Cat of the Week: Ruffles

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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.

Ruffles’ adoption fee is $85 which includes neuter surgery, being up to date on vaccinations, and a microchip with lifetime registration.

If you’re interested in this playful guy, please complete an application HERE or email adoptions@adopthope.org.

Dog of the Week: Kaiya

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Kaiya is a beautiful young pitbull terrier mix. She was found by a patrolman in Missouri. At the time, she had an infection in her eye and it needed to be removed to prevent further damage. She has made an excellent recovery and gets around without any problems or fearfulness. The shelter that she was at became too full, so Kaiya is now a Last Hope dog.   Kaiya has been learning potty training and leash manners very well. She knows “sit” and “kennel” and is eager to learn more (especially for treats)! Kaiya has loved all people she has met and gets along well with her fur “big brother.” However, we do recommend her forever home have a submissive male dog or she be an only dog. Kaiya likes to chase cats, but will not harm them.  Kaiya has a lot of puppy energy and will do well in a home where she has space to play and people to play with. Kaiya will thrive with someone to teach her how to curb her enthusiasm and will repay in limitless cuddles.  Kaiya will do best with older children as she does still have puppy energy and could knock a small one over.

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

If you would like to add Kaiya to your family, please complete an application HERE or email adoptions@adopthope.org.

 

Cat of the Week: Blaze

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They call me Blaze. I was pulled from a small hoarding house along with my brother and some others. The house was in such bad shape, it has been gutted now. I’m glad to be out of there and in better hands at Last Hope. I’m looking for a second chance at a forever home now. I just need someone who will love me and take good care of me.

Blaze’s adoption fee is $85 which includes neuter surgery, being up to date on vaccinations, and a microchip with lifetime registration.

If you would love to give this great guy a forever home, please complete an application HERE or email adoptions@adopthope.org.

Dog of the Week: Fargo

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My name is Fargo, I joined Last Hope all the way from Texas this year! I’m so glad the volunteers at last hope scooped me up and brought me into their safe care, I didn’t have a very great start to my life. Although my ears look different and my body has a few scars, I have so much love to give. I don’t mind other dogs who are smaller than me, but I think people are the best and everyone keeps saying what a good boy I am! I was found to be heartworm positive, but I’ve been through treatment so now I just need a family to love me up and keep me safe with monthly heartworm preventive. Update: I have a foster home!!! Here’s what they say about me:  Fargo is a four-year-old Pitbull mix that has been fostered for a couple months. He’s an extremely mellow dog that is very affectionate and loving. He doesn’t jump or lick but will give kisses when asked. He loves to sleep under the covers at night and loves to cuddle. He is great with kids and will listen to commands such as come and sit. He loves to play fetch and rip up stuffed toys. He is the sweetest and most loving dog I’ve ever had the pleasure of fostering.

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

If you’re interested in this awesome dog, please complete an application HERE or email adoptions@adopthope.org.

Dog of the Week: Piper

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Piper is loyal and very smart; she is looking for a very special home that knows Heelers or other herding breeds. Piper bonds quickly and knows many commands including sit, stay, shake and down.   She doesn’t like bicycles, or loud trucks/motorcycles, but does enjoy riding in the car. She is good with other dogs but doesn’t really play so would be best paired with a mellow companion. Piper can be protective of her people, so an adopter will need to be assertive and consistent. A  family with older children would be best because of these traits.  Piper needs an adopter that is a homeowner with a fenced yard.

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

If you’re interested in this wonderful girl, please complete an application HERE or email adoptions@adopthope.org.

Cat of the Week: Harley

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Harley is a beautiful Blue Point Siamese Snowshoe mix – with GORGEOUS BLUE EYES – who came to us after spending some time at another shelter where he was overlooked. The theory was that it was because he doesn’t like other cats. He’s very vocal about it and will tell you all about why he should be your one and only! Who can blame him though?  He’s a sweet, older boy who just wants the love and attention he deserves – and he’ll be a wonderful companion for a family or individual who only wants one cat!  He is front paw declawed.

Harley’s adoption fee is $85 which includes neuter surgery, being up to date on vaccinations, and a microchip with lifetime registration.

If you’re interested in this beauty, please complete an application HERE or email adoptions@adopthope.org.

Volunteer of the Month: Molly Tutt

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Molly Tutt has been volunteering only since July 2018 but she hit the ground running and does a lot of tasks for us. She had attended some Cat Adoption Open Houses and thought she would like to help out with the kitties.

Molly does cat care which involves cleaning up after and feeding the cats at the shelter but she also trains new volunteers, takes cats to vet appointments, transfers cats to and from PetSmart in Coralville, helps with events, performs home visits, and helps with adoptions. She pitches in wherever we need help!

When asked why she likes volunteering at Last Hope Molly said, “I love all the kitty kisses, snuggles, and purrs! I like volunteering at Last Hope because seeing the cats and even dogs  get their forever homes is worth the time spent.” She also loves to see updates on how the cats and dogs are doing in their forever homes.

We can depend on Molly to help out with many different tasks and are glad she has joined the Last Hope family!

 

Dog of the Week: Little Billy

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Meet Little Billy! But don’t be fooled by his name. There is nothing little about this cutie! From his personality to his love of attention from his canine and human friends, Billy is big in every way!  He enjoys playing with dogs his size or bigger and kids of any age. He loves his toys and adores being petted. Billy prefers adult dogs over puppies but will tolerate puppies. We’ve never introduced him to a cat, so a careful introduction would be needed if cats live in a potential adoptive home. He’s making progress on crate training and knows sit, stay, and shake. Billy would make a fun addition to almost any family!

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

If you’re interested in this great guy, please complete an application HERE or email adoptions@adopthope.org.

Cat of the Week: Laffie

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My name is Laffie. I am a beautiful torti. I was brought into Last Hope fearful but all I need is some TLC and you will see the softer side to me. I’m unique, as I’m a polydactyl kitty which means I was born with an extra toe on all of my paws. I may get frightened at first in my new home and may need an adjustment period, but I’ve come a long way here at Last Hope and enjoy spending time with the volunteers here! Please give me a chance to be your family kitty!

Laffie comes with spay surgery, being up to date on vaccinations, and a microchip with lifetime registration.

If you’re interested in this great girl, please complete an application HERE or email adoptions@adopthope.org.

Dog of the Week: Groot

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Groot is a 5-month-old puppy recently transplanted to Iowa from Texas. He came here with his littermate, Jeff. He is currently almost 30 lbs. Groot is just about the biggest sweetheart you will ever meet. He LOVES people, kids, and other dogs as long as they do not bark at him. He is too interested in cats, he thinks they need to be chased. Groot is good at walking on a leash, he knows “sit” and is mastering “lay down” and “come.” Groot is crate trained and potty trained, as long as he is taken outside regularly. He does prefer to sleep in your bed at night and does that like a champ! He loves to be active and have something to do when he is not napping. He is still a puppy, so he needs plenty of his own toys to chew on, balls to play with and daily exercise. He loves to run and play, so a fenced in yard is preferred. He can entertain himself well, but likes to check in with you and have you play with him too. He hopes to meet you soon!

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

If this beautiful boy strikes your fancy, please complete an application HERE or email adoptions@adopthope.org.