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Penelope and Sadie

Penelope and Sadie

November 30, 2020

It’s been just over a year since I adopted Penelope and Sadie (previously Phoebe and Suzy Q) and it was the best decision I could have made. Going in, I had only planned to adopt one cat. Suzy Q chose herself for me while I was walking by. Upon finding out there were a bonded pair, it took me a total of 30 seconds to decide I was taking them both home!

The first few months were rough, but finally things settled in, and I’ve earned their trust as an owner, which is all I could have asked for.

Their one-year adopt-aversary had us moving across the city but they didn’t bat an eye.They immediately explored our new place and are enjoying the extra space they have to chase their toys.

They’ve both come out of their shells! Sadie had a bit of a spicy side at first, and Penelope was so skittish she wouldn’t let me touch her if it wasn’t on her terms. But now, both love to cuddle up on me on the couch and Penelope has started letting me kiss her forehead!

I can’t thank Toronto Humane Society enough for giving me my babies, who have made a world of a difference during COVID-19 when contact with other humans is limited.



November 26, 2020

We adopted Cane on January 5, 2020. He was one of your rescues from South Carolina.

We feel so lucky to have Cane. He has awesome dog etiquette. He has settled wonderfully, and his personality is really showing now.

We couldn’t have made it this well and far with social distancing without him. Taking him for walks is keeping us all sane. We think he was trained for hunting or has natural abilities.

Thank you for finding him. He has made our lives so much better.



November 25, 2020

Thank you so much for the privilege of adopting Felix (formerly Felino).

I am so proud of him! He spent the first day under my couch but would come close for scratches. Then out he came, that first evening, and went exploring! He started eating and found and used his litter box.

He was happy to come for scratches and pets when I sat on the floor. He followed me upstairs when I went to bed, choosing to sleep under the bed.

He is a sweet, sweet boy with a huge heart, and I will forever be in your debt for allowing me to adopt him.

You all do such amazing work, especially now in such challenging circumstances. I just wanted to let you know that Felix really has found his forever home.



November 24, 2020

A year ago today, I met Darcy (formally Jerry) and I feel In love with her immediately. I had to wait a week for her to have surgery before I could bring her home but it allowed me to visit her almost every day on my lunch break allowing us to bond.

She settled in at home unbelievably quickly. Darcy’s now taken on the very important role of walking buddy, riding shotgun on road trips, captain on the paddle board, lifeguard for my lake swims, tour guide while biking and professional napper. She’s honestly been the best buddy I could have asked for. She’s just perfect!

I am so lucky to have found her and the biggest thanks to Toronto Humane Society for everything you’ve done.



November 23, 2020

Whiskey (formerly Lematrix) has been a wonderful addition to our family.

He was very nervous at first but is now open to treats and cuddles and sunshine beams. He’s still a bit nervous at night, but we are working through it. He is gaining weight and has blessed us with his personality.

We are going to continue our adventure with Whisky. Like us, Whisky will have to endure a changing environment – for example, he watched us from his perch putting up the Christmas lights the other night.

We are glad to share our lives with him.



November 20, 2020

We wanted to thank you for bringing Bella into our family. It really didn’t take long for her to wrap us around her little paws. She may be small, but she is a bundle of energy and is always ready to play!

We waited a while to get another family member and it truly was meant to be when Bella popped up - we’re so glad we waited for her. She has already brought us so much joy and happiness, we can’t thank you all enough.

She has come so far already, and we are so proud of her. I’ve managed to touch her and pet her now!

Bella plays constantly! I see her running by my office door. It’s so hard to concentrate and I love it and would not trade it for anything! You simply cannot resist those eyes – she’s out beautiful Bella.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to Toronto Humane Society and a most special thank you to Cathy Collins, who took the time to write up a very detailed and helpful handbook for us to use with Bella.

Soot and Remus

Soot and Remus

November 19, 2020

July 2004, I adopted my Toby from Toronto Humane Society and he was the most loveable guy. Sadly, he developed some health problems, and I lost my dear boy. He was a joy, and I was so lucky to have him with me for so long. I knew my Toby would want me to check out THS again, and I did.

When I saw Soot and Remus and realized they were brothers, I decided I must adopt them both. Their descriptions reminded me of my Toby, so I sent in the applications.

I brought them home October 2020. For a couple of under socialized kittens, they are truly coming along much quicker than I anticipated. They are a joy and I hope to have them for a good and longtime.

I am thankful for THS and all you do for our sweet critters and I am happy that I can do a little bit to help by taking care of those like Toby, Soot and Remus.



November 18, 2020

We love, love, love Peachy! She is the sweetest cat and very outgoing. She is talkative and communicative.

When we first brought her home and put her in the sanctuary/bedroom she had no intention of staying there. Just pulled open the sliding door and made herself at home immediately.

She has a lot of comfort and confidence here, already. She lets us know when and where she wants to be pet, which is often throughout the day. I find her to be extremely affectionate.

She has spent most of her time just wanting to sit next to me and she will talk when she wants some pets, play or food – she’s always wanting food.

Even giving her the injections is super easy. We respect her space and only approach and pet her when she asks.

It’s like she’s always been here and we don’t know what we did without her. We needed her as much as she needed us!



November 17, 2020

I recently adopted Daisy (formerly Asami). She is the sweetest, most loving kitten. It took her zero time to get comfortable in her new home. She loves to play, snuggle and nap. She is already attached to my hip and so loving, I couldn’t be happier!



November 16, 2020

I had been thinking of adopting an adult/senior cat for a while. Mission accomplished! Brought Ralphie (formerly Harley) home in early November, 2020. He’s my good boy!

Ralphie is a sweet, chill, cuddly boy who loves the couch and playing with string.

He purrs and nudges my hand with his head when he wants some good head scratches.

He had diabetes but is now in remission! He eats a high protein, low carb diet. He LOVES Pure Bites. Those are his treats. Interestingly enough, he has encouraged me to lower my carb intake since we both have the diabetes, ha!

I named him after one of my favourite childhood novels, “The Mouse and the Motorcycle” by Beverly Cleary. It’s about a mouse living in a run-down hotel who seeks adventure by riding a toy motorcycle down hallways and into rooms. How fitting considering his foster name was Harley!

I found Ralphie and Ralphie has found his forever home.