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.
In 2017, this young mother and her 3 kittens were thrown from a moving car. The Guelph Humane Society nursed them back to health, and the other two kittens were adopted out. We adopted Mom Rhea, on the right (formerly Jane) and son Zeus, on the left (formerly Baloo) and they are an inseparable pa...Read Moreir and beloved members of our family. They are named after the Greek God and his mother, and in mythology Rhea protected her son Zeus by saving him from death as an infant.
We have a loving but sad #happytail that we would like to share. It has taken us a while to gather our thoughts. We adopted Cadbury (formerly Buddy) in 2008 from GHS. Over the years, he enjoyed his life with his 3 fellow cat sisters, his hamster brother (Chuchi also from GHS), his horse brother and ...Read Moreof course his human family. He loved going camping and hiking. He also had a chuck-it ball addiction and he loved his stuffed animals (even though they didn't last long lol). Unfortunately he went downhill just before Christmas with kidney failure and we were forced to make a difficult decision. Thanks to GHS for giving us the opportunity to have him in our lives and to give him a second chance at life. He'll be forever missed and has left a huge hole in our hearts. 💙💙💙 Thank you for everything, The Wilson Family
I formally adopted Hunnydew last February. She was my official Valentine, with our anniversary coming up on the 14th. I knew she was the one because from the first meeting she was perceptive and alert (despite her senior status), with enough snuggles for an army. She was warm and made herself right...Read More at home, sweet as honey. So I had to name her accordingly! I had lost my previous dog just a few months before meeting Hunnydew and I was hesitant at first to take the leap, but she made it impossible to leave her at the shelter. We are a perfect fit! And now she has a brother who she adores almost as much as her momma. Thank you so much for nurturing her until we found each other. I am forever thankful.
It was just after Christmas in 2019 when we went to GHS "just to look", but we all know how that ends! We were introduced to a few cats and when we first met Ben (formerly Julian) he was timid but curious. With some hesitation at first, he eventually came out of the crate and sat in our laps. In ear...Read Morely January 2020, we got the news that he was officially ours! As you can see in the photo, which was the very first night we brought him home, it didn't take long before he made himself comfortable! He's now become an incredibly important part of our lives and offers quite the entertainment during these lockdowns! He went from a timid and curious cat to an extremely social one who doesn't shy away from meeting new people. Only a year later and we couldn't imagine our home without him!
In October 2020 my partner and I adopted Calamity (or Midi for short) when she was around 5 months old. I had been researching for months all about cat care but I was worried I wouldn't be able to provide a good home. But when GHS held the feline frenzy event I finally got the confidence to care for...Read More a new furry friend. I saw the posting of this adorable black cat mid meow and she was described as a friendly purring machine. I heard somewhere that black cats are adopted less because to some people they are 'uninteresting looking' and can be associated with bad luck. In my eyes I saw this cat as a good luck charm. The first night we had her she cuddled right on my stomach and purred until she fell asleep. She was nervous at first but she warmed up pretty quickly. She loves to talk to us with her soft little meows and she has even learned to give high-fives in exchange for her favorite treats. There is never a dull moment in our house. She is always playing on her cat tower and chasing her favorite toys (bell balls and springs). Calamity is so friendly, smart and playful. We couldn't have asked for a better companion!
We adopted Bailey almost a year ago. She has been a great addition to our family especially through the past year. She loves to cuddle, lay in the sun, and car rides. We had to teach her how to be a dog but she learned really well quick and now she loves to play with her favourite toy.
While she's only be with us for a couple of weeks, Mogo (formerly called Janey) became the perfect addition to our household within a matter of minutes. Our photogenic queen has been such a light in our lives, whether she's snuggling with us in bed at night, getting her daily dose of belly rubs, or ...Read Morehelping me do my job as I work from home. Her special skills including passing a mouse toy back and forth with us, sticking her tongue out on the regular "just because", and being the best pal we could ask for. I've wanted a pet my entire life, but I think timing is everything, because I could not imagine being paired with a better cat - we love you Mogo!
We adopted Mabel (formerly Beatrice) in October in hopes she might be a good match for our bunny at home, Jasper! After we brought her home, they started going on bunny dates, and it was love at first sight for Jasper! Mabel was a little more cautious, but couldn’t ignore Jasper’s charms for lon...Read Moreg! They moved in together after only one week and are now completely in love! They spend their days eating, sleeping and grooming each other. Mabel is still a cautious girl, but always looks to Jasper for comfort and reassurance. After being found alone in a park, this is most definitely a happy tail for our Mabel, and Jasper can finally be a “husbun”! She has brought so much joy to our house and I’m so grateful we could bring them together!
We got Ron (no name change as it was the simplest name and part of his personality). We found him at GHS when he was just 2 months old. Now he is 4 months old, less shy and way more energetic than we could have imagined. Apart from sleeping, he likes jumping at his cat rod, eating his kibbles,...Read More and also meowing loudly. He is loud, and has no idea about personal space: as he enjoys walking on over to our laps regardless of what we're doing.
BoBo and Rookie (formerly Candy Corn and Lollipop) came to our house on Christmas Eve (2020). We were told they hadn’t had much human interaction and would frighten easily. Since then, we have worked each and every day to gain their trust. They didn’t talk or sing for the first week. But gradual...Read Morely they began to be ok with us in the same room. Once that happened, every day we would put our hand in the cage with millet. They began to trust us! Recently Rookie has began to “step up” on our fingers and now let’s us kiss his chest. BoBo still doesn’t want to step up if she can avoid it, but you can see that she is beginning to turn. They’ve done so incredibly well in just a months time. They get flight time out of the cage and LOVE to fly to, play and crawl around on GI Joe tanks whenever they can get to them!
Walter came into my home June 2020 as my first foster kitty. He was a stray with FIV and a severe URI. As soon as we brought him home we were ready to let him independently acclimate to the house and since he was a stray we thought he would for sure do this. As soon as we opened his carrier, he came...Read More out and sat in my lap purring and still to this day follows me around the house. He waits at the door for me any time I leave and if I try to go to the bathroom without him, his little kitty beans peak in under the door. My intentions were never to adopt Walter, but as he became so attached to me, and me to him, I knew that he would never leave. Now he is a healthy happy kitty that will never be left outside in the cold again.
I adopted Eddie (formerly Heffner) and his story was as much a mystery as his name. As an emergency rescue, he was a timid, scared and defensive cat. Eddie has found his forever home with me and has rescued me as much as I have rescued him. He has redefined what companionship means to me and I will ...Read Morebe forever grateful. His gentle soul and warm heart has brought so much joy to my home I can't imagine it without him. As an older cat, it is a learning experience to piece together what brings him comfort. He loves mornings filled with play and afternoons are reserved for long naps in the sun. He is my shadow in the kitchen and loves snuggling in for movie nights. I hope his retirement is the best part of his life yet, as he is the best part of mine so far. Thank you to June & the GHS team for connecting us.