Cat of the Week: Maria

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Introducing Maria…A beautiful gray and white domestic shorthair who was rescued on 4/13/21  in Evansdale as a very pregnant mama!  She was a wonderful, loving, and protective mama kitty. She is sweet and very talkative. She comes to you when you whistle and loves to be brushed. She does not enjoy being picked up for long but she does love to watch tv and snuggle. She was very patient with her 6 playful kittens. She must have had an encounter or two with dogs (perhaps when living outside) as she is quite hostile with them – so a family with dogs would not be a good match for Maria! She does currently live with other cats and does very well!   She is quite a good-sized cat, very sweet and is a healthy 3- to 4-year-old girl ready for her forever home!

Maria’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 super sweet girl, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Dog of the Week: Lily

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Loyal Lily is an energetic happy girl who is looking for a calm home to spend the rest of her days! We think she is a terrier-lab mix. She is only around 40-45 pounds. She is house-trained and knows the sit command. When she needs to go out, she will signal by placing a paw on your arm. Lily is currently sleeping on the floor at night and this could be easily transferred to her new home. Then again, she would love to sleep with you and would be a good snuggler. She is shy and will need to be introduced to strangers (dog and human kind) slowly and carefully. Currently, her foster family is using a muzzle during introductions to new people. She is becoming more secure and has had several smooth introductions, but that skill will come only after she trusts her forever family. Lily has a high prey drive and would not do well in a home with cats, birds, or small mammals. She is the most comfortable with dogs smaller than she. With her foster family, Lily has been working on lowering her anxiety. Loud noises, sudden movements, and storms trigger her anxiety. Families with children may not be a good match for Lily. She is currently working on walking on a lead and not lunging at loud or fast-moving vehicles. She is almost five years old.

Lily’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 have a nice, calm home and would like to meet Lily, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Volunteers of the Month: Alec Countryman and Erin Taylor

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We are lucky to have the team of Alec and Erin as volunteers at Last Hope! Here is their story in their own words:

“Hello, we are Alec and Erin and we are so delighted to be December’s Volunteers of the Month! We have been fostering since March 2022 after buying our first home together that came with the perfect backyard for a furry friend. We have always known that a dog is in our future and a rescue was the obvious choice for us. We wanted to help give dogs a second chance, which is exactly what lead us to Last Hope. After learning that Last Hope allows their adoptable dogs to be fostered while waiting to find their forever home, we quickly decided to take in a dog who could use our help.

We quickly learned that we love training dogs and watching them grow day by day. We have been able to help multiple dogs through surgeries, wounds, and recovery. Alec’s favorite part in the process is seeing the personality bloom from each dog while they progress through training. Erin is especially fond of writing adoption bios for each dog and highlighting their quirks through their story. We always find ourselves scrolling through pictures looking for the perfect image that shows off the beauty in each pup. We work as a team to not only train and care for each dog, but we also work together to ensure each dog is placed in their perfect family.

While they are with us, they get lots of practice training and learning new commands. It isn’t often that a day goes by that the pups aren’t snuggled up next to Erin taking a nap. When they aren’t snoozing, they are often getting fitted for their new shirts that Erin loves sewing for them. Alec has the kindest soul and the highest level of patience of anyone you could meet. As a pair we bring out the best in each other to help get every dog prepared for their adoptive family. We are so thankful that Last Hope is dedicated to saving animals and we are honored to be a part of that mission. We will be forever grateful that Last Hope saved our sweet boy Bruce and brought him into our lives. He has brought so much happiness into our home and has been an amazing foster brother to all of our canine companions. Last Hope saved him on what would have been his final day and now he has become a beacon of joy to everyone who meets him. Whether you fall in love with his kisses, or the way he plays hide and seek, he seems to melt everyone he meets. Since Last Hope gave us the amazing gift of saving Bruce, we look forward to helping them for a long time to come.”

It’s people like Alec and Erin who make it possible for us to save as many lives as we do. So, thank you – we couldn’t do it without you two!

Cat of the Week: Harley

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This sweet boy is looking for a family to call his own! He’s great with everyone that he meets, including children. Talkative and engaging, Harley makes quick friends. Harley has one dietary requirement, no seafood products please as he’s allergic (this causes some hair loss for him). He does great on his current diet which includes mainly chicken products! Harley is about three years old.

