Happy Tail: Bear

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Pamela and Mark were fostering Bear when they decided they couldn’t let him go and adopted him. They had started fostering after Pamela learned about Last Hope through a colleague. Although Bear is doing amazing now, at first it was a lot of baths and medications to get him healthy. Bear is very smart and loves car rides and walks. …

Happy Tail: Nimbus and Cirrus

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Lynn and her children were looking at the Last Hope website for adoptable cats and came upon Nimbus and Cirrus (formerly Prima and Diva) and they were immediately smitten. Being all-white cats, they reminded Lynn of the cats she grew up with. It was a wonderful memory so she completed that adoption application right away. The adjustment period can be …

Happy Tail: Beans (FKA Lucky)

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It was the peak of the pandemic when Jason and Samantha decided to adopt a cat. They did what we hope every potential adopter would do: Really thought through the kind of pet they wanted and what traits would fit best into their lifestyle. Because of the pandemic, they were not able to meet Beans (formerly Lucky) before the adoption. …

Happy Tail: Waffles

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Jenna and Cody knew they wanted to add a furbaby to their family so they were searching on PetFinder and discovered Last Hope and Waffles. Jenna thought the adoption process was easier than anticipated but still very thorough and Waffles was soon in their lives! At first, Waffles was a little shy but she came out of her shell when …

Happy Tail: Mitch and Mickey

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Caroline and Jim adopted Mitch and Mickey (formerly Jenga and Uno) after seeing their picture online. They did get a chance to meet the two cats at PetSmart in Waterloo, as well as some other cats just to make sure they had the right fit. They completed their adoption application, had a home visit, their references were checked, and then …

Happy Tail: Bella (formerly Lark and Lilly)

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2020 has been a tough year for pretty much all of us. Between COVID and the derecho, Iowans just couldn’t seem to catch a break. Christin’s friend was in the process of adopting a dog from Last Hope in March of 2020. Christin told her that they would be looking for a dog soon but then found out Last Hope …

Happy Tail: Nova (FKA Moana)

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Stephanie and Michael heard about Last Hope through a friend who had recently adopted from us. That friend told them about Moana, an Australian shepherd mix that was available for adoption. The application process was easy and smooth and they soon met Moana and fell in love. About a week later, Moana moved in and got a new name: Nova. …

Happy Tail: Bear (FKA Francesca)

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Emma found Bear (fka Francesca) on the Last Hope website and was interested because she reminded her of her childhood cat whom she adored. She completed an application and says she appreciated the adoption process. Emma liked that we did our best to make sure Bear was going to the right home by checking references and doing a home visit. …

Happy Tail: Summit (formerly Dancer)

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Tommi and her family were ready to add a four-legged member to their family and they turned to Last Hope. Here is their story in their own words: Many of our Facebook friends foster and volunteer with Last Hope, so when we were ready to add a new dog to the family we started the process of finding the perfect …

Happy Tail: Murphy

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Molly had been looking on social media and PetFinder for a dog to add to their family. She saw Prince Charming and Snow White but they were originally listed together and she knew they weren’t ready to bring two dogs into their home. She kept looking and one day noticed that the two dogs were listed separately and she knew …