave my side even with distractions. A wonderful pup!

Thank you THS for giving her a great recovery and especially for taking the time to obedience train her. She was a very easy pup to bring home.

Beth & Lynne


Ringo

Ringo

January 28, 2017

We adopted our baby black lab Ringo at 4 months old. He was at the shelter with his brothers Rodney and Pepper. We tried for a day to rename him…..but it became very clear, he’s a Ringo!!!! It’s been 4 and a half years now and he is the sweetest, kindest best companion ever. He is full of character, loves chasing the ball (non-stop) and even has a new baby sister Chloe now! They chase squirrels together.

Thanks,
Jenn


Oliver

Oliver

January 26, 2017

I adopted Oliver a few years ago from the Toronto Humane Society. He had come from a hoarding house with about 30 other cats and he was no longer a kitten. When first visiting him at the humane society he had confined himself to the small box in the kennel. After meeting him for the first time I knew adopting him would be a difficult adjustment for him but I knew he was the one. Over time Oliver went from being a scared, jumpy, skinny cat to being a playful, energetic and snuggly as any cat could be. It took almost two years and you would never know he was the same cat. He would never let himself be picked up and now as soon as I sit down he is climbing on top of me.

Also, I would like to note for those who have another animal at home. Oliver has been amazing with my other cat, Oscar. I found Oscar on the side of a road, too young to eat solid food. I took him to the vet to make sure he wouldn’t get Oliver sick before bringing him home. The next day Oliver was grooming him and taking care of Oscar as if he was his own, which I was very surprised about given Oliver’s history. My point of this story is that no one should be afraid to adopt a grown cat with a history. Taking the chance with Oliver was the best decision I have made. No morning feels right unless Oliver has brought me his little stuffed ball to I can throw it around the house for him (what I should say is, no morning is complete without Oliver meowing and asking me to follow him because he has lost his ball under the couch and needs help retrieving it). I have never had an animal show me so much love and companionship as Oliver has shown me.

If you are scared or worried about bringing a cat home because of his or her past this message is for you. Be scared if you don’t want to put in the time, be worried if you think it will be easy, but if you are neither of those things and you are prepared to love and care for an animal who deserves another chance, then do it, give them the chance they can never ask for themselves. Take the time and put in the effort and I promise you it will be more rewarding than you could have imagined. The Toronto Humane Society gave my Oliver another chance at a beautiful life and I cannot be more thankfully for that.

Thank you,

Melissa