Dog of the Week: Rocket

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Hi, I am Rocket! My friends call me Rocket Man because I love to run around and play with toys. I like most other dogs and would love to have a confident dog in my new home to help me with my confidence. If you are looking for a fun loving, funny guy to make you laugh I am your guy!  I am good around cats too.  I can be a little nervous and startle easily around kids so I should not have kids in my new home.  I walk a little funny on my back legs, but I was born that way and it really doesn’t slow me down but it does cause some incontinence.  A physical fenced in yard is required. Rocket is looking for that special family that can help him build his confidence and understand his special needs.

Rocket’s adoption fee is $250 which includes neuter surgery, being up to date on vaccinations, a microchip with lifetime registration, and a free obedience class.

If you’re interested in this handsome, fun guy, please complete an application HERE or email adoptions@adopthope.org.

Cat of the Week: Laffie

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My name is Laffie. I am a beautiful torti. I was brought into Last Hope fearful but all I need is some TLC and you will see the softer side to me. I’m unique, as I’m a polydactyl kitty which means I was born with an extra toe on all of my paws. I’m a quiet girl and love to lounge around and relax. I’d love a laid back home- I wouldn’t mind another kitty or a dog as long as they don’t pick on me.

Laffie’s adoption fee is $85 which includes spay surgery, being up to date on vaccinations, and a microchip with lifetime registration.

If you’re interested in this beauty, please complete an application HERE or email adoptions@adopthope.org.

Happy Tail: Vito

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Jen and her family adopted Vito and here is their story in her own words:

After spending a few years away from being a foster for a local rescue, my youngest daughter wanted to get involved again. She had a flier for Pups in the Park through Last Hope so we signed up to volunteer…..only to volunteer. Then one thing led to another and I’m working intake and a little dog convinced me I needed to foster her so I was back in and haven’t stopped yet.

I was proud of being one of the few that never foster failed (adopted my foster). We’ve fostered quite a few and every single one pulled on my heart strings but they all found their perfect forever homes so it made it easy. Then I got a call about a 6-year-old pug…..I have a thing for pugs so I should’ve known then that I didn’t stand a chance! There was a death in his previous family and he needed a new home. I walked through the doors of Last Hope’s adoption center and there was Vito. There aren’t words for the instant connection I felt with this little guy! He looked at me like I was his whole world. He still looks at me like that today.

We knew right away he was a part of our family so I filled out the adoption application. Even though I’m a foster home, it was the best feeling when I finally got the contract and they said I could keep him forever! It’s been a long road with him. We found out after adoption that he had cancer and luckily the vet was able to remove all of it with strong indications it will NOT be back. He also has osteoarthritis in one of his back legs and severe collapsing trachea. We have found different alternative therapies to keep him healthy and I can say that today he is healthier than ever!

Vito kept his name because it fit him. He’s like a sassy little Italian that thinks the world should revolve around him. He has his quirks though. Like his foot fetish. Strange, I know but as soon as you sit down he walks over and sits on your foot so you can rub his chest with it. He likes to bark at his human sister, Emma, early in the morning after I leave for work to make her get out of bed and lift him up. The funny part is that as soon as she gets out of bed, he runs up the steps and steals her pillows! The two of them always seem to argue with each other! He loves to crawl in bed with his other human sister, Leah, and walk all the way up her body, give her kisses then try to steal her pillow. They don’t argue as much, thank goodness.

Sampson is Vito’s fur brother. While they don’t really play together, they do like to hang out next to each other and have grown attached to each other. He also has a fur niece Freya, a 70-pound lab mix that is his favorite playmate. Goofy boy always tries to bite her armpits……I told you he was quirky! Vito instigates all the play sessions, usually right before bed. Vito sits on the bed barking at Freya and Jessie, one of our foster girls, until they play with him. Then they just get wild! Sometimes it’s incredibly hard to get them to stop.

I appreciate all that Last Hope does to rescue animals every day. I’m lucky to be part of this group and help these sweet animals find their forever homes. Adopt don’t shop. You might end up with a Vito of your own.

Thank you, Jen and family, for giving Vito such a great forever home!

Dog of the Week: Jesse

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My name is Jesse, I’m a young red heeler mix. I’m looking for my forever family, I really love to play with other dogs so I’m hoping to find a family that has another confident and playful dog near my size! I know a few great tricks like sit and shake and I have graduated from a basic obedience class with flying colors! Being the super smart heeler girl that I am, I bet we can learn lots more cool tricks together! I need an active family, someone that understands that even though I’ll enjoy our fenced in back yard I need to go for walks and have fun outings to be a happy working breed dog. I like kids but I want a home with older kids, please. I’m a little too interested in cats so it’s probably best that I stick to living with just dogs.

Jesse’s adoption fee is $250 which includes spay surgery, being up to date on vaccinations, a microchip with lifetime registration, and a free obedience class.

If you are interested in this beautiful and smart girl, please complete an application HERE or email adoptions@adopthope.org.

Dog of the Week: Little Billy

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Meet Little Billy! But don’t be fooled by his name. There is nothing little about this cutie! From his personality to his love of attention from his canine and human friends, Billy is big in every way!  He enjoys playing with dogs his size or bigger and kids of any age. He loves his toys and adores being petted. Billy prefers adult dogs over puppies but will tolerate puppies. We’ve never introduced him to a cat, so a careful introduction would be needed if cats live in a potential adoptive home. He’s making progress on crate training and knows sit, stay, and shake. Billy would make a fun addition to almost any family!

Little Billy’s adoption fee is $250 which includes neuter surgery, being up to date on vaccinations, a microchip with lifetime registration, and a free obedience class.

If you’re interested in this great guy, please complete an application HERE or email adoptions@adopthope.org.

