If you’re looking for a little lovebug, look no further than Gracia…
Hello, my name is Gracia and I’m a Schnauzer/Fox Terrier mix and am about three years old. I am excited and happy for most of my day and I love to play! I would love to have a child to play with and care for me. I am also a lover. I love being held at night. I am potty trained on mats, I am spayed, and am up-to-date on my shots.
For more information about Gracia, please contact Carol Doser at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also complete the adoption application HERE.
Our dog of the week is the lovely Asia who is patiently waiting for her forever home. Let’s learn a little bit about her.
Asia is a young Shepard mix; we believe she is two or three years old. She has lots of love to give and is hoping to find her forever home. She is approximately 50 pounds, housebroken, and good with other dogs. Asia loves to meet new people but does have some trust issues with men. We can only guess what she’s been through in her past, but Asia will warm up to you with patience and love. She would do best in a quiet, calm home. Asia loves attention and does well with children but they should be 10 or older and respectful of animals. She will need a fenced-in yard because she loves to run and play in the backyard. Asia is spayed, microchipped, and up-to-date on all her vaccinations.
If you are interested in learning more about Asia, please contact Kerry at 319-360-2140 or email@example.com. You can fill out an adoption application HERE.
Dexter is a Treeing Walker Coon Hound that is about 18 months old. He is very people oriented; he wants nothing more than to be around his family. When at rest he loves to lay on the couch or even in your lap. He loves to sleep in bed with his foster family, too. He is extraordinarily affectionate. He does very well with other dogs in the family as he loves to play. Dexter does very well with going to his kennel but he should be in the same area as other dogs or he gets lonely and will bark. He loves to play and would do very well with a high energy family who can take him for long walks or to the dog park. He loves a fenced in yard that he can run in!
When Dexter was younger someone shut his leg in a kennel door and it was fractured. He’s been through a lot with that leg, enduring an infection and painful surgeries to repair and then removal of the hardware. Because of this, he will sometimes hold his leg up particularly in the cold weather. But, given a bit more time, the doctors assure us he will have a complete recovery.
Dexter has excellent potty habits but has been very stubborn to learn other commands. He steadfastly refuses to sit, although if you say “treat” he will go right to the treat area. He’s no dummy.
Dexter loves kids and grownups alike. Unfortunately, he does not do well with cats as he does see them as something to chase and mouth.
He is a huge love bug and deserves a home of his own. He is neutered and up to date on his shots. If you would like more information about Dexter you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The adoption application can be completed HERE.
February is Adopt a Black Animal month. Did you know that it is more difficult to adopt out a black dog or cat? These beautiful animals deserve forever homes just like their counterparts of different colors. This week we’re spotlighting Veronica that is a lovely Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix.
I am Veronica and I’m big and beautiful and I love everyone.; dogs, people, makes no difference to me, I will play with everyone. I’m a little mouthy; I like to put things in my mouth and kiss them. I am house trained and crate trained. I have been spayed and am up to date on all my shots. I love car rides and anything that involves people. I could use a little work walking on a leash; I just can’t help it, I get so excited! I am a happy girl and just want a forever home where my family will love me as much as I love them.
If you are interested in Veronica, please fill out an adoption application HERE.
This week we feature a couple of great dogs that really need and deserve forever homes. They are Roscoe and Roxie and they are brother and sister. It would be great if they could be kept together, but it would be OK if they found separate forever homes. In addition to the pictures here, we have a video of the two of them. You can find the video HERE. Let’s meet these two sweethearts …
Hi! My name is Roscoe and I am a Rat Terrier mix. My foster mom says I am a senior dog because I am 11. I like to think of myself as well-aged! I am in fine shape for a guy my age; just need to keep an eye on my kidneys and eat the special food the vet prescribed. My foster momma’s proud of the way I go outside to go to the bathroom. Without fail! She says I am also kennel-trained, whatever that means.
My foster mom likes to call me her shadow. I just like to stay close and make sure everything’s OK. I’m not too sure about being close to young children; they have too much energy for this dog. I tend to shiver a bit when it’s cold or when I’m excited (just a habit I picked up along the way). I’m pretty laid back and love to lay in the sun and be warm. I don’t care too much for mornings – until breakfast is served! Then I am up and ready to go. Until I take my next nap, of course! I like to be outside on sunny days and enjoy an occasional walk and ride in the car.
I get along with the cats I’ve met and I like other dogs. My foster mom has two dogs of her own and my sister Roxie lives with us, too. I am current on all my shots, neutered, and house trained.
I’m Roscoe’s sister, Roxie. I’m five years old and I LOVE people! Cuddles and kisses are my specialty. My foster mom likes to call me Princess because I’m such a special dog.
My favorite thing is to chase squirrels and rabbits so I prefer a yard I can run in. I am cautious of the dogs that live on the other side of the backyard fence but otherwise I like dogs. I live with two other dogs and, of course, my brother Roscoe who you’ve already met. I can handle a cat or two as well. I enjoy walks on occasion and love to play tug-of-war and ball. Car rides are also fun, except when it’s a ride to the vet!
