Cat of the Week: Sunny

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Sunny is the petite princess kitty of the home. Struts her stuff but is so gentle. Sunny loves kids and cats of all ages. She loves having other cats around to snuggle with as she naps throughout the day. Loves playing with toys as she is still very much a kitten.

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

If you’d like to bring this little cutie into your home, please complete an application HERE or email adoptions@adopthope.org.

Dog of the Week: Bobby

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Hi! My name is Bobby. If you are looking for a sweet, playful and cuddly pup, here I am! I live with 6 other dogs right now and get along with all of them. I also get along with kids.  I like to play with toys and I am still learning how to walk with a leash.

My foster mom takes me in the backyard to play and I love to jump around. I am still getting used to my kennel. It isn’t my favorite but I’m getting better being in it. I’m working really hard on potty training! Just look at my face, I am so cute. As much as I like it here I am excited to find my forever home.

Bobby’s adoption fee is $300 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 cute little nugget, please complete an application HERE or email adoptions@adopthope.org.

Cat of the Week: Allison

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Allison here, I was an outside cat with my brother and sister until it got too cold for us. Now we are at Last Hope and definitely liking being inside way better. I would love to find my forever home. I love to curl up on a lap and take a nap.

I’m pretty shy and loud noises scare me but I’m as sweet as can be! I don’t really have a lot to say so you can do most of the talking. I won’t tell any of your secrets, I promise. I don’t mind people or animals, but barking dogs scare me. Once I get to know you better I bring out the silly side.

Allison’s adoption fee is $85.00 which includes spay surgery, being up to date on vaccinations, and a microchip with lifetime registration.

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

Happy Tail: Sophie

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Ron and Beth were looking to add a puppy to their family but when they saw the picture of two-year-old Sophie, they were smitten. After a very successful visit in a dog park between their existing dog and Sophie they decided to take the plunge and add Sophie to their family of two cats, Jax and Buck, and their dog, Maizy.

When Sophie came home with them, there was a learning curve at first. Sophie had been almost starved to death previous to Last Hope saving her so she was an active counter surfer, always looking for food. The family quickly learned to keep food off the counters where she could reach it and did some training with Sophie to keep her from getting on the table and eating cat food.

They call her their little hippie girl because Sophie is so laid-back and easy going. She’s not much for toys or typical playing that dogs do, but she does love to chew on bones. She enjoys short running bursts at the dog park and then resting in the shade. Sophie also likes lap time and cuddling. And she’s a bed hog!

We are so happy for Sophie to have found such a wonderful forever home with Ron and Beth and their other furkids. And that she now has a soft bed to hog!

Happy Tail: Emil

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Carmen and Tyson had lost their beloved cat, Siam. After months of grieving, they went to PetSmart to see the cats available for adoption from Last Hope just to see if they felt ready to open their hearts to a new furbaby. They were impressed by the setup and the interactions with the cats so they went home and filled out an application on our website.

They had a tough decision but settled on Emil because he was a little more docile and would mesh well with their older cat at home, Sobe. The adjustment period lasted about a week during which they kept Emil and Sobe separated but able to see and smell each other. They took it slow, which is the right approach when introducing a new pet to an existing one in the home. Carmen said the slow start paid off because there has never been any aggression between the two cats.

They like Emil’s sweet personality and joyful curiosity with everyone, even strangers. He never holds back his affection. Emil loves afternoon cat naps on his cat tree and has the cutest little “cat snore” while he naps. They have a screened in porch which is perfect for bird and squirrel watching. They report he’s a fantastic mouser as he proudly carries around his toy “prey” after skillfully hunting them down! When given catnip Emil rolls around on his back which encourages Sobe to jump in and it’s the beginning of a good wrestling match between the two. And Emil is no dummy; he likes to follow Carmen into the laundry room in hopes of getting to lay in warm clothes fresh out of the dryer!

It sounds like Emil hit the jackpot with Carmen, Tyson, and Sobe and we’re so happy for him! Thank you for loving him and giving him his happily ever after.

Dog of the Week: Buck

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Don’t let the Buck stop here…bring him into your family! Six-year-old Buck is a male lab mix, he may have some pittie or Chesapeake retriever in him too, but we know this for sure – he’s handsome and deserves the best in a forever family! Before Buck joined Last Hope, he lived with an owner that kept him chained to a dog kennel outside and definitely neglected his needs. Buck was underweight when he joined us and is now working on gaining muscle and getting into tip-top shape!

Buck is a big boy, he loves a good came of catch and will gladly drop the ball and wait patiently while you throw for him. Buck is working on his manners, but his lab personality and zest for life make him sooo easy to love! An ideal home for Buck will have big dog experience, enjoy working with an active dog that loves to learn and please their owner, no small children or pets (including no cats at this time). What the Buck are you waiting for?? Fill out an application and meet this handsome dude today!

Buck’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 adding this great guy to your family, please complete an application HERE or email adoptions@adopthope.org.

Volunteer of the Month: Darcy McGuire and Family

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Darcy McGuire has done MANY things for Last Hope: Fostering, events, fundraising, baking, processing applications, transports, adoptions, foster lead, home visits, meet and greets, matchmaking, helping with the intake of dogs, and scanning and uploading medical records. Her husband and two daughters have been involved with some of these tasks as well and have been an enormous help to Darcy and the dogs they foster. Here is some of her history in her own words:

Zoey

“Our family found Last Hope through Petfinders when we were looking to adopt a puppy. Funny we didn’t even know about Last Hope. I was wanting to find somewhere I could volunteer and would truly enjoy. A volunteer had told me ‘Darcy you should foster, what a better way to find the perfect puppy to adopt and Last Hope always needs fosters.’ A short few weeks and we had puppies in our home. We did adopt one of the girls but kept on fostering. Some have been long-term fosters. Our family has fostered 18 or more since 2015. I have to confess a few fosters I had to sneak in after my husband went to bed! We as a family have foster failed three times now.

Izzy

I have always loved dogs. Growing up my family always had at least one dog at a time. If ever I would find a loose dog I would do my best in finding its home. By the way, if you see a white Sorento circling your neighborhood, it could very well be me trying to catch a loose dog!

Zoey, Izzy, Camille, Petey, and Calvin

When I went to orientation to become a volunteer I found there were many great ways to volunteer. There were opportunities for everyone. Being a person who has a big heart for animals I was very excited. Often I found myself overextended but always found my way.”

We are grateful for volunteers like Darcy and her family!

Dog of the Week: Carew

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Carew is just about as cute as they come! She is a young female, playful and super loving with people. If you look closely, you’ll notice that’s Carew just loves to smile! Carew is looking for a forever home with no cats or small dogs, please! She may enjoy living with another medium to large calmer dog, but will need an introduction to see if it would be a fit of course!

Carew loves to play with toys, so a nice big fenced in yard with someone who would enjoy playing fetch would be heaven for her!

Carew’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 need this smile in your life, 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.

The adoption fee for Ruffles 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: Fiona

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If you LOVE labs, Fiona is the girl for you! She’s smart, energetic and playful. Fiona is around 5 to 6 years old, she is potty trained and knows basic commands. She has wonderful energy and will make a fantastic walking partner and thoroughly enjoy a back yard to play in. Fiona will do best with male dogs near her size, older children that can appreciate an energetic companion and no cats.

Fiona’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 think this great girl would fit into your family, please complete an application HERE or email adoptions@adopthope.org.