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.
We adopted Arizona ("Zona") from the GHS in May of 2011 (ten years ago now). She was only a year and a half. She was affectionate with my husband from the start, much to the surprise of anyone working at GHS. She knew she wanted to come home with us and made that very known! Now she spends her days ...Read Morelounging in the sun, watching birds out the window, playing with her best friend Nimoy and being sassy as ever. Lately she's taken up to laying on the armrest beside me or even on my lap. For a girl who was somewhat aloof, it's the best gift. Zona is just the best addition to our family.
I adopted Cocoa way back in 2010. My roommate at the time worked at the shelter and informed me that a brown bunny had recently been dropped off. I visited him the next day and immediately fell in love! I remember calling my mom shortly after, explaining how Cocoa snuggled right up under my chin the...Read More first time I held him. We have been through so much together and I still love his snuggles! He’s such an affectionate little man.
After hearing about Pumpkin's story and how sweet she was I decided to adopt her and couldn't have asked for a better companion. She's my everything and loves her new home. Pumpkin has a weight issue and requires a little extra love. The support I got from GHS, especially virtually, was amazing and ...Read Morethey truly helped me understand her needs and her amazing personality before finalizing the adoption process.
I adopted McCoy from the Guelph Humane Society in 2012 and 11 years later he still cannot resist a belly rub. He is the sweetest, kindest and friendliest cat I could have ever hoped for! This past year he’s been a frequent and welcome distraction from yet another video call!
I adopted Winter in September 2014. She was approximately 1 year old when I adopted her. Being in 5 different homes during her first year of life caused a lot of difficulties, especially when it came to socializing, but we worked hard with her and she’s a loving and affectionate puppy! She loves l...Read Moreong walks in the snow.
After one of our other rescues passed away we had an open space in our heart to help another cat. When we read about Cecilia on the GHS website, we knew she would be a perfect fit as all of the positives and challenges that came along with her are things we had dealt with previously, when most peopl...Read Moree likely hadn't. Since her first day home she loves sleeping in our bed and is a total love bug. Now that it's been a month, she is starting to really play with our other two cats and it's non-stop entertainment with the three of them. Thank you to everyone at GHS that allowed us to welcome this sweet girl into our lives!
After our adoptive cat passed away, I knew I needed another cat presence in my life! GHS paired me with Ellie so quickly. In the beginning, she was known as "shy" but nice. While she hid for the first week, I'm so happy to say that now she is a TOTAL cuddle bug lap cat. We are so in love. She le...Read Morets us do anything with her! She even loves, and I mean LOVES belly rubs. Oh, yeah, she also loves holding hands. Thanks, GHS!
I was ready to adopt a kitten in the fall of 2019 and while looking through available cats, I noticed three adorable black kittens at a satellite location. I went to the location to meet the kittens and Chai and I connected instantly. Within 24 hours, he came home with me. Since then, Chai ha...Read Mores bonded with his step-brother, who is 10 years older than him. They play and chase each other like step-siblings would. Chai has a bit of a sinus blockage, that causes him to cough often, but it doesn't stop him from being a little rascal! He runs around the house all day, meows his little heart out at breakfast time and likes to look out the window at birds. He loves treats and belly rubs, and from time to time, he'll enjoy a little snuggle with mom. He loves meeting new animal friends, but when humans come to visit, he hides under the bed.
We had been looking for an additional cat to add to our household for awhile. Our 2 resident cats had a 10 year age gap and we wanted to give our young friend a new, feistier companion. We saw Cheese on the website and thought he'd be a great addition to our family. We had a lot of difficulty in...Read Moretroducing Cheese to our resident cats. He was very aggressive out of no where but obviously wanted to make friends. After a few months of work and assistance from our Veterinarian, Cheese decided he wanted to stay! He is a very snuggly kitty. He likes to nap by his brothers and hide his toys in the bathroom. He comes when we call him and likes to make his presence known in the halls at night. He is weird and lanky and we love him to pieces. After having such a horrible time adopting another cat from a different rescue (he needed immediate surgery and the rescue accused us of lying despite us showing them our invoice), working with the GHS was a breeze. They gave us all the information they could and were very understanding. Cheese has completed our family and we have the GHS to thank.
My partner and I adopted Winston in May of 2019, shortly after his 13th birthday. When we first saw Winnie he had a cone on his head and his back paw was bandaged up from a minor procedure he had, but that didn't seem to bother him one bit. We were lucky enough to adopt him and when we picked him u...Read Morep from GHS they let us know to give him time to get acquainted to his new space, and it took him all of three seconds to run across the house, jump on the couch and make himself at home. We knew he would fit in perfectly. He has brought so much joy, love, and laughter into our lives and we're so grateful to have him (and spoil him in his golden years).
We lost our Tanka on Saturday April 03 2021. We adopted Tanka in 2011 from Guelph Human Society and we had an instant connection with her. She was about 3-4 months old and seemed so excited to met us and explore her new surroundings. She was curious as well she knew when to hold back and assess diff...Read Moreerent situations. We took her to puppy school were she was their #1 student in that class. She was eager to please us and never wanted to let us down. She did also have her moments as well, we found that she had food aggression issues and we worked so hard with her on that. We did our best to socialize her at ever opportunity. Also working with her on her social anxieties which was difficult for her as she was so intuitive to the energies around her. Tanka went everywhere with us. She loved her car rides and to run, chase sticks and balls as well swim. She became a pro at swimming. She was at her best and at peace when she had her pack around her. She was very pretty to look at. It wasn’t very often that when we went for a work we weren’t stopped by someone and commented on her and how unique she was. We knew we had a dog that was special. That being said we all think our dogs are special and everyone is right. Every dog is special to their people. When we had to say goodbye to our Tanka it was heartbreaking and being under another covid lockdown on top of that. I think anyone that has lost a beloved pet knows exactly how it feels. I was surprised how much it has affected me even after her being gone for almost a month. But I’m comforted by all the pictures and videos we have of her. Our house will never be the same, the silence is deafening. However we have her in our hearts so she is always with us. Thank you Guelph Humane Society for introducing her to us and allowing us to be her people, and she our dog. ♥️🐾🌈
We absolutely love Elsa (now Pinot) to pieces. She is the sweetest baby ever. She gets along great with our other GHS alumni Poppy and they spend 90% of their time playing, sleeping and grooming each other. They are basically attached at the hip! She has also adjusted really well to us and is a very...Read More social kitty now. She greets us at the door when we come home purring and rubbing on our legs, she loves forehead kisses and being carried around like a baby. She is such a wonderful fit for our family.