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‘Paw-some’ New Beginnings!
Here are the names of last week’s Shelter grads. Although we’ll miss you, we are so happy that you’ve found your new homes, and we wish you all the best in the years to come!
Dogs: Margo, Sophie, Kevin “Trotsky” Mullen, Charlie, Bella, Lady, Chloe, Luigi, Molly, and Digger.
Cats: Mia, Tootsie Roo, Ronald the Magnificent, Lullaby, Sunshine, and Tommy.
Bobbi-Jo R: “Liam (formerly Astro) came to live with us last Christmas and we cannot imagine our family without him! We have always been a dog family but adjusting to kitty-life with Liam was so natural since he often acts more like a dog and rolls around playing with our golden retriever every day. Most weekends he’s up playing dress-up with our girls or we find him sprawled out on his back on our daughter, legs hanging, belly being rubbed and purring very loudly.. I have never been a cat person but Liam certainly converted me quickly. What a perfect fit for our family, we love you Liam! xo”
Julia S: “We are so happy to have Charlie (formerly Ziggy) in our home. He is the perfect puppy and so lovable! The whole experience was a pleasure. I called multiple times after the adoption and someone was always happy to answer our questions. I would never get another animal anywhere else! Thank you very much!!”
Ernie P: “My girlfriend and I adopted Dave almost a week ago. Dave is a very loveable cat who loves to cuddle. We fell in love with him immediately and were lucky enough to get the chance to adopt him. Since then he has found a way to become the highlight of our day as when we are home he is always by our side. He is the perfect cat as he is so well behaved and is everything we were looking for and more. We wanted a cat that wouldn’t mind being mauled and we got just that. We are very happy with him.”
Susan and Brian L: “Apple (formerly Flower) has become a very loved member of our family and gets along well with her “big brother” BBK. The two cats like to snuggle together on their favourite chair and chase each other through the house for fun. You would think they had played together for years. We couldn’t be happier with the decision to adopt Apple.”
Catherine F: “Miss Mitzi is getting along great! Her and her sister Lola have become best friends, they go everywhere together and sometimes cuddle in bed. Although Mitzi was very timid at first, now she is beginning to be outgoing and isn’t scared of strangers. It is impossible to think of not having Mitzi as a part of our furry family.”
Sharon D: “Adopting Patches who is 11 was the best thing that we could have done. It was as if he was waiting for us and we him. He is a gentle loving soul who just needed a great home, we spoil him everyday and love it. People that I have talked to have told me that rescue animals are special & I believe that to be very true!
Several months ago, we had a beautiful Newfoundland dog and her puppies come into the Shelter. Puppies are typically adopted much faster than adult or senior dogs, so even though Mamas do all the hard work sometimes they have to wait a little longer before they find their new homes. Luckily, Jennifer and Gypsy found each other very quickly! Jennifer already had a dog, Murray, who is blind so Gypsy was fostered for several weeks to ensure the transition into Jennifer’s house would go smoothly. We hear it has been a wonderful experience from Day 1! Here’s what Jennifer had to say:
“Just wanted to give you an update on my girl Gypsy! Murray and her are getting along better than I could have imagined. They will actually lay on the same bed together. She knew from day one, he was top dog…. lol. Still working on off-leash stuff, but we are getting there! I wanted to say thanks for all your help during that whole process.”
Gail N: “We adopted Faith (formerly Dream) just a week ago in hopes that she would make a great companion for us and our other cat Fritz. The first day we brought her home he wasn’t to impressed with her, but her very kind & easy going personality made things a lot easier for him over the following couple days and already the two are getting along great. She is the perfect addition to our family:)”
Sheryl B: “Well it has been a year since we took Indy home (formerly Savannah).
I remember filling out the adoption papers, agreeing to accept any and all behaviors she threw our way. Well she has barked, soiled, chewed, dug holes and shed and we loved her anyways.
She wasn’t going to have too many treats ….but she does.
She wasn’t going to have soft food mixed with her kibble.. But she does!
