Dog of the Week: Velma

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The name given to me by the amazing people that saved me is Velma, but my foster mom did not think I looked like a Velma, so I became Sophie.  I am a 2-3-year-old, black and tan coonhound; I currently weigh in at about 60 lbs. and I am approximately 24″ to the shoulders. I definitely have a LOT of hound characteristics as I always have my nose to the ground. I have at some point had litters but I am scheduled to be spayed in March.  I am 90% housebroken and my foster family is working very hard to get me to 100%.  My foster mom says I am extremely smart as I learned “SIT” in about 15  minutes!

I am learning to play with the other dogs in my family and I love to run in the yard.  I have the characteristic hound bark/bay and I could easily scare away anything that I thought was going to come into my yard.  I definitely need at least a 4′ fence, as I can jump really high.  I do not bark when the doorbell rings or someone knocks, but I do meet two-legged friends with lots of love and snuggles. I do not have any issues with other dogs and I don’t bother the two kitties in my house.  I like to think I am a lap dog sometimes and snuggling with the teenager in my foster family is one of my favorite things to do! I even get to sleep in her bed with her every night!  I do not like it when dogs come near me when I’m eating and it’s best to just feed me away from everyone else or I get kind of growly.  I would be an excellent addition to any family, big or small, and I would love to be a permanent part of yours!

Velma’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 Velma sounds like the hound for you, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Cat of the Week: Earnie

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Hi, I’m Earnie I love to talk but still not sure about being held. My foster mom is working with me and I am slowly learning to like it. I like to play with toys, the ones that make noise are my favorite. My foster mom says I’m short and fluffy but hey aren’t we all? I would prefer to eat alone, please. I do get along with older and younger cats. I haven’t seen a dog before so I don’t really know if I like them. Earnie was born in July of 2019.

Earnie’s Baby Picture

Earnie’s adoption fee is $100 and includes neuter surgery, being up to date on vaccinations, and a microchip with free lifetime registration.

If you’d like to give Earnie a last name, please complete an adoption application HERE.

 

Dogs of the Week: Maisy and Ryler

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Hi, my name is Maisy and my best friend is Ryler.  I am 9 and he is 13. I am very playful and like to play with the dogs that live in our foster home.  My best friend Ryler is not very active but is very lovable. Ryler does have a medical condition but he is on medications that keep him feeling fine. We would really like to be adopted together.

We get along with other dogs but have not been cat tested. We like to cuddle under the covers at night and we are told we are both very sweet.  We do well with children, but because we are so small, it would be best if we were in a home with children over the age of 10.  When it’s cold outside, we prefer to do our business on puppy pads, and are currently trained to use them.

The adoption fee includes neuter and spay surgeries, being up to date on vaccinations and preventives, microchips with free lifetime registration, and a free obedience class.

If you would like to take these cuties home, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Cat of the Week: Wally

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Hi! My name is Wally! I know I look like those other black cats but WHOA! My foster mom doesn’t raise just a cat – she raises FUR BABIES! I like to cuddle and sleep with you, but most of all I would like someone to play with.  My foster brother George is the biggest fur baby of all. Every morning before my foster mom can get up he has to have his cuddle and loving time. He sits on her chest for a while and has to be told what a good boy he is. So if you adopt me you better set your alarm at least 5 minutes early because I’m learning from the best.

I know I’m a good boy too and I expect my new mom and dad to tell me that every day! My sister and I are always right there waiting for our turn when she’s done telling George how good he is. My foster mom says I’m pretty adorable!  If you work or play games on the computer you may want to pull up another chair – I love to sit next to you and nap while you work. A nice bed or cushion would be good too – we’re just a little spoiled! I have foster brother cats and a dog where I’m at right now so I think it would be ok to have those in my new home. Kids are ok too – as long as they’re not too crazy if you know what I mean!

Wally is about a year old and his adoption fee is $100 and includes neuter surgery, being up to date on vaccinations, and a microchip with free lifetime registration.

If this cutie looks like the kitty for you, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Dog of the Week: Bagel

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Bagel is one of the silliest, sweetest dogs you’ll ever meet.  She’ll stop in the middle of a walk to roll over to remind you that it’s time for a tummy rub.  She loves to be in your lap or curled up with a blanket.  She is relatively quiet for a beagle, mostly squeaking or whining when she’s happy and only baying when she’s after a squirrel.  She loves to be right by people or lounging in the sun.  Bagel is extremely picky about the dogs she likes.  She is in a home with a mellow older dog and they mostly ignore each other.  However, she’s been growly or snappy at other dogs she’s seen, including on walks, in our house, or in the other dog’s home.  She would probably prefer to be an only dog.  She has been around children 5 and older and does great with them, other than needing reminders not to chew on their toys.

