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Sammy

Sammy

January 31, 2020

My family and I adopted Sammy back in June. We visited the Humane Society every weekend to look for a dog that we felt was perfect for us. That’s when my dad had spotted Sammy. I think it was the fact that he had one brown eye and one blue eye that caught his attention. We then asked about him to the staff and they said that he was not available for adoption yet. My sister and I then called everyday, checking to see if he was available. The moment he was, we then ran to the Humane Society and set up the meet and greet for Sammy. Sammy was so sweet and friendly and I knew instantly the moment that I met him he was the one for us. Ever since we adopted Sammy, he has become my best friend. We love cuddling together and playing chase both inside and outside. He went from a puppy who only knew how to sit, to a puppy who can roll over, shake a paw, spin, lie down, and so much more. Thank you Toronto Humane Society for giving me a new family member. My family and I are forever grateful. We love you Sammy!


Chonk and LB

Chonk and LB

January 23, 2020

When we saw the picture of Little Boy (formerly Mr. Corney) and his sweet little face and eyes, we knew he was the one. When we went in to go see him, we were told that he was actually part of a bonded pair. As soon as we met Chonk (formerly Mayle) and LB, I think we knew right away that we wouldn’t be able to say no to both of them. They warmed up to us immediately and we loved how floofy they were. We were told that they had just been returned from a previous adoption and we knew it was meant to be.

Once we got them home, they didn’t even last ten minutes in the sanctuary room before they wanted to go explore. Chonk was immediately comfortable but poor LB hid in a closet for weeks. LB was really anxious and really small compared to Chonk when we got them. We figured out it was because Chonk was always stealing LB’s food. We started feeding them separately and noticed positive changes in LB. He finally warmed up to us and wouldn’t hide in the closet all the time.

They both turned 8 last month. LB put on a couple of kilos and is now considered healthy. They are also now West Coast Kitties! We moved to Vancouver a couple of weeks ago. They traveled so well on the plane and adjusted to their new home no problem. Yesterday was our one year adoptaversary and one year as a family. They are silly, sassy, great little snugglers and we can’t imagine life without them. We are so happy we ended up with two and would adopt all of the kitties if we could.


Dallas

Dallas

January 16, 2020

(previously Charlie Chaplin) Happy 1st anniversary to Dallas who came into our lives on January 12, 2019. We soon realized why he was named Charlie Chaplin. He was just over a year old when we met him and he was very quiet. He didn’t bark, cry or wag his tail.

Since his arrival into our family, he has learned to trust and love us all. Dallas is now a very confident dog who enjoys children and adults. He loves all the attention that his friends and neighbours give him, but most of all we have earned his trust. Dallas has a girlfriend named Lola and lots of other friends who he has playdates with. He enjoys truck rides to the forest, to Lake Ontario or just taking it easy in his backyard on a beautiful sunny day.

In November, we celebrated Dallas’ second birthday with party hats, dog treats and presents. There were a few doggie guests in attendance as well. We have never seen Dallas look so happy except for Christmas when Santa brought him even more presents! Dallas found his forever home!


Garth

Garth

January 09, 2020

(Formerly Croissant) Since being in his new home, Garth has grown so much. He has been eating well and discovered the litter box right away with no problems! Garth is a playful kitten (even at 3am) who loves his plastic string toys and wrestling with his stuffed llama toy. In the morning Garth always gives his mommy kisses to wake her up! He also likes to go outside on a leash when the weather was warmer and even enjoys car rides (he feels more comfortably when mommy holds his paw).

Garth loves to watch the water run for some reason and jumps up onto the counter whenever someone has the sink on. He has had so many adventures so far. Thank you for taking such good care of Garth until he got adopted. He is so happy in his new home!


Sally

Sally

January 03, 2020

It’s just coming up to the five month mark since I adopted Salchicha (Spanish for sausage) (now Sally) on June 19th this year. She came from Puebla, Mexico through you and had just been with THS for 3 days. She was sweet and very shy. I’m very happy to tell you that gradually Sally has transformed into a confident tail-wagging walker and a mischievous, playful girl. She is content to spend her time at home on the couch (trying to get her to stay on her bed didn’t last long) and is quiet when I am out, amusing herself by moving my shoes, gloves, her leash and harness, balls, and food bowl to the couch with her, her security items.

I wanted to say that the advice you gave in your handout “Adopting a Shelter Dog” was very good guidance and I hope that you emphasize the tips in it to new owners. Patience, routine and consistency and closely supervised meetings with new dogs and people has paid off dividends. We have also had some milestones along the way. One day when I went to put her harness on she unexpectedly sat up on her hind legs front feet in the air so I could put her harness on easily! Smart dog! Last month she actually chased a ball and brought it back to me (sort of.) Another day we were walking along the street and someone had left a box of kids stuffies out (no longer loved) for people to help themselves and so Sally picked up a lamb hand puppet and carried it proudly home!

Many thanks to Morgan who facilitated the adoption and also to THS!