Dog of the Week: Pandora

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Pandora is a fun and bouncy pup ready to wiggle her way into your heart! At around 1.5-2 years old, Pandora is full-grown and the perfect medium-sized dog, right around 45 pounds. She has a terrific personality, she’s bubbly and friendly with people, and has made quick friends with dogs that have an equally fun and playful temperament. Pandora is so easy to walk on a leash, as she doesn’t pull hard but rather enjoys walking and exploring. Pandora would love a home with a nice big yard, and that playful bounce means a taller fence will be safest for her as she’s quite the athlete!

Pandora’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.

Don’t worry about this Pandora – she doesn’t have a dangerous box of curses so it’s safe to meet her! If you’d like to meet her please complete an adoption application HERE.

Cat of the Week: Nacho

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Hi, my name is Nacho. I am just over a year old and full of energy. Did you notice my beautiful blue eyes? The volunteers like to tell me how handsome I am. I love to play and the volunteers have caught me reaching for their hair and clothes because almost everything looks like a toy in my eyes. My favorite thing to do is play with anything that moves! I like to run and chase all sorts of toys. Although I am super playful, I also like to cuddle once my energy is all worn off.  I have some allergies but my friends at the rescue have helped me with allergy meds and eye drops to maintain it, so I will need to stay on these long term. I can’t wait to find a forever home that will provide me with a lot of enrichment and help me maintain my allergies. If you’re looking for a spunky and outgoing guy, I am the kitty for you! I will be best as an only kitty as I do like to play kind of rough with other kitties.

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

If you want to meet this spunky guy, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Dog of the Week: Dixie

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If you’re looking for a little lap dog, Dixie is your girl! She is 10 years old and just under 10 pounds. Dixie is a laid-back velcro dog that will follow you from room to room and just wants to be near you. She’s house-trained but refuses to use the dog door and is great in the car. She likes to sleep in bed with you and hang out on the couch and watch TV too. Dixie is great with other dogs, we’re unsure about cats, but would be very surprised if there are any issues, she just so sweet. She enjoys being brushed and especially likes it when you talk to her.

Her foster works from home and she has attended a few work meetings. She was very happy to sit on a lap and listen attentively before snoozing through the rest of the meeting when the discussion failed to enthrall her.   Dixie is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations, but will need daily eye drops for her cataracts, which she takes like a champ. She seems to have some hearing loss, but may or may not be completely deaf. She has had a recent dental that resulted in her losing a lot of her teeth, so she will need soft food and treats. She also had a mammary tumor removed that was pre-cancerous, so she will need regular checkups with a vet.   If you are retired, or work from home and want a little dog to take on adventures, or just wander around the house together, Dixie is the dog for you!

Cats of the Week: Leonardo and Michelangelo

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Leo and Mikey are super active young almost adults. They can be very shy and a bit flighty in new situations and with new people, but they are talkative purr monsters and will love on you once they know you. We are still working on lap sitting, but they have bed sharing down solid. They started life outside for their first eight weeks and after they have slowly adjusted to being confident house kitties. Now these two are living the cush inside life. Zoomies and toys, ball pits and cat towers, cardboard scratchers and hammocks. Oh and don’t forget the bird watching! All the things active boys love. Plus the endless supply of food and treats. These boys are VERY food-motivated and enjoy a good game of tag between themselves. Leo and Mikey are very good boys but they are still working on their confidence. They are a bit more outgoing and would love to have a patient parent in their forever home to help continue to build and purrfect their happiness.

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

If you think these boys would add fun and love to your home, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Dog of the Week: Trigg

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Trigg is a very smart, energetic pup who will need continuing training to help with his manners as he is just over one year old. Trigg will thrive with active owners who can meet the needs of his breed with high mental stimulation and exercise. Trigg loves going to doggy daycare and could likely live well in a home with an easygoing female dog that has a similar size and play style. Take a chance on Trigg today and you’ll enjoy a playful companion that will excel in a FREE basic training course at Cedar Run Company #2 – this is included in his adoption fee. Trigg will do best in a cat-free home and is best suited for older kids who will enjoy his playful energy.

Trigg’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 are high energy like Trigg and would like to meet him, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Cat of the Week: Harry Potter

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A former rescue kitty Harry, aka Harry Potter, lost his human unexpectedly and was found injured and wandering the streets in bad shape by a good Samaritan. Harry has made a full recovery, but his former alley-cat lifestyle did leave him with FIV. This otherwise healthy 3-year-old boy is very outgoing and affectionate. He gets along well with other male and female cats (with slow and proper introductions, of course), he is gentle with kids and comfortable around cat-friendly mellow dogs. If you are looking for a big, handsome. green-eyed love-bug to occupy your lap while you telecommute, or keep your feet warm while you sleep, you’d be a terrific human for this sweet boy.

