Cat of the Week: Lizzy

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Hi, my name is Lizzy and I’m the talker of my group of friends. I will talk about anything. I was found one night right before it got cold out and now I am at Last Hope. I love to play, eat and sleep, you know the normal cat stuff. I would love a place to call my own and to share your bed with you. I like other cats, but I haven’t meet a dog up close so I don’t know if I would like one. We can always try as long as they are nice to me. 🙂

The adoption fee for Lizzy is $100 which includes spay surgery, being up to date on vaccinations, and a microchip with lifetime registration.

If you’d like to meet this great lady, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Dog of the Week: Gypsy

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Gypsy is a very affectionate, sweet, and loving girl that just wants to be with people all the time. She loves everyone she meets, even children, and loves to be helping you with your day to day activities. Gypsy is good with dogs but would prefer a home without cats or other small animals. She can be a very active girl but will relax once in your company. Gypsy enjoys going for walks and does really well on leash! She is the perfect co-pilot in the car too!

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

If this great girl catches your eye, please complete an adoption application HERE.

 

 

 

Cat of the Week: Jay

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Jay is a handsome Brown Tabby, approximately 9 months old as of April 2019.   He was brought into Last Hope after being found outside an office building in Cedar Rapids.  His foster mom was visiting the LHAR adoption center when Jay decided he should get to go home with her … so off to Waterloo they went!   Jay is a chatterbox….he sounds like a grumpy old man with a raspy voice, but he’s just telling stories and letting you know how he feels.  From the time his foster family wakes up, until the time they go to bed, Jay is part of the busy household.  He is currently in a home with six other cats, two small dogs, and six humans (4 kids, 2 adults).  He will play with any one of the various animals in the household, he’s not selective, he just wants to have fun.

He is the LIFE OF THE PARTY!  When his humans arrive home, he can usually be found on any one of the available beds taking a cat nap, usually with another cat, but occasionally with one of the dogs.   If he can catch any one of his human cohabitors sitting down, you’re likely to find him curled up next to them.  If no one is sitting down, he’s usually following one of us around trying to get attention! While he wants to be petted, he’s more than content simply being talked to until you can find time to pet him or pick him up for some snuggles.   There is nothing shy about Jay, he wants to be where the action is, he likes to meet new people, he’s a people purrson!   He would do well in a house with other cats, dogs, and children.  If you’re looking for a companion that likes to be with you, Jay is your guy!

Dog of the Week: Nevaeh

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Hi, my name is Nevaeh. I am a 7-year-old brindle pitbull that loves to give kisses. I was found in Cedar Rapids emaciated, dirty with really long nails. The volunteers at Last Hope are the best! They cleaned me up and helped me gain back weight. I overheard my foster parents saying I think I am a lap dog. I am not sure what that means. Am I not supposed to jump in your lap?

I love being with my people and I give the best hugs and kisses. I  also love to play with toys.   Treats are the best. I know “sit,” “stay,” and I know what “no” means. I am working on “speak” and “shake.” I am a smart girl, so it shouldn’t take me long to learn. My foster mom says I am a really good listener and she wants me to teach my foster siblings to behave as well as I do. I should not be in a home with cats, but I get along with my three dog foster siblings. With a slow introduction, I should do great with a doggy friend in my forever home.    If you are looking for a sweet dog to be by your side, I am your gal. I promise you will fall in love with me and all my doggy kisses!

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

If Nevaeh sounds like the girl for you, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Volunteer of the Month: Shalome Tonelli

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Last Hope is a mostly foster-based animal rescue meaning that most of our pets stay in people’s homes until they find their forever homes. That makes our fosters extremely important to our mission. Shalome Tonelli and her family lost their own rescue dog earlier this year and turned to fostering as a way to still have dogs in the house. They have helped three dogs find their forever homes so far.

Shalome says, “We enjoy seeing the dogs learn new skills, enjoy playing outside and going on hikes, and how they open up to new experiences in our home and community. My husband and I have 8 kids between ages 11-16 and the kids love having dogs around to walk, play with, and cuddle.”

We couldn’t do what we do for the animals without families like hers opening their homes to dogs waiting for their forever families. Thank you Shalome and family for all the work you do!

 

Cats of the Week: KITTENS! KITTENS! KITTENS!

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Kittens, kittens, kittens. We’ve got kittens! If you’re looking to add a furry member to your family, there’s nothing cuter than a kitten – or TWO! Kittens are great if adopted in pairs because they entertain each other and form a lifelong bond. And we offer a reduction in adoption fees if you adopt two kittens at once.

We’re featuring just a few of the kittens currently in residence at Last Hope, but we have every color you can imagine so you’re sure to find one that tickles your fancy. Just head over to our website HERE to see all the kittens we have available for adoption.

