Cat of the Week: Branson

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Branson is a quiet but very sweet boy. He loves head scratches and enjoys his belly getting rubbed. Branson recently joined us so we are not sure how he is with kids or dogs, but he gets along just fine with other cats. Branson keeps to himself most of the time, but we think with a patient owner and another laid-back cat he will fit into your home just fine!

Branson’s adoption fee is $85 and includes neuter surgery, being up to date on vaccinations and preventives, and a microchip with free lifetime registration.

If you’d like to meet this sweet boy, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Happy Tail: Heshy and Freya

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Heshy

Jim and Irene found Last Hope after an internet search for local rescues; they were looking to add to their fur family. They found Heshy (a dog formerly named Hershey) and Freya (a cat formerly named El). They liked what they saw and started the adoption process. When asked what the process was like Jim responded, “The process was straightforward but very thorough, as it should be. The dogs and cats at Last Hope have been through enough. It’s incredibly important to find the right homes for them.” We’re grateful when people realize our adoption

Freya and Scout

process is comprehensive because we have the pets’ best interests in mind.

After the adoption was finalized, Heshy and Freya came home. There was basically no adjustment period necessary for Heshy. At the first meeting, he came into their house and promptly jumped on the bed in the bedroom waiting to get petted! Freya was a little different. She was fearful at first and hid for the first two weeks. But they gave her time and space and she came around and ventured out to the rest of the house. Jim said that once she came out and felt safe, her true fun-loving nature just kept blossoming.

Heshy and Scout

Now that they are part of the family, Heshy and Freya are doing great. Freya has an amazing personality and loves to play. She particularly likes chasing the laser pointer red dot. She snuggles with Heshy and Scout, their 17-year-old rescue cat. Heshy is the sweetest dog ever and everyone from their neighbors to their dog walkers have fallen in love with him. He loves to go out and about and meet new people. He also enjoys hanging out with Jim and his friend when they play music. He’s their biggest fan!

Jim and Irene have a full house, and we suspect full hearts, with Heshy, Freya, Scout, and Beasley (their other dog). We love success stories like this and know Freya and Heshy will live happy lives with Jim and Irene. A big thank you to them for opening their home to two of our pets and so obviously loving them.

Dog of the Week: Tahoe

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I was nervous when I first came to Last Hope, but I soon realized that everyone wanted to be my friend and I started to come out of my shell! I’ve shown my new friends how nice I am meeting new people, and that I don’t seem to mind sharing space with cats or dogs. I have beautiful blue eyes and wonderful big ears, my friends told me they think I might be an Aussie/Husky mix based on my size and coat. I’m on the search for a foster or a forever home so if you’re looking for a medium-large sized female, please tell my friends at Last Hope that you want to meet Tahoe! She is about two years old.

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

If you’d like to meet Miss Beautiful Eyes, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Cat of the Week: Guinevere

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Miss Guinevere is a BEAUTY! A sweet girl with an even sweeter personality! Guinevere loves any and all affection that you give her. She’s a more laid-back kind of girl and loves her people! Guinevere is FIV+, this simply means a cat’s immune system may be compromised and they can be more susceptible to secondary infections. Most FIV+ cats live long, healthy, normal lives with no symptoms at all but consistent and routine veterinary care is very important to monitor their overall health and well-being.  We do request that FIV+ cats reside only with other cats who have also tested positive or as the only cat in the home however, this disease is only transmitted through deep penetrating bite wounds. Guinevere did previously live with another FIV+ cat. She is about four years old.

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

If you’d like to meet this beauty, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Volunteer of the Month: Crystal Lavin

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Finding a Friend While Biking the Back Roads

When Crystal’s last child went off to college, she needed something to fill the hole in her heart. Several of her friends had adopted from Last Hope so she looked into volunteering with us. One of her kids had severe allergies so they weren’t able to have a cat for years so the opportunity to work with the cats at the Adoption Center was a perfect fit.

Adopted Dog Chase

In addition to caring for the cats at the Adoption Center, Crystal has done some fostering of medically needy cats and helped out at events like Barks & Brew.

“I enjoy my time with the cats and getting to love on them.  There is a sense of hopefulness that comes when you see the adoptions and know they are getting a family. I wish I had started volunteering earlier and hope others will realize how much you get back from being a volunteer.”

The kitties, and Last Hope, are thankful that Crystal is such a competent and dedicated volunteer!

Dog of the Week: DJ

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DJ is such a happy dude! He had a tough start, he was brought into rescue heartworm positive so he has just recently finished treatment to get him healthy. That treatment includes 12 weeks of strict kennel rest so this young guy is all ready to get out and stretch his legs and have some fun as your new adventure buddy! DJ rides great in a car, he makes friends with every single person he meets and while he has good young dog energy, he also calms down very quickly when it’s time to relax! DJ can be dog selective so might be best suited as the only animal in your home, he is not a match with cats. DJ is very people-friendly and we think he’d be great with kids; he’s best paired with elementary-aged or older. With DJ’s history of having heartworm as a young dog, it’s important that his owner understand the importance of providing year-round heartworm preventives and routine vet care!

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

If you’d like to party with this DJ, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Cat of the Week: Serenity

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Serenity is an older cat that joined Last Hope. She is about 12 years old but her age doesn’t stop her from playing with her favorite toys and getting affection! She doesn’t mind being held and LOVES head scratches. Her sweet meow is on the softer side and she doesn’t stop chatting your ear off if food is involved. Serenity gets along with other cats so she would love to have a laid-back roommate to play and watch out the window with.

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

If this sweetie has caught your eye and you’d like to meet her, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Dog of the Week: Houby

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Handsome Houby is ready to be your best buddy! He loves going for walks and does great on a leash, but he’ll certainly enjoy having a yard of his own to explore. Houby is seeking a home with kids aged 12 or older. He’s a good-sized dog but came into rescue just a touch underweight so we’re working to help him gain a few pounds. Houby has good and playful energy but may not be well suited to a home with other large male dogs or dominant personalities. He’s about three years old.

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

If you’d like to meet this hunk, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Cat of the Week: Arnold

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Arnold is finally ready to find his forever home. He came to Last Hope in rough shape but with some TLC from the volunteers and doctors, Arnold is looking so handsome!! He had surgery to fix his eyelids and while they do still get a little runny occasionally the vets can’t find anything further wrong with them. He loves to explore and lay in the sun! He especially loves snuggles from his favorite people. Arnold can be a little picky about his cat friends and does ok with dogs as long as they respect his bubble. Arnold is around five years old.

Arnold’s adoption fee is $85 and includes neuter surgery, being up to date on vaccinations and preventives, and a microchip with free lifetime registration.

If you’d like to meet this great chill guy, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Dog of the Week: Daniel

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Hi! I’m Daniel! I’m a cute and alert young mixed-breed dog. I’m around 1-2 years old and weigh around 55 pounds. I love all people including kids and my foster mom says I will make a great dog for someone who can guide me.  I love car rides and going for walks and I’m learning to use a leash. I’m playful and curious and would love to live with another playful dog. I also live in a foster home with a cat. I love learning and love to be rewarded with treats and toys. Something that makes me unique is that I have six toes on each of my hind paws!

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

If you’d like to meet Daniel, please complete an adoption application HERE.