Happy Tail: Izzy

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Larry and Teresa heard about Last Hope from a foster who works with Larry. They had originally seen another dog that caught their eye, but after talking about it with a Last Hope volunteer they decided that dog wouldn’t be a good fit for them. The volunteer suggested they meet Izzy and it turned out she was a great match …

Happy Tail: Baxter

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Natalie and Jerry adopted Baxter from Last Hope after searching online for a local rescue. They were looking for a small senior dog to fit into their family of senior furbabies. They also wanted to adopt a senior pet because they know that seniors have a harder time getting adopted. They appreciated the thorough application process because they acknowledge that …

Happy Tail: Selene (fka Riviera)

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Terri, her husband Jay, and their cat Coal adopted Selene (formerly Riviera) recently and all are doing really well. Terri heard about Last Hope from a couple co-workers who spoke highly of the organization. Terri and Jay were looking for an addition to their family after they had to say goodbye to their cat, Asche around Thanksgiving of 2017. They …

Happy Tail: Hurricane Peach

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When Jen and Scott were looking to add a dog to their family they felt that adopting was the best way so Jen researched places to adopt and found Last Hope Animal Rescue online. Once they looked at our available dogs and found one they wanted to meet, the process was pretty smooth. They had no trouble letting Last Hope …

Happy Tail: Eddie

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While searching for a dog to adopt, Mary Dee came across Eddie’s picture and bio and knew she wanted to meet him. She says the process to adopt was thorough but only took about a week although, like a kid at Christmas, she was eager to get Eddie home so it seemed to take much longer! Once Eddie came home …

Happy Tail: Bosco (formerly Harley)

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On the one year anniversary of Bosco’s adoption, Emily sent us an email telling us about the year Emily and Chris had with their new furbaby. We LOVE getting updates about Last Hope alums! Here is how their year went: The first few weeks were, to be honest, a little challenging. It took a little bit of time for Bosco …

Happy Tail: Hope (fka Brownie)

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A little over a year ago Hope came into Tim’s life. It was about six weeks after he escorted his beloved Puck to the rainbow bridge. He feels the end of Puck’s life occurred when it did so that he could meet and adopt Hope. Tim states that the meet and greet and adoption process went smoothly and the past …

Happy Tail: Howie

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Howie’s story starts with him being thrown out of a moving vehicle on the SE side of Cedar Rapids. Luckily a couple saved him and brought him to Last Hope. He had mange and terrible worms and was quite a sight. Howie had to have surgery on his rectum because of the worms and was treated for mange. He still …

October Happy Tail: Jackson

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 Meow, I’m Jackson, Last Hope rescued me back in January 2017 from an awful situation. I’m so glad they did because I was so scared. Barb from LHAR fostered me.  I don’t understand what that means but I know I was okay. Then, one day she took me to a cat ADOPTION party.  I catnapped there because that’s what I …

Happy Tail: Nicholas

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Nicholas (formerly Niklaus) was adopted by Kim and Rich and they couldn’t be happier! Here is how he is doing in Kim’s words: “Thank you so much for facilitating our adoption of Nicholas (we renamed him from Niklaus – it fits him well). We both love him SO much.   We couldn’t have custom ordered a better kitty. It’s been …