Happy Tails

If you have a "Happy Tails" story you would like posted, please email story and photos to happytails@torontohumanesociety.com

Mika

Mika

October 27, 2015

Dear THS,

I wanted to write this letter to you to show my appreciation towards your organization. I just wanted to give you an update on how Mika, one of Cocos pups I adopted from you, is doing. Mika is now fully grown and helping so many other dogs through all types of issues such as anxiety, aggression, and teaching other dogs how to be well mannered. Mika has not only become my assistant dog trainer but a very loyal friend to me and I owe it all to you!


Lily

Lily

October 26, 2015

Just a note to let you know that Soot Ball is now Lily. Lily is fitting in beautifully in her new family and is very happy. Thank you for caring for Lily until she came home to us. And thank you for the wonderful work you do for so many feline friends.

Kind regards,
Nicole Haworth


Cory Matthews

Cory Matthews

October 20, 2015

We came to the Toronto Humane society in hopes at finding a perfect cat to become lifelong friends of our other Humane Society dog Johnny and brother Bobby. We were nervous to introduce a cat into a house full of dogs but after about a week of getting to know each other they are now all best friends. We named the cat Cory Matthews (7 year old named him) and as you can see from the picture he fits in just perfect.


Trinity

Trinity

October 16, 2015

We have proudly been the loyal and loving companion to Trinity since August 2014 when we met her as an eager and playful 11-month-old pup.

Trin arrived at the THS a month prior to our initial encounter, apparently found as a stray. She was described to us as having been “very skinny” with her ribs showing, broken teeth plus abnormal wear for a then 10-month-old, and some scars and scratches. She was unavailable for adoption for her first month while the wonderful staff and volunteers at THS worked their magic to bring her up to a healthy state. As luck would have it, we were visiting the THS very shortly after Trinity became ready for her forever home. She was lively and sweet and excited to bond. She was already very well trained, fully house-broken and great with people.

While the staff at the THS were unsure about how she would do having an adoptive-feline-brother in our house, Trin showed her true gentle nature with nothing but affection for him, even when he gave her a few swats at first. They now groom each other regularly.

Trinity is a loving being (although her love for squirrels usually wins out), incredibly patient with overly-fussy humans, and full of kisses for kids. She loves her daily ritual of playing fetch at the park and napping. We are showing you how tuckered out she gets after a long day of playing at the beach!

Sometimes on our walks, other dog owners will comment on how surprised they are that “she is a rescue” - as if to expect she be less well-adjusted! This reflects a terrible untrue stereotype that there is something “wrong” with rescues. We are so impressed by the THS and thrilled with our life-enhancing experience! Please support rescuing animals from your local shelter and change this false reputation.

From Emma & Fred


Harvey

Harvey

October 13, 2015

Hello,

My name is Travis and I thought I would just write in to give an update about how our Toronto Humane Society dog Harvey is coming along. We came in and met Harvey back in May of 2015 and instantly fell in love with him. He was such a handsome boy and seemed so calm when we would go and meet him on our way home from work. After multiple visits, we decided he was the dog for us and decided to come in and take him home. When I went online it was much to my shock to see that he was no longer listed on the website! I quickly emailed and found out that he had been transferred to Durham Country Humane for adoption. After multiple calls and emails to them, we finally got through and had Harvey on hold. Two days later we were in Durham adopting him and our lives have never been the same since!

Harvey clearly lacked any proper training when we got him, and despite his stubbornness, we were committed to giving him the best possible home. With some advice from Toronto Humane Society K9 we started working on him and his results in that time are impressive to say the least. He no longer pulls on walks, listens to commands, greets and plays with other dogs without issue, calms down inside the house, and gets along with the cats. He is still the lovable same dog that he was the day we got him but with a lot of hard work, patience, and perseverance he has become the good boy that he always could be. He still has a little way to go but I thought I would share this story of how any dog, despite some behavioral issues, can have a great second chance at life. Harvey has not been happier in his life and neither have we!

Thanks again THS!
Travis and Kara


Jynkx

Jynkx

October 13, 2015

Hey there!

I adopted Jynkx (formerly known as Gerfie) from the Toronto Humane Society back in July. I was moving into an apartment for the first time, and knew it wouldn’t be the same if I couldn’t share it with a furry friend. I also have crippling anxiety, and - growing up with cats - knew that having one around would ease that and create a better environment for myself.

Upon adopting her, she had a couple of health issues, which quickly resolved themselves after a quick trip to the local vet. Now she’s running around the apartment like a bolt of lightning, causing chaos and mayhem around every corner - which is what I love about her. She always keeps me on my toes.

With Halloween approaching (and it being my favourite holiday) I thought I would get Jynkx a costume to get her into the Halloween spirit. So now she’s running around the apartment dressed as a bumblebee.

Thank you all at the Humane Society for providing me with this lovable fuzzball.

Cheers,
-Melissa Leget


Lucy

Lucy

October 13, 2015

We adopted Lucy almost 2 years ago and I must say, it was the best decision of our lives! Lucy loves going up to the cottage, where she can swim all day, fetch sticks and play with all the other dogs! She is so loving, affectionate and loyal.


Mali

Mali

October 13, 2015

After being rescued by the Toronto Humane society and living in the shelter for three months Mali came home with me and both our lives changed… we found companionship, joy and a shared love for motorcycle riding!


Casey

Casey

October 09, 2015

Hello

We adopted Casey at the end of May 2015 and wanted everyone to know Casey is doing great! We love him, he has definitely found his forever home. Thank-you so much for all the love and care you gave him over the 6 months he was at the Toronto Humane Society. I know he was “special” jumping out of his run, he’s still quite athletic but uses all his energy running/walking with us on the wilderness trail behind our house. He is obsessed with mud and water and is very good at finding the closest mud puddle to rub his face in. Casey is an epileptic and was therefore a special needs adoption, he’s doing really well on his new medication and is leading a normal doggy life. Thank-you again for investing your time and love in a dog that isn’t perfect, giving him a home until we could find him.

Dana Cini DVM


Sylvester

Sylvester

October 02, 2015

Good evening to all the THS staff!

Because I love my cat Sylvester so much with all of my heart, I did celebrate his eighth birthday last month which was on September 17, 2015 by purchasing him a cake along with a candle that says, “8.” My cat is getting older as the days keeps passing by, but he is still playful and cute; moreover, I will continue to love my cat Sylvester unconditionally when the years keep lapsing by so fast.

I would like to thank all the THS staff, for helping me choose the right cat two years ago when I came by the Toronto Humane Society to adopt a cat. My cat was only six years old when I adopted Sylvester on October 23, 2013. His name was Dolce Vita, but I have decided to change his name to Sylvester.

Sincerely yours,

Daisy; the big feline lover.