We love hearing from our adopters and how each animal is doing in their new home! Here are some Happy Tails that have been shared with us from previous adopters of the Guelph Humane Society.
I adopted Rosie the hairless rat at the beginning of November after falling in love with her back in September. Rosie happened to be pregnant so I was unable to adopt her immediately. Rosie now lives with her rat sisters isla and asia, and is so happy. Some of her favourite things are giving kisses,...Read More soft boiled eggs, and splashing around in water. Rosie has become a very sweet, loving rat since coming home with me.
Ben and Jerry were found together on the streets of Guelph in November last year. They are clearly related and became a bonded pair. We welcomed them in our home in January and they settled in quickly. They are great with the kids and love to snuggle. They love playing with each other and taking aft...Read Moreernoon naps together. We feel so lucky to have them be a part of our family.
We adopted Toby (top) and Wally (bottom, formerly Ratigan) in October 2019. We were told they were shy, but they immediately settled in upon arriving home, opting to hang out in our pockets and sleeves. Over the coming months, their personalities really shined through. Toby is the independent, adven...Read Moreturous one and his favorite thing in the world is pea fishing, while Wally is a bit more quiet and adores building nests; usually multiple in the same day! They'll happily wrestle with our hands and let us "tickle" them or spend hours sleeping in our sleeves. They've now been joined by a little brother, Remy (middle) who we adopted a month later from the Hamilton SPCA. They've made wonderful big brothers, often grooming, cuddling, and playing with Remy. We're so happy to have them in our family!
Hoppy 10 Year Anniversary to Bunny Holly! Ten years ago I brought this adorable rabbit home from the Guelph Humane Society and she’s entertained me ever since. So much personality in a little bunny, she’s funny, silly, strong and full of love. In this pic she's munching on her anniversary dinne...Read Morer complete with all her favorites. So happy to have her in my life!
We decided to get Annie in late 2019. She was the most timid bunny when she arrived home and wouldn’t come near us. she would always run when someone got up and walked around. Then we introduced her to our male bunny Charlie. Charlie was lonely and was longing for a friend (girlfriend too) when An...Read Morenie and Charlie first met they kissed and sniffed each other’s hind ends and now they are inseparable. If charlie has an apple, so does Annie, and if Charlie gets kisses so does Annie. We merged there cages together and they could not be happier. I always catch them cuddling with each other and enjoying each other’s company. Annie is still timid but Charlie has helped Annie by showing her life isn’t so scary, Annie has truly made a difference in Charlie and my life these past weeks and I cannot be happier!
About 5 months ago I decided to adopt a dog, however, I didn’t meet Onyx until about 2 months ago. One day my boyfriend and I decided to go to the Guelph Humane Society (GHS) just to look at dogs. When I saw Onyx, our eyes locked and he was so happy and loving when we played with him. That day I p...Read Moreut in an application for him and was very excited. Unfortunately, he first went to another loving home and I was devastated. A week later, I received a phone call saying that Onyx was brought back to GHS and was asked if I was still interested, which I immediately said "YES" to. I picked Onyx up the next day, and ever since then we have been inseparable. He is the most loving, protective, and affectionate dog I have met. I love him to bits and we have been working on his social manners with dogs and people, as well as leash training. He is such a fast leaner and responds very well to me. He loves to think he is a ‘6lb lap dog’ and just wants cuddles 24/7. I have never been happier and am so thankful for Onyx. He makes me feel very safe when we are walking, and will cuddle me every second. I love him so much and he is so happy in his ‘furever’ home!
A month ago we decided to take a drive to the Guelph Humane Society after seeing Michael, an all black kitten on the website. Fell absolutely in love with him. My 4 year old son who is autistic completely adores him. Plays with little Mikey all the time. Mikey only took a couple days to adjust to an...Read Moreother cat and dog in the house. Now they are all bestfriends, We have caught Mikey right up in the middle of the christmas tree. Hard to get mad at his adorable face. He weighs 4.5 lbs, just over 5 months. (He loves food!). He’s been a great addition to our family and has even got my 10 year old Mogley playing now. He loves sleeping on your chest and pawing at your face. We decided to keep his name of Michael, but just shorten it to Mikey. He’s a happy little guy!
I met Ariel two years ago, when a friend of mine was fostering her and her three brothers (Sebastian, Flounder, and Scuttle). I decided if I could get a cat, I'd get "the fluffy one." A couple months later she was mine. She's still very much a kitten, and enjoys chasing anything and everything, and ...Read Morewatching the world go by from the window. She loves snuggles and attention, and won't hesitate to drool all over you when she's happy. She had been having some issues with coronavirus when she came to GHS, but I'm pleased to say she is now a happy, healthy cat and hasn't had any recurring health issues from the virus. She's the sweetest, goofiest little kitty. Although she definitely gets into her fair share of mischief, we're so happy to call her part of our family, and one of our "fur babies."
We adopted Sylvester in August 2018, and he's like a brand new cat in his new home! He was found in very rough shape when he was brought into the humane society. Since being adopted, his fur has all grown back, hes learned to love and be loved, and show us affection. Hes always been a fairly timid k...Read Moreitty, and he still is some days. When we brought him home, it took a few months to really gain his trust. He doesnt like being picked up, and he wasnt too crazy about being touched much at all, other than a good brushing and a few pets. But now he loves to jump up and snuggle in bed, or on the couch! And he just cant get enough pets and love. We are so thankful that we met our Sylvester and got to give him a new start at life.
We adopted Calvin almost a year ago as a kitten. His brother Hobbes took to him right away and now they’re buddies. Mornings are for pouncing and pummelling. Afternoons for napping. We rescued Hobbes from our barn seven years ago when his mom ran away. Hobbes is the big guy. Calvin is taller but m...Read Moreuch slimmer!
I have always been a crazy dog mom who was never even remotely compelled to adopting a cat... that was until I fell in love with this grumpy faced diabetic senior who had me visiting GHS daily... I was new to feline diabetes & the cat mom life, but Paisley and I are super happy with the addition...Read More of his cat brother. After only 6 short weeks and extreme consistency, we are happy to report Max is on his way towards Diabetic remission (fingers crossed & knock on wood). Permanent judgy face aside, he is such a love & it has been amazing to watch his personality develop as he gets more comfortable with us. ❤️ We love Maximus!
Only a month ago, my partner and I welcomed a very handsome young boy to our home. Goose (formally Treble when he arrived at the GHS) was just a baby when we saw him. We went to Petsmart without the intention of getting a pet, but it was love at first site. He obviously agreed, because when we tried...Read More to put him back in his crate with his brother, he screamed at us until we picked him up again. He was instantly comfortable when we brought him home and quickly made himself comfortable. The first few weeks were tough, because Goose had been fighting a viral infection that affected his upper respiratory tract. Even with constant care and cleaning, it got out of hand and he had his first vet visit. He is very well now, and almost through all of his medication! The impact he has had on my partner and I has been incredible. We both suffer from mental illness and really struggled in our tiny apartment with no other pets. Goose has been such a calming, loving, and refocusing presence in our lives since we brought him home. He sticks with us when we are having tough days and purrs as loud as he can to cheer us up. We are both so grateful to have him in our home, and we hope we can continue to keep him happy & healthy. Thank you GHS for adding to our family and trusting us to love Goosey Boy!