Happy Tails

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Ziggy

Ziggy

March 19, 2019

My partner and I had been discussing adopting a cat for a while, and in late January we ended up at THS one Saturday, hearing that a large number of cats had come in from the States. We came back the next day to look at one of the other cats that were brought in, who had already been adopted by the time we got there.

Luckily, we turned around and found little Moomoo, now Ziggy, and were able to bring her home on February 14th. Within an hour of coming home, she was curled up on the couch with us. In the month since we’ve had her, she’s found her voice and loves to chat and will go absolutely crazy for her mouse teaser. She loves to cuddle, being held like a baby and is so friendly and will welcome new friends into the house.

She is such a happy-go-luck girl and we are completely in love with her. THS, thank you for all that you do! ​


T

T

March 19, 2019

We adopted T (formerly Toothless) on April 13, 2017, it’s been almost 2 years and we couldn’t imagine our lives without her now.

We were told she was quite a shy girl adopting her, but she has been anything other than… T is the life of the party and never hesitates to get rubs from anyone she can. She also loves playing with her toys - especially fetch with jingly balls, and stealing “toys” that aren’t hers, like makeup brushes left unattended. No toes are safe around T, if they’re hanging out she’ll be sure to get a bite of them (a habit we’re working on)!

She still doesn’t know how to meow, she lets out cheery little squeaks instead. T is happy, healthy, and such a funny gal. She’s very spoiled and gets Greenies treats (her favourite) every night before sleeping in bed on the pillows or in her tipi.

We thank THS for everything you do and for giving us our fur baby, we love her so much! ​


Happy

Happy

March 12, 2019

In the summer of 2018 I was working at THS as an animal care worker and fell in love with an 11 year old cocker spaniel named Happy.

I remember the first time I saw her- she was being walked to her run wearing a pink sweater. She was extremely skinny, shy and very nervous. I spent all of my free time hanging out with her in her kennel, trying to win her heart over and walking her whenever I could. Happy became available for foster because of her medical concerns, I knew I had to take her home.

The first thing Happy did when she got into my apartment was jump on my bed and lay with my cat. She finally felt safe and comfortable and had people who loved and cared for her deeply. She was very shy and docile at first, but within a month or so, her true personality shined through and revealed the sweetest, kindest, most loving, goofy and lazy senior gal. Thankfully, most of her medical stuff had cleared up and she was made available for adoption. The idea of giving back my perfect senior gal broke my heart, and I knew I wanted her to be a permanent part of my life. Myself, my partner and our THS cat Scout were way too attached to give her back.

Happy means the absolute world to me and I cannot imagine my life without her. She and all her little quirks are perfect and I’m so fortunate that I get to be her human. I love her to bits!


Miles

Miles

March 06, 2019

​In February, I came with my son’s class for the “Reading Buddies” program. My heart melted as I watched all of the kids sit and read to their assigned animal. On that visit, we also had a tour of where the cats and kittens are. After leaving, I couldn’t stop thinking about the cats there. One in particular. Four days later, I convinced my husband (my kids were on board at the very first mention of a pet) that our family needed a new member.

My husband instantly bonded with Miles (formally Dunkaroo). Since he has come to live with us, he has brought nothing but happiness to our family. He loves sitting at the bay window and watching the birds and squirrels. We also discovered he is a man of taste and will only drink water from the faucet or fountain. Thank you Toronto Humane Society for all you do and for giving us this gift.


Gertie

Gertie

March 05, 2019

I adopted Gertie (formerly Autumn) last Saturday and brought her home on Monday.

I *tried* to keep her in a sanctuary room and do a slow introduction with my dog, Mary. Gertie was having none of it. She escaped the first night and immediately walked around like she owned the place! She is a kitty who knows what she wants and goes for it! So far, she and Mary have looked at each other, but not really interacted. I hope they’ll be friends soon!

She is a chatty, happy, likes-to-be-petted kitty. I am smitten with her! Thanks for all you do at the Humane Society! ​


Chibi

Chibi

February 28, 2019

​The first week with Chibi (aka Trigger) was great!

