Dog of the Week: Monster

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Monster is my name, but it’s certainly not my personality!  I’m not a monster and it would be nice if you changed it, that’s just the name that I came into rescue with.  My foster mom calls me Monte Hall.   I like sitting next to you on the couch or in your lap, getting petted, belly rubs, going for walks, and playing with other dogs.  I come from a home that had multiple dogs.  I’m a quick learner and know “off” – even though I’d rather sit next to you.     I have some things I really like to do, such as getting into garbage & recycling so it needs to be put away.  I am an escape artist so a fenced-in yard will be required for my forever home.   I have good energy and love to run around the yard.  I am house trained and I think I could do well with children. I do have some medical needs to be aware of, I came to rescue with a collapsed trachea so need an owner who is careful about using a good harness when we walk on a leash. I’ve also had some problems with pancreatitis but my foster mom has helped me to feel much better with the help of our veterinarian and some good food. Monster is between five and six years old and weighs about 21 pounds.

Monster’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 Monster, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Volunteer of the Month: Janette Gorman

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Starting at the beginning of 2020, Janette Gorman began volunteering for Last Hope. She works with the cats and comes into the Adoption Center to care for them. She also transports cats when needed to the vet, IHA, and the spay and neuter clinic. Janette has also worked at a few Last Hope events.

Janette learned about Last Hope when she and her husband were looking to adopt a cat. She was impressed with how much we wanted to make sure it was a good match. After her husband passed away, Janette decided it was a good time to work volunteering into her schedule. She’s always been an animal lover and she likes being able to make time to volunteer with them. Janette enjoys meeting the people and, of course, hanging out with the cats.

Janette now shares her home with her dog Jordyn, and her two cats Lacy and Slim. She also has three sons; Dan and Tom live in different states and Matt lives in Cedar Rapids.

We were lucky when Janette decided to volunteer for Last Hope! She is very reliable and a great team member.

 

Cat of the Week: Teigen

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This sweet little lady loves being the center of attention! In her previous life, there was WAY TOO MUCH competition. She is always the first to greet the volunteers when they walk into her room and gives out purrs freely! She gets along great with other cats and would likely do well with kids and dogs alike. Teigen is about five years old.

Teigen’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 have the attention to give and would like to meet Teigen, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Dog of the Week: Porter

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Porter is such a wonderfully easy-going dog, we just cannot believe that someone hasn’t scooped him up yet! He is not a fan of being left alone for long stretches and he also kind of hates the kennel – but we certainly understand why when you know his past…Porter joined Last Hope after his owner abandoned him, leaving him behind when they moved away.  This wonderfully loving boy deserves the very best in a forever home, and we’re excited to introduce you to him! But beware…he’s a bit of a couch hog!! Porter loves to put a harness on and go for walks, he can be strong on the leash especially when he sees squirrels!  He is best suited as the only pet in the home but is great with people of all ages including children. Porter is around 8 years old now, he would do best with a fence or with someone who already has a daily walking routine. Porter rides in the car like a champ, and he will make a wonderful companion for someone seeking a friendly dog that is moderately active. Porter does have minor head tremors, these occur infrequently and seem to be brought on by change or stress. They do not hurt him or cause him pain, but are something to be aware of (he has been under the care of our veterinarian and had this reviewed extensively).

Porter’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 laid back dog might fit into your home and you’d like to meet him, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Cat of the Week: Lily

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Lily is a sweet little lady who would do best in a quiet home. She loves to take naps in the cubby on the cat tower and is starting to make friends with some of the volunteers. We think she would do best with another cat in the home. Dogs tend to make her a little nervous. Lily is about two years old.

Lily’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 sweet lady, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Happy Tail: Lexi

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Kristin, a teacher in Alburnett, became aware of Lexi (formerly Aspen) after Lexi came for a visit to the school. She looked into Lexi and soon she and her family (Adam, Claire, and Cade) met Lexi and they loved the way she interacted with all of them. Soon after that, Lexi was formally adopted by the family.

The first week Lexi was in the home she seemed a little overwhelmed by the noise and movement in the house. She slept a lot the first week off by herself. But after that first week, she began coming out of her sleeping space and interacting with the family. They were patient with her and gave her time to get used to her new life. It’s been great since then!

Now that Lexi is a part of the family, she “helps” drop the kids off at activities by riding shotgun in the car, she puts the kids to bed, she stays by Kristin’s side night and day, and she loves soft toys and treats them with care. Lexi loves to get the zoomies, devour pup cups from Starbucks, sleep by Kristin, go for walks, and ride in the car.

