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 training him with 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 hunk strikes your fancy and you’d like to meet him, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Cat of the Week: Pillar

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Pillar is a fun young lady looking for her forever home. She is playful and sweet all mixed into one. Pillar is about two years old.

Her 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 want to meet this great girl, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Volunteer of the Month: Rachel Palmer

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Rachel Palmer has been volunteering with the dogs since last fall. She and her wife had lost two dogs in 2020 and were online looking for a new family member. They came across Last Hope on PetFinder and put in an application.  On the day they were supposed to meet a potential adoptee, the derecho hit. So the meet and greet was put on hold until Rachel’s power came back on and they were able to get their fence fixed. They finally got to meet Beto and decided he was the right dog for them.

Rachel works with the dogs at the Adoption Center (cleaning kennels, giving food and water, administering medication, socializing them, etc.). She and her wife also foster dogs in their home. Lately, her schedule has not permitted her to go to the Center in the mornings so she takes time in the early afternoon to walk at least one dog.

Rachel says, “I like volunteering at Last Hope because it’s literally the end of the road for some of these dogs. They wouldn’t be alive if it wasn’t for Sonia and Last Hope. And there are some great dogs there.”

Thank you, Rachel, for all you and your family does for the dogs of Last Hope!

Dog of the Week: Sarge BC

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Sarge is a high-energy, very smart (and handsome!) border collie! He knows many basic commands and is an eager learner and a great walking partner.  Sarge is seeking an experienced dog owner; he does have barrier reactivity and although he is working with a trainer on this, he will need an owner that is committed to continuing this work and keeping him safe and well socialized.  Sarge is not a fit in a home with children or cats.  Sarge does great with other dogs, and loves doggy daycare!  Included in Sarge’s adoption fee are training lessons through Cedar Run Company in Hiawatha. For this reason, we would like to find an adopter within approximately 50 miles who is open to working with a trainer using positive reinforcement training.

Sarge’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’re experienced with dogs and would like to meet Sarge BC, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Cat of the Week: Vivian

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Vivian is a friendly cat that would love to have a home to play and run around in. She gets along great with other cats. Vivian is about three years old.

Vivian’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 wonderful lady, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Happy Tail: Bear (FKA Francesca)

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Emma found Bear (fka Francesca) on the Last Hope website and was interested because she reminded her of her childhood cat whom she adored. She completed an application and says she appreciated the adoption process. Emma liked that we did our best to make sure Bear was going to the right home by checking references and doing a home visit. She and her partner, Nick, set up an appointment to meet Bear and were pleased by her sweet and friendly demeanor. Nick and Emma decided Bear was the right cat for them.

The adjustment period was smooth. She immediately made herself at home in their condo, going from room to room to check out her new domain. The first few nights she was up late, playing and sometimes “talking.” But she slowly adapted to their sleep schedule and now she reports to her spot next to their bed each night and wakes up with them in the morning.

Bear loves their floor-length windows and all the cat-friendly surfaces in her forever home. She soaks up all the love and attention she can get and is great with any visitors to their home, including children. Bear loves chasing her yarn balls, watching the birds out the window, going to the “salon” (aka getting brushed), napping, and would sell her soul for a tuna-flavored treat!

We are so happy that Bear and her new family found each other because it’s clear she was meant to live with Emma and Nick. Happy life, Bear!

Dog of the Week: Russell

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Man of mystery, Russell is definitely a unique combination of breeds! Our best guess is that he has some border collie or cattle dog mixed with something like Chow Chow to give him the distinct body shape that he has! He has long, thick hair, and a sturdy body that is long and low to the ground.  One thing we can say for certain, he is handsome and friendly with people!   Russell can be dog selective, he might be a fit with a medium-sized friendly female dog. He joined us with another male dog that might have been a littermate of his, similar in size and personality these two have gotten along well with supervision.  He is great with people but has never been around very small children, so 6+ years old would be best for him.  Russell needs to learn some basic commands and manners.  He is not a fan of bicycles, and he does bark when he sees other dogs that get him excited (mostly larger males so far). He is about two years old.

Russell’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 catches your interest and you’d like to meet him, please complete an adoption application HERE.

 

Cats of the Week: Kittens

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Our Cats of the Week this week are a few of the kittens that are available for adoption. We have plenty of kittens if you’re looking to add to your family! They are all up to date on shots and altered and ready to go. If you’re thinking of adding one kitten to your home, consider adding two. Two kittens are absolutely adorable but they also help you out by entertaining each other much of the time.

The adoption fee for a kitten is $100 and you get a break on the price if you adopt two at the same time. So take a look HERE at all our available cats and get ready to “ooh” and “ahh” at their cuteness! Pictured here are just a few of the kittens available.

Dog of the Week: Cubby

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Calling all husky lovers! Cubby is a home run of a dog, he is sweet and friendly with people, loves car rides, and will make a great companion for someone active and familiar with his breed.  He is believed to be a husky/malamute mix, so he does have moderate to high grooming needs.  Cubby can be dog selective, he has done best with another female husky that is near his size. Cubby is eager to learn manners and commands, although he is an adult dog he will need some help learning his new routine and settling into his forever home.  His adoption fee includes a basic obedience course at Cedar Run Company in Hiawatha, we think this will be a great fit for Cubby and his new owner to bond and learn from each other! Cubby is not a fit for apartment living, he also needs to be in a home with older children who are dog savvy.  Cubby has met cats very briefly and seemed to ignore them, but we can’t say for certain how he would do with them long term. He is about two years old.

Cubby’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 handsome guy, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Cats of the Week: Kittens!

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Are you ready for some absolute cuteness in your life? We have several adoptable kittens ready to go to their furever homes. We had many pregnant mama cats so far this year and their babies are ready to go now. Pictured are a few of those kittens. And if you want to add a kitten to your family, why not add two! They go great in pairs because they play with each other and wear each other out. And how can you resist the adorable sight of two kittens playing?

You can find all of our adoptable kittens on our website. When you find one, or TWO!, that you would like to meet just complete an adoption application HERE.