Cat of the Week: Quincy

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Quincy is a sweet boy that loves attention. He is very playful and curious about everything. Quincy does well with the other cats in his room at the Adoption Center. He is a little over a year old and ready to find his forever home!

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

If you’d like to add this spunky little guy to your home, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Dog of the Week: Neely

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Hi there!  I’m Neely (although my foster family has been calling me Nala).  I’m an 18 weeks old, 7 pounds terrier.  I don’t think I will grow to be that big.  I have the cutest ears (one stays down and one stands up sometimes) and very unique markings.  I am a curious, playful and very social puppy!  I have never met a stranger I don’t like.  I love to play and chew my toys, especially on your lap.  I love to spend time with my humans and gaze lovingly into their eyes.

I get along great with the dogs in my foster home, as well as children.  I even know “sit.”  I am almost completely potty-trained and I am crate-trained.  Since I am a puppy, I will need a family who is willing to take the time to teach me manners and how to walk on a leash. I would love a fenced yard and another dog.

The adoption fee for Neely is $300 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 think Neely is the little nugget for you, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Cat of the Week: Pistachio

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Pistachio has Tabby markings when you see his fur coat up close. He is a sweet boy who is almost solid black – but we have to call him a Black Tabby because if you look close, you can see he does have some tiger stripes but he’s not a polydactyl like some of his litter mates – his little feet are normal!  But those tabby markings are very unusual and are absolutely adorable!   He is your typical playful kitten – full of mischief and shenanigans!

Pistachio’s adoption fee is $100 and includes neuter surgery, being up to date on vaccinations, and a microchip with free lifetime registration.

If you’d like to add the NUTTY kitty to your home, please complete an adoption application HERE.

 

 

Cat of the Week: Thomas

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Thomas is a sweet boy who isn’t afraid to tell you what he wants. He’s a talker and will sing to you until he gets his treats or that meal he’s been asking for. He loves a good scratch behind the ear! He would do best in a home where someone is around a lot to keep him company and he has other furry friends.

The adoption fee for Thomas is $85 and includes neuter surgery, being up to date on vaccinations, and a microchip with free lifetime registration.

If you think this social, talkative kitty is right for you please complete an adoption application HERE.

Dog of the Week: Velma

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The name given to me by the amazing people that saved me is Velma, but my foster mom did not think I looked like a Velma, so I became Sophie.  I am a 2-3-year-old, black and tan coonhound; I currently weigh in at about 60 lbs. and I am approximately 24″ to the shoulders. I definitely have a LOT of hound characteristics as I always have my nose to the ground. I have at some point had litters but I am scheduled to be spayed in March.  I am 90% housebroken and my foster family is working very hard to get me to 100%.  My foster mom says I am extremely smart as I learned “SIT” in about 15  minutes!

I am learning to play with the other dogs in my family and I love to run in the yard.  I have the characteristic hound bark/bay and I could easily scare away anything that I thought was going to come into my yard.  I definitely need at least a 4-foot fence, as I can jump really high.  I do not bark when the doorbell rings or someone knocks, but I do meet two-legged friends with lots of love and snuggles. I do not have any issues with other dogs and I don’t bother the two kitties in my house.  I like to think I am a lap dog sometimes and snuggling with the teenager in my foster family is one of my favorite things to do! I even get to sleep in her bed with her every night!  I do not like it when dogs come near me when I’m eating and it’s best to just feed me away from everyone else or I get kind of growly.  I would be an excellent addition to any family, big or small, and I would love to be a permanent part of yours!

Velma’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 Velma seems like the hound you’ve been looking for, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Cat of the Week: Zelda

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Zelda is a beautiful light grey tabby who is just a little shy. She is coming out of her shell and has made big improvements since she’s been with us. She loves hanging out with other kitties and would do best in a home with a confident kitty she can learn from. She would be happiest in a quiet home without small children or dogs, and humans who can be patient and let her get to know you on her own terms. She is *terrified* of dogs and should not be in a home with dogs.

