Happy Tails

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Tallulah

Tallulah

December 31, 2014

Hello THS!

I wanted to share an update on Tallulah (formerly known as Abby). I adopted her at the beginning of October, so we’ve been together for nearly three months. It feels as though we’ve been together forever, and I couldn’t imagine how I ever got along without her!

She is such a sweet girl and I’m so glad that I’ve adopted her. She’s come a long way in the three months since I’ve adopted her.. We’re doing obedience training classes at the Humane Society and is about to graduate! She loves her new home but definitely doesn’t like the cold Canadian weather (she came from California). She wasn’t too impressed with the snow, or with having to wear booties! She enjoys snuggling, giving kisses, chewing on bones and going on walks where she’s able to climb. Funny fact about Tallulah is that she snores really loudly for such a small dog!

I want to thank Jennifer so much for introducing us. I went in to the Humane Society to look at other dogs but ended up bringing Abby home! It was a great match.

Thank you for all of your hard work!

Tamara


Lola

Lola

December 30, 2014

This is Lola. She was named Elf but we have changed her name to Lola. We adopted her as a very shy, nervous, scared dog that did not like being coddled and was not a lap dog. When she came home, she really fit right in!!

She was not nervous at all and she was really just happy to be here! She is constantly sitting on our laps and when we have been gone, even just for a few minutes, she is so happy to see that we are back when we get home. She is really such a sweet little girl! She loves everyone, she doesn’t bite anyone, she is so loving, and even seeing complete strangers she just wants to go lick them!

As of this moment we have had Lola for a little over 2 weeks, but she has adjusted quite good! She’s right at home. She’s loved buy all the security guards in our building and she made herself at home the day she got here and we have grown to really love her smile

Thank you to all the humane society staff for being so amazing during the adoption and supplying us with everything we need to adopt this beautiful little chihuahua!

From Sophia, Paula and Lola


Opal

Opal

December 27, 2014

In the summer of 2013 we visited THS to potentially adopt a dog. We went in with the thought that we would just get an idea of what kind of dog we wanted and if it was the right decision for us. When we walked up to Opal’s kennel, she just sat quietly in the corner looking at us with her big puppy dog eyes, all down in the dumps… which we now know is how she gets what she wants. We had to have her so we came back the next day to pick her up and what a sweetheart she is!

Since coming to live with us she has been a treat. We’ve had our ups and downs but we took her to obedience training and she passed with flying colours. Since her sister, our cat, Zoey has come to live with us too, Opal has calmed down considerably (with all the extra training she’s gotten from the cat how couldn’t she!).

Her favourite things are belly rubs, roller blading, and car rides to visit her cousins in the country where she can roam around for hours and swim in the pond.

She has brought so much happiness to our home and everyone who meets her loves her sweet demeanour and cute little face.

Thanks for keeping her safe and warm until we could come make her a part of our family!

Rachel and Warren


Sprite

Sprite

December 21, 2014

Hello!

I meant to send some photos ages ago but here are a couple of Guildenpurrn (now Sprite) living her life! She is the best gift I have ever gotten.

Alicia Schott


Marbles and Scrabble

Marbles and Scrabble

December 21, 2014

Hello THS and World!

We just want to give an update on Marbles and Scrabble, two beautiful dwarf bunnies that became a part of our family exactly 2 years ago! Over this time, our bunnies have filled our home with so much happiness. They love getting their vegetables in the morning and lounging all day in their pen. Playtime involves exploring the basement, sprinting, and doing sporadic bunny jumps. These bunnies are curious and mischievous especially when we are not looking. Marbles (white) is an absolute princess. She loves being pampered and cuddled. Scrabble (brown) is the daredevil of the two. Her speed and agility are unmatched. This bunny has got hops!

We want to thank THS for their wonderful work. We are definitely grateful for finding our bunnies through you! Merry Christmas THS and all the best in 2015!

Sincerely,

George and Eunice


Queen Sugar

Queen Sugar

December 19, 2014

Hello! It’s been about 3 months since I adopted 10 year old Sugar, who was with you for about 3 months. Volunteers had described her as “sweet,” “shy,” and “a diva” and she’s proven to be all those and more - now I’d like to add “confident” and “playful.”

Sugar chose me when I first visited THS. She was the first cat I saw and she greeted me immediately, expressing an unusual level of interest and following me around in her cage as I tried to move onto the next cat. She would situate herself at the very end of her cage and would follow me with her eyes and meow softly, making me come back to her multiple times with her sweet persistence! I wasn’t 100% sure about adopting a cat at that time and I was about to go out of town for a week, so I had to say goodbye to Sugar. But she stayed on my mind the entire time. I had felt a special bond between us.

