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Cheddar and Monterey Jack

Cheddar and Monterey Jack

March 09, 2014

Cheddar and Monterey Jack are ecstatic about their new home! They are settling in nicely, and love humans. They climbed onto our hands the day we brought them home!

They never bit or scratched us, and even enjoy sitting on our hands and clean themselves! They love to climb and dig and learned how to drink from a water bottle. We are very happy with our adoption.


Lexi

Lexi

March 02, 2014

Hi all at the Toronto Humane Society,

I adopted my most exuberant family member from you one year ago this Friday Feb 28th 2014 and I would like to say Thank-you! and let you know a bit about the life you saved and the happiness you brought to my family. Lexi, previously Elizabeth, was a small 3 month old shepherd cross pup who, from what I know, was brought back to the shelter when her family decided she was too crazy about cats to live with their kitty. I saw her online and decided despite the snow I wanted to go meet her and drove from Guelph, ON where I had been looking to adopt dog but none had been a perfect fit.

My fiancé had moved across the country and I needed a companion. When I first saw her she was sleeping on a nice bed with some toys and seemed content despite being in the new place and as corny as it sounds it was love at first sight. I brought her home that day and as soon as we got home she met her two kitty siblings, Martin and Primrose…and I have to admit I was concerned about her reaction to the cats but Martin and Lexi were instant friends and they played and wrestled and snuggled in her crate. Prim was a little shy and only came close when Lexi was napping. Lexi was completely settled and at home since I brought her in the door and she has been family ever since.

Since then Lexi has worked with me at a stable making friends with big horses, explored every inch of the Guelph dog park and woods, and went on a big 5 day road trip all the way to Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta where we now call home. She has helped foster pups from Infinite Woofs Animal Rescue Society, rehabilitating one abused lab/husky, Larry, in particular. She helped pull him out of his shell and helped him learn to trust people and he is now happily in his forever home. She has fostered puppies, taking on a few 8 week old puppies at a time letting them crawl all over her and gently playing tug with her stuffies. One pup in particular, a shepherd/akita mix, stole her heart and ours so we officially adopted Mya Nov 30th. They are an amusing and crazy loving pair.

Today Lexi is a beautiful happy dog and as much a member of our family and neighbourhood as I am and we owe it all to what you at the Toronto Humane Society do. Thank you from the bottom of my heart (and Lexi’s too)!

-Niki Kentner


Selena

Selena

March 01, 2014

Hello THS Staff,

Wanted to send a lil’ update on Lil’ Cupcake (now Selena). One day at work my beau sent me the photo of lil’ cupcake and her big expressive eyes from your site and we fell in love instantly. We dropped by THS late October, intent on taking Lil’ Cupcake home.

When we spoke to the gentleman that handled the process we were shocked to hear that the previous owners found her aggressive and disobedient. We heard she wouldn’t use the litter and was a bad cat.
However, we we’re not the least bit apprehensive and took her home as quick as we could. Within the first three hours she had made herself at home,found her litter, and followed us closely.
She was thin and just a bit shy, finding a safe spot behind the fridge if she felt unease.

Now, we couldn’t be happier with our furry companion. We no longer need an alarm, as she wakes us promptly at 7:30 everyday. She’s gained the few pounds she needed and loves to play and sleep by my side on the couch (you can see she has marked a spot for herself in the pictures). She has lovely little habits, when she marks her territory around her food it looks like shes doing a little dance, possibly the Charleston. There has been no issue whatsoever with aggression, shes nothing but sweet and lovely.

I can not thank you all enough for letting us take her home. Every morning feels like Christmas now, and i’m beyond glad I can provide a safe loving place for this darling.

Thank you,
Paige and Damien


Patches

Patches

February 27, 2014

Hello THS!


We would like to give you an update on Patches:
When we came in for the interview it was apparent that she had issues with biting and toy and food possessiveness. She was hiding under a blanket when we walked through the kennels (so much so that the THS staffer helping us didn’t think she was even in her spot) and she was also several pounds overweight, a little snausage as I liked to call her. Patches showed none of the aggression to us in the interview and we began thinking maybe it was just the stressful situation she had been put in that made her angry.

Unfortunately for us, when we got Patches home we started to see the aggressive behaviour we had been warned about. She wouldn’t let us come near her when she was in her crate, on her bed, or when she had toys around her, showing her teeth and growling as soon as she thought we were trying to get to her. She wouldn’t let other dogs come near us on walks and would bark and growl once they were any closer than 20 feet and both of us ended up with multiple hand wounds. We knew that we had to begin her training right away so we could start to enjoy our new pet, instead of being scared of her.

