Cat of the Week: Mia

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Mia is new to liking humans so she will take a bit to trust you. She loves a good scratch under her chin and ears. She may hide and hiss a bit when going to a home but she will come to love you and trust you. Mia is our longest resident at the Adoption Center. Let’s get her a home! She is about three years old.

Mia’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 beauty, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Dog of the Week: Doug

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Meet Doug! He’s estimated to be 2-3 years old, and we believe he’s a cattle dog/lab mix. While he’s a “big dog” at around 60 pounds, he’s also a little short and stubby! Ladies, if you’re looking for a leading man in your life, don’t snooze on this boy! Doug is a great, active companion who is kennel trained, loves toys, and is sure to be a quick study when it comes to learning new tricks (especially since he’s food motivated!).  He can be shy and slow to warm to strangers, especially men, and he is best suited with kids elementary-aged or older. No cats for Doug please, and low-key dogs seem to be his best match. Doug isn’t a fan of higher energy dogs who get in his face, and he may not be a fit for the dog park. A fence is required as Doug does like to explore and chase outside, including birds and squirrels at the bird feeder!

Doug’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 smart guy seems like a fit for you, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Volunteer of the Month: Donna Johnson

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Donna Johnson has volunteered for Last Hope for about seven years. She and her husband foster dogs in their home. Donna also helps out by answering the office phone, filing, and general computer work.

Donna found Last Hope when she and her husband were considering adopting a dog. At the time, they had three young boys in the home and they weren’t sure they were ready for the responsibility of a dog. So Donna turned to volunteering and has been an asset ever since!

Thank you, Donna, for all your hard work!

Cat of the Week: Avery

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Avery is a sweet boy who loves a good belly rub! He is about seven years old and ready for a wonderful forever home.

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

Come meet this great guy by completing an adoption application HERE.

Dog of the Week: Kami

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Kami was found as an outdoor dog in the Ozarks area. It took some time to gain her trust but she now understands how great life is with people and other dogs.  Kami still needs help with growing her confidence and experiencing new social settings, she will thrive as part of a pack in a multi-dog home (this is a must for her, and she is best suited to living with other large dogs given her size). Kami is not a fan of car rides and she does need a physical fence at least 4 feet tall. She is still learning manners, including not jumping or counter surfing! Someone patient and experienced with very timid dogs will gain lots of love from Kami as she is very affectionate with her people.  Kami’s breed mix is just a guess at this point, she is beautiful and friendly with very large paws and wonderfully silky ears. Kami is about three years old.

Her 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 this gentle giant might be for you, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Cat of the Week: Cash

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Cash is looking for a home to settle into and open up. He is a little shy right now but he is just waiting for the right person. Cash is about 5 1/2 years old.

Cash’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 would like to help this boy come out of his shell, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Happy Tail: Bella (formerly Lark and Lilly)

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2020 has been a tough year for pretty much all of us. Between COVID and the derecho, Iowans just couldn’t seem to catch a break. Christin’s friend was in the process of adopting a dog from Last Hope in March of 2020. Christin told her that they would be looking for a dog soon but then found out Last Hope had some big litters of puppies and that we’d be suspending adoptions in the following week. Christin and her family sped up their timeline and met Bella (formerly Lark and Lilly). The adoption process was smooth and they soon had a new family member. Christin says that when she saw Bella’s eyes she just knew she was the dog for their family.

Bella fit right in to her new home quickly and they say she is the fastest, sweetest, kissiest pup ever! She gets along really well with her older dog sister, Molly. In fact, they’re practically inseparable. And the bond between Bella and her human siblings is strong as well. Dharma gives great hugs and Desmond gives the best scratchies!

At a difficult time, Bella came into the lives of Christin, Brian, Dharma, and Desmond and became a bright spot. Christin says, “She lays on me and kisses my tears away; she comes to me when I am down and really just lights up the house. She keeps us all going and I can’t thank Last Hope enough for completing our family.”

Animals really have the power to make us feel better. We’re so happy Bella found such a loving family for her forever home and that she was able to help them through a tough time.

Dog of the Week: Sox

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Sox joined Last Hope with the help of our friends at Critter Crusaders; this boy suffered a terrible injury and we weren’t sure he was going to make it.  But Sox has rallied and proven to be a resilient and healthy young pup! Energetic and loving, this dog will quickly become the center of attention in your home and he certainly loves to be where the action is! Sox is very smart and has picked up quickly on basic commands and potty training, he already knows “sit,” “shake,” and “down.” He is food motivated and will do almost anything for a treat so ongoing training will be especially fun with him!  He is still a young dog, so he will bite and nibble when excited so elementary-aged children or older is preferred. Sox is also calm and content when kenneled.  Sox does require a home with a fence please, he will also need to wear a harness instead of a collar around the neck as he has a history that includes a serious choking injury. He is good with dogs and cats. He’s less than one year old.

Sox’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 think Sox might be the dog for you and you’d like to meet him, please complete an adoption application HERE.

 

Cats of the Week: Portia and Lex

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Portia and Lex are brother and sister looking for a forever home together. They are a little over one year old.

Portia is a healthy and petite gal who keeps herself immaculately clean and she has good manners. Portia’s personality is a quiet and timid one; she will come around for pets when things are quiet and if you will wait patiently for her to approach. Portia would be happiest in a quiet home with people who are understanding that she may need some extra time to adjust and she will likely be very timid until she relaxes into her new surroundings. She is afraid of boisterous children and loud noises. She is scared of dogs.

Lex came to Last Hope Animal Rescue with his two sisters when they were about 4 months old.  Lex is a BIG BOY. He is twice the size of his sisters. He’s just a mini-house panther and a VERY loving one at that. Lex has had a couple of very random bacterial infections, and the vet thinks he may have developed an infection in his umbilical cord as a neonatal and may be prone to occasional bacterial infections. So far, he has had two health episodes but both were easily treated with a round of antibiotics. We would like to see him be adopted by an experienced cat owner, who can detect changes in his routine and demeanor that could signal that he is not feeling well. Otherwise, Lex is a laid-back, relaxed, and easy-going kitty. He keeps his handsome ebony coat *immaculately* clean. He also prefers a very clean litterbox, and he will often wait patiently for you to clean his box out so he can use it. He is frequently found lounging around like he owns the place. He is known to gently swat at your head from his perch on his cat while you sweep. This is his way of letting you know that he would like some pets. He wants ALL the pets (just be forewarned that his belly is a NO ZONE!)  Lex hasn’t had a chance yet to be someone’s wintertime bed-warmer, and I promise this miniature panther will make a good bed-warmer. Lex gets along with other cats (with proper introductions), kids, adults, and is OK with easygoing, at-friendly dogs. He is good buds with his little sister Portia and would love to be adopted with her.

You get a discount for adopting two cats at once and they are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations and preventives, and have microchips with free lifetime registration.

If you’d like to meet these black beauties, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Dog of the Week: Violet

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Violet is seeking a home with an experienced husky owner to give her a happily ever after! A highly active home that will work on training and socialization will be key to her success! Violet can be selective about her dog friends, she has been most receptive to Cubby, another husky mix male but is not a fit with smaller dogs or cats. Violet is also still working on her people skills, so no children, please. Violet loves the water and will make

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for a great adventure partner! Violet would love to be adopted together with Cubby. It’s not required, but if you’re a husky lover these would be a great pair for you. Both Violet and Cubby are about two years old.

Violet’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 would like to meet Violet, please complete an adoption application HERE.