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 had never owned a cat before. My now 6.5 year old daughter had been begging for one for years. Last December, we finally decided it was time and went to see what cats were available at the GHS. I have never been a cat person, but fell in love with Nellie (now Mouse) at first sight. She was a sma...Read Morell brown/black cat that just had so much love to give! She only wanted cuddles and chin rubs. Six months later she looks completely different but still just wants those cuddles. We are so happy to have her!!
10 years ago I took my 5 year old daughter to the Humane Society to pick up a kitten. When we entered the adoption room she pointed to Carter, who's cage was on the very top shelf away from the hubbub of the frisky kitten's. So, instead of a kitten, we came home with this gorgeous 20 lb Maine Coon. ...Read MoreHe narrowly escaped being called 'Bubbles Star Sweetheart' and has tolerated a little girl who takes him all over the house, dresses him up and snuggles him until he's able to escape. He's the man of the house, eating, sleeping and snoring up a storm. He's a love sponge and a very special part of our family!!!
One day in November 2004, I went to GHS with a friend who was planning to adopt a dog. I ended up in the cat room while I was waiting and was fussing over a cute orange tabby when all of a sudden I felt someone tugging at my sleeve. From the next cage over, a little dilute calico had grabbed my j...Read Moreacket and was staring at me with the most ferociously determined expression I'd ever seen on a cat. What else could I do? I filled out paperwork and two days later Tori (formerly Heather) was in my house and telling my first cat Max who the new queen in town was. (Max took all of 20 minutes to accept this.) She's been ruling the house for the last decade and a half, and has seen us through moves and weddings and round after round of foster cats and even the occasional rabbit. She's far from maternal, but she takes her job of teaching kittens cat manners very seriously, and is ready to leap to their defense if she thinks another cat is getting too boisterous with the babies.
As soon as I met Rilee I knew I had to get him home as soon as I possibly could... but in the meantime, I was happy to give him lots of pets whenever I had the chance! Rilee is the snuggliest, happiest bunny who is completely in love with life. He is my best friend and runs to the corner of his pen ...Read Moreto greet me every time I step in my room! Just recently, I adopted another rex rabbit and they are in the process of bonding (fingers crossed- I think they'll eventually be a great match!). I am thankful every day that I am able to give him a cozy house to live in and a life filled with tons and love & veggies. Thank you Guelph Humane!!!
Tia just celebrated her 16th birthday! I adopted Tia 11 months ago and she is truly the sweetest little soul. She loves to cozy up in her bed, relax on the TV box, or lay stretched out on the couch. She loves to look out the window and hop onto my lap for a cuddle anytime I sit down. Thankful to h...Read Moreer foster Mom and the GHS for taking such great care of her until we found each other. Senior pets like Tia, are truly the greatest addition to a family! Love and Hugs, Maddie & Tia
These boys have settled in great, they seem to enjoy zooming around my place and are getting tamer every day. A huge thank you to the staff/volunteers at the Guelph humane society for taking such good care of all the animals there. I was so impressed by how they do so much in such a small space. ...Read MoreThank you so much for doing what you do.
I adopted Bam Bam about a month ago now. I am so so glad I did. He is the best dog anyone could ever ask for! I've been interested in adopting a senior animal for quite some time. When my family and I went to just "look" we saw Mr. Bam Bam. He was such a good little man and he stole our hearts. Star...Read Moreted the paperwork right away! He has come quite the way since being home. Bam Bam was very toy and food aggressive at the beginning. He now plays fetch (when he wants) and sometimes even walks away from his food!!! He is the sweetest little snuggle bug around. He enjoys his walks of course but much prefers chasing squirrels in the backyard. This last week.. he has had CONSTANT zoomies! Bam Bam is quite the comedian. If you're not awake at the exact *right* time to feed him his breakfast... he will patiently wait and snuggle until he's had enough... then, he paws (as gently as a 25 pound guy can) and jumps around like "Hey human, I've waited allllllllll night... FEED ME PLZ!" He usually goes back to sleep right after. He has been such a joy since day 1 and I can't wait for all of our adventures we will have. Thank you to the Guelph Humane Society (and fosters) for caring for Bam Bam until he was able to come to his fur-ever home with me. ❤
I adopted Baileys (formerly “Sylvie”) back in 2014. It was a Sunday - I had to go to PerSmart buy some cat food and saw Baileys (Sylvie) sitting on her cage looking at me... It was love at first sight! So I asked an employee and she told me that “Sylvie” was waiting for her forever home sinc...Read Moree almost 3 months!! I immediately decided to proceed with the adoption! :) it’s now been 5 years that this little angel is part of the family and I couldn’t be happier♥️ Baileys is a very special, loving bunny! Here are some pics of my happy Baileys!! Thank you Humane Society for giving these little angels a chance...
We adopted Farley shortly after losing our beloved 13-year-old bunny, Maggie, who was one half of a bonded pair. Dean, our surviving bunny, was lonely without a friend and at risk of his health being affected by it. We were drawn to Farley because of her big, soulful eyes, tiny ears, and her cute wh...Read Moreite nose. When we met her, we fell in love. Bonding Dean and Farley was much easier than we expected; a few sniffs and curious hops, and within a day they were friends. Farley likes to binky, run the bunny Indy 500 around the house with Dean, and flop belly side up in front of a warm fire. She loves her new free-range life! We're thankful for the staff and volunteers at GHS who played such a big role in her story. We will always miss our Maggie, but Farley has helped us to heal and added so much joy to our home.
This cute face likes to distract us from what a mischievous little girl she is - Kiki ( formerly Starfire) was adopted in August from the Guelph Humane Society. She barely stops to nap before finding things to get into 😊 but definitely a cutie pie, with a face that melts the heart!
Mr. Wilson is the best cat! He got his name because he was in pretty rough shape when he arrived at GHS. But look at him now! Now that his coat has grown back, he enjoys having his luxurious coat brushed. He loves keeping an eye on the backyard from his indoor window perch and playing with his favou...Read Morerite toys - cat springs! He likes to watch Planet Earth and any Netflix show featuring animals. He's a very friendly, chatty cat. He has FIV (Feline immunodeficiency virus), but that doesn't hold him back, he's a healthy, vibrant kitty, and is living his best life! Thankfully, he has zero interest in going outside, but he does like to wait at the door when his big sister, Daisy - a 10year old basset hound - goes out for a walk. We are so happy that he joined our family! Thank you GHS staff and volunteers for rescuing him.
Harley was surrendered a few times to the GHS, no one seemed to want this beautiful boy... After the loss of my older dog, my husband and I realized that our younger dog and ourselves were very lost. We saw Apollo's picture on the GHS website and instantly fell in love with his sweet face. When we w...Read Moreent in to meet him we could see right away he was a handful, but we wanted him anyways. We filled out the papers and brought him home a few days later on October 16,2018 our lives would change forever... Harley gets along great with our 3 year old dog Opie, and is very loud and opinionated. He has his own personality, but brightens our days every morning when we wake up to a toy in our face. Harley has become a beautiful addition to our home and a new best friend to our older dog Opie.