We have an exciting adoption update to brighten this Blue Monday! Last week, after 179 DAYS in our shelter, Daisy the Labrador / Pit Bull cross finally found her forever home!!! It was bittersweet to say goodbye as many of our team members had developed a strong bond with Daisy after caring for her for nearly six months (and tucking her into bed each night!), but we couldn't be happier to watch her go home. Daisy was just as happy too - look at that big smile as she got ready to leave! Her family has shared with us that she's settling in very well, she loves to go for walks and cuddle, and they cannot wait to take her out on camping adventures in the summer. Congratulations Daisy!!!
In early August, we put the call out to find a special family for Baxter and Dozer, who had been waiting over two months for their forever family to find them (that's a long time in dog years!). This pair of pups were surrendered to the Edmonton Humane Society together in early June, and we knew we couldn't separate them. However, this meant finding a home that could take on a 12 year old Airedale Terrier who loves to sing, and his excitable little brother, a 5 year old Pit Bull cross. Two weeks later, a family approached us who were interested in taking these brothers home. They brought in two of their other dogs for a meet-and-greet, and to our relief everyone got along! Baxter and Dozer were finally heading home! Since arriving at their new home, we received this update from their Mom: "We wanted to let you know that Dozer and Baxter are doing really great with us! We’ve had not one issue with them, they get along perfectly with all the other dogs, they are gentle with the kids and we couldn’t be happier that they are a part of our family. We took them camping with us last weekend , there was about five other dogs there too and no problems. They both think [...]
Boinga (formerly Cashew) was adopted from the Edmonton Humane Society in December 2017. Recently, we received this letter from his Mom: "To the wonderful staff and volunteers: thank you. How can I express this adequately?? I will try :) Last December, I adopted a six-month-old male black-and-white tuxedo kitty you'd named Cashew. He'd been with you about a month, and you'd healed his three broken teeth, nourished him back from hunger, and treated a respiratory infection. Cashew had just gone up for adoption the very day I visited. He was playing with abandon with what looked like a sock. I picked him up, he gave me one kiss, settled down on my chest, and promptly fell asleep. Well... we were both goners at that moment. :) I brought Cashew home, opened the carrier, and out he came.... leaping and jumping with glee.... boing, boing, boing like a bouncing ball. I did end up renaming him Boing-a Boy, and it suits him!! Boinga emanates pure love. When others meet him, they fall in love. They say, "he's just not normal!" and I say, "I know! He just came that way!". He stands up on hind legs and reaches out his front paws to be picked up for hugs. And he does this with one and all!! He came knowing how to fetch (and it remains our [...]
You may have seen Ruby the Science Dog on Twitter (@SciDogRuby) or around the University of Alberta, but did you know that Ruby is an EHS pet? Found as a stray and transferred to EHS from Animal Care & Control Centre in January 2014, Ruby (then Armani) was found to be a bit shy of new people and could be easily overwhelmed. She came out of her shell when adopted by her new family though, and found not only a new family, but a new career too! Since being adopted, Ruby has been working as a therapy dog at the University of Alberta Faculty of Science, providing support to students through group and individual sessions and work. Her family describes her as "an amazing dog who has a very special ability to support students and especially those with high anxiety." Now in her golden years at the age of 11, she retired this past November and was awarded an honorary "dogree" by the Faculty of Science to thank her for her service! Her family said they wanted to share their story to remind others "how important the humane society can be in both helping animals, but also the community at large." Congratulations Ruby and enjoy your retirement!