She wasn’t going to be allowed on the beds …..but she is now !!!
Shes loves going for walks, squeaker toys, balls, sticks, and frisbees. And she has made it her mission in life to remove the squeakers from stuffies everywhere.
She loves everyone and is super with kids. She nips you if she loves you. And yet she takes her treats from your hand so gently.
She lives for love and cuddles on the bed.
Whatever would we do without her.”
Sue L: “We adopted Honey (originally known as Betty) from the PEIHS originally as a companion for our male cat Gonzo. From the first moment we seen her she has wrapped us around her little paw. We weren’t sure how the two would interact at first but within the first two weeks, they were playing/wrestling, chasing and snuggling together. We knew she had a few health troubles (weight and allergies) when we adopted her, but I am happy to say that as of her last vet visit she has reached an ideal weight and she is healthy! She is full of mischief, affection, character and love for all of us. If she is not relaxing in the window or on the tower, she is snuggling on our laps or behind our heads on the couch! She has made the perfect addition to our home!”
Joan G: “Maddie (formerly Madeline) has become a big part of our family, loves to cuddle and play, the sash on my housecoat is her favorite toy. We have 2 big dogs as well, but in her presence, they’re not so big!”
George S: “Mellie (formerly Pretty Girl) was quite a handful when I adopted her last year, she had been a stray and I think probably for a bit because when I first got her she would hoard food. It was heartbreaking to me so I really made sure she knew the food source would not end..by putting little dishes of dry food all over the house. She eventually came to understand that she was safe and would be provided for. She now happily trots down the stairs in the morning and looks forward to her little treat of wet food. There were a few sleepless nights for both of us, but I would not trade her for anything! I have a home office and she hops into my “in” tray when she wants attention.”
Kristi P: “Ellie the beautiful, Himalayan kitty has turned out to be the perfect pet for my nannie. After the drive home to NB we let Ellie out of her crate in my nannie’s apartment and she quickly made herself at home. She did a lap of the apartment and then flopped over on the floor for a rub. She loves to sit at the patio doors and look out the window and LOVES to play! My little siblings love going to visit my nannie to play with Ellie.
My nannie loves her dearly and we’d just like to thank everyone for the great adoption experience!”
Eric L: “Gizmo has decided to keep us and we are glad he has! He is a real “Mama’s boy”, has made himself quite at home, loves the freedom of the yard and respects the boundaries we have set. He is a real character and loves to tease us. He is very well mannered, is quick to first announce and then welcome our guests, and is beautifully behaved when we have company – as long as they acknowledge him when they arrive. He does obey when he is told to sit, to leave the dining area (but tries to sneak back), to come and to stay. He gets excited about going for drives and has no problem with the seatbelt harness being placed on him. He loves the beach but, to our surprise, seems to be a bit fearful of the water (the waves, perhaps?). All in all it seems so far that everything is just great!”
Yogi & Chunks
Gwyneth R: “Yogi & Chunks (formerly Yogurt & Chuck) have been an amazing addition to our family. Their first day they were a bit nervous around our kids, but they warmed up so fast. When one of our daughters cries, Yogurt jumps up with them, rubbing against them and purring! She is so tolerant of them! Chuck is a talker. He will let you know if he is hungry, and will let you know when he wants your attention. They also get along with each other very well. We find them grooming each other quite frequently!”
