Happy Tail: Waffles

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Jenna and Cody knew they wanted to add a furbaby to their family so they were searching on PetFinder and discovered Last Hope and Waffles. Jenna thought the adoption process was easier than anticipated but still very thorough and Waffles was soon in their lives! At first, Waffles was a little shy but she came out of her shell when …

Happy Tail: Mitch and Mickey

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Caroline and Jim adopted Mitch and Mickey (formerly Jenga and Uno) after seeing their picture online. They did get a chance to meet the two cats at PetSmart in Waterloo, as well as some other cats just to make sure they had the right fit. They completed their adoption application, had a home visit, their references were checked, and then …

Happy Tail: Bella (formerly Lark and Lilly)

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2020 has been a tough year for pretty much all of us. Between COVID and the derecho, Iowans just couldn’t seem to catch a break. Christin’s friend was in the process of adopting a dog from Last Hope in March of 2020. Christin told her that they would be looking for a dog soon but then found out Last Hope …

Happy Tail: Nova (FKA Moana)

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Stephanie and Michael heard about Last Hope through a friend who had recently adopted from us. That friend told them about Moana, an Australian shepherd mix that was available for adoption. The application process was easy and smooth and they soon met Moana and fell in love. About a week later, Moana moved in and got a new name: Nova. …

Happy Tail: Bear (FKA Francesca)

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Emma found Bear (fka Francesca) on the Last Hope website and was interested because she reminded her of her childhood cat whom she adored. She completed an application and says she appreciated the adoption process. Emma liked that we did our best to make sure Bear was going to the right home by checking references and doing a home visit. …

Happy Tail: Summit (formerly Dancer)

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Tommi and her family were ready to add a four-legged member to their family and they turned to Last Hope. Here is their story in their own words: Many of our Facebook friends foster and volunteer with Last Hope, so when we were ready to add a new dog to the family we started the process of finding the perfect …

Happy Tail: Murphy

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Molly had been looking on social media and PetFinder for a dog to add to their family. She saw Prince Charming and Snow White but they were originally listed together and she knew they weren’t ready to bring two dogs into their home. She kept looking and one day noticed that the two dogs were listed separately and she knew …

Happy Tail: Neptune

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To increase awareness, Last Hope has some cats at PetSmart for people to meet and learn about us. That’s where Rhianna met Neptune. She was in the store with her mother’s dog and Neptune was very interested in the dog and Rhianna. So much so that he pulled out some of the sealant from between the panes of glass so …

Marnie’s Happy Tail

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Travis and Haley had four cats (Lana, Bella, Kitty, Gilly) but were looking for a playful companion for their three-year-old Lana. They knew someone who had adopted a dog through Last Hope so they were looking on our website when they saw Marnie (formerly Fern) and she just “spoke” to Haley. They submitted an application and before they knew it, …

Happy Tail: Opal (formerly Sandra)

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  Lauren and Benjamin were looking to add a long-haired kitty to their family. They already had Oscar and  Olive and were looking for a playmate for Oscar especially. They heard that there was a long-haired kitten at Last Hope and fell in love with Opal (formerly Sandra). Opal adjusted very quickly to her new home and buddies. They kept …