Donors, This Is For You!

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This month, instead of recognizing one of our amazing volunteers, we’re turning the focus on the donors who support us with monetary donations and donations of items we need. We are so very thankful for ALL the donors who make what we do possible! Whether you’re able to give $5 or $5,000 or a roll of paper towels, every donation counts and we truly appreciate every single one.

Because of the support of our donors, we’re able to save animals that other organizations might have to turn away because the animal has medical issues. Donors make it possible for us to get these animals the care they need and deserve so they can go to their forever homes happy and healthy. Donations enable us to provide much-needed surgeries, dental cleanings, medicine, flea and tick preventives, heartworm preventives, and emergency care when needed.

Our adoption fees cover only the bare essentials for these animals so donations are necessary to keep our doors open and save even the toughest of cases. We recognize that we would literally not have a roof over our heads without the generosity of donors. And we think we have the best donors around! When we need more everyday items for the Adoption Center like laundry detergent, printer paper, bleach, garbage bags, etc. we put out a call on Facebook and the items start showing up at our door.

So this month, we shout a big THANK YOU to everyone who has ever donated anything to Last Hope. Without YOU there would be no US and a lot of homeless pets would not even have a chance at finding a forever home. So pat yourself on the back and know that we appreciate you so much!

Dog of the Week: Lambi

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Meet Lambi!! She is an 8-year-old fawn Chihuahua. She came to Last Hope in August when her owner suddenly passed away and was separated from her two friends that she lived with.  Lambi transitioned very well into her foster home.  She came to us already spayed but had a dental to clean and remove some teeth.  In the past two months, Lambi has really opened up and has a great personality.  She gets along with other dogs small- and medium-sized in her foster home.  She doesn’t mind cats, but will give them a warning if they get too close for comfort.    She is potty trained to go outside and also uses puppy pads inside, if needed.  She stays in a kennel during the day if no one is home.  Lambi loves to sleep in bed on her foster mom’s pillow, or under the blankets occasionally.  Lambi would love to find a forever family where she can cuddle lots!  She also does fine with children, just slow introduction and with new people, she will bark until she knows they are ok (she might think she is a guard dog!).  She loves to stroll around the yard with the other dogs and hasn’t been taken on a lot of walks, but LOVES car rides! If she is given a bed to lay on by her humans she is great, but she would really like to be on your lap. She loves her food and treats!

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

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

Cat of the Week: Ruffles

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Ruffles is a feisty young thing with a lot of love to give! She’s a chatty girl (she can hold up her end of a conversation, for sure!), with plenty of personality and an appetite to match. She love, love, LOVES to play, is entranced by YouTube videos of fish and birds, and enjoys a good game of chase around the house. She wants to be the lone queen of her household and hasn’t quite learned that hands and feet aren’t toys yet, so a home with older children or adults would be most suitable. Ruffles has boundless energy and loves new stimulating experiences. She can be easily startled by loud noises and is rather squirmy if you pick her up, but she’ll rub against you and purr while she sits on your lap just as happily as playing like she’s the mightiest hunter in the forest.

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

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

Dog of the Week: Kaiya

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Kaiya is a beautiful young pitbull terrier mix. She was found by a patrolman in Missouri. At the time, she had an infection in her eye and it needed to be removed to prevent further damage. She has made an excellent recovery and gets around without any problems or fearfulness. The shelter that she was at became too full, so Kaiya is now a Last Hope dog.   Kaiya has been learning potty training and leash manners very well. She knows “sit” and “kennel” and is eager to learn more (especially for treats)! Kaiya has loved all people she has met and gets along well with her fur “big brother.” However, we do recommend her forever home have a submissive male dog or she be an only dog. Kaiya likes to chase cats, but will not harm them.  Kaiya has a lot of puppy energy and will do well in a home where she has space to play and people to play with. Kaiya will thrive with someone to teach her how to curb her enthusiasm and will repay in limitless cuddles.  Kaiya will do best with older children as she does still have puppy energy and could knock a small one over.