Kari G: “I had just moved out of the family home and felt something was missing, so I went on the the PEIHS site and took a look around, and found Shelby. Two days after viewing Shelby online I went to the Shelter with my three children and they really seemed to bond. So it was the sign to fill out the application and hope for the best, as at that time someone else had already put an application in for her. After leaving the girls were asking questions on when we were going to get her and I had to tell them that I didn’t think we would as someone else had looked at her before we did. A few days went by and I received a call and was asked if I was still interested and of course I was. I was so excited for Shelby to be a part of our family. We weren’t able to pick her up until the following week as she was being fixed. So the girls and I went out and bought everything to meet Shelby’s needs. Finally the day had come, and I went to the Shelter to pick Shelby up. When I got there I was told that “Shelby” is now a “Sheldon” as when “she” went to get fixed “she” was actually a “he”! But that did not change my mind at all as Shelby loved my girls and they loved him back. Did all the paperwork and got to go home, how excited we were. He did awesome from the time we left the Shelter and Shelby is adjusting very well with our family. He loves to play with the girls and loves to be picked up and cuddled to have his nap. He has found two places in the house he loves to relax; one is under the table in the kitchen and the other is behind my rocker recliner. These places seem to have less light. Shelby also LOVES to eat, and in the mornings he dumps his dish and bangs it until we feed him.”
T Brioux: “Pickles (formerly Jenga) is adapting very well to our home and we couldn’t be happier to have him live with us. He is such a kind and gentle cat and our kids are absolutely over the moon to have him live with us. He is already sleeping with our son at night and he told me that he loves his pet to the moon and back.”
Julie-Anne P: “It took only 2 days and now Freddy (formerly Freddy Banana) and Rumblebelly are good buds! The play chase and wrestling and sleep close to each other all the time. Freddy’s purr has become a very common sound as is his vocalizations as he gets to know the routines here.”
Lori C: “Bella is a gorgeous cat and is fitting into our crazy family pretty well. She is quiet and loves sitting in the big window watching the birds at the feeder and cat-napping in the sunshine. She is quite the little diva, with her pink glittery “soft paws” and her regal presence.”
Heather B: “It’s hard to believe that it has been almost a year since we welcomed Francine into our home… and what a wonderful year it has been! She is the sweetest girl, and is so playful and affectionate! She really is the perfect pet! Thank you to all of the staff and volunteers at the shelter who make it possible for animals like Francine to get a second chance!”
Lorna N: “I didn’t intend to adopt another cat, but when I saw those gorgeous blue eyes and worried expression on her face, I couldn’t resist. We already had a one-year-old cat and six year old dog so their was a slight hesitation about adding another pet. No worries. Ruby (formerly Rosie) adjusted to our cat with little difficulty and to our dog with some resistance. She is playful, loving and entertaining. She even has her own room with a double bed but she still likes to give loving, especially in the wee hours. Thanks to all of you who work so diligently.”
Dale B: “Lou is the sweetest dog ever. He has made himself completely at home and even had his own bed in the guest room that he uses occasionally.
He is a big teddy bear who thrives off attention and just loves to cuddle.
I could not have asked for a better dog.”
Cricket and Patton
Susie G: ”I adopted these kitties (formerly JD and Cola) while I was living in PEI. I now have them in Cape Breton with me. They are amazing cats. I always get compliments of what great cats they are in personality and looks. I get asked where I got them, and I am proud to say the PEI Humane Society. I would go back in a heartbeat if I ever decided to get more. They love playing, and climbing and water! They are very good conversationalists too! They get along great with their housemates, and love watching their outdoor family of ducks and horses and goats. Thanks again for doing a great job and doing a great thing over in PEI.”
Irene: Bernie( renamed Russ) and Ossie are getting along great. Russ is a lovely dog, very obedient. He did a bit of marking,the first day, in our home, but only a few times. He looked so different after being groomed,that I wasn’t sure it really was him when I went to pick him up, but he certainly knew me. His tail started wagging and he got very excited that I was there, even though he wasn’t quite finished being groomed. He is a real sweet heart and went into his kennel at night!
Tashia M: “Just updating about our beautiful siamese Ling Ling (formerly Squiggles). She has been with us nearly 6 months and became our 4th cat. I already sent an update last summer, but just wanted to thank you all for all your hard work. She has become quite a pet for everyone, but especially me. She follows me all around the house and will call in her high siamese meow if she isn’t sure where i am. As soon as I call her, she comes running. I have had some very difficult extended family issues since the beginning of last August and believe God sent her to me to help me through. I love all my animals dearly, but truly….this little girl is an Angel from Heaven.
God bless you all.”
