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.
Randall was adopted August 27, 2021 and is settling into his new home well. Randall is curious and playful and is always ready to play with his favourite toys. Randall is loved by his new family so much and has brought so much joy and laughter into their lives since he arrived a few short weeks ago....Read More His family is always curious to see what Randall is up to and are so thankful that he came into their lives.
Earl Grey, who we re-named to Cedar, has been a great addition to our family and has made our other rabbit (Poppy) so happy. Having Cedar around has really brought her out of her shell. They clearly love each other and are always together. Of course he climbs into the cupboard to eat the fruit and t...Read Moreries to eat houseplants and basically anything green, but he is a rabbit, and he’s really a very good boy, and is totally worth it.
I adopted Pippin on May 1st 2021, and I am so, so happy that this little guy has come into my life! He’s the first pet that I’ve ever had that is completely my own, and I’ll admit that I’ve been spoiling him - but I don’t think he minds! He took about two weeks to really warm up to me and ...Read Moremy house. He spent so much time hiding that I was convinced he would never like me! But of course, he came around, and has been showing me more and more of his adorable and quirky personality every day! He meets me right at the bottom of the stairs to my apartment every day when I come home from work, and chirps at me until I pick him up and give him some much needed chin scratches. He loves to sit on me in bed and cuddle in the mornings, because he knows that the sooner he does that, the sooner he gets breakfast! He’s been an absolute joy to have in my life, thank you so much GHS!
I adopted Luna in July 2021. From the moment I saw her little face in her carrier I was smitten! She has won the hearts of my whole family and my dog Waldo, who has become more playful since she arrived. She is curious, affectionate, playful and smart. I feel so lucky to have her in my life, thank y...Read Moreou GHS!
Cashew joined our household last fall and he has been a wonderful addition to the family. He isn't a cuddly boy but is still very affectionate. He loves pets and lying at our feet almost as much as he loves food! He is free roaming and has excellent litter box habits and gets along well with our dog...Read More. He keeps us entertained when he binkies and even when he is just washing his face. I have always had dogs but never knew that rabbits were such amazing pets!
Phoenix has been with us almost 1 week. He completes our zoo. We've always been a dog family and unfortunately lost 2 this year. We have always had dogs and also had a cat who passed away in 2013. We didn't think we'd ever get another one. After 4 years of our daughter asking for a kitten, we fina...Read Morelly gave in. All of us are in love with Phoenix and there are fights about whose turn it is to cuddle him. Phoenix seems to love kisses from our 6 month old Labrador Retriever, Maverick, but is not all that fond of Echo, our 12 week old Golden Retriever. She's still a crazy puppy. Phoenix loves his cuddles, his toys...and his special girl. We're so glad Phoenix is part of our family.
In January we met this very special 2 year old, COVID raised, Border Collie. He was surrendered to GHS with many behavioral issues and we were warned in advance. We welcomed him into our pack as we have had several border collies in the past and were well aware of their intelligence and quirks. Hi...Read Mores list of don'ts far out numbered his do’s at the time. So as our training started, our immediate attention was on learning to socialize. We drove around to parking lots and with Turbo in the crate in the back of our car and (yes in February) opened the hatch and let him observe. He watched as people moved around the parking lots of Walmart and Costco. Turbo’s need to learn, please and self regulate his energy was very helpful. Plus he was already crate trained and excellent on a leash. In the first few weeks he was busy learning tricks. But still had anxiety with touch. Nightly we would pet and touch his back, paws and back legs. All was met with a low growl and uncomfortable ayre but he would still remain at our side. From there he learned how to navigate memory puzzles, frisbee, distance runs and how to wear a life jacket on his boating adventures. Turbo is very apprehensive at first to all newly initiated events but we have figured how to de-escalate some of his anxiety with soft words, repetition of task and coaxing. I am so happy to report he now let’s us brush him daily, trim his nails, brush his teeth, show off his enormous repertoire of tricks, runs daily with his dad and has bonded immensely with our family members and family dogs. He has lost his best friend and training meet recently, but his bond with his cousin (Elle who is also a GHS rescue pup) is immense. He is a joy to be around and still a work in progress but our love and pride in his accomplishments is undeniable. Thank you for the special gift we call Turbo!
Mya was adopted from the GHS in 2016 and is my very own grumpy cat. She likes being left alone to nap on a bed or a window sill, and hides from the cat sitters when we go away. However she can also be a cuddly cat and will sit on my lap to be petted while purring loudly. I’m glad we could adopt he...Read Morer and give her a furrever home.
We adopted Mia on 7 August 2021, just 2 days ago. She was shy in the first few hours, but after all the playing and treats that she's been spoilt with, she's warmed up pretty quickly - faster than we anticipated! She loves to play and explore around; she is extremely curious. Mia has a loud meow for...Read More a little girl - and she will let you know when she wants more treats, pets or more play and attention. When she's chilling, she loves to look out from behind the balcony, watching the world go by. We love Mia so much and are happy that she's joined our family.
We adopted Flash three weeks ago, and he has been adjusting nicely to our little family. He loves going for walks, and has even gone on a few runs, despite being so small. After he’s worn us out he’s always up for a cuddle on the couch. He’s a very smart dog, and he’s been making good progre...Read Moress on his tricks; he can do sit, down, dance, stay and we’re working on paw. Sometimes he likes to bark at other dogs on our walks, but with some reassurance he quiets down and has been a lot less vocal this week. He is proving to be an excellent coworker for his dad, and makes sure he gets all his steps in. We are so lucky to have Flash in our family, and can’t wait to take him on more adventures.
We adopted Scout in July 2021 and we fell in love with him the moment we brought him home! He loves to play and when he's tired he will come snuggle on your lap or by your neck. He purrs all day long, there isn't a time where he isn't purring. He learns very quickly and is such a lovely boy. His fav...Read Moreourite spot is on our window sill soaking up all the sun.
Our family adopted Olaf right after the Easter long weekend in April 2021 (which is why we call him our little bunny). Olaf was quite timid when we first brought him home but has really come out of his shell and continues to learn from his older fur sibling Fergus (the ginger cat). Quirky Olaf can n...Read Moreever sit still and loves playing with toys and watching critters/birds through the windows. Olaf enjoys cuddles and kisses from Fergus and his human family members. We are so happy we kept Olaf’s name because he gives us warm hugs and provides us with lots of laughs. We love him so much and we cannot imagine our family without him!