Harley’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’d like to meet this sweet boy, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Dog of the Week: David

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Hi, my name is David!  I am a  sweet and smart 5-month-old shepherd mix puppy with curly hair on my rump. One of my favorite things is to grab a leaf in my mouth and play “keep away” with the other dog in my home.  I drop my goofy antics for rewards-based training, which I take very seriously and enjoy.  I know “sit,” “playpen,” (which means go to your playpen), and “look at me” (which is used when I get excited seeing something new such as another dog in the neighborhood). After looking at my foster mom, I get a treat!  Yay!  I love treats and so I am very trainable!  I can get excited in new situations, and getting my attention with “look at me” or “sit” helps me calm down.  I ride well in the car, love going on walks, and playing with my dog sister Niven!  I am great with kids and crate trained   I am a super smart, happy, loveable puppy so if you have a yard for me to run around in please come see me!  Can’t wait to meet my forever family!

David’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 this sweet, smart puppy seems right up your alley and you’d like to meet him, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Happy Tail: Dahlia (formerly Midnight)

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Allison and her family had unexpectedly lost Pouncer, their beloved cat, a couple of years ago. It took time but Allison finally felt like she could love again. She knew they definitely wanted to adopt so she went to PetFinder and found our Midnight. It was during the pandemic so she was unsure how the process would work out. One night they were on the way to Allison’s birthday dinner and they stopped at PetSmart. Midnight was there! She fell in love immediately. And Midnight loved her family, too.

Allison started the adoption process and soon Midnight, now Dahlia, was home. Dahlia had been abandoned in a vacant apartment with another cat but Allison knew it was the end of her rough life – she would be the princess now! She promised Dahlia she would never want for anything ever again. She is quickly loved by everyone she meets and she is now living her best life.

From an abandoned apartment to the lap of luxury, Dahlia is now loved and safe. We’re so glad this tail has a happy ending!

Cat of the Week: Sedona

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Sedona is a young Brown Torbie looking for a forever home that will keep working with her to come out of her shell! Just like the hidden red undercoat she has a hidden personality waiting to pop out. She is a bit shy and can easily be startled but has the full potential to build comfort and learn she is safe with the right person or family. She is not one to get up on stuff yet at this time but has learned how to get up on the bed for some treats. She is still building trust and doesn’t like to be picked up or held right now but she has been known to cuddle on her foster mom’s lap and even next to her in bed in the middle of the night. When she wants some loving she will let you know as she does a big stretch and loves to slide her back leg out along the floor. Her favorite love to get is a good scratching under her chin till she melts to the floor. She can be a little picky about her other cat friends – she’s done well with some but has let us know she doesn’t like some others. So a proper, slow introduction would be necessary. She has not been around dogs or smaller children yet. Sedona is about three years old.

Sedona’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 think you could provide a nurturing home for Sedona and would like to meet her, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Dog of the Week: Dalton

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Super sweet and friendly Dalton is such an easygoing guy! He LOVES to snuggle up with his people, and he’s been very friendly and playful with the other medium to large-sized dogs in his foster home. Dalton is also cat friendly, kennel and potty trained.  He did need to learn some manners when he first joined us, he was a horrible counter surfer but learned very quickly with positive corrections.  Dalton has young dog energy, so while he will rest comfortably in the kennel while you aren’t home, it isn’t his favorite thing to do so he does need a secure kennel or crate to keep him from getting into trouble! He is about one year old.

Dalton’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 could use a loyal friend and would like to meet Dalton, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Cat of the Week: Pippa

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My name is Pippa, Pip for short, and my foster mom says I’m the friendliest and most fun cat! I love any kind of toy—feathers, stuffed mice, little fuzzy balls, scratching posts, cat trees—I am busy all day just playing. I also like to talk; whenever there’s music or anyone talking, I talk too because I want to be included in the conversation! I love cuddles and am super chill about being picked up. I am fantastic with kids and other animals, and I’m one of the cutest sights you’ll see when I want a belly rub (see picture for proof!). Pippa is about two years old.

Pippa’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 chill cat, please complete an adoption application HERE.

Dog of the Week: Luna

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Hi! My name is Luna and my foster family says I’m the bestest good girl! I just turned 6 years old and my hobbies include laying on the couch with my foster mom to watch TV or while she’s working at home and hunting for wildlife or sunning in the backyard.  I’m a smart girl too! I’m house trained, know how to sit, shake and lay down and my foster family taught me to push a button when I want to go outside or have a treat.  I get so happy when my foster mom or dad comes home that I grab a stuffy toy and prance around the house before I take it outside. When others come to my house, I might jump on them a little too, I just want to say hi! I love to go on walks but my foster mom says I pull a lot and need some work on walking on a leash. Because I’m not great on a leash a house with a fence would be best.  I love pets and scratches but I’m a little sensitive around the mouth, so a house without young kids is probably best. I love my 12- and 17-year-old human foster brothers though.

Luna’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 this great girl seems like a good fit and you’d like to meet her, please complete an adoption application HERE.