Volunteer of the Month: Alex Magby

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Alex began volunteering at Last Hope in February of 2015 after she saw a post on Facebook about a cat hoarding case we helped with. Since then she has fostered many cats and one dog. She isn’t afraid to take on the tougher cases: pregnant cats and litters of kittens, both of which can be handfuls. She also helps with home visits, events, and pretty much anything we ask of her.

She says she loves volunteering at Last Hope because of the friendships she’s made, especially the one with Crystal (Cat Coordinator). Alex appreciates that Crystal treats her as a friend rather than just a person who volunteers.

Alex likes the adoption process and says, “I love the process of adoption from Last Hope and how involved I am with my fosters’ adoptions; it makes me feel better knowing the adopters. Especially for the babies I raise or the ones that came to me sick or neglected.”

Alex is an integral part of our team and we are thankful she chooses to spend some of her free time helping us out!

Dog of the Week: Precious

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Precious is a great girl that loves to be around people. She mostly ignores other dogs and has been around cats with no issues. She is housetrained and does well in a kennel, but she prefers to lounge on the couch. She knows how to sit and shake and is working on basic manners. She likes kids but has been known to sneak a cookie out of a toddler’s hand, so she may be better with older kids or kids who are used to larger dogs.    Precious is around 65 pounds. Some leash training would be beneficial as she likes to follow her nose. She should also have a fenced yard so she has room to explore without wandering off.

Precious’ adoption fee is $250 which includes spay surgery, being up to date on vaccinations, a microchip with lifetime registration, and a free obedience class.

If you’re interested in this great girl, please complete an application HERE or email adoptions@adopthope.org.

 

Cat of the Week: Bahama Mama

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Sing along now to this beautiful song!    Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take ya…      to  Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty  Mama   …   Key Largo, Montego, baby why don’t we go …  Oooh I wanna take ya… down to  Kokomo !! When this beautiful mama and her six kittens were rescued in early June from horrific conditions, and the island names fit purrfectly with the sex of the kittens, it was meant to be!  These beautiful island names had to be the names for these kittens with the amazing fur coat colors (and even turquoise eyes on a few!), as they were on their way to a brighter and more beautiful life!!  They were all quite scared when they came in, and a few of the kittens were in need of medication, but they have quickly come around and are enjoying attention and interaction with their foster family!  They have a playground of toys and huts to hide and play in and soft beds to lounge in … now they just need the purrfect family to find them and give them a loving home where they can continue to blossom!  Bahama Mama has been a great mom to these babies, and they love snuggling close and being with her!  She had originally been outside with her kittens, and then someone took her and the babies inside. She was terrified when finally rescued, although we are sure she was probably someone’s pet at one time because she is not feral.  With lots of love and affection from her foster family, she is learning to trust and enjoys laying on their laps and their companionship!   Bahama Mama is a beautiful Torbie and white female.

Bahama Mama’s adoption fee is $85 which includes spay surgery, being up to date on vaccinations, and a microchip with lifetime registration.

If you’re interested in this beauty, please complete an application HERE or email adoptions@adopthope.org.

Dog of the Week: Romeo

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Romeo is going to be THAT dog that just captures your heart! Romeo came to Last Hope from some pretty horrible conditions. He is a 12-year-old Doxiepoo (Dachshund/Poodle). Romeo has had to be introduced to being loved and seems to be taking to it very well. He does very well with other dogs in the home, he likes to follow and do as they do. He has also been around cats and does very well with them too. When Romeo came to us, he did not know how to be held, how to come to you, or how to play. He is warming up to being held but loves to snuggle with you in a chair. He is learning something every day and it is so fun to watch him, his eyes just sparkle. Romeo is happy to sleep with you in bed or go to a kennel that is soft and comfy. He does not go potty in his kennel or overnight. He is good to go outside and potty but is best with a band around him, he obviously was never taught to be potty trained and therefore needs to have someone willing to work with him or use the band. He is such a sweet dog and will make someone a great lap dog; whoever gets to call this dog theirs will fall in love with this sweet boy.

Romeo’s adoption fee is $200 which includes neuter surgery, being up to date on vaccinations, a microchip with lifetime registration, and a free obedience class.

If you’re interested in this great guy who just needs a second chance, please complete an application HERE or email adoptions@adopthope.org.

Dog of the Week: Charley

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Hi! My name is Charley Grace, but you can call me Charley. I’m only about 11 months old but have had a rough puppyhood. I was a “backyard dog” during my formative months so I’m wary of humans and scared of a lot of things. I’m slowly learning from my foster family that people are kind; I’m even starting to occasionally sneak up for a pat on the head and a scratch behind the ears. I’m great with other dogs, and I don’t even mind the housecats. I think older kids would be okay; younger ones might be a little too noisy for me. Loud sounds tend to frighten me. My foster mom says my adoptive family must have dogs for me to play with to give me confidence and teach me how to be a dog. A fenced-in yard is also a must so I can feel safe. You should see me play with Legacy (another awesome dog available for adoption from Last Hope!). My foster mom says that I’m a completely different dog when we play together. We don’t live far from each other, so our foster moms let us get together for playdates sometimes. It’s so much fun!  I’m still learning how to live indoors, so my new family should be patient while I keep learning that I need to potty outside. (I do love my crate and I never make a mess in there.) Will someone please give me a chance? I know that I’m not a “typical” dog, but I’m trying so hard to be! Last Hope even offers a free obedience course with my adoption so my family can bond with me. They even said they’ll support my new family for as long as they need to so that I can stay with them forever. Isn’t that awesome?

Charley’s adoption fee is $250 which includes spay surgery, being up to date on vaccinations, a microchip with lifetime registration, and a free obedience class.

If you’re interested in this beautiful girl, please complete an application HERE or email adoptions@adopthope.org.