Bagel is almost totally house trained but needs to be encouraged to go out every few hours.  She will also submissive pee when there’s yelling or she’s frightened.  She would like a fenced yard so she can explore without accidentally following her nose too far.  She’s learning manners like it’s not polite to gently jump up on people that aren’t petting you enough.  She does well on a leash until she puts on the Beagle Brakes and decides it’s time for a tummy rub.  She will also not allow you to stretch, do yoga, or anything else on the floor without climbing on you and reminding you that it’s time to pet her.

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

If Bagel sounds like the muffin for you, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Cat of the Week: Tootsie

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Introducing Tootsie.  Born about May 8, 2018. This little girl has a soft meow and a loud purr. She loves to explore. She loves to be held and won’t say no to a still lap. Her favorite place to nap is on top of her littermates.

Tootsie’s adoption fee is $100 and includes spay surgery, being up to date on vaccinations, and a microchip with free lifetime registration.

If you’d like to add this sweet girl to your household, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Happy Tail: Bailey (FKA Lemondrop)

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Karen had fallen in love with Beagles when she found a Beagle for a friend. She loves the howls and snuggles! That same friend saw Bailey (Lemondrop at the time) on the Last Hope website and told Karen about her. In October of 2017, the family fell in love with her and completed an application.

The adoption process went smoothly and the family promised to put up a fence around their backyard in the spring. They stayed true to their word and sent us a great video of Bailey zooming around the yard the day it was completed.

Karen and Mike’s granddaughter, Grace, lives with them and she and Bailey are inseparable. They enjoy going for walks, playing in the yard, playing Barbies, and coloring.

Like a true Beagle, Bailey follows her nose right into trouble! But it’s a good “trouble” and the family loves every minute of it. She loves to howl and get muddy and chew up anything that hits the floor. Bailey loves camping, eating, opening gifts, ice cream, and playing in the water (although she hates baths). She wakes them up with wet kisses and spoons with them at night.

According to Karen, “She howls at her own reflection, she howls at new decorations, she’ll howl at the ceiling fan or a new dish towel, and she’ll howl if she thinks my daughter’s cat Rebel is going to eat her food.  However, through all those howls…we couldn’t love her more.”

For her sixth birthday, Grace decided she wanted to do a fundraiser for Last Hope. They posted it on Facebook and raised $220! Way to go, Grace!

Bailey has hit the jackpot with this family and we are thankful they opened their hearts and home to her. Howl on, Bailey, howl on!

 

 

Cat of the Week: Bandit

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When Bandit came to us we couldn’t even look at him without him being pressed up against the back of the kennel trying to get away. He was extremely unsocialized when we pulled him from a bad hoarding situation but every day would get better and the hissing would eventually stop when he was fed or his box cleaned. Until one day when he learned to trust and scratches are a good thing, he has been a whole different cat. He will come up to you and want to be petted and loved. Bandit knows now what love is and he loves it.

Bandit may take a few steps back when going into a new house but we are sure he will adjust quickly. He may do better with another cat in the home to follow their ways (we have a few of Bandit’s friends that need to be adopted as well). He loves playing with toys that have feathers or balls with bells that he can push around. Bandit does get a little scared if you walk up to him too fast or pet him if he doesn’t see you first. Bandit has come so far and we would love to see him get a home.

Bandit’s adoption fee is $100 and includes neuter surgery, being up to date on vaccinations, and a microchip with free lifetime registration.

If you’d like to give this great guy with a bad past a home, please complete an application HERE.

Volunteer of the Month: Bergen Dalton

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Before joining Last Hope, Bergen took in a cat and litter of kittens. She got in contact with a Last Hope volunteer and arranged it so that the cats were taken into our care with Bergen as the foster. That was October of 2019 and Bergen has been an asset ever since.

She is primarily a foster parent and has fostered six cats and three dogs. In addition, she also helps by assisting when animals are vaccinated, moving supplies at the Adoption Center, and do some clean-up there.

Current Foster, Gabby

“I like volunteering/fostering for Last Hope because everyone has been so friendly and helpful. It is obvious that the animals are truly cared about and their best interest is always in mind. I also like that as a foster parent I am able to play such a large role in finding the perfect home for my fosters!”

Bergen says volunteering at Last Hope has been a great experience and she recommends volunteering and adopting from Last Hope.

Fosters are the heart of Last Hope and we’re very thankful that Bergen joined us! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication.

Cat of the Week: Quincy

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Quincy is a sweet boy that loves attention. He is very playful and curious about everything. Quincy does well with the other cats in his room at the Adoption Center. He is a little over a year old and ready to find his forever home!

The adoption fee for Quincy is $100 and that includes neuter surgery, being up to date on vaccinations, and a microchip with free lifetime registration.

If you’d like to add this spunky little guy to your home, please complete an adoption application HERE.