While Harry has FIV, he is a low risk to other cats. FIV is spread primarily through deep bite wounds incurred from territorial fighting. After being neutered, Harry has put his alley-cat days behind him and is content to live a relaxed couch-potato lifestyle. He peacefully coexists with three other adult cats and is usually found napping with his cat friends. Despite his “tough guy” appearance, he backs off easily when bossed around by more dominant cats (especially female cats!). Harry is a real gentleman.

Cats with FIV can live long healthy lives with proper nutrition and routine vet care. He must stay current with preventive vaccines, and because he is more susceptible to infections than the average adult cat, should receive prompt vet attention should he display any signs of illness. He must also be a strictly inside kitty. No exceptions. Harry would be happiest living having a cat companion in his new family but would do OK as a single cat as long as his humans aren’t gone a lot. He is a very social kitty who enjoys the companionship of both humans and cats.

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

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

Volunteer of the Month: Valinda Meyer

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Valinda hasn’t been volunteering for very long (since November of 2023), but she’s already made a huge difference with the cats of Last Hope. She saw a couple of postings on Facebook from friends who volunteer and foster for Last Hope and decided to check it out because she and her husband Dale have been longtime advocates for adopting homeless and rescued pets.

When asked about her time volunteering, here is what she had to say:

“I am a professional handmaid to my furry feline overlords who live on-site in the towers and
condominiums at Last Hope Animal Rescue. We have some picky eaters so as sous chef, I make
certain that their nutritional needs are fully met while bringing delight to their sometimes
discriminating palates. Cattitude abounds among the 40 or so royal occupants and a lot of
partying goes on while I am away – all of which requires my most masterful skills as a kennel
cleaner, broom pusher, and poop scooper. When I have done a good job, my royal wards bestow their highest awards on me – head-butts, biscuits, and motor-boat purrs.”

Valinda likes volunteering at Last Hope because she gets to be a pet parent for so many worthy fur babies. Each one with their own unique personality, feels like “her cat.” She is happy for them when they are adopted, but a little sad for herself because she will miss caring for them.

The kitties are lucky to have such a dedicated and skillful volunteer looking out for them!

Dog of the Week: Chase

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Chase is one smart puppy! He’s also one BIG puppy, at just around 9-10 months old Chase is a good-sized dog and he may grow just a little still.  He also has a terrific puppy personality especially when it’s time to play with toys. Chase loves to chase balls and have lots of great chew toys to flop around! Although he is a large dog, Chase does well on a leash and doesn’t pull too hard.  He has learned to run with his foster dad and does very well at this, that puppy energy means he can run and run even after you’re ready for a cool down! With those long athletic legs, Chase will love a yard to run around in and will be safest with a taller fence (over 4 feet tall).

Chase has done dog daycare and does alright with supervised introductions to other dogs; he is best paired with friendly dogs that are around his size.  He has not been introduced to any cats yet.  Chase currently lives in a foster home with older children (10+ years old), he is well suited to live with an experienced dog family that enjoys a dog that likes the company of his people.  Chase wants to be with you and be in on the action and we’re sure that you’ll love his big goofy smile. Only one thing we need to warn you about….Chase is pretty sure he was born to be a lap dog!

Chase’s adoption fee is $300 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 pup, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Cat of the Week: Dove

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Dove was a part of a TNR project but during her recovery, she realized how much she enjoyed being a pampered pet and decided she wanted to be a house cat. We were of course happy to oblige her! Dove is shy at first but warms up quickly, especially for some scratches! She has a very laid-back personality and gets along great with the other cats in her foster home. She is just being introduced to dogs and so far has done well with them, but will do best in a quiet home where she can have her own quiet space. She is about two to three years old.

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

If this gray beauty strikes your fancy, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Happy Tail: Jesse

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Synona lives near the Last Hope Adoption Center and had been bringing her cat to CR Grooming in the same building so she knew about us when it was time to adopt. She was contacted after applying and brought a list of kitties she thought might be good possibilities.

When Synona first walked in the door, she made eye contact with Jesse and felt an instant connection. He wasn’t on her list so she went to meet them first. In the end, she came back to Jesse and just knew he was the one. He hadn’t made the list, but he made it into her heart!

She was a little nervous to adopt Jesse just because he was a more experienced cat at age 13. She had lost her previous earlier that year and wasn’t sure she was ready to face that possibility again any time soon. But after thinking about it she decided she wanted to give him a loving home for as long as she could share it with him. Of course, she hoped he had many wonderful years ahead of him but she was prepared for it to be a shorter time than she would want.

Jesse fit in right away when Synona brought him home. He exited the carrier, sniffed all around, jumped up on the cat tree, and used the litter box. He decided he was home and he was going to like it here.

Jesse the Great (as Synona likes to call him) loves interactive playtime and watching the birds out the window. Synona likes that he is sweet, loving, and playful.

Sometimes you just know like Synona and Jesse knew about each other. Everything clicks and you know that you were meant to be together. We’re so glad they found each other and Jesse is obviously living the good life with Synona!