The first two days I had a makeshift bed on the ground and slept on the floor near him at night and that helped us bond really fast! Within the first few hours of bringing him home he met my then only other cat, Pumpkin. It took them a few weeks to really click and get along, but I’m happy to say that each day their friendship grows and they are good friends now! Chibi will follow Pumpkin around like her shadow. He’s never more than two feet away from her. Anything she does, he has to do too; when Pumpkin naps, Chibi naps, when she runs around, he runs around, when she looks outside the window, he looks outside the window.

6 months before Chibi came along we had another kitty but he passed away from heart complications and it shattered our hearts. Pumpkin was clearly in a depression that was making her more nervous, specifically with loud or unfamillar sounds, and scared when she was/thought she was alone. Chibi, our new loving boy, has helped bring Pumpkin out of her shell and every day she’s becoming more confident in general and less nervous.

Chibi is growing into a curious, confident, playful, vocal, cuddly boy. With any kitten there was a learning curve but he is a really smart boy who has learned how to sit, stand up, come over, and not to poop in my plants.

I am so happy that I met this little kitten, he is the perfect little guy for Pumpkin and I and we love him very much.

Thank you Toronto Humane Society for all the work you do!


Cali

Cali

February 28, 2019

I adopted Cali just over 2 years ago from the Toronto Humane Society. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

She means so much to me and brightens up my life every day. She was such a scared little dog at first. Then she came out of her shell more and more as time went by. She came from California and I’m so grateful to you guys at the Toronto Humane Society for all that you do, including bringing dogs from all over into your care.

Thank you for bringing Cali into my life. ​


Ivy

Ivy

February 28, 2019

I took home Ursala, renamed “Ivy,” from the cat shelter on February 16 and she could not be happier! Right when we opened the box she poked her head out, jumped out of the box and started curiosly circling her new home. We tried to keep her in a sanctuary room but she was just too friendly and curious what was on the outside. She never hid, got scared or even questioned what was going on. It’s safe to say she was right at home.

She was a little cautious with being pet the first day and would only let you sneak in a few pets when you played with her. Now, she is fully adapted and is running around the house chasing her ball, playing with her favourite wand, sitting on the window ledge, looking out the window, sleeping in her bed and cuddling. She’s so well behaved and doesn’t get in trouble and when she does do something like try to eat human food, a firm no and she will stop. She is very sweet and relaxed. She is also fully comfortable with anyone in the apartment right away with no buffer time, including a 3 year old we had over that was playing with her.

She loves to be pet and will lick you to let you know. She’s a total suck and follows us around the house everywhere we go and when we go out and come back she’s always waiting for us and meows to ask where we were.

She’s so precious and seems so happy and we love her! ​


Max

Max

February 28, 2019

​We are so very happy and I think Max (aka Jethro) is very happy as well! He’s exactly what we wanted and our love for him grows stronger everyday. We couldn’t be more happier to get such an amazing fur baby. He gets walks 3 times a day (the family takes turns). We are still trying to introduce our cat Charlie and know this will take some time, but until then we will enjoy them separately. Thank you THS so much for all you do, he is our perfect companion. If I could though I’d take them all.


Ash and Sabrina

Ash and Sabrina

February 13, 2019

Six months ago, we adopted pair of cats that bonded together while at THS - Ash and Sabrina. Because they were both rescued from off the streets, they were incredibly shy when we took them home. The first few weeks were a struggle, I admit, as we worried whether we were doing the best we could.

Six months later, I am excited to say that they are now happy and comfortable with us! Ash, our beautiful slate-grey boy, has learned to love getting his bum scratched, getting his fur brushed, and playing with toys. He’s a real charismatic little fella! Sabrina, our little tabby girl, is shyer and still wary of physical contact. However, she will show us her belly, eat in front of us, and accept treats. A particularly momentous thing happened today: Sabrina ate some treats directly out of my hand, and even licked my fingers after! What a long way she’s come from hiding in the most inaccessible spots she can find.

Although these two didn’t meet each other until they were brought to THS, they are definitely brother and sister now—eating together, sleeping together, grooming each other, and more. We are so pleased to have given them a loving home and the chance to experience some security and stability. We’re so honoured to have earned their trust. Here’s to many happy years ahead! ​