Dog of the Week: Cisco

Cisco is a Chihuahua mix and he’s looking for a quiet forever home. Could that be yours?


Hello, my name is Cisco and I can be a shy dog. I’m looking for a home I can call my own with people I can trust. I am very shy around new people until I get to know them. When I am unsure, I hide under the bed or in my kennel. I am getting better at coming out of hiding when my foster mom calls my name. When my foster mom sits on the couch I like to sit on her lap and take a nap.

Cisco 2I get along with other dogs and children just fine. I like the warmer weather because we get to go on walks and I am good at walking on
a leash. Sometimes my foster mom lets me sleep in her bed at night, now that I’m better with my house training. I sometimes slip up, but I am trying. I would like to be in a home in which I don’t have to be in a kennel all day long. I am a fun-loving dog after I get to know you and I am looking for my forever home. If you think we would be a good match, please come and meet me.

Cisco is neutered and up to date on his shots.

For more information about Cisco, please contact Correy at or call her at 319-310-5448. You can complete an application HERE.

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Dog of the Week: Amber Rose

This week we introduce you to Amber Rose. Okay, she may have a nearly toothless grin, but she’s all heart and a great little dog!

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Hello there! My name is Amber Rose and I’m a 12 year old terrier mix. My foster mom says I’m the sweetest thing ever. I love to snuggle on the couch with people, but I’m also content to sleep in my little dog bed. I’m very good about letting her people know when I have to go outside.

Amber Rose 2My only flaw, and honestly, my foster mom thinks it’s cute, is that I don’t have a lot of teeth, so I need my dog food soaked before I eat it. I am disinterested in cats, and I like other dogs. After I get over my initial shyness, I am warm and loving. I am easy to live with, too. I’m not much of a barker and I don’t need a lot of exercise, although I’m always up for a walk.

Amber Rose is up to date on her shots and house trained. If you would like to meet Amber Rose please email Sonia at You can also fill out an adoption application HERE.

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Dog of the Week: Ziva

It’s Monday again, which means it’s time to meet another great Last Hope dog of the week. This week we are featuring lovely Ziva. 


Hi. My name is Ziva and I’m around seven years old. I’m a little timid and cautious, especially around men, but once I trust you I’ll be your best friend. I currently live with my foster family and I have a doggy best friend I grew up with named Mr. Brooks. My foster family has another dog and cats, whom I don’t mind living with.

Ziva 2I’m pretty mellow but I can be playful when the mood strikes me. I like to eat. I like to eat A LOT. My foster family has to feed me separately from my other furry family so I don’t eat their food, too. I like car rides, especially if I get to put my head out the window. I like to have some peace and quiet for my naps. A quiet home would really suit me well. I’m not sure how I’d do with children.

Recently, I found out I have something called Diabetes. It’s not too bad but I have to have insulin twice a day. I’ve been spayed and am up to date on my shot. I really hope to find my forever home!

If you’re interested in getting to know me, contact You can fill out an adoption application HERE.

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Dog of the Week: Ali


Ali 2Ali is a lively nine-year-old Australian Shepard/Husky mix that is equally happy chasing a Frisbee or tennis ball as she is quietly watching TV with her family. She knows “sit,” “shake,” and “down” and is working on “give” for her toys. She currently lives with her foster family and a black Lab and is fine with other dogs. Cats are also okay if they are used to dogs. Ali likes to sleep on the floor by her foster family’s bed but she would love to find a forever home where she could sleep peacefully knowing she’s finally home.

She is spayed, house trained, and up to date on her shots.

For more information about Ali, please contact The adoption application can be found HERE.

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Dogs of the Week: Pit Puppies!

We have a plethora of Pit Bull Terrier pups and we’re sure one would love to come home with you!

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Pit Puppy 2We have ten American Pit Bill Terrier puppies up for adoption. They were born June 23rd and lost their mother when they were just 15 days old. There are five males and five females and all their pictures can be viewed HERE. They are not named so you get to name your puppy! These puppies will be between 50 and 70 pounds at maturity.

We are taking applications now and they will be released to adopters between September 1st and September 15th, when they are 10-12 weeks old. They will be adopted out without being Pit Puppy 7spayed/neutered, but you will be required to spay/neuter before six months of age and provide proof to Last Hope. They are all current on their shots.

For more information about them please contact Roxanne at Applications can be completed HERE.

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Dog of the Week: Tasha


I’m Tasha, a 2 ½ year old 65 pound Rottweiler/German Shepherd mix looking for a long term forever relationship with a wonderful human. When you meet me you will see that my picture accurately represents me, I’m not a Pomeranian posing as a Rottweiler. My age and weight are the real me.

Tasha 2I am as adorable as my picture. Your looks or financial status are not important to me. I just want someone to love. I don’t care if you cheat on me with other dogs, our relationship does not have to be exclusive. I’m willing to share you with another dog. What is important to me is that you are willing to spend time with me. I enjoy playing, walks, and cuddling on the couch in front of the TV. I have no desire to control the remote and won’t whine about which program we watch.

I came to Last Hope from a shelter in Illinois. Compared to the shelter, Iowa is doggy heaven. I’ve got foster peeps, kids, dogs, and cats to play with. The only other thing a girl could ask for is a forever home. I’m spayed and up to date on my shots.

For more information about Tasha, please contact Roxanne at The adoption application can be completed HERE.

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Dog of the Week: Oliver

Oliver is a great dog in search of a great home to call his own …


Oliver could be the sweetest dog in the world! Even at just two years old, this terrier mix has the ability to adapt to all kinds of new Oliver 2homes. Now it’s Oliver’s turn to have his forever home.

He gets along well with all animals, excluding rabbits and squirrels (he loves to chase them!). He even loves cats and kittens. Oliver also adores people. If you have the time for a belly rub, Oliver has all the love in the world for you. He does not discriminate when it comes to people and he has been around all kinds (kids, women, men, teenagers, etc.). He may just need a few minutes to warm up to some men, but it doesn’t take long!

Oliver is completely house trained and knows how to tell you when it’s time to “go” within minutes of being in a new place. He even has great recall so if his new home does not have a fence he may just need some time on a lead to learn boundaries.Oliver 4

Oliver is the total package when it comes to a canine companion. He is super sweet, smart (knows the sit command), loves to cuddle, enjoys people and playing, and truly just wants to be a part of a family to call his own.

If Oliver sounds like just what you’ve been looking for, fill out an adoption application HERE. Oliver would love to meet you!

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