Happy Tails

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Mimi

Mimi

January 07, 2019

We wanted to send an update about our little Mimi, the cat formerly known as Iralma. We adopted Mimi on December 7th, just one month ago.

She is a wonderful addition to our family, welcoming us home with friendly meows and jumping onto our laps for cuddles. We are all quickly becoming best friends, and couldn’t be happier.

Thank you for all of your help as we become new cat parents!


Amy

Amy

January 03, 2019

Amy (formally Olaf) is living happily & affectionately with her husbun, Rufus! We’ve adopted Amy in 2016, when Rufus visited the THS for a matchmaking date. Rufus is also a rescue since 2014 from the Milton Humane Society.

Despite having been rescued from people who planned to eat him, he has always been a big and outgoing love bug. Amy is slow to approach new people but once she’s familiar, she’s easily excited and loves affection and treats. They’re pretty much inseparable! Amy doesn’t like the slippery hardwood floor so they hang out together on the rug or any close by fabric-covered areas. They are litter-trained and have free roam of the condo!

Thank you very much for saving Amy so that she has a wonderful place in our lives & heart! Your staff are super knowledgeable and care very much about the lovely rabbits and other pets you have at the humane society. I am deeply appreciative of having the opportunity to support such a wonderful organization, and will always be continuing to do so. smile


Athena

Athena

December 31, 2018

Athena has been doing great, she still doesn’t like other dogs much but we continue to work with her and she has made a few Dog friends that she’s comfortable with. Regardless we love her and wouldn’t trade her for the world!

We took her to a dog Psychologist last year, which helped. In addition, my husband continues to educate himself, and work with her to find various methods of keeping her reactions and intensity as controlled as possible.

Her allergies are also at bay now with a diet of raw kangaroo/duck meat, and veggies! We are so grateful for Athena, she’s been with us for two years now. We wanted to the Toronto Humane Society for taking care of animals like her until they find their forever homes.

Hope everyone is doing well and we wish you all a Happy New Year, 2019!


Lady

Lady

December 28, 2018

We had just lost our precious Betty Boo who we had adopted when she was 10 and lived 6 wonderful happy years with us, passing away peacefully at the end of July.

We had come to the Humane Society in early September once again to see if they had any senior dogs looking for their forever Retirement home. Anney, a 10 year old beagle mom who came in from Kentucky with her son happened to be at the shelter. Well – that was it! Her new storey began. Anney (now known as Lady, as in “HEY LAAAAADY”) has settled into her new home and family beautifully. She is just sooooooooooo sweet.

Just 1 month after bringing Lady home our other little dog, Chloe, passed away from congestive heart failure that she was being treated for.

Lady and our other adopted sweetheart “Duke” (previously “Chaplin) started a friendship quickly since it was now just the two of them. As you can see from the pictures – they love to lounge and watch TV with the family and just relax! The two of them are so funny together. Both are a bit “uncoordinated” to say the least and when they get worked up around 6 pm – they are hilarious to watch. I can’t tell you how many times they have us in tears laughing. They are quite the pair! Lady loves to wander throughout the house and her tail never stops. It wags in circles as she investigates all the nooks and crannies. What a lovely addition to our family!

We hope that Lady and Duke live a long happy life with our family


Panda and Zizou

Panda and Zizou

December 28, 2018

​Panda was 10 when she was surrendered to the THS. I’d fostered Panda briefly in early 2017 but several months later, she was still looking for a home. She was adopted briefly, but was returned after only a few weeks. Poor kitty. Too many months in a cage. I’m sure many of your staff remember Panda as she was quite anxious and had her own celebrity posters. In October 2017, she came to her forever home with me. It has taken a while but she has fully settled in and gradually allowed more petting and cuddles and has recently become a fully-certified lapcat. Panda is now 12 and the vet says she’s in good health. She has a great appetite and enjoys grooming her toys as if they were kittens.