Mornings are not my favorite time of day. My foster mom usually has to pull me out of bed and tell me to go outside. But then comes breakfast and mornings aren’t so bad after all! I had a little trouble with my gallbladder so I have medicine to keep me well and special food for my food allergies. My mom says I am house broken and kennel trained. I am also up to date on all my shots and spayed.
If you’re interested in meeting either, or both, of these wonderful dogs please fill out an adoption application HERE.
When I first saw a picture of Dottie, I immediately thought “My, what big ears you have!” She looks like she could take flight at any minute. What a cutie!
This is Dottie who is an adult Terrier mix. She came to us because one of her owners passed away and the other owner could no longer care for her. She is a little shy at first but warms up quickly. She is currently following her foster people around the house and sleeping with them in bed. She is a sweet girl that needs a new forever home. She is good with other dogs and cats. She is completely housebroken, spayed, and up to date on her shots. She will go in a crate but it isn’t her favorite place to be. She is a small girl with some big ears that give her a unique look.
For more information on Dottie, please contact Carol Doser at email@example.com. You can complete the adoption application HERE.
Where is Scooby? Probably hanging out with “those meddling kids” waiting for his forever home. He’s ready to join someone’s family and beg for Scooby snacks.
Come meet Scooby! A darling nine-month-old brindle Terrier mix. Scooby loves to snuggle and be around people . He does great around other dogs and is very playful. Scooby does well with strangers and does not bark much. He is very curious about the house cat. He will chase her until he is told no and then he will stop. He will make a great addition to some lucky family. Scooby is microchipped, neutured, and up to date on his vacinations.
For more information about Scooby, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The adoption application can be completed HERE.
We hope you have had a wonderful holiday season and are settling in to the new year ok. Lots of people make new year’s resolutions – why not make one of your resolutions to help out Last Hope? We are always in need of foster homes and adopters, but if that’s not possible for you we are always in need of items for our foster pets and, of course, monetary donations are always welcome. You can visit our website HERE for ideas of things we are consistently in need of. But if you’re looking to add a new family member to your home, who could resist this face?!
I am Eddie, AKA Fast Eddie. I like to play ball, tug of war and really love to snuggle. I am great with people of all ages and kids especially love me. I know some tricks, I can sit, lay down and will jump up into your arms if you let me. My foster mom says I need to work on sharing my toys, I can be a little selfish. I love to chase squirrels and rabbits if you let me out in the yard, so a tall fence would be good. I can jump a 4 foot fence with no problem if you let me. At night I will snuggle in bed with you if you let me, but am just as comfortable in my kennel. I am house trained and a very sweet boy. If you will just give me a chance I will be the best friend you have ever had.
Eddie is neutered and up to date on his shots. If you would be interested in meeting our little Eddie, please fill out an application HERE.
The dog of the week feature took a little break while we posted stories about our dogs, but it’s back and ready to share great dogs with you that need homes of their very own. This week the featured dog is Izzy.
Say hello to Izzy! Izzy is a Carolina Dog, also known as an American Dingo. She came into our care as a stray, so her history remains a mystery. She is estimated to be about three years old. She is very unique and requires a home that is knowledgeable about her breed. Izzy appears to be very interested in cats, so would not be a good match if cats are in the home.
When Izzy is on a leash she pulls some, but generally does very well. She would learn quickly and would thrive from lots of attention.
Izzy has been spayed and is current on her shots. If you can find a place in your home for Izzy please fill out an application HERE.
“Old dogs, like old shoes, are comfortable. They might be a bit out of shape and a little worn around the edges, but they fit well” - Bonnie Wilcox. Ginger may be a little older, but she’s a sweetheart and deserves a forever home.
My name is Ginger.
I was living on the streets. It was not very nice. They called me a stray, but I just didn’t have a family to go home to. I was so scared and all alone. But, things have gotten a lot better for me recently. Some super nice people from Last Hope Animal Rescue saved me from a shelter where they were afraid they would have to make me go to sleep even though I was really nice and very friendly. They just didn’t have very much room, so they asked Last Hope if they could find me a home with people who would love me.
Now I am in a foster home with other doggies. It’s great! I get plenty of yummy food and treats every day. I have my very own soft bed and a doggy doctor who gives me medicine and helps make sure I am healthy and helps make my arthritis feel better. I know I’ve been really blessed now, but can I ask for just one more gift? What I’d really like to have is a forever home of my very own. Everyone loves me here but it just isn’t the same as having my own family. I promise if you help find someone to adopt me, I’ll be the best little husky mix girl ever. I really want to please people, and I get along with every dog that I meet as well as children. The only thing I ever ask for is pets and tummy rubs. Do you know any nice families who might want a good girl like me for their very own? I might be 12 years old, but I have lots of love left to give!
For more information about Ginger, please contact email@example.com. You can complete the adoption application at www.lasthoperescueia.org/adopt.
Ginger is house-trained, spayed, and up-to-date on all shots.