Marnie’s Happy Tail

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Travis and Haley had four cats (Lana, Bella, Kitty, Gilly) but were looking for a playful companion for their three-year-old Lana. They knew someone who had adopted a dog through Last Hope so they were looking on our website when they saw Marnie (formerly Fern) and she just “spoke” to Haley. They submitted an application and before they knew it, …

Happy Tail: Opal (formerly Sandra)

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  Lauren and Benjamin were looking to add a long-haired kitty to their family. They already had Oscar and  Olive and were looking for a playmate for Oscar especially. They heard that there was a long-haired kitten at Last Hope and fell in love with Opal (formerly Sandra). Opal adjusted very quickly to her new home and buddies. They kept …

Happy Tail: Sven (FKA Swisher)

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Anthony and Cassidy adopted Sven (formerly Swisher) and he has settled in nicely to his home. Here is what Cassidy had to say: “We adopted our bunny, Sven (previously known as Swisher), around two years ago. It seems crazy to think that it’s been that long already! He is a little stinker, but we love how much he has further …

Happy Tail: Kylo (FKA Chief)

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This happy tail is a little different because Alex, the adopter, is a foster for Last Hope. Kylo started out as a foster in her home but she ended up adopting him – what we affectionately call a “foster fail.” But there’s no failure here; Kylo is doing great in his new home. It all started because Kylo was at …

Happy Tail: Rudy

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Rudy, being a smaller dog, was in high demand here at Last Hope. Connie was originally searching for a Shih Tzu to adopt but came across Rudy’s picture and it was love at first sight! Because of the demand for smaller dogs, Connie feels honored that she was chosen to be Rudy’s human. Rudy fit into her home right away …

Happy Tail: Janey (FKA Zoey)

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Ellen recently adopted a cat from Last Hope and she graciously agreed to share her Happy Tail. Here is the story in her words: I adopted a cat from Last Hope in early May. About a month into quarantine, I decided things were a little too quiet and it was time to get a kitten to join me and my …

Happy Tail: Ivy

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In 2018, Sandy adopted Ivy and has enjoyed getting to know her idiosyncrasies. Here is what the experience has been like in Sandy’s words: She is so much fun to walk with.  I haven’t had a hound for several years and I’d forgotten just how much fun walking a hound can be. Sometimes she wants to go her way and …

Happy Tail: Louie Bubbles (formerly Austin)

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When Craig, Heather, Cole, and Cora went to pick out a puppy from a litter at Last Hope, they had a certain puppy in mind based on pictures. But when they got there, Louie Bubbles (formerly Austin) changed their plans. He curled up in their arms and stayed there during the entire adoption event and they knew he had picked …

Happy Tail: Phobos

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Last Hope rescued Phobos (formerly Scooby) from an abandoned house in northern Iowa. We couldn’t believe someone would leave him behind because he’s been such a great dog from day one! Cara and Atulya were referred to Last Hope from friends who had adopted from us in the past. They met Phobos and just knew he was the dog for …

Happy Tail: Rocky (FKA Porter)

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When Randy and Sandy adopted Rocky (formerly Porter), they knew they were in for a challenge. They like to adopt pets that are hard to place and give them all the time and attention they need to blossom into great pets. Rocky certainly fit that category. Rocky had been physically and emotionally abused in his past. But with love and …