Zelda is about two years old and her adoption fee is $100 and includes spay surgery, being up to date on vaccinations, and a microchip with free lifetime registration.

If you’d like to give this beauty a home, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Volunteer of the Month: Angela Sievert

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Angela and Tater Tot

This month we honor Angela Sievert because she does so much for the cats of Last Hope. She started out working morning cat care shifts at the Adoption Center. Angela enjoyed the quiet environment and opportunity to greet each cat and give them all some love. From there she moved onto fostering cats and kittens and she can’t count the number of kitties that have stayed at her house while they waited for their forever homes. She also trains new volunteers, helps at events, processes foster and adoption applications, does home visits, and runs to vets’ offices and PetSmart where some of our cats reside. It definitely keeps her busy!

Angela started volunteering in September of 2016 after her family had moved from Wisconsin to Iowa. She decided she needed to do something to meet people in her

Angela and Yeti (a former resident of Last Hope)

new home and also wanted to do something she loved: caring for cats. She did some research and found Last Hope and it seemed like a good fit because the volunteer schedules are flexible and she could volunteer as much, or as little, as she had time for.

Of course, as happens a lot, Angela fell in love with a couple of cats and decided to make them a part of their family. Now Vinnie and Tater Tot (formerly Tatum) reside at their house and are living their best lives with them.

Angela says of volunteering at Last Hope: “I love volunteering at Last Hope because I love being part of a team that wants what’s only the best for each and every cat they bring in.  I love helping to find a forever family for a cat that may be timid or shy.  I love seeing a cat that is shy or scared morph into their own personality as we as volunteers make them feel more comfortable.  Cats have a special quality that brings out a calmness in me and I love being able to not only make a difference in their lives but they make a difference in mine as well.”

And we love having you as part of the team, Angela! Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication.

Dog of the Week: Addison

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Addison is an 8-year-old female boxer/pitbull mix. She is house trained and good on a leash. Addison loves everyone she meets and would need to be the only princess in your home. She’s looking for a forever home with lots of snuggle time, car rides, and walks!

Addison’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 this wonderful queen, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Cats of the Week: Little Bear and Tuff

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Little Bear, more like Soft Teddy Bear :). He is a lover and a pretty laid back guy. Little Bear is looking for a window to look out of and a lap to snuggle on in his forever home. He will not pass on a can of wet food for breakfast in the morning. Little Bear has never lived without his buddy Tuff so we would like them to be adopted together. Both boys are great with kids and are just wanting a house to call their own.

Tuff is a laid back guy that loves to snuggle on your lap and will give you the best head butts. He loves his wet food in the morning for breakfast. Tuff likes to sit and look out the window and watch the birds. This sweet boy will make a great TV watching partner for someone.

If you’d like to take this pair home with you, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Happy Tail: Alfalfa

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Alfalfa at Last Hope

Alfalfa took a round-about route into Dale’s life. He saw her on Petfinder at a local shelter and inquired about her but was told she was just adopted. Dale looked at other dogs but didn’t find one that he felt was meant for him. Then, about six months later, he was looking at Petfinder again and there was Alfalfa! She had been picked up as a stray and taken to the shelter and they transferred her to Last Hope. At that point, Dale told us he wanted her and went through the adoption process.

Ready to hit the bike trail

Dale says she came with a little baggage, having been let down by people two or three times. But the adjustment period was relatively smooth and short and she and Dale have bonded. He says she is very sweet, very smart, loves people, and is a great companion.

They enjoy walking on the bike trail almost daily and that helps keep her energy level manageable. Oh, and she loves ice cream!

Alfalfa in her backyard

Dale thinks she has done a good job of representing the Pitbull breed and maybe changing some people’s minds because when they’re out and about people comment on how pretty and sweet she is.

So Alfalfa took a strange route into Dale’s life but it’s clear it’s where she is meant to be. We’re thankful Dale had some perseverance and patience and that Alfalfa ended up in the right place at the right time!