Dog of the Week: Gabby

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Gabby is an 18lb chiweenie who loves to cuddle with her best friend Paisley Blue, another adoptable Last Hope dog that is looking for her forever home, too! Gabby is around 2 years old so a great mix of playful and calm. She loves going for walks, treats, and chewing on toys. Gabby gets along well with the large dogs and cat in her current foster home, but does best with more relaxed animals and sometimes needs to be reminded to back down if play gets too exciting. She is not a fit with smaller dogs and she ultimately needs to be in a home with another big dog to be happy (if you don’t have a second dog now – consider adopting BOTH Gabby AND Paisley Blue).  Gabby would do best with humans and animals that respect her space at times when she wants to be left alone and are willing to make sure she has comfy spaces to lounge and cuddle so older children (12+) will be the best match. Gabby is NOT a fit in an apartment or multi-family home, she will bark when left home alone so someone who isn’t gone long hours is also ideal for her.

Gabby’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 think you have the right home for Gabby and would like to meet her, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Volunteer of the Month: Aleah Longner

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Aleah started volunteering for Last Hope in 2017, signing up for a couple of cat care shifts a week. Those shifts involved giving food and water, cleaning litter boxes, washing bowls, administering medication, socializing with the cats, etc. From there she also helped with writing the online profiles for the cats, updating medical files, working at open houses, assisting with adoptions and home visits, and some transports to the vet for medical care.

As if all that wasn’t enough, she decided she wanted to try her hand at fostering cats while they were waiting for their forever homes. She started helping out with the applications for the cats, distributing the applications to the foster parents and processors who would work on the applications, and setting up meetings at the Adoption Center for applicants.

Aleah is a valued member of the cat team for all the work she does. About volunteering at Last Hope she says, “I have enjoyed volunteering for Last Hope as it’s a great team of people who share the same compassion for animals like myself, working together to help each animal to find their forever homes but also being in each animal’s corner regardless of what the situation is. They put the animals’ needs first and even those that may have medical needs or different circumstances. It has been a pleasure volunteering for Last Hope and assisting the cat adoption team. I have met some of the most amazing kitties there and the team of people are pretty amazing too.”

Thank you for ALL you do, Aleah! The kitties and cat team members really appreciate your hard work and dedication.

Cat of the Week: Mei

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Mei, Chinese for beautiful, is a people lover (not sure about other cats). She’ll need lots of brushing to keep up with her beautiful coat of fur. She is 9 years old and loves to lounge on the couch. She’ll need someone patient with her while she gets to know you.

Mei’s adoption fee is $50 and includes spay surgery, being up to date on vaccinations and preventives, and a microchip with free lifetime registration.

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

Dog of the Week: Scout

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Hi there! My name is Scout.  I am an eight-year-old terrier mix. I have lots of love to give and I’m looking for my forever home. I love people and lots of attention so I would be happiest in a home where my people are home most of the time and can dote on me every day. I love to snuggle in bed or hang out on the couch and relax. I enjoy car rides and walks too. I haven’t been around kids much as I lived only with my owner in my previous home. I would most likely be ok with an older respectful child, we would have to meet and see how it goes. I have always been an only dog and prefer that as I can get a little jealous if another dog is around.  I am housebroken, weigh about 25 lbs, and know most commands. I will need to be groomed regularly to maintain my handsome look. I am neutered and up to date on my shots. I would really need a  fenced yard as I love to romp around in the backyard and explore all the sights and sounds.

Scout’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 think you could give Scout a great home, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Happy Tail: Neptune

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To increase awareness, Last Hope has some cats at PetSmart for people to meet and learn about us. That’s where Rhianna met Neptune.

She was in the store with her mother’s dog and Neptune was very interested in the dog and Rhianna. So much so that he pulled out some of the sealant from between the panes of glass so he could sniff them – such a naughty kitty! She put her finger up and he touched his nose to her finger and she knew he was the kitty for her!

Neptune came home with Rhianna and is fitting in perfectly. At first, he was shy and tentative; only coming out from his hiding place to eat a few bites of food then quickly returning to hiding. This is common for cats coming into a new environment. But Rhianna was patient with him. The turning point came when she took him to the vet for a general check-up. He was scared and he came to her for comfort and protection. Everything changed at that point and they are practically inseparable now.

