Happy Tails

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Belle

Belle

September 24, 2018

It’s Belle (formerly known as Elvira) letting you know how my first two weeks have been. The first week I was an elephant in a china shop, or a kid alone in a candy factory! Man, did I ever keep my owners busy. But I know my new name now. When I arrived I already knew how to sit, but now I have pretty well learnt down, stay, and off. I’m also learning that beds and couches are for humans, and that not EVERYTHING is for me to chew!

I love the cottage life and have four walks a day. Two in the morning to burn off the energy from sleeping all night. I like retrieving sticks and balls from Georgian Bay though I’m still on a leash at all times. I also like being in the water. The chipmunks and red squirrels are just too exciting! We have had some guests to the cottage and I try to bounce around saying hello, then I settle down. I just have to get my wiggles out.

Last week I visited my vet for a meet and greet. She also did the 2nd skin scraping on me, which came back negative. Yea! I just LOVE riding in the car.

After Thanksgiving my owners will be moving back to the house for the winter and they really hope I remember some of my new rules in a new building. I look forward to all my walks in the bush out back of the house. They tell me the track goes through 600 acres!

Thank you for helping my owners to choose me…a southern Belle! ​


Fandango

Fandango

September 21, 2018
It has been 2 months now that we have adopted Fandango (aka Stanley) from the Toronto Humane Society. Stanley is settling in nicely with myself and my other cat, Roger. Roger turned 5 years old on September 18th, and Stanley turned 5 months on September 11th. They are the best of buds!

We are one big happy family, Stanley is a joy to have but he’s a little rascal all right, so full of energy and shenanigans. But Roger is a great big brother to him, so kind and patient with all of Stanley’s jumps, bites and stealing his food from under his nose.


Dee Dee

Dee Dee

September 20, 2018

On July 23rd we adopted Fausto. We renamed her Dee Dee! She is named after my first bunny who started my love for bunnies! Our first few weeks together were tough. Dee Dee was very aggressive and did not want anyones hands near her. Love, patience and freedom in her very own room brought out the best in her!

Now Dee Dee is the sweetest girl! She follows me everywhere I go and loves to cuddle up beside me to be pet. She loves to play and binky and she even gives kisses. Dee Dee is slowly getting used to her cat and dog brothers and sisters. She spends a bit of quiet time with them every night before bed. Dee Dee is loving her new life and working toward her dream of being a house bunny!



Thank you THS for our sweet girl!


Lucky

Lucky

September 18, 2018

Lucky (previously names Scone) has settled in better then we expected. He wanted to be near us from the start so much so that he makes it a habit to sleep between our pillows smile he also tries to help me work! We love our little guy and are so happy he came into our lives. We think he’s pretty happy too smile


Twix

Twix

September 18, 2018

We adopted Twix four weeks ago and quickly she became an integral part of our family!

After a few months of going through rescues and shelters, my daughters and I decided to drop in to the Toronto Humane Society for a dog we saw on their website. When we arrived, she was on hold already. Lucky girl to get a great home, but we were a little sad it wasn’t with us. My husband suggested we go back the next morning to see if that adoption went through. It didn’t and our sweet Twix was approved for our adoption. She danced for us in her little kennel and we were hers. We got her home and she immediatly showed us her incredible speed, doing laps around our yard for 30 minutes straight. She is the fastest runner I have ever seen! She jumps so high we are debating on extending our fences.

In the 4 weeks we have been with her she has been nothing but love, excitement and sheer energy. She loves treats (a lot) and is so fast with learning tricks. She is extremely calm and submissive around children and other dogs, but she is afraid of strange men. She sleeps on her back, is a sucker for a good belly rub and brings us so much happiness. She is starting obedience school soon, and all her bald patches from the Demodex mange have grown in.

Twix immediatly fit in to our family. Thank you so much THS for helping us find our sweet (and endlessly energetic) Twix. ​


Chester

Chester

September 14, 2018

I adopted Chester from the Toronto Humane Society on August 30th, just over two weeks ago. He got accustomed to our home very quickly and has already found his favourite places to sleep or just “chill out”. This photo was taken on one of the spare beds he likes and has become quite attached to this comforter, which was my late mother’s favourite. That’s the reason I wanted to forward this photo as the first one from his new forever home. My 89 year old father just adores Chester, and the feeling is mutual as Chester always comes to greet him every morning.

I am so happy that I came to the THS on the day that I did and was introduced to Chester. I knew he’d be perfect here and it definitely turned out that way!

I hope all the animals at the THS get adopted and find their forever homes too. All the staff and volunteers should be commended for doing a stellar job each and every day! ​


Sophie

Sophie

September 11, 2018

​This is Sophie, I adopted her February 9th 2018! Only 6 months and how she has changed!

When I met her she was so shy and fearful of everything now after some work she loves everything and everyone. I can’t be more happy to have her in my life. She picked me at the humane society and I can’t image my life without her.

Thank you Toronto Humane Society for giving me my life with her.


Yayo

Yayo

September 07, 2018

​We adopted this shy, anxious, under socialized beauty almost 3 weeks ago.

Yayo (aka Robbie) spent the first week under our bed, only coming out to eat or use the litter box. With lots of love and gentle persuasion, he is beginning to trust us more & is now starting to come to us when we call him!

He still has a ways to go with socialization but he’s made good progress over the past few weeks. He is so sweet & we are so happy to have him as part of our family.


Diana and Artemis

Diana and Artemis

September 02, 2018

​It’s only been a week but Diana and Artemis (formerly known as Cyberpunk and Steampunk) have adjusted well to their new home. Some of their favourite activities include watching the neighbourhood from their perch, playing with their toys, chasing each other around the house and cuddling up together for naps.

They are both very friendly and love the attention they get from meeting new people. They enjoy curling up beside us at night and waking us up in the morning for their breakfast.

They are both looking forward to their first cat box coming via mail so they can be doted on properly as Queens of the(ir) castle.

Thank you for all the love and support THS!


Nemo and Jenny

Nemo and Jenny

September 01, 2018
A year and a half ago, I started fostering-to-own Nemo (Gooey). Nemo was from a hoarding situation and had developed some health problems, but from the beginning he was the sweetest, smartest, friendliest cat you can imagine. He needed two ear operations and had some complications, but THS saw him through everything while I was fostering him. After six months he was finally all mine!

When I decided to go to school full time, I thought that Nemo might need a companion, so I started fostering-to-own Pirate Jenny (Ida). She was also from a hoarding situation and wasn’t as friendly as Nemo. It took a while for her to warm up to people, but she loved Nemo right away and followed him around everywhere. Pirate Jenny had severe gingivitis and needed most of her teeth extracted before she was ready to be adopted. Every time she went back to THS for surgery, Nemo was depressed and meowed at all her hiding places.



Pirate Jenny came through her surgeries like a trooper and I adopted her this summer. Now she loves to purr, play, and be petted—but she still loves Nemo best.