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 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.
Today is our 6 year adoptaversary and we are so blessed to have Robin in our family. I wonder on almost a daily basis who rescued who. Whether it's going for car rides and camping, gardening and painting with Grandma or just cuddling in bed, Robin is perpetually ready to be included. His favourite p...Read Moreass times are carrying around his squeaky animals, getting his butt scratched and running in the country....oh, and don't forget the cookies! Everyone that meets my sweet Critterdog falls in love with him. Thank you so much to GHS for bringing him into our lives <3
Known as “Julian” to GHS was adopted into his forever home September 27th 2018, we were looking for a dog for over a year and I had been watching GHS for a while one day when I looked on it I saw Draco’s photo and instantly headed over to see him and that day after we walked him we filled out ...Read Morean application. The next day we got the call to talk to June! The day of the meeting with June we took him home that day! His goofy personality came out instantly he loves to snuggle loves snow and forest walks and going to the beach, although he’s clumsy we love him to death ❤️
We went to the GHS to adopt Jigsaw(rabbit) now known as Tamaya and Foxy was meowing like crazy in her cage so I figured I would just pick her up for a minute. Well she wrapped her paws around my neck and looked at me and melted my heart. I looked at my hubby and he just smiled cause he knew we would...Read More be leaving with a rabbit and a cat that day and we did. That was back in December 2013 and they are both doing great. Tia is part Maine Coon and one of the most loving cats I have ever owned, Tamaya was a bit nippy at the beginning and wasn't very social but within a few months she bacame a very friendly rabbit that loves giving kisses.
Back in August of 2014, I became obsessed with a kitten posted all over Guelph Humane Society's social media. In a strange turn of events, I fell in love with his sister when I went to meet him. I ended up adopting HER (then named Shanti). This little kitten was one of the bravest, friendliest cats ...Read MoreI'd ever met. We renamed her Veronica Mars but, somehow, she's Bean now. While she was short-haired when adopted her, she's puffed out significantly. She now lives in an apartment with her elderly cat friend (Baby). Bean is vocal and friendly. We cherish her and are so happy to have her in our lives.
I first met Libby in January 2013 at the PetSmart on Silvercreek. I had asked the staff if I could pet the kitties to help socialize them, and I was immediately smitten with her beautiful eyes and demeanour. With two kitties already at home, and one with special needs, I didn't know whether we could...Read More adopt another kitty -- however a month later I noticed that Libby was STILL in the same crate and had not yet been adopted. I looked at her sheet and saw that she was four years old and her intake with GHS had been three months earlier...so I immediately went home and took a look at my monthly finances to see if we could bring another cat into our home and found that we DEFINITELY could. I signed the paperwork the next day! Libby is a smart, sassy, extremely polite kitty. I had no idea that cats could be "polite" but compared to my beyond-adorable menace Pixel she certainly is! Libby is an incredibly intelligent cat and with that came a lonnnng process of earning her trust. Her first night at home, she jumped on my lap for a nap, but would absolutely not let me pet her (she would jump off immediately!). She was grumbly when being picked up and grumbly with being petted...but I attributed that to being in a small cage for 3 months and perhaps even having a bit of PTSD and thus trust issues. I am happy to report that Libby has done a complete 180 since the day that I adopted her. This girl LOVES affection, firm head rubs, and now even belly rubs (unimaginable even a year and a half ago!). She is confident, healthy, happy, and extremely playful. Nearly every single day she will bring me one of her toys as a "gift". She walks up to me with confidence, staring at my lap until I make room for her to sit (she immediately jumps up when I do!). She rolls over for belly rubs, runs to the kitchen when there's cheese involved, and knows she'll get a lick of bacon fat every morning - haha! She keeps me company every day when I'm working in the home office, and purrs nearly immediately when touched. Ah yes, that's another thing...I didn't even hear her purr for nearly 1.5 years! She knows her name and comes when called, and jumps onto my lap when I pat it. I am so happy that I adopted this adorable little lady and showed her that she truly can trust once again. I'm literally writing this as she rolls around playing with a catnip toy at my feet! I love this little lady and I hope to have her around for a VERY long time!!
We adopted Angel in March of this year, she is such a sweetheart. Angel is a chatty girl, she meows when we get home, when she wants us to make room for her on the couch, and whenever she wants attention. Angel is a snuggle bug and will curl up with you and nap for hours. Unfortunately, she has canc...Read Moreer which means our time with her is limited, but until that time comes we’re loving her up. She’s a super happy girl and doing well despite being sick. We couldn’t be happier to have such a cool cat as part of our family.