Lexi came into their lives after the loss of their beloved Bear, a 12-and-a-half-year-old golden retriever. They were heartbroken by the loss but Lexi seemed to see their broken hearts, especially Kristin’s, and found a way to help them love again while still honoring the memory of Bear. The first minute after the adoption was finalized, they saw a cardinal in their backyard. They believe cardinals indicate that an angel is near. They believe it was Bear welcoming Lexi home and showing them he was happy they could love a dog again.

We are thankful that Lexi obviously found a wonderful, loving home to land in. Thank you, Kristin, Adam, Claire, and Cade for allowing heartspace for Lexi.

 

Dog of the Week: Copper

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Hello, I’m Copper. I am around 6-7 years old and I love spending the day in front of the cool air vent napping! I grew up with kids which has made me love attention and a good scratch. I am working on building confidence and learning to play. My younger dog brother at my foster home is helping break me out of my shell and is trying to help teach me what a toy is and how to play with one. I am opening up and have started playing outside with his encouragement. During our potty breaks, I love chasing bunnies and stretching my legs before returning inside to go back to lay down. I respect short fences and have not jumped them, but I have thought about sneaking under vulnerable spots to smell my bunny friends. I am a good listener who knows my name and will let you brush my teeth, clean my paws, and do an excellent sit/stay when requested.  A home with kindness would do me best as I am afraid of being over-corrected. When meeting new people I am a shy timid girl as I am afraid to disappoint. I tend to put my head and tail down until I know you are safe but after a few minutes, I like to press up against your leg for a cuddle. Every new person I meet always describes me with the same word; “sweet.” I do not jump on guests but my foster dog brother is helping me learn how to greet guests with more enthusiasm and I am now brave enough to come up and smell new people.  I am not very interested in treats but I will do anything for a “good girl” with a neck scratch. My foster parents have been crating me at night for the first time in my life and I am doing an excellent job! I have the softest of ears you have ever felt. If you are looking for a calm dog, I’m your girl. I’m great on a car ride and am very polite when waking on a leash. I am ready to join you in a loving home.

Copper’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 you’d like to meet the sweetest girl, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Cat of the Week: April

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Spring was our theme for naming a beautiful litter of kittens when a very pregnant female, April, arrived and finally gave birth to six precious kittens on April 25, 2022… and by the way, that’s how she got her name!  🙂  She really labored hard delivering the first baby, Sprout, as well as the 2nd one, Primrose, but they came a little easier as the day went on and eventually she had a total of 6 kittens!  This gorgeous girl with the beautiful Brown Tabby & White fur coat has been one amazing, attentive, and very busy mama!  It’s almost time for her and her babies to go out into the bigger world now and have a family of their very own!   We believe she is right around 1 year old. April’s foster mom has spoiled her and all of her precious babies and spent hours upon hours with them in their own little cat heaven… sitting in the ‘cat room’ watching them play as well as rocking in a chair while holding and snuggling with them.  All of them have been out tearing around her home with her adult cats and have had some interaction with kids, but they will need to be introduced slowly into a new environment.  Occasionally a dog comes to visit so they have had some exposure to her, but slow introductions are best for any animal. April is a LOVER GIRL who loves laying in your lap – yep – she’s a lap kitty for people who enjoy having a warm body warming them up!  Now that she’s raised her LAST litter of kittens, she is ready to have more ME ONLY time and relax in her new forever home. She loves to play with wand toys so be sure to have some on hand!  She loves to curl up on a soft blanket or bed and nap the day away… especially if that blanket is on your lap.

April’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 affectionate young lady, please complete an adoption application HERE.

 

Dog of the Week: Oscar

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Looking for a dog with a winning personality? Luckily you’ve found Oscar! He’s a very social dog who would do best in a home where he can spend quality time with his people and at least one other accepting medium-large dog. Oscar enjoys a short daily walk and lots of plush and chew toys. He is a bit of a juggernaut who doesn’t know it, and he greets everyone he meets with love and a wagging tail. He’s fully house trained and nondestructive when home with his foster’s other dogs unkenneled. People in the home should be teens and older due to his slightly oblivious nature and high food drive. Oscar does have some mild allergies, he’s well managed with diet and seasonal allergy medication but may occasionally have some flare-ups. He’s about four years old.

Oscar’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 character, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Cat of the Week: Mickey

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Meet Mickey! This lovely lady is looking for her forever home! Mickey is a very talkative kitty and will meow to let you know that she doesn’t want you to stop petting her. She loves chin scratches and lap cuddles and will make it very clear when she wants your attention. She gets on her hind legs and reaches up for your hand until you pet her! Mickey has lived with other cats her whole life and did well and seems to do well around dogs when properly introduced. She is about 4 1/2 years old.

Mickey’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 character, please complete an adoption application HERE.