He’s a sweet kitty that loves to cuddle and sleeps in bed with Rhianna at night. He’s quite the athlete, leaping and doing somersaults when he plays. Neptune loves to eat, play, and scream. That’s right, scream. He is very vocal and food-driven so he definitely lets her know when he thinks it’s time to eat. He loves teaser wands and will chase them until he’s panting. Rhianna lives with her sister who also has a cat and the two of them love to play together. He loves afternoon naps in the sun and watching the world go by out the window.

Neptune and Rhianna are a perfect match and we’re so happy that he’s found a wonderful home with her!

Cat of the Week: Arnold

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Arnold is finally ready to find his forever home. He came to Last Hope in rough shape but with some TLC from the volunteers and vets, Arnold is looking so handsome!! Arnold would need to be the only cat in the home. Dogs might be ok with a proper introduction. He is a little over 10 years old with lots of love left to give.

Arnold’s adoption fee is $50 and includes neuter surgery, being up to date on vaccinations and preventives, and a microchip with free lifetime registration.

If you think you could Arnold a loving home, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Dog of the Week: Baron

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Baron has such unique features, his pictures just don’t do him justice! He has quite the overbite and big soft jowls so he truly looks like he has a little shar-pei or hound mix in his makeup. He sort of reminds us of Bruce the shark from Finding Nemo!  Baron isn’t a big fan of being left home alone for long days, he prefers to hang with his people and not be left out of the fun! He has lived in a home before, so potty training is in his repertoire but crate training is still a work in progress. Baron is a fit in a home as an only dog, or with a female dog that is non-dominant and playful and around his size (60ish pounds).  Baron is not a fit with cats. Kids aged 12+ are a-okay with Baron. Baron is about two years old.

His 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 big lug looks like a beauty to you, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Cat of the Week: Peanut

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Peanut is a quiet young lady looking for the perfect home. She loves to find a soft spot to curl up for a good nap. She would do best in a low-key home with older kids. We’re not sure how she would react to a dog but would probably be ok if they give her her space. She does well with other cats.  Peanut came to us with a urinary tract infection and bladder stones. She had surgery to remove the stones and has recovered very well. She has been on urinary prescription food and has not had any further complications while with us. Peanut will be four years old this June.

Peanut would come to you already spayed, up to date on vaccinations and preventives, and with a microchip with free lifetime registration.

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

 

Dog of the Week: Bebee

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Beautiful Bebee is seeking a very special forever home! She will require a 6-foot fence and a very observant owner who will monitor her closely as Bebee has a history of eating things she shouldn’t! Bebee is friendly and eager to cuddle and be your best friend, she is still learning about living as part of a family as she came from a breeder before joining Last Hope.  She cannot be in a home with young children; while she is good with kids, she will eat anything soft that is left around and this could cause serious problems for her as it has done in the past, which required emergency surgery! No soft toys or rope toys for Bebee either! A confident and playful dog that is medium to large would be beneficial, too as long as they are okay with also not having any soft toys in the house.

The adoption fee for Bebee 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 Bebee looks like the baby for you, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Cats of the Week: Marcus and Drew

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We have a bonded pair of brothers that need to go to a home together. They are great boys with distinct personalities! They are about two years old.

Marcus – Skittish but Loving, Patience will pay off with this cutie. It took Marcus quite a while to open up to our family.  He was very skittish at first and we rarely saw him come out from behind the couch.  After about 2 weeks, he started getting braver, and after about 3 weeks it was clear he trusted our family.  He can still be spooked rather easily, but he is getting more confident every day.  He wrestles with his brother, Drew, very well and enjoys chasing balls around the floor.  Marcus is very loving now, but not always sure how to show it.  He loves to have his face scratched, but only on his terms.  He loves to show affection by nibbling on bare toes (not biting).  It’s very cute and a little unique.  Marcus gets more social and brave in the evenings and prefers to sleep during the day secluded.

Drew – Fun, Active, Kid Friendly, and Parent Approved! ~~When Drew came to us it was clear right away he was social and confident, but as with all new fosters, it took a week or so for him to fully trust us. After that first week, Drew loved to come out and play with kids and adults and was very curious. He will come up to you and want to be petted and loved. Drew gets very active right before human bedtime and requires a bit more attention then. He loves playing with toys that have feathers or balls with bells that he can push around. Drew loves to climb his kitty tower and always scratches on posts (rather than furniture). Drew also loves to watch birds and people through the windows and an open door.

For adopting both cats you get a discount on their adoption fee. That fee includes neuter surgery, being up to date on vaccinations and preventives, and microchips with free lifetime registration.

If you think these boys need to come home with you, please complete an adoption application HERE.