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 …

Happy Tail: Molly

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When Molly came to Last Hope she had a broken leg and the vet wasn’t sure if she would be able to keep the leg or if it would have to be amputated. Jody saw her picture on our website and knew instantly that Molly belonged with their family – with or without the leg. Luckily, they were able to …

Happy Tail: Diesel

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Ashley was looking online for a dog to adopt and was impressed with how different Last Hope was from the other rescues and shelters. She saw Diesel’s face and fell in love instantly. But it was his bio that really convinced her Diesel was the dog for their family. At the time, Diesel was going through some medical issues so …

Happy Tail: Fifi

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Jimmie says Fifi has settled into their lives very well. She is always at his feet and when he leaves the house, she’s looking for him. Fifi has filled out nicely and loves to play with toy mice or any toy-like thing she can find! Jimmie says, “She is our sweet little friend, very affectionate and seeks attention constantly. We …

Happy Tail: Rip (fka Luke)

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Mandy provided a foster home for Rip but he got along so well with her dog, Dash, that she felt it would be a good fit to make it permanent and adopt Rip. She said that it was like Rip chose them – he walked into the house as a scared and nervous dog but right away felt at ease …