Dog of the Week – Deputy Dog

Welcome to our first edition of the dog of the week! We will be featuring an adoptable dog each week to help get the word out about all of the wonderful dogs Last Hope has available for adpotion. If you see a featured dog that you would like to meet or adopt, please click here to fill out an adoption application.

Meet Deputy Dog!

Howdy, I’m Deputy Dog. That may sound like a cartoon character but I am a real dog. I got my name because I have a star on my chest, just like a badge. I may not be a cartoon, but I am a character. I have this uncanny ability to win everyone over. People want to hug me, just like Pluto at Disneyland, who I’m told is a cartoon character. I’m just a big, loveable beagle who likes everyone and everyone likes me. Take me anywhere and find out. I’m up to date on all my vaccinations and ready to patrol my own forever home. Come and meet me and I will arrest your heart.

Editor’s Note: I have a soft spot for beagles.  After writing this post, I may just snatch him up before anyone else takes him.  At least to foster…better move quickly 🙂

Free Obedience Training

Did you know…

every dog, puppy, cat and kitten are Fully Vetted, Micro-Chipped and Spayed or Neutered before you take your newly adopted pet home from Last Hope?

Did you know….

every time you adopt a dog from Last Hope Animal Rescue, you receive a six week obedience training class, for free?


Yep, you read it right, FREE!!

It’s not really free, I pay an adoption fee…

Generally the fee for dogs and puppies start at $175 and the fee for cats & kittens start at $75, but don’t forget that includes your new pet being fully vetted*, and a FREE six week obedience class.

What does fully vetted mean anyway?

All of our dogs are tested for Heartworm (and treated as needed) and fully vaccinated (including Rabies and Distemper/Parvo).  If the dog or cat had other medical issues when they came into our care, we treat those as well.


Click here to see all of the pets available for adoption from Last Hope Animal Rescue and fill out an application to adopt.

*According to this site, the cost of these vet services alone range from $114-323.

You Can Help!

SONY DSCMeet Hundley!

Hundley is one of the 29 dogs recently purchased an an auction for a closing puppy mill.  Hundley is now enjoying the life of luxury in his current foster home and ready to find his forever home. Since being at his foster home he has been neutered, had all but 2 teeth removed and been vaccinated.  Up next on the to do list is to have him chipped.  All of that and he is still a happy-go-lucky little guy who loves to snuggle with his foster mom.

It comes at a cost

Getting these dogs out of the puppy mill situation is a very rewarding experience, but unfortunately it comes at a cost for Last Hope.  All of the dogs were purchased at auction and had to be neutered or spayed. Most of the dogs required extensive dental work, many of them having to have most of their teeth removed because they were in such bad shape.  Some had eye issues that have to be taken care of as well.   They all also required vaccinations, food, flea & tick medicine and heart worm preventative medication.

You can help!

If you are wondering what you can do to help, wonder no longer!  There are many ways you can help, even if you aren’t able to open your home to foster a dog.  You can find out all about the volunteer opportunities on our website

But Our BIGGEST Need…

…is your monetary donations.  Whether you donate $5 or $500, every little bit helps.  If you are able to made a donation, please click here to donate using your credit card or paypal.  We are a 501(c)(3) organization, so all of you donations are tax deductible.

Don’t forget Miss Scarlet!

In addition to the expenses that came with the purchase of Hundley and the other puppy mill dogs, we still need help with sweet little Scarlet’s medical expenses.  Scarlet in ready to find her forever home too, but before she can she needs heart surgery.  You can read her story on our previous post.  If you would like to donate to Miss Scarlet’s surgery, you can click here to make a donation specifically for her.  This fundraiser is only open for 7 more days!

Thank you all for everything you do.  It is only with everyone’s help that we can continue to rescue and save these dogs (and cats!).

Last Hope Needs Your Help

As you may have heard, Last Hope was able to rescue 29 little fur babies from a puppy mill auction. With this large intake we are running short on some supplies. Some of the items we need are listed below.

Puppy Pads
Paper Towels
Lemon ProForce Cleaner
55 Gallon Trash Bags
Wet Dog Food: Hills Science Diet, Blue Buffalo, Diamond

Any of these items can be dropped of at Cedar Run Boarding in Hiawatha or you can contact me at and we can arrange something else.

The photos below are some of the puppy mill dogs we rