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 …

Happy Tail: Murphy (FKA Gilly)

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About three years ago, Janet had lost a dog about nine months prior and was ready to add a new furry member to her family. She talked to several people who had adopted from Last Hope and decided to take a look at the adoptable dogs on our website. She found Gilly after a while and completed an adoption application. …

Happy Tails: Reggie and Poppy

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Jason and Christine had lost two senior dogs several months prior to looking for another dog to add to their family. They wanted to find younger dogs and searched online and found Last Hope’s webpage. She found Poppy (formerly Payton) and in the pictures, she looked like she had lots of spunk and charm. Reggie and Poppy had already bonded …