Dog of the Week: Zora

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Hello, my name is Zora and I’m actually younger than I look.  I was born with a naturally white and gray muscle,  I was just born naturally wise beyond my years.  I’ve been good with dogs and cats and all the people I’ve meet!  I lived with a younger docile male dog before.  I may look older but I still have a very playful side to me! Toys are so much fun and I love when you play with me but I’ll entertain myself with them if you don’t want to play.  I love going on walks and I will guide you where I want to go out.  I would love a yard to run in or an active family that wants to work with me on leash walking. I hope I’m the sweet girl you’ve been looking for!  Toenails crossed because I can’t wait to meet you!

Zora’s adoption fee is $250 which includes spay surgery, being up to date on vaccinations and preventives, a microchip with lifetime registration, and a free obedience class.

If Zora seems like the girl for you, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Cats of the Week: All Our Black Cats

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Did you know that black cats are usually the last ones to be adopted? We have several black cats and we would love to find forever homes for each and every one of them! Our longest black residents are Monkey, Cousin, Josie, and Ruffles. Please read about them and if one of them catches your eye, complete an adoption application HERE. You can see all of our adoptable cats – including the other black ones – HERE.

Monkey is an all-black female kitty who was rescued from a feral colony in Iowa City. She has been with us for over a year. She can be a little timid at first, but she has really come out of her shell. She would probably do best in a quieter home, but she does get along with the other cats in her room at our adoption center. Once she realizes humans aren’t bad, she’s definitely up for a good ear and belly rub!

Cousin came to Last Hope with Monkey after being rescued from a feral colony. He is neutered and up to date on his shots. He is shy and timid and is slowly learning humans will love him and take care of him. He’s recently decided a good ear scratch isn’t a bad thing and will reward the petting with lots of purrs. Cousin is a healthy and frisky kitten who loves to play with other cats and kittens.

Josie is a sweet girl when her people are around. She’s a little unsure of strangers but once she has bonded with you she shows you her love.  She would do best in a quieter household and as the only animal.  We have learned through fostering that she thrives when she is an only cat.  When she has the perfect set up Josie is a sweet girl looking for stroking, attention, and love, but you have to meet Josie on her terms.  Once she accepts you she will greet you at the door and beg for your attention.

Ruffles is a feisty young thing with a lot of love to give! She’s a chatty girl (she can hold up her end of a conversation, for sure!), with plenty of personality and an appetite to match. She love, love, LOVES to play, is entranced by YouTube videos of fish and birds, and enjoys a good game of chase around the house. She wants to be the lone queen of her household and hasn’t quite learned that hands and feet aren’t toys yet, so a home with older children or adults would be most suitable. Ruffles has boundless energy and loves new stimulating experiences. She can be easily startled by loud noises and is rather squirmy if you pick her up, but she’ll rub against you and purr while she sits on your lap just as happily as playing like she’s the mightiest hunter in the forest.

Dog of the Week: Jax

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I am a fun-loving, outgoing, silly boy.  I have loved all the people I have met!  I’ve been called a gentle giant but teddy bear is my favorite,  I love the snuggles!  I have been good with dogs and cats !!  I love going out and about and see in the world!  If you want to take me on hikes and car rides I would love to go.  I’m really treat motivated and eager to learn.  I can’t wait to find my forever family. Jax is good with dogs and cats.

The adoption fee for Jax is $250 which includes neuter surgery, being up to date on vaccinations and preventives, a microchip with lifetime registration, and a free obedience class.

If Jax sounds like a good match for you, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Cat of the Week: Oshi

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Oshi has a sweet little meow and ‘trill,’ and she’s a good-sized girl who loves to play with sparkly balls, catnip toys and balls with bells inside them!  She’s a talker and purrs easily!  Due to her compromised health issue (a long period of diarrhea), it took her a while to learn how to interact with other kitties, but she’s gotten along fine with other cats when housed in the Coralville Petsmart Adoption Center, in Coralville, IA – so we are sure with proper introduction she will be able to integrate with other kitties in a new home!   We’re betting she will love to lay on someone’s lap and make up for lost cuddle time, too!

Oshi is about two years old and her adoption fee is $85 which includes spay surgery, being up to date on vaccinations, and a microchip with lifetime registration.

