Happy Tail: Janey (FKA Zoey)

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Ellen recently adopted a cat from Last Hope and she graciously agreed to share her Happy Tail. Here is the story in her words: I adopted a cat from Last Hope in early May. About a month into quarantine, I decided things were a little too quiet and it was time to get a kitten to join me and my …

Happy Tail: Ivy

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In 2018, Sandy adopted Ivy and has enjoyed getting to know her idiosyncrasies. Here is what the experience has been like in Sandy’s words: She is so much fun to walk with.  I haven’t had a hound for several years and I’d forgotten just how much fun walking a hound can be. Sometimes she wants to go her way and …

Happy Tail: Louie Bubbles (formerly Austin)

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When Craig, Heather, Cole, and Cora went to pick out a puppy from a litter at Last Hope, they had a certain puppy in mind based on pictures. But when they got there, Louie Bubbles (formerly Austin) changed their plans. He curled up in their arms and stayed there during the entire adoption event and they knew he had picked …

Happy Tail: Phobos

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Last Hope rescued Phobos (formerly Scooby) from an abandoned house in northern Iowa. We couldn’t believe someone would leave him behind because he’s been such a great dog from day one! Cara and Atulya were referred to Last Hope from friends who had adopted from us in the past. They met Phobos and just knew he was the dog for …

Happy Tail: Rocky (FKA Porter)

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When Randy and Sandy adopted Rocky (formerly Porter), they knew they were in for a challenge. They like to adopt pets that are hard to place and give them all the time and attention they need to blossom into great pets. Rocky certainly fit that category. Rocky had been physically and emotionally abused in his past. But with love and …

Happy Tails: Lucy and Charlie

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Rob, Donetta, Jordan, and Leona adopted two dogs from Last Hope in 2017: Lucy and Charlie. Charlie, formerly Scruffy, was adopted first and there was quite an adjustment period because he had a rough past. He didn’t know how to go up and down stairs, he was scared of everything and everyone, he wouldn’t take treats, he scattered his food, …

Happy Tail: Bailey (FKA Lemondrop)

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Karen had fallen in love with Beagles when she found a Beagle for a friend. She loves the howls and snuggles! That same friend saw Bailey (Lemondrop at the time) on the Last Hope website and told Karen about her. In October of 2017, the family fell in love with her and completed an application. The adoption process went smoothly …

Happy Tail: Alfalfa

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Alfalfa took a round-about route into Dale’s life. He saw her on Petfinder at a local shelter and inquired about her but was told she was just adopted. Dale looked at other dogs but didn’t find one that he felt was meant for him. Then, about six months later, he was looking at Petfinder again and there was Alfalfa! She …

Happy Tail: Chloe (fka Tama)

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Matt and Breanna already had adopted a dog, Cory, and they were looking for a companion for him that would complement their family. We had posted a letter to Santa from Chloe (Tama at the time) listing all the things she wanted in a family. Matt and Breanna saw it and felt Chloe might be the dog for them. Chloe …

Happy Tail: Armani

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Connie had adopted a cat, Sebastian, from the Iowa City shelter in January but felt he needed more than just her to interact with. She found Armani on our site and fell in love. As we always recommend, she kept the two cats separate in the home for several days, exchanging blankets and toys between the two. Finally, she placed …