Kaiya’s adoption fee is $300 which includes spay surgery, being up to date on vaccinations, a microchip with lifetime registration, and a free obedience class.

If you would like to add Kaiya to your family, please complete an application HERE or email adoptions@adopthope.org.

 

Cat of the Week: Blaze

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They call me Blaze. I was pulled from a small hoarding house along with my brother and some others. The house was in such bad shape, it has been gutted now. I’m glad to be out of there and in better hands at Last Hope. I’m looking for a second chance at a forever home now. I just need someone who will love me and take good care of me.

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

If you would love to give this great guy a forever home, please complete an application HERE or email adoptions@adopthope.org.

Dog of the Week: Fargo

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My name is Fargo, I joined Last Hope all the way from Texas this year! I’m so glad the volunteers at last hope scooped me up and brought me into their safe care, I didn’t have a very great start to my life. Although my ears look different and my body has a few scars, I have so much love to give. I don’t mind other dogs who are smaller than me, but I think people are the best and everyone keeps saying what a good boy I am! I was found to be heartworm positive, but I’ve been through treatment so now I just need a family to love me up and keep me safe with monthly heartworm preventive. Update: I have a foster home!!! Here’s what they say about me:  Fargo is a four-year-old Pitbull mix that has been fostered for a couple months. He’s an extremely mellow dog that is very affectionate and loving. He doesn’t jump or lick but will give kisses when asked. He loves to sleep under the covers at night and loves to cuddle. He is great with kids and will listen to commands such as come and sit. He loves to play fetch and rip up stuffed toys. He is the sweetest and most loving dog I’ve ever had the pleasure of fostering.

Fargo’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 awesome dog, please complete an application HERE or email adoptions@adopthope.org.

Dog of the Week: Piper

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Piper is loyal and very smart; she is looking for a very special home that knows Heelers or other herding breeds. Piper bonds quickly and knows many commands including sit, stay, shake and down.   She doesn’t like bicycles, or loud trucks/motorcycles, but does enjoy riding in the car. She is good with other dogs but doesn’t really play so would be best paired with a mellow companion. Piper can be protective of her people, so an adopter will need to be assertive and consistent. A  family with older children would be best because of these traits.  Piper needs an adopter that is a homeowner with a fenced yard.

Piper’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 wonderful girl, please complete an application HERE or email adoptions@adopthope.org.

Cat of the Week: Harley

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Harley is a beautiful Blue Point Siamese Snowshoe mix – with GORGEOUS BLUE EYES – who came to us after spending some time at another shelter where he was overlooked. The theory was that it was because he doesn’t like other cats. He’s very vocal about it and will tell you all about why he should be your one and only! Who can blame him though?  He’s a sweet, older boy who just wants the love and attention he deserves – and he’ll be a wonderful companion for a family or individual who only wants one cat!  He is front paw declawed.

Harley’s adoption fee is $85 which includes neuter 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.

Volunteer of the Month: Molly Tutt

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Molly Tutt has been volunteering only since July 2018 but she hit the ground running and does a lot of tasks for us. She had attended some Cat Adoption Open Houses and thought she would like to help out with the kitties.

Molly does cat care which involves cleaning up after and feeding the cats at the shelter but she also trains new volunteers, takes cats to vet appointments, transfers cats to and from PetSmart in Coralville, helps with events, performs home visits, and helps with adoptions. She pitches in wherever we need help!

When asked why she likes volunteering at Last Hope Molly said, “I love all the kitty kisses, snuggles, and purrs! I like volunteering at Last Hope because seeing the cats and even dogs  get their forever homes is worth the time spent.” She also loves to see updates on how the cats and dogs are doing in their forever homes.

We can depend on Molly to help out with many different tasks and are glad she has joined the Last Hope family!

 

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.