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Sally

Sally

January 03, 2020

It’s just coming up to the five month mark since I adopted Salchicha (Spanish for sausage) (now Sally) on June 19th this year. She came from Puebla, Mexico through you and had just been with THS for 3 days. She was sweet and very shy. I’m very happy to tell you that gradually Sally has transformed into a confident tail-wagging walker and a mischievous, playful girl. She is content to spend her time at home on the couch (trying to get her to stay on her bed didn’t last long) and is quiet when I am out, amusing herself by moving my shoes, gloves, her leash and harness, balls, and food bowl to the couch with her, her security items.

I wanted to say that the advice you gave in your handout “Adopting a Shelter Dog” was very good guidance and I hope that you emphasize the tips in it to new owners. Patience, routine and consistency and closely supervised meetings with new dogs and people has paid off dividends. We have also had some milestones along the way. One day when I went to put her harness on she unexpectedly sat up on her hind legs front feet in the air so I could put her harness on easily! Smart dog! Last month she actually chased a ball and brought it back to me (sort of.) Another day we were walking along the street and someone had left a box of kids stuffies out (no longer loved) for people to help themselves and so Sally picked up a lamb hand puppet and carried it proudly home!

Many thanks to Morgan who facilitated the adoption and also to THS!


Coco

Coco

December 20, 2019

We just want to introduce our beloved Coco (previously Sapphire) to you. We adopted her at Paws in the Park event this August. She adjusted to a life in a house very quickly and without any problems despite the fact that she never lived with people for more than a couple of days. She did not know the sound of a fridge opening or what a dog is supposed to do when their human comes home. Well, now she knows and it did not take her long to figure it out. She runs to the fridge every time it opens and greets us as if she hadn’t seen us for days! She brings joy to our lives every day and for that we are immensely grateful.

Big thank you to all the staff and volunteers at the Toronto Humane Society!


Murphy

Murphy

December 12, 2019

At the end of November, Kavan (now Murphy) came into our home as a foster to adopt. After a few months, we found out that Kavan had a rare condition which caused a very snotty nose, bad breathing and lots of sneezing. We had already fallen in love with his personality, and how he easily made himself at home.

After the first successful procedure, Murphy came home and smelled the walls. We were confused, but we realized how horrible his smelling was before the procedure! Thanks to the amazing people at Toronto Humane Society and TVEH, we were able to do a few more procedures to help him get to where he is today!

Eight months later, we couldn’t imagine our home without Murphy. He snuggles with us every night (and brings us toys in the middle of the night), meows so loud for his wet food every morning, and follows us around the house. Thanks so much for all of your help to give our crazy cat his best life. We’re so happy he’s part of our home now.


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.