Chewbacca and Tyler
Shannon C: “It’s been about two months since we brought Chewbacca (the tabby) and Tyler (formerly Yoda) home. We were a little worried they might not get along, but they are best buds and we’re so glad they have each other’s company during the day when we are working!
Chewbacca is growing quickly and no wonder, he’s a real foodie. Yoda loves exploring and takes a keen interest in licking the exposed hands and feet of ‘the humans’ regardless of whether they are awake or asleep. He also stares longingly at far off crows…
We’re SO glad we adopted ‘the boys’ from the Humane Society, everyone we encountered at the shelter was amazing! A special thanks to Jennifer and Erin for helping guide us through the adoption process.”
Erika C: “Luna (formerly Sapphire) has taken over the house and our hearts! She is very sweet and gives our dogs a run for their money! She fits in here wonderfully… like she has been here all along.”
Kristina I: “My fiancé, Justin, and I first went to the Humane Society to look for information about adopting a cat and never expected to find one we loved on the first visit. We had a really sad week prior as we found out we have to put our beloved cat Gracie down as she had an unrecoverable tumour. We loved her so much and were so sad but felt we did the right thing for her. Afterwards, we knew we wanted another pet and felt that adopting would be something we could do. Vanilla was so sweet in her cage at the shelter and immediately got up to lick our hands. She is so sweet and has made the transition to a new home remarkably well. Thank you so much for all your help!”
Michelle P: “Duke is such a lovable and sweet dog! He has quickly become part of our little family. Him and our other dog play together and get along great. He is also very gentle with our two year old and is good to play fetch with him (even though he can only through a ball a few feet!). Thanks for the great experience!”
Watson & Twister
Elaine, Paul & Ryan T: “Just wanted to send you some pictures of Watson and Twister in their new home. They are fitting in very well and we love having them with us. They have found many comfy spots in our home, have lots of toys to play with, found where we hide the treats and love to have their bellies rubbed. We are thankful to have found these two lovable characters to adopt. Once again we want to say thank you and know we will have lots of fun with our new buddies.”
Milly & Kaye
Sandra A: “Moving to a new home is stressful? Don’t think so.. we’ve only been here 5 hours and we’ve already got our ‘spots’ picked out!”
Renita G: “Spot (formerly Gloria) is doing great so far. She and Jesse (Dylan from the Society about 6 years ago) are beginning to be great friends. Jesse is teaching her how things are done around here, and she’s a very fast learner. She watches him and imitates. She already sits for a treat when asked!”
Debbie L: “Miss Molly (formerly Maya) came into our home just 2 months after us having to put another dog to rest, Lady, an 8 yr old German Shepherd Huskey that developed kidney problems. We’ve always had dogs & we were missing Lady terribly, so when the pups came up for adoption @ the Humane Society, I put our name on the list…I was so happy to get the good news that Molly was coming home with us. She has added so much joy to our lives & home, she makes us laugh at her little ways. She knows her sit, stay, shake a paw, high five, down, come, pee & when she does any of these she knows there is a treat a’waiting. She loves company & loves to run & play in the new snow we have, lol…She doesn’t beg for food which is great, she loves to travel & I put on her little coat to keep her warm…So blessed to have Molly come into our lives & I want to thank Erin from the Humane Society for making it all possible!”
Kristine M: “We adopted Castiel (formerly Rosevelt) into our family in November. I waited so long to be able to adopt a cat, and Castiel is a dream come true. He has warmed up to us and settled in, and loves playing with his cat sister, Aria. Everything he does is adorable, and he adds so much joy to our family. We love spoiling him! Thank you to the humane society for everything you do!”
Irene P: “We adopted Russ (formerly Bernie) to have a friend for our other dog,Ossie,who we also adopted from the Humane Society 2 years ago. We first,were allowed to foster to adopt,Russ,until we were sure it was a good match. Our two boys have become the best of friends and we couldn’t be happier.”