All our kittens are ready to go! They are spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and have microchips with lifetime registration. And along with our kittens comes the heartwarming knowledge that you have saved more than one precious life. When one of our kittens gets adopted, that opens up space to save another cat.

We have kittens that are good with dogs, ones that are great with kids, affectionate ones, purring machines, etc. Your challenge will be narrowing it down to one or two!

Take a peek at all our adorable kittens and when you find one, or two, that you want to add to your family you can complete an adoption application HERE.

Dog of the Week: Katniss

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Katniss is a 5 to 6-year-old female German Shepherd Dog. She can be shy but warms up quickly to a soft word and kindness. She loves her people and receiving attention and being loved on. She does fine with other dogs but would be just as happy being the only one. Katniss loves her treats and her crate. It’s her safe space. Katniss is house trained, doesn’t guard food nor possessions and loves to be touched and petted all over. If you’re looking for a faithful companion and couch mate, Katniss is your girl!

The adoption fee for Katniss is $250 and includes spay surgery, being up to date on vaccinations and preventives, a microchip with lifetime registration, and a free obedience class.

If you would like to meet this beauty, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Cat of the Week: Dustin

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This handsome man is boyfriend material ladies! ❤❤ He’ll watch 90s chick flicks with you all day, keep your pillow warm, and let you eat the last of the ice cream. On the other hand, gentlemen – if you’re looking for a buddy to watch car shows or football with – he’s your man. Dustin is a laid back, lazy boy. He goes with the flow and doesn’t let anything get to him. He would love a home of his own to lounge in and a family to love.

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

If you’d like to meet this chill guy, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Happy Tail: Chloe (fka Tama)

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Matt and Breanna already had adopted a dog, Cory, and they were looking for a companion for him that would complement their family. We had posted a letter to Santa from Chloe (Tama at the time) listing all the things she wanted in a family. Matt and Breanna saw it and felt Chloe might be the dog for them.

Chloe had been dumped in the woods with a littermate so she had a rough start in life.

She could be a little scared of new people and situations so we told them to take it slow and be patient with her. Well, that kind of flew out the window when Chloe and Cory met! Chloe was shy at first with Breanna and Matt, but she immediately started playing with Cory. With Cory’s help, Chloe was able to adjust very quickly to her new family. She would see Cory going to the door with his tail wagging to greet new people so she did the same. Everything Cory did, Chloe mimicked and it really helped her adjustment and helped her get over her fear of new people.

They love her playful and spunky spirit. She is friendly, goofy, and excitable. Chloe and Cory get to go to the dog park pretty much every day and that helps Chloe get rid of some of her crazy energy. She is also a big cuddler and can go from wild to mellow in an instant.

She loves her trips to the dog park, playing with toys (although stuffed ones are now off-limits because she likes to eat them!), sunbathing, and playing some more.

Chloe really hit the jackpot with Matt, Breanna, and Cory; they all make a great forever family. Thank you for helping her to blossom and grow and know the love of a family.

 

Dog of the Week: Henry (aka Bruce)

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My name is Henry and I was picked up as a stray in Tama, where they first called me Roscoe and then Bruce, but my foster mom thought I looked more like a Henry so that’s been my name.  I was scheduled to be euthanized and Last Hope Rescue literally saved me!  I am a 6-8-year-old chihuahua mix, weighing in at a whopping 7 pounds!   I have been with my foster family since September and they adore me!   I have a snarky little chihuahua attitude sometimes, but I’m generally extremely sweet. It is very important that if you adopt me you understand that you have to approach me with caution as I have a tendency to get snippy if I am surprised, have to do something that scares me or that I don’t understand.  My foster mom can teach you what to do so that that doesn’t happen and how easy it is to keep me happy!

I get along with the other dogs in my family, both large and small, although the bigger ones do make me a little nervous.  I do not pay any attention to cats in my house and do not cause any trouble with them at all. I do bark when people come to the door or walk by with a four-legged friend, but I am easily quieted when I realize that everyone is safe and I have protected my family.    I am housebroken and go outside with my dog friends whenever I’m told.  I also let my family know if I have to go by dancing around.  I LOVE to chase the little tennis balls that squeak and I have my favorite squeaky bunny that I love to play with!  I really like having a soft blanket to curl up in and I like to sleep under the covers with one of my family members all night long.  My family thinks that I am so sweet and cuddly and they already have fallen in love with me!  I would be best suited for a family with children over 14 that understand that I am small and need to be handled gently.

Henry’s adoption fee is $250 and includes neuter surgery, being up to date on vaccinations and preventives, a microchip with lifetime registration, and a free obedience class.

If this little nugget has caught your fancy, please complete an adoption application HERE.