Dog of the Week: Odin

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Odin, also known as Odie, is a very young, playful, active, loving puppy.  He loves playing with the other dogs and playing fetch with a ball and yes he does bring it back! He will play hard for an hour and then need a nice warm lap to lay on and pass out after all the playtime. Odin is very treat motivated and very smart,  he would benefit highly from an obedience puppy class. He is very much like his breed (Jack Russell Terrier), high activity and a very active mind. He does know basic commands like sit, come, kennel and outside potty. He has loved all people and pets he has met! He’s been around dogs young and old, small and large! He’s been around cats and children as well. If you are wanting to put some time and effort into a puppy you will have an amazingly sweet dog.

Odin’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 Odin sounds like the dog for you, please complete an adoption application HERE.

 

 

 

Cat of the Week: Little

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Little is our Grumpy Cat, she always has grumpy look on her face and may even hiss a little when you go to pet her, but she is harmless that we have seen. Little’s life before Last Hope wasn’t the best, to say the least. She even spent months hiding from the volunteers at the center. But she has stopped hiding and now hangs out with other cats. She will definitely need a quiet place to live with no kids or dogs, and that will let her take time to adjust to her new home. If you are looking to give an older cat a home please consider Little, let’s make her last years the best years.

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

If you’d like to have your very own Grumpy Cat, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Dog of the Week: Bullet

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Bullet is a strikingly handsome Bluetick Coonhound mix.  He is a lover of all humans, including the two children in his foster home. He has done well socializing with smaller male and female dogs in his foster home and has been exposed to dogs his own size with positive results.  Bullet has not been tested with cats, but may ultimately not be a fit with them. Bullet loves to play with his toys!  Being only 7 months old he is full of energy and loves to run around in the yard with other dogs and play fetch.  Bullet is not overly possessive of toys or space but does not tolerate dogs in or near his food bowl. Bullet would make a wonderful addition to a home with a fenced-in yard, with either playful dogs or as a single pet. He is best suited with older kids, just as his playfulness may be too much for very young children.

The adoption fee for Bullet is $300 and includes neuter surgery, being up to date on vaccinations and preventives, a microchip with lifetime registration, and a free obedience class.

If Bullet seems like the dog for you, please complete an adoption application HERE.

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.