Now, just over a year later, Patches is a completely changed dog. She no longer is food and toy possessive (although she loves a good game of tug-o-war), we no longer have any fear that when we go near her she will do anything but give us love and kisses, she loves going on walks, is great off leash and plays with other dogs at the park (although she still tries to bark at the bigger dogs), and has lost a quarter of her intake weight at THS. Our friends and family cannot believe that she is the same dog we brought home a year ago. There is absolutely nothing I would change about her now and I cannot thank you enough for giving us this little bundle of joy and energy.

Thank you so much for all that you do,

Kristina, Fred & Patches


Tucker

Tucker

February 27, 2014

Hi there,

I adopted “Frisco” (now known as Tucker) on Wednesday. He is doing amazingly well. Within the first hour of getting home he was eating, playing, purring and being quite affectionate. He slept beside me in my bed the very first night!

Today he curled up in my lap for the first time. So cute! Thanks for taking care of this guy before I had a chance to meet him.

Cheers,
Brett Blair


Little Cat

Little Cat

February 24, 2014

Hi!

We adopted Finnigan (now being called simply “little cat”) a little over a year ago. We didn’t fall in love right away with him when we visited THS.

However, we are immensely thankful for the staff there who introduced him to us. We provided some background on the resident cat (“big cat” - the grey/white one) and the staff said that Finnigan would fit with him. And he couldn’t be more right. Just look at them!

We are extremely thankful for everything that THS does.


Angel

Angel

February 22, 2014

Hello THS Staff,

Just wanted to update you on a kitten adopted by my family in July. Her name was Bonnie but we changed her name to angel.

At first Angel was shy to her new environment and cautious of our dog Pudge but eventually she warmed up to us and our pooch!

Now Angel has really come into her personality, she loves treats and loves to sit on the desk while people work, she especially loves playing with our dog, jumping on him and swatting at him.
Her favirote thing in the world is the laser we play with. She’s defiantly a princess.

Thank you THS staff for everything you do! There’s a special place in heaven for the THS staff and animals! We wouldn’t know what we’d do without Angel now.

Ashlee Harris


Lola

Lola

February 21, 2014

Hello,

My name is Rosa. I went to the Toronto humane society with the intention of adopting a kitten, but when I got there the kitten I wanted was already being adopted by another couple. At this point i was very discouraged and was ready to leave when I decided I had already came a long way I might as well look around.

That’s when I came across “Paulette” (who’s name now is Lola). She was so sweet and loving, I instantly fell in love with her. I didn’t care about her age, she was perfect, and I knew I wanted her from that very moment.

Lola is now in her forever home, and is adjusting extremely well, already running around, as if she had lived with us forever. She is a very special kitty, and I look forward to having her companionship for the rest of her days.

I just wanted to take a moment to thank THS for all their help and kindness in the process of taking Lola home. Adopting her has truly changed my life.


Mr. Noodles

Mr. Noodles

February 20, 2014

Hello THS, and a big ‘SHOUT OUT’ to Kimberly from the Special Species department. I just wanted to let everyone know that Mr. Noodles is doing great!! I adopted Mr. Noodles in the middle of November 2013. He was given to the Humane Society as his original family moved to Europe.

I got Mr. Noodles, my adopted grey Rex, as a companion/husbun for my Tiny. She is my hyper, cross, bossy, voluptuous black Lionhead mix gal. It’s a perfect match as he is a relaxed, chilled, quiet—but firm bunny.

It was a slow and sometimes difficult process to bond. But I had the time and inclination to do this for her and for him. Rabbits need companionship. They don’t do well on their own. I encourage anyone who has a single rabbit to get it a friend. Their quality of life will be improved greatly. I have seen firsthand benefits to Tiny getting her new husbun.


Gandalf and Matilda

Gandalf and Matilda

February 17, 2014

Hello Humane Society,

Just wanted to express our deep appreciation for our two lovely cats Gandalf and Matilda (formerly known as Houdini and Papoose) that we adopted in January 2013.

It has been over a year and they have brought joy to our lives with their playful, active and often hilarious personalities! I applaud all of the work you do to help homeless animals find well deserved homes.

Sincerely,

Kristen and Cole