Zizou, formerly Zuzu, is a lively young fellow who had been rescued by Animal Services ‘playing in traffic’ and handed over to THS in spring 2017. He was frightened in his cage but settled in to his forever home very quickly and enjoys his kitty condo. With a beautiful fluffy tail, he’s a handsome and affectionate lad, full of meows and squeaks, who loves chasing light reflections that usually lead him to climbing high cupboards and racing round the room without touching the floor. He’s had his allowance stopped a few times after swiping dishes to the floor and once he even broke his own food bowl. He looks just like the kitty on the Friskies cans.

Panda and Zizou tolerate each other fairly well – she still likes to keep her distance and a short hiss usually does the trick. We’re so happy to have these lovely kitties in our lives. Thank you, THS!


Koda

Koda

December 27, 2018

It has now been just over 2 months since we brought Koda (previously Matt) home, and he’s really made himself comfortable! It took a little bit at first, but he’s finally realized that when we leave the house, we always come back for him. He knows we’re his forever home/humans and it’s been amazing to see his confidence grow!

What stood out to us most when we first saw him was his temperament and calm demeanor - something he still has and he’s been great with gentle introductions to kids, dogs, adults and others in the neighbourhood! We often say that we got really lucky with him, and we mean it. We are so happy we were able to find our newest family member at the Toronto Humane Society and are so excited for his first holiday season with us as well as his next adventure: recreational agility classes!

Fun facts: Koda likes to make grandpa groans when relaxed, enjoys tearing stuffing out of freshly destroyed plush toys (but not eating any of it, thank goodness), chasing squirrels, and playing with any and every dog he can find smile

We wanted to say thank you, to all the THS staff who facilitated the adoption process and fielded our many phone calls while waiting for him to become available!


William

William

December 21, 2018

We wanted to share a little update about William, who joined our family just about 1 year ago (December 22, 2017 to be exact!).

Since the moment he stepped foot in the door, he’s been an absolute joy. William can be a total lazy bum in the house, spending many hours snoozing on the couch or in the sun that shines through our back patio doors. But at the park, he has endless energy, never failing to make an impression, and always seeming to be the instigator, egging on the other dogs to chase him.

As we near our 1 year anniversary with him, we can’t even remember what life was like before William was sneaking into our bed after his nighttime walk, or curling up in our laps to watch a movie. We can’t thank the Toronto Humane Society enough for bringing William to us all the way from his humble beginnings as a street dog in Kentucky, and for all of the wonderful work they do!


Zo

Zo

December 17, 2018

I wanted to share an update on our dog Zo! We adopted her as a pup in March (she went by Chickadee then) and she has quickly become the love of our life!

She’s got a loveable personality, loves snuggles and playing in the snow, and she has a voice that’s full of sass. Her birthday is on Friday December 21st (turning 1!) and she’s about to become a big sister any day now. She may not look impressed in these pics, but that’s our Zo and we love her!


Magnum

Magnum

December 17, 2018

I adopted Magnum from the Toronto Humane Society just over 15 years ago!

Magnum (formerly Herman) will be 16 years old this coming May and he’s a Doberman mix. He’s an incredible dog, with a big heart - loves everyone - including his 4 (yes 4) feline brothers. His health is great, and he still has moments
of “puppy” when he runs in speedy circles around our country property.

While he spent the first half of his life in Toronto with me, we moved to Haliburton about 6 years ago and he loves being out in nature and camping in our trailer, but Magnum also enjoys long naps and Netflix!

Thank you so much to the Toronto Humane Society for rescuing Magnum, he’s definitely rescued me - every day - ever since. #LoveOfMyLife


Maia

Maia

December 15, 2018

I recently adopted Hocus, a gorgeous little kitty who now goes by the name ‘Maia’.

When I brought Maia home, it took her about 20 minutes to sniff the entire apartment out, and once she was finished she jumped on my bed where I had been sitting waiting for her to settle in, and began to meow, purr and give me all of the kitty kisses! She was so happy, and she got comfortable with her new home so fast! I am so lucky to have her, and I know she feels the same about me. She has so much energy, and often wakes me up in the night for cuddles and kisses.

She is an amazing little girl with a huge personality. She makes me laugh all day, and she already responds to her new name. She’s so intelligent!

Maia and I thank you for allowing this new friendship to begin!