William & Eileen W: “Chester fostered with us in December and then we finalized his adoption on January 2. He is a joy and loves following us around the house and cuddling with us. Chester is very unique and we are so happy to be able to provide a home for him. The staff and volunteers at the humane society did a fantastic job getting Chester ready for adoption. Thank you so much.”
Winnie & Miss
Janet B: ”This is a picture of recent Shelter grad Winnie the kitten getting ready for New Year’s Eve. She’s “half in the bag” already! And she is underage! Miss (formerly Laura, PEIHS 2009 Grad) looks on with lack of concern.”
Dixie and Cleo
Tracey L: “I can hardly believe it’s been a year already since I had the fortune to find and adopt Dixie and Cleo (formerly Monique and Belle). They have been such a wonderful addition to my home. Cleo, the little sister but definitely the Boss, loves to chase her big sister Dixie around the house and Big Sis loves the attention! Dixie was a bit shy at first but has settled in nicely and Cleo simply took over from Day 1! Looking forward to many more years together as a family.”
Wally and Tink
Shelly L: Wally and Tink (formerly Aura and Willits) have settled in nicely and are a great addition to our family! Thank you.
Dawnlyn L: Cherry is really happy having Brutis and Kamody (pit bull/ shepherd mix dogs) to play and cuddle with in her new home. She spends her days eating and playing with her puppy friends and lounging around, we are so happy that we got Cherry she is such a fun cat and is so funny to watch when she gets into her crazy moods!
We are so happy with our new best friend “Tippy”! He’s fitting in perfectly.. we love him to pieces! What a great kitty Thank you so much!
Moo and Molly
This is Moo and Molly, formerly Helio and Polly. I got these two 6 years ago from the humane society for my father, when they were just babes. When I introduced these two to my dad, it was instant, unconditional love. They are so much a part of our family and bring us so much joy and happiness. Moo and Molly have been the very best of friends from day one, despite Molly’s energetic, playful character, and Moo’s laid back, lazy cat ways. I’d like to thank the PEI Humane society for taking such good care of Moo, Molly, and all the other animals looking for forever homes. You are all angels
Don E: “Hi: My name is Pepper, formerly Henry, and I wish to bring you up to date since my adoption just about a year ago. When Rick Mercer gave me to my new family I was so scared and on the drive to my new home I got sick from the movement of the car, that was my first ride in a car but not my last because now I love the car rides. I have lots of room to run and play, I love to catch a ball and can jump six feet to catch one, I love going to the beach for long walks and I also look forward to play day with all my friends at a nearby kennel. I hope all my brothers and sisters found a furever home as well.”
Brittany F: “Milo has opened up so much since I first brought him home with me. He loves his brother Koda (black and white cat) who he spends a lot of time napping and playing with. There is never a morning I don’t hear Milo’s meow telling me it is time to get up for breakfast. He is curious, loves to play, and loves to be pet. Every night he crawls into bed with me; I’m so happy he is family now.”
“I found my new home about 3 weeks ago & I’ve settled in quite nicely. My new mom decided I’m too cute for the name Blackie & wanted me to fit in with my new brother Batman & sister Robin, so now I’m called ‘Ivy’. Batman & I get along well, but I’m still working on becoming friends with Robin. Since my new mom is a vet student, she makes me take vitamins, put me on a special diet to gain weight & cleans my ears out every day. I hate all of it, but she takes good care of me. I repay her by snuggling with her constantly & sleeping on her pillow with her every night. Thanks to everyone at the Humane Society for helping me find my new home!”
Joe & Heather M: “Lucy (formerly Casey) has now owned us for five months and we’ve loved every day of it. She’s silly and sweet, enjoys her playtime but loves nap time even more. She always lets out little grunts to show how contented she is. We couldn’t be happier with her!”
Ashleigh S: “I met Chloe at Pet Smart during one of the Humane Society’s adoption promotions. She was very calm and cuddly but cute and playful at the same time. I already had a kitten and was looking for a playmate for her and Chloe seemed like the perfect addition to our little family. I’m so happy I adopted her.”
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