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.
Elanor and her mother Agatha (now Amber) are the sweetest cats ever! I adopted them in August 2020 and it was the BEST decision ever! Elanor was a bit shy at first but now both of them are the most loving cats ever! Adopting both of them together was amazing because of how outgoing Amber already was...Read More! Elanor learned how fun humans can be and now they are both living their best lives. It’s so funny watching them running around after each other. They also DEMAND head scratches and boss around our pups! They were not impressed at first, but now they play with each other and I’ve even caught the pups giving the cats kisses :) I love them both so much!
We adopted Lucy (formerly Fiona) at the end of the summer of 2010, a few months after losing our beloved 13-year-old dog Dixie. She has been the perfect companion and playmate since joining our family, and at ten years of age continues to be very playful and affectionate (and from time to time, stil...Read Morel a little bit mischievous!) Thank you for bringing us together.
My lovely boy Fernando was adopted in June of 2019 - he was being featured at campus estates and I fell in love with him. He is the silliest, sweetest cat. He loves to drink/play with running water and will often sit in the sink and meow until I turn it on for him. He’s such a suck and loves to ...Read Morebe held and just loves to cuddle. He has so much personality and I just adore him!
We adopted Henry (formerly Oh Henry) at 12 weeks old, and he has grown into the most love-able, silly, adorably uncoordinated, handsome dude. When GHS described him to us, we were told he was small and shy. As he grew into his massive paws, he very quickly became large and outgoing, determined to ma...Read Moreke every person and animal he meets his best friend (he won't give up until you love him back!). He loves tennis balls, treats, the dog park, and cuddling up on the couch for a nap. We are so incredibly lucky to have him, and we are so grateful that the GHS chose us to be his parents - we can't imagine home without him.
I adopted Moon unsure of what her personality would turn out to be since she was part of the 105 cat surrender. I thought perhaps she would be very shy and take a while to adjust. While she did take a couple of weeks to come out of her shell, she quickly became the most loving and cuddly girl I coul...Read Mored ever imagine. She sleeps with me every night and follows me around the house. She is also best friends with my dog and they always keep each other company. When I'm working in my office she loves to perch on the back of my chair. I am so grateful that l have such a loving girl in my life. In three short months she has captured such a big part of my heart and I can't imagine my life without her purrs and cuddles.
Domino (AKA Spot) was a feral kitten when we adopted him, and so, he came with a few challenges. We clicked with him instantly when we arrived at the Guelph Humane Society, but we were worried that we were not equipped to fully support him through this big change. It was very difficult at times for ...Read Moreus because our other cat, Goose (formerly Treble), was a big snuggle bug and wanted to be around us all the time. Domino wanted nothing to do with us for the first little while and hid constantly. We got very scared when he climbed into a gap in the walls of our very old apartment and we had to scoop him out. Though this was an awful experience for him and for us, we started to bond. We think he started to realize that we loved and cared about him and he slowly started to trust us more. After that incident, he slowly warmed up to us with the help of Goose, who he luckily clicked with immediately. Now, he is the most affectionate and loving cat with us. He sleeps with us every night and loves to be pet and sit with us while we are working. He loves sunbathing and bird watching from his window perch. He is still a bit hesitant around new people, but he warms up if we gently encourage him and remind him of safe spaces if he is feeling overwhelmed. We are so grateful to him and Goose during this pandemic. They have helped us stay calmer and have given us a reason to get up and get going every day. We are in a much better place then we were a few months ago. Now, we are getting ready for our next big adventure: moving to a new city! We know our little family, fur babies included, will get through whatever life throws at us.
When we were ready to adopt another cat after losing our senior cat we fell in love with Leo's picture on the GHS website. His story made us want him even more. Surrendered, six years old and suffering with diabetes, we knew he would have the odds against him for being adopted. We went to meet him a...Read Morend immediately applied to adopt him. When we brought him home in February he was on 3 units of insulin twice a day. After a blood test in April his insulin was lowered to 2 units twice a day. Now, in June, we are thrilled, after a full glucose curve yesterday, that he is in remission. We no longer need to inject him with insulin. We're still monitoring him and giving him his diabetic formula food. He's doing awesome. Getting more and more loving every day and has started sleeping on the bed with us some nights. He loves playing with his sister. We couldn't imagine the house without him.
Jazz was so anxious when we first picked him up from the GHS, we had to lift him into the car (he was then about 50 lbs). Then once we got home he laid by the door for an hour, he was so scared. We learned pretty quickly he had separation anxiety and keeping him in the crate meant he would pull anyt...Read Morehing he could reach into the crate to chew up. He is now the friendliest, happiest dog ever and everyone always compliments him on how well behaved he is. We are so happy to have him in our family because he is so full of love and joy- it's infectious! He loves snuggles and being outside - he'll sit in our backyard all day watching the birds and squirrels if he could. When he's not outside walking or playing, he's inside trying to find the comfiest nap spot as close to one of us as possible. Often times this means he ends up in our laps. When I think back to those first few weeks and the challenges that presented both ourselves and Jazz, I'm so proud of how far we've come together and feel so lucky to have found him. Thank you GHS!!!! PS: if you want to see more cute pictures of Jazz he's on Instagram @jazzifrazz
I adopted Addy 6 years ago. I was searching GHS's website when I saw my name “Adele.” I wondered why my name was there and saw a tiny scared-looking cat named “Adele.” I called my friend and we went to see Adele. I fell in love with her immediately and I think she with me too. My husband wen...Read Moret to meet her and to be interviewed. He asked how old she was and was told, not quite 2, and her birthday is about March 14. My birthday is March 14 as well! Was this not a match made in heaven? She is my best friend, friendly, gentle, a cuddler, loves to watch the birds outside, loves Blue Jays baseball games, tells time, and is an all-around wonderful companion.
Stella was part of the First Families program and was very shy once we brought her home. She hid in a closet and didn’t ever meow. After a few days and lots of treats and snuggles with her new parents, Stella came out of her shell and now spends most of her days watching birds on her personal wind...Read Moreow sill. Her favourite toys are crinkle balls and she is very vocal during playtime.
Nessie (formerly SweetPea) was adopted on her dear 10 year old girl’s birthday. Her new owner fell in love with her at first sight and used her own birthday money to adopt her. If her former foster family is out there reading, we’d like to say thank you for socializing Nessie and loving her unti...Read Morel she found her forever family. She’s been with us 2 1/2 years, and we can’t imagine her not being a part of our family.
Calliope was a very scared cat when I got her from the humane society. She liked to find a closed space and sit there for her whole day. She's still a little tentative, but has started waking me up in the morning for food and crawling onto my lap for belly rubs! She's now the most loved member of th...Read Moree household and a spoiled princess!