If you’d like to add this sweet girl to your family, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Dog of the Week: Addie

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Addie is a black lab/hound mix with some of the best floppy ears in the business! She’s around 7 years old and looking for a moderately active home that will enjoy daily walks with her and provide her a nice soft dog bed to curl up and snooze in. Addie does fine with other dogs but will be best suited in a forever home as an only dog or with another very laid back smaller dog. Addie loves nothing more than to go for a good walk, give squirrels hell in the back yard and go for car rides with the windows down. Addie is not a cuddler, but she is a very loving dog that wants to please her “person” and will make a wonderful companion in a home with adults only. Don’t pass this sweet lady by; take a chance on meeting a faithful and friendly forever friend.

Addie’s adoption fee is $250 which includes spay surgery, being up to date on vaccinations and preventives, a microchip with lifetime registration, and a free obedience class.

If Addie sounds like the dog for you, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Cat of the Week: Scout

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Scout is a sweet little lady who is loving life indoors! She was on the streets, being fed by one of our volunteers for several months before we gained her trust enough to bring her in. We found out she had been TNR’d the year before by one of the neighbors. Now that she’s been inside and warm we’re pretty sure she’s never going to give up her cat bed! (Seriously, she loves that bed!)

We’re still getting to know her but she’s done well with cats, dogs, and kids so far and we think she would make the perfect addition to any family! Her only requests are a window to nap in and someone who’s willing to scratch her back!

Scout’s adoption fee is $85 which includes spay surgery, being up to date on vaccinations, and a microchip with lifetime registration. We believe she’s about five years old.

If you would like to bring this love bug home, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Dog of the Week: Bert

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Hi, my name is Bert I’m still a puppy and need a home that wants to show me the world. I’ve been doing good at my foster home! My foster home has a lot of other dogs, one is a small chihuahua and I respect her space and understand that she doesn’t want to play. One of the other dogs I live with is a Great Dane and I will ruff house with her when she wants to! I’ve loved playing with all dogs and will mimic their place style.

I’ve loved all the new people I’ve met! I need some work on a leash and to be in the car for rides a few more times to feel comfortable. I’ve loved playing with all the dog toys and have learned “drop it” very quickly! I almost know “sit,” “kennel up.” and “outside”! We are working on more commands and I love learning and all the treats that come with it! I would love a home with another dog and someone that wants to teach me more and show me the world!

Bert’s adoption fee is $300 which includes neuter surgery, being up to date on vaccinations and preventives, a microchip with lifetime registration, and a free obedience class.

If you’d like to share your world with Bert, please complete an application HERE.

Volunteer of the Month: Kacie Herzberg

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Kacie has been volunteering for Last Hope for about two years and she got involved because she had friends who volunteered for Last Hope. She has done dog care shifts, transported dogs to doggy daycare, collected food and monetary donations, walked in parades, and helped out a lot with Barks & Brew for two years. She has also helped a friend deliver beds to the Adoption Center from time to time. In addition to everything else she does, she would also like to foster dogs at some point.

Kacie says, “I love volunteering for Last Hope because I have seen many animals get adopted or get second chances through this organization, and it makes me happy to know that cleaning kennels or dropping off a bag of dog food — such simple gestures, can make a big difference.  I am lucky to be in touch with some families who have adopted from Last Hope and I love hearing about their progress and knowing they got that chance because someone decided they were worth saving!”

Thank you, Kacie, for all you do! The dogs also appreciate the loving care you bring to them.

Cats of the Week: Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo came in with his girlfriend, Juliet and we would love to find them a home together. It’s not required, but they are great companions and Juliet would do best with another kitty in the house so adopting Romeo and Juliet together would be ideal.

Romeo lives up to his name. This handsome man is quite the charmer! Romeo is great with everyone he meets and does great with other cats.

Juliet is a sweet, shy little lady – although it doesn’t take long to win her over when you’re the one feeding her! Juliet would do best in a quiet home with another kitty.

Romeo and Juliet are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and have microchips with lifetime registration.

If you’re interested in this amazing pair, please complete an application HERE.

Dog of the Week: Prudence Hope

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Hi, my name is Prudence Hope, but you can call me Prue.  I am a very energetic, loving, playful girl who just wants to follow you around everywhere, people have jokingly called me “white shadow”.  I am a well-behaved girl, I would like to be the princess of the house. I don’t like cats (or small animals) at all, but I’ve done doggy daycare and had a blast!

I am fully house trained and can be trusted to be out during the workday. I know how to sit, lay, and shake, and love to cuddle.  If you are looking for a faithful companion to watch movies with and cuddle in bed with, then I am your girl!   I would do best with kids over 10 and I will need a fenced yard.

Pru’s adoption fee is $250 which includes spay surgery, being up to date on vaccinations and preventives, a microchip with lifetime registration, and a free obedience class.

If Prudence Hope sounds like the girl for you, please complete an adoption application HERE.