Happy Tails

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Bluebell

Bluebell

November 02, 2018

​Last Thursday, my fiancé and I lost my best friend, Bluebell. We adopted him as a special needs cat in 2014 from THS when he was 8.

This little guy jumped right into my fiancé‘s lap when we first opened the cage at THS, and seemed desperate for us to take him home. He needed a lump removed, and all of his teeth, and we had to foster him at first. He had numerous issues, but he always had a playful and loving attitude. He loved his wand and play-wrestling with my hand, we gave him shrimps for snacks. At first, we were told he might have to be put down, but after a couple of years he was a vibrant, friendly, healthy cat.

I took a job in New York in 2016, and my fiancé moved to her parents’ to finish school. We decided the best thing for Bluebell was for him to move with me, so he took his only plane flight!

Since then, he has been my whole world. Every morning he would wake me up, we would cuddle before I left for work; he’d be at the door waiting for me to pick him up, and he’d be first to bed, waiting for me to hold him.
Thank you THS for providing me with the best friend I’ve ever had. As much as I hurt now, it is because he gave us something to look forward to every day, and loved us (and us him) with every moment.

He was perfect, and changed my life forever.


Alfie and Peepers

Alfie and Peepers

November 01, 2018

We wanted to write and say thank you. Two weeks ago we lost our beloved little Alfie (formerly Furby before we adopted him in August 2016). This comes just 3 months after we lost our other hamster Peeper (she was adopted a week after Alfie the grey).

We wanted to say thank you for not giving up on the smallest of pets that so many just discard. Our two littles brought us so much joy in the time we had with them.

They both loved their carrots, chicken and cuddle time outside of their enclosures. I’ve had many hamsters in our lives but these two really stand out. They just wanted love and to be loved and they were.

We’ll miss them, but are also looking forward to the day we can rescue another in their memory. ​


Leo and Pumpkin

Leo and Pumpkin

November 01, 2018

We are happy to report that Leo (formerly Irwin) and Pumpkin (formerly Owen), adopted on Oct 13 are settling in nicely into their new digs.

We’d like to thank the Toronto Humane Society Staff for the meet and greet with them! They were their advocate and we were convinced that it would be a good match. Leo and Pumpkin are sweet, funny cats. ​


Snickers and Phoebe

Snickers and Phoebe

October 27, 2018

It’s Snickers and Phoebe here.

We were adopted by our new Mommy on June 2nd and we wanted to let you all know how we’re doing! We have our own room with lots of toys, yummy food and plenty of playtime.
We would like to thank all of our friends at the Toronto Humane Society! They are all very kind and helped Mommy with her decision about adopting us. We’re so happy & hope that all the cats & dogs find their forever homes soon.

Meows and Purrs,
Snickers & Phoebe Gallant ​


Lincoln

Lincoln

October 26, 2018
A GREAT BIG THANK YOU for bringing Lincoln to our lives. Since his adoption, he has brought so much joy to our family, and he is simply a wonderful sweet darling.

Despite his almost 11 years old and big size, he is still playful. He enjoy chewing on his favorite toys, though most only last a day or two. He will bring his ball in his mouth and drop it at our feet to invite play. He is absolutely charming and obedient, if he sees a squirrel and try to run to it, just a simple NO will calm him down and bring him back on track. He also enjoy his naps, especially when we snuggle in with him and give him his favorite full body massage.



No many how many days or months or years he will be with us, he is giving us loads of love and blessings everyday.



Thanks again for taking care of all these amazing animals and give them hope for a new life!


Roary

Roary

October 16, 2018

Roary (formerly Jinx) is doing great! It’s like he has been here for years.

We celebrated my daughters 4th birthday this past weekend. I expected to have to keep Roary out of the way, but he was so comfortable and settled he stayed right in the action. Everyone he has met thinks we are the luckiest to have found such a perfect little guy. ​


Sasha

Sasha

October 01, 2018

Sasha reached four years old in September 2018 and we adopted Sasha when she was one year old.

She was a beautiful dog with the habits of barking and chewing everything she could get ahold of. With the use of crating, obedience classes, vigorous exercise and lots of socialization with other dogs at the dog park, she turned around and became a well behaved dog – calm, friendly, obedient.

Perhaps it was just that she outgrew her puppy behavior. Now she enjoys her walks, her dinner, meeting new people and even having her teeth brushed! She really, really loves going to the dog park and playing with the others dogs. She has a blast every day racing around, wrestling, chasing and being chased by the other dogs. She comes home exhausted. Sash is having a happy life.

Sasha was born with kidney disease and had a life expectancy of two and one half years so reaching her fourth birthday is something special.


Cash

Cash

October 01, 2018
We wanted to send you a quick status update on our fur baby, Cash! He has settled into life at home wonderfully! He loves going for long runs with his triathlete dad and cuddles with his adoring mom.

He still has a little bit of anxiety, but he is getting more and more comfortable every day! We feel incredibly lucky, that we were able to give a well-mannered 4.5 year old, who doesn’t chew on things he shouldn’t, a home. He never goes too far without mom and dad and is full of smiles and love. He also loves stare-downs with his big brother Ringo (the cat)! Thank you for helping us find our sweet boy, Cash.


Belle

Belle

September 24, 2018

It’s Belle (formerly known as Elvira) letting you know how my first two weeks have been. The first week I was an elephant in a china shop, or a kid alone in a candy factory! Man, did I ever keep my owners busy. But I know my new name now. When I arrived I already knew how to sit, but now I have pretty well learnt down, stay, and off. I’m also learning that beds and couches are for humans, and that not EVERYTHING is for me to chew!

I love the cottage life and have four walks a day. Two in the morning to burn off the energy from sleeping all night. I like retrieving sticks and balls from Georgian Bay though I’m still on a leash at all times. I also like being in the water. The chipmunks and red squirrels are just too exciting! We have had some guests to the cottage and I try to bounce around saying hello, then I settle down. I just have to get my wiggles out.

Last week I visited my vet for a meet and greet. She also did the 2nd skin scraping on me, which came back negative. Yea! I just LOVE riding in the car.

After Thanksgiving my owners will be moving back to the house for the winter and they really hope I remember some of my new rules in a new building. I look forward to all my walks in the bush out back of the house. They tell me the track goes through 600 acres!

Thank you for helping my owners to choose me…a southern Belle! ​


Fandango

Fandango

September 21, 2018
It has been 2 months now that we have adopted Fandango (aka Stanley) from the Toronto Humane Society. Stanley is settling in nicely with myself and my other cat, Roger. Roger turned 5 years old on September 18th, and Stanley turned 5 months on September 11th. They are the best of buds!

We are one big happy family, Stanley is a joy to have but he’s a little rascal all right, so full of energy and shenanigans. But Roger is a great big brother to him, so kind and patient with all of Stanley’s jumps, bites and stealing his food from under his nose.