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Phoenix

Phoenix

May 28, 2020

My girlfriend and I adopted Andromeda from THS back in late August 2019 when she was almost 4 months old. We subsequently renamed her Phoenix and welcomed her into the home she shares with our Brooklyn. Today is Phoenix’s birthday and she is 1, has had a great year and loves her new life and furever family! I never had experience with a tortoiseshell cat like Phoenix and she has shown herself to be an amazing kitty who plays fetch, insists on sleeping under the covers with us every night and is full of so much love. ​


Sunny

Sunny

May 21, 2020

(formerly Charlie) We had a cat since July 2017 and my daughter wanted us to adopt another one. I was a bit resistant but we went to Toronto Humane Society and as soon as we met Sunny, we fell in love with him. He is so cute, joyful and playful. He keeps our other cat Summer really busy. Now he’s 8 months old, and he looks so handsome. He’s very active and makes us laugh every day. We feel so blessed to have him in our lives. Having Summer and Sunny makes our hearts bigger. They are our babies. Toronto Humane Society is awesome, they allowed us to meet different kittens until we found Sunny and they were super helpful.

Thank you for the amazing job you do, allowing humans and pets to fall in love forever! “Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened”. - Anatole France


Phoebe

Phoebe

May 14, 2020

(formerly Dallas) I adopted Phoebe on Feb. 8th, and she has been such a joy. I often talk about how I can’t imagine life before this goofy, lovable girl came into my life. She is the perfect dog for me, always down to lead the way to the trails near my house or stay home and watch Netflix. I am so amazed at how after a 1 hour interview I was matched with my perfect dog and best friend. She came as a 9/9 body score and had since slimmed down but is a 10/10 in our hearts. We have been working hard on getting her weight down, and even doing some water-treadmill rehab at the vet. I feel so grateful to Toronto Humane Society for all the work you guys have done to bring Phoebe up from South Carolina and into my life!


Murphy

Murphy

May 07, 2020

(formerly Charles Boyle) My first pet, my kitten, Murphy, the prince is amazing! We adopted him in May this year from Toronto Humane Society and he is now 6 months old. He has claimed his place in my home from the very first day. He is super energetic, incredibly curious and on top of it, and so sweet and friendly. He has lots of safe spaces to run around in and climb on like Superman, as well as a bunch of cat toys to play with his as he has unlimited energy. He is a natural explorer and enjoys taking naps in various places. He never fails to make me laugh with his crazy sleeping postures.

He is me and my wife’s sweetheart and we both love him more than anything in life. We enjoy playing together with lots of kisses and cuddles. I have never been so happy in my entire life and feel myself super lucky to have found a new companion. Thank you THS!


Toledo

Toledo

April 30, 2020

Toledo was the second rabbit I adopted from Toronto Humane Society in 2015. My husband and I have loved having Toledo in our lives for the past five years. He has a strong personality and a love for cuddles! I am a teacher, and Toledo has become a bit of a celebrity amongst my students. He visits the school every year as part of our “Mental Health Week”, where he provides students the opportunity to experience animal therapy and learn more about rabbits. He loves the attention and is always on his best behaviour during his visits! At home he lives happily with our two other adopted rabbits, Twiggy and Turnip. We are so thankful to Toronto Humane Society for bringing these beautiful buns into our lives!


Willow

Willow

April 23, 2020

This is Willow. Short for Pussy Willow, because that’s what she reminded me of when I first saw her. She didn’t always look this good or feel so secure though. When we found each other on March 16, 2015 we were both going through a difficult time. My beloved husband was very ill and would die of Parkinson’s Disease within three months and she had just been rescued from a hoarder’s home which she shared with 39 other cats. She was tiny at three years, undernourished, had mites, eye and urinary tract infections and a broken canine tooth which needed to be extracted. She was in the vet clinic for a while getting better before we met.

She was so skittish, fearful of boots and very shy at first, but so gentle and ultimately has become a real cuddle bug! We’ve both come a long way since then and now with COVID-19 I couldn’t ask for a better isolation companion. She makes me laugh, gives me unconditional love and I can have big hugs whenever I want. A friend refers to her as “Healing Willow” and she certainly has been for me. Adopt an animal in need. You will receive more than you could ever give.


Maggie

Maggie

April 17, 2020

Our family adopted our beautiful Maggie on March 2013 from the Toronto Humane Society. Her story is not an unfamiliar one; she was passed from pillar to post after her original owner passed away unexpectedly, leaving our girl abandoned. Maggie arrived at the Toronto Humane Society where she ended up choosing our family for her forever home. She was tentative at first, sad and afraid, but with time and patience she settled right in. Maggie had unique features and a distinct personality. She loved in a big way; greeting us at the door with her tail wagging carrying her favourite toy and showering those around her with lots of kisses.

Sadly, we had to say goodbye to our beloved Mags on March 25, 2019. Our lives are forever changed by a little dog who showered us with love and devotion and showed us all how obstacles can be overcome when you are loved.


Shiloh

Shiloh

April 10, 2020

(Formerly Dory) We adopted Shiloh in 2012 when she was just 3 months old! She is now 8 years old and has been living a happy, adventurous, spoiled, and active life! She has been a key new member to our little family of four, and has become known as the princess of the household. We adopted her in Toronto, but moved to Grimsby, Ontario in 2013. You can find her chasing deer and prancing around the Niagara Pennisula and Bruce Trail. Thank you THS for introducing this gem into our lives and allowing her to experience the life she deserves with lots of love and affection.


Maya

Maya

April 03, 2020

(Formerly Mattie) When we first got Maya she was nervous. We don’t know what she went through perviously when she came from Tennessee to THS. Stairs were her biggest fright. However, diligently we worked on it. Every little thing she had been scared of she overcame and blossomed into this sweet, gentle, loving dog. Everyday she became more confident and seemingly her true self. I could not have asked for a sweeter girl. Maya has made our family more whole. We helped her, but she has really helped us. Thank you to THS staff who allowed us to see her regularly the week before we could take her home. It really helped. Maya has made everyday brighter.


Ruben

Ruben

March 26, 2020

(Formerly Harry Potter) Ruben was one of the cats brought in with the New Jersey group in February of last year. He is thriving, happy and is loved. We couldn’t ask for a more kind, quirky and beautiful cat. While the year has had a couple ups and downs, including what we think is a diagnosis of FLUTD, the good outweighed the bad and the relationship we have with him has never been better. His vet consistently says what a cool guy he is and how easy his appointments are.

Rueben is extremely high energy and giving him the exercise and play time he requires helps us manage his FLUTD better. He is super intelligent and often surprises us with how smart he is. His brain is constantly thinking and his body can catch a mouse mid air like nobodies business. Brains and braun! His favourite toys are fishing rods with mice and jingle bell balls. He loves the meat tube treats and still hasn’t learned how to sleep without taking up 2-3 feet of space. He can run through tunnels with dynamic agility and loves when you kiss his cheeks when you get home after work. It’s very European of him.

While he’s still not a big talker, he can purr so loudly. And he does so often. Thank you again for introducing us to him. We are so glad to have been provided the opportunity to do so.