Happy Tails

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

Savannah

Savannah

January 09, 2016

Dear staff at THS!

It’s been almost 6 months since Rigatoni (now Savannah) has been living with us and we had a chance to get to know each other and become best friends!

She has learned so much! What is an elevator? What’s snow? What’s a sweater? Shake? Stay? Cat?

She loves to chase anything that moves - squeaky balls, squirrels and cyclists are her favourite (although we are working on her manners). After getting all energy out outdoors (and she has a lot!) she’s very happy snuggling next to mommy and rest her head on her lap.

Quite the character - super athletic, very loyal and loving, at times feisty with strangers (working on that as well), yet always entertaining, Savannah is the best dog I could have wished for. Thank you for saving her from the streets of California. She is very loved and happy in her home!

P.S. We have met a few chi mixes and their owners at various dog parks that have been rescued by THS. Keep up the good work!


Bumpy and JJ

Bumpy and JJ

January 08, 2016

Hi everyone at the humane society! Here is our story about our birds! I have attached some pics of everybody! Feel free to post any! Thanks for all your help

A few months ago my family and I adopted a bonded pair of cockatiels, Bumpy and JJ, from the Toronto Humane Society. When they first came they were unsure of us, and our canaries. But with some love they soon opened up. Now it’s impossible to sit on the couch without Bumpy flying up to us to scratch his head! A month later we found out that there was another senior cockatiel alone at the humane society. We knew we had to have him as well. Pop was frightened when he first arrived, (there were a lot of new faces for him!) It only took a few days before he felt right at home. He now follows me around wherever I go. Every morning he comes upstairs to wake up the family (he can be very loud when he wants us to pay attention!) All of our guys get along really well! They love to walk around on our table together, sing, and LOVE to check themselves out in the mirror! I can’t imagine not having these guys around. My family and I are so grateful to everyone at the Toronto Humane Society for all their work!


Thistle and Panda

Thistle and Panda

January 08, 2016

A couple weeks ago we adopted two female guinea pigs, now re-named Thistle and Panda. They are settling in well in their new home and we are getting to know them well.

Thistle (black) is super cuddly. whenever she’s in a lap she settles down, stretches out and gets ready for some never-ending nose-to-bum stroking. She could sit in a lap all day, no problems. Panda doesn’t like to sit on laps very long unless there’s food involved and she is really nervous about being carried. when we carry her from cage to play pen she complains, and if I’m not fast enough she gets nippy - aka, she is an excellent communicator. I don’t mind, she is just making her needs known and I respect her wishes to not be held or transported around much.

They know the routine now. When I get them out to go to the playpen, if the daily ration of greens don’t show up fast enough they both start YELLING. When they see a human approaching with the greens, they run in circles, hopping and skipping and squeaking. They are delightful, fun little animals to have around and we really enjoy them.


Sage

Sage

January 06, 2016

Hey there!

My name is Brianne and I adopted 14 year old Sagwa on December 13th 2015. A lot has changed in the past couple weeks, she was originally underweight when I got her and I am happy to report that she’s gained some of those desperately needed pounds. Her name has been changed to Sage, which she responds to, and she has become very vocal about wanting things. Be it treats or pets, I am unable to deny her anything. Her only fault is that she’ll go some pretty great distances to rub against things to the point where it rubs against the healing scab on her face from where a cyst was removed—scared the heck out of me, but it’s all healed up now! She seems happy to have a home again, and I love her to pieces so there’s no danger of her ever being caged up again.

Happy New Year!!
Brianne and Sage.


Frannie

Frannie

January 06, 2016

Hi THS,

We adopted Frannie on Dec 28th, 2015 after she was held back at THS for some oral surgery over the holidays. She was expected to take a couple days to come out of her shell and get used to her new home.

Well, less than 1 hour in our home she explored the entire place and instantly bonded with our family! She likes to burrow under our blankets, relax on top of the heating vents and is always looking for snuggle-time.

We were given some Restorlax to help her with constipation, but I’m happy to report that we haven’t needed to use any of it. When she settled into her new digs, she REALLY settled in, LOL. She’s also been eating like a champ and playing with all her new toys with a kitten’s enthusiasm!

I’ve attached some pics of Frannie with her new family.

Thank you THS for helping us find Frannie and having her join our family! She has fit right in and you would think she’s been with us for years!

James, Yanina, Abigail & Frannie!


Gilver

Gilver

January 04, 2016

Hi there,

I adopted Gilver on Halloween (seems so long and so short ago!) from the Toronto Humane Society. I am a first time cat owner and had lots of questions (I even emailed the THS about a concern that actually ended up being his nipple..!).

Gilver, as I was told, came with a disclosure form for his behavior, and quite simply an awareness of how cat behaviour can be. I also learned he had been returned to the shelter previously. These two insights into his life were what made me want to give him a home and love that he and any pet deserves.

Since adopting him, he has been the sweetest and most curious cat I have met. There’s definitely been some learning about caring and understanding cats. But nonetheless, Gilver is very talkative, loving, playful and exactly what my life needed. He enjoys belly rubs, playing with bouncy toys & string for cats and greeting you at the door. He will also, if you let him and on his own terms, lay in your lap to catch a cat nap. A wonderful little guy. He has been to the vet and on his first big road trip all while cacthing some Z’s in his favorite spots: on the bed, in his carrier or in his cat “pad”.

Attached are some photos of Gilver over the past few months. Thank you to the THS, staff and volunteers for making this adoption possible!

Cheers,
Alicia