Since there was a special adoption event while I was away, I was afraid that someone would surely take Sugar. But I was absolutely delighted to find her still at the THS when I returned as soon as I could. The poor thing was suffering from a cold at this time and wasn’t quite her sweet self, but I knew that she was the one. She adapted very quickly to her new life and have really come out of her shell. She’s now living like a confident queen that she is and goes by “Queen Sugar” or “Her Royal Sugarness”! smile


Scooby

Scooby

December 16, 2014

Hello!!

I feel so terrible that it took us this long to update you on how Scooby is doing! We adopted him almost 4 years ago, in February 2011, from the Toronto Humane Society on River Street. We went in knowing we wanted a dog to add to our growing family, and we had no idea we would meet our Scooby that day. We walked through the entire shelter and looked at all the dogs, but I noticed one kennel was missing a dog, I saw the picture of a black dog with huge pointy ears and knew we needed to wait for this one. I figured he was out on his walk so I told Fergus my husband we had to wait for him to get back, I think this is the one. Ferg was interested in a large loud beautiful husky but I said we needed to wait. Finally Scooby appeared fresh from a walk. He went into his kennel, he had huge beautiful black ears that were way to big for his little face and he was beautiful. I knew he was my dog it was love at first sight, he looked at me with doe eyes and I knew we had to adopt him. We asked to see him in the family meeting room and he immediately jumped up for joy, my son Mnoden was 5 at the time and was overjoyed with excitement he loved him immediately. Scooby didn’t have to wait to be adopted he was only at THS for 2 weeks, another cool coincidence was that the shelter didn’t know how old Scooby was so they guessed his age and documented that he turned two years on February 15, 2011 when he came in to the shelter. February 15 is Mnodens birthday too and being an only child he thought of Scooby as his brother so he said they were birthday bros. Scooby has become a huge part of our family, I can’t imagine life without him.


Calvin

Calvin

December 15, 2014

We wanted to share an update on Calvin our big bear. We adopted him in July 2012. Prior to that he had been at The Toronto Humane Society a few months and had been shuffled around a lot. We heard that his previous owners had struggled with some of his behaviours and medical issues. When we first met Calvin he was a big 115lb sleepy, strong minded dog. However, he was a total charmer and wanted to shake my hand/paw when we first met. We heard from the THS staff that Calvin had some medical conditions that would require life long treatment and that he found it hard to get along with other dogs. We really appreciated the time and commitment the staff and volunteers show in ensuring that all the animals find the right home not just any home. We can not even begin to tell you how much joy and love Calvin brings to our family. With the right medical treatment and exercise Calvin is now a slender 92lbs. With patience, love and encouragement he became the social dog he always wanted to be. His favoutite activity is his time in the dog park and he is such a gentleman when he is there. He is the most gentle lovable bear and we are so lucky he found his way in to our lives. Thank You THS.

Katie and Gerald


Bailey

Bailey

December 10, 2014

Hello everyone at THS,

Just over a year ago I adopted Bailey (known as ‘Sandy’) a Siberian Husky mix when she was only 6 months old (she’s nearly 2 now). She was not very well trained at the time and I did mourn the loss of a few shoes, but with a lot of patience and training Bailey is a dream! The trainer said she was so smart she got to skip the “beginner’s” class and go straight to intermediate, in which she did amazing! She is still very stubborn though but her food obsession motivates her to learn. She comes running when she hears the word “cookie” or “greenies”. Her favourite games are frisbee, tug of war and in the winter she can spend hours running through and rolling in the snow. Although I now have a sock thief in the house, she is a very sweet, affectionate girl who loves to cuddle and get pet but best of all is the bond that we have. Thank you so much to everyone who helped with the adoption process and for introducing me to my best friend.

Erika Lagyjanszki


Pedro and Manfred

Pedro and Manfred

December 08, 2014

I love my little ratty boys! I was so happy when I brought them home… and I loved watching them grow accustomed to their new environment and to me. Right from the start they were very sociable and loved investigating my hands with little sniffs or licks. Now they will readily sit on my shoulder and enjoy snuggling up to my neck while I show them the world outside their cage… they’re so calm and relaxed they can even sit with my for a whole movie. They’re great fun and a lovely addition to our home. Many thanks to the folks at the Toronto Humane Society for taking care of them before I did smile.

Thanks again,

Coco