Cat of the Week: Pepper

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Pepper is a special boy! He came to us when he was faced with euthanasia. His vet saw how special he was and knew he needed a second chance. Pepper is a curious boy who loves to explore and loves to cuddle. He’s sweet and playful and deserves the best home ever!  Pepper suffered an injury to his tail/back end last fall. He had to have his tail amputated and started having issues with using the litter box and controlling his bladder. He was moved outside full-time because of these issues. However, they soon learned that this would not work for Pepper as he started having more issues. He is not able to urinate on his own and must have his bladder expressed 2-3 times a day. He has started wearing diapers now that he is with Last Hope and is getting used to being expressed daily. (He’s still not a fan, but who can blame him?)  We are looking for a family for Pepper who is willing to help this boy out a little when he needs it in return for all the love and affection he has to offer. He’s quick to forgive after being expressed and loves attention. We would start out with a foster family to ensure you have all the support you need while learning to care for him. He will come with the diaper collection volunteers have amassed for him. Pepper is about three years old.

His adoption fee is $50 and includes neuter surgery, being up to date on vaccinations and preventives, and a microchip with free lifetime registration.

If you think you can open your heart and home to this special guy, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Dog of the Week: Charlie

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Check out Charlie and his big beautiful ears! This handsome guy is ready for a forever home, he is young and active and ready to play with you.  Charlie already knows a few basic commands, like sit and shake. He is smart and eager to please!  Charlie is playful and well suited with other medium to large-sized dogs with similar energy, he also seems curious and respectful of cats.  Charlie would be best paired with middle- school-aged children or older, given his playful nature. We’re guessing on his breed mix, but believe that he is indeed a shepherd mix of sorts. We’re still working on not jumping when we’re excited, but Charlie is super food motivated so this makes training easier. Charlie can climb chain link fences, but he walks great on a leash!

Charlie’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 need these ears in your life, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Cat of the Week: Jojo

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Jojo is a five-year-old girl and has five kittens: Caoimhe, Ciara, Aisling, Rian, and Aoife. She has a lot of love to give and plenty to say! Even though she is five years old, she is just now learning how to play and is quite clumsy. She enjoys running after toys, paws flailing everywhere. You will also be impressed by her leaping skills. She is not much of a lap cat yet because she’s been busy taking care of her babies but in time she might start being snuggly. Jojo gets along well with the other adult cats in her foster parent’s home and is eager to make new friends. She would like to find a forever home with her daughter Aisling who is her “mini-me.”   There is a discount if you adopt Jojo and her daughter Aisling together.

Jojo’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 Jojo, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Dog of the Week: Colonel

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Colonel is a large dog with a lot of love to give! He is friendly and kind with people and has done especially well meeting new people and making friends. We have had him in multiple public settings, and are so impressed with how well he responds to meeting new people!  He can be dog selective and seems to be most comfortable with female dogs near his size. Colonel is not a fit in a home with small animals, including cats or chickens as he does have a prey drive.  Colonel is seeking a home with a nice big yard for him to enjoy and someone who is active and will get him out on walks as this is one of his favorite things to do! He also seems comfortable with all people, but has never been around very small children so is best suited for a home with kids elementary-aged children at this time. Colonel does need an experienced dog owner who will provide him with guidance and training. He does respond well to verbal commands/cues. He is about three years old.

Colonel’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 would like to meet Colonel, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Volunteers of the Month: Barks & Brew Helpers

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In August we held our big fundraiser of the year – Barks & Brew. It was a huge success but we never could have done it without the help of many volunteers!

We had a good number of volunteers help with the setup which helped out a lot. They set up tables, chairs, the dog areas, the cat areas, auction items, Last Hope merchandise for sale, signs, tents, etc. They worked very hard and got it all set up before the guests came.

During the event, they sold Last Hope merchandise, helped with the auction, worked as dog and cat handlers, roamed the area making sure everything was running smoothly, etc.

THEN there is the tear-down portion of the event. Again, we had a good number of volunteers that helped all the tasks go quickly.

A huge THANK YOU to EVERY Barks & Brew volunteer! YOU made this possible!

 

Cat of the Week: Cupid

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Our sweet Cupid came into rescue in February of 2021. He was hanging out at a local feed and supply store and was following customers in the door. It was very cold out! He would only stay for a minute and run back out. The staff set a live trap and within a day they had him! He was so grateful to be caught. They took him to the office area and got him warmed up until the foster from Last Hope could get there later in the day. He was sound asleep in the live trap when the foster arrived. He was so relieved to be safe and warm! He needed to be neutered and also treated for a severe ear infection before he was ready for adoption. He is now fully vetted and healthy and ready to go to an indoor home. He is about one year old and a total love bug. He has a wonderful purr and loves to play. He loves attention and will always accept some love and pets.

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

This guy deserves a great home. If you think you could provide that, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Dog of the Week: Hank

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Mr. Hanky Panky is a sweet little bowling ball of a dog! He’s ready to be your best friend, and definitely doesn’t want to be left home alone too often.  Hank is super food motivated so teaching him new commands will be easy and fun! He already knows sit and is working on his potty training and leash manners. Hank would like a fenced-in yard to explore, he is not a fit with cats or small dogs.  He might be best paired with a female dog around his size (35 – 50 pounds), or as your number one pup! Hank has never been around babies or toddlers, older children (6+ years old) are the best fit for him. Hank himself is around 2 years old, and has great young dog energy!

Hank’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 this great guy appeals to you and you’d like to meet him, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Cat of the Week: Francis

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Francis is a very curious little lady. She is still a little shy with our volunteers but her curiosity is getting the best of her and she’s starting to look for some attention. She is about three years old.

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

If this sweet girl caught your attention and you’d like to meet her, please complete an adoption application HERE.

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 they welcomed the two into their home.

Both cats acclimated to their new environment fairly easily. Mickey took a bit longer to warm up but since Caroline and Jim have spent more time at home due to COVID, they have a great routine now. Caroline says they each have their own personality but both are very loving. Mitch likes to curl up on his dad’s lap and Mickey will let you know it’s time to pet her with loud meows!

Mitch and Mickey are their first pets and they hope to adopt a dog to add to their crew.

We love success stories like this one and are so happy Mitch and Mickey found such a wonderful forever home!

Dog of the Week: Porkchop

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Porkchop!! This handsome dude is around 2.5-3 years old, and 60 pounds of personality! Porkchop is seeking a super stable home, with an experienced dog owner.  He can be your couch potato partner if you bribe him with belly rubs, or your backyard companion helping to rid the yard of birds and squirrels (and tennis balls, too!).  Porkchop is super food motivated, so it was easy to train him to sit and we know he’ll do great learning lots of other new commands.  He loves to be with his person and can be somewhat standoffish with new people or situations.  Porkchop will need to be your only dog in the home, or possibly paired with a very docile and confident larger female dog.  Pushy or over-friendly dogs don’t mesh well with his personality.  No kids or cats for Porkchop, please! Porkchop is a vocal dog, he will talk and grumble at you to let you know what he’s thinking!

Porkchop’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 this meaty guy stole your heart and you’d like to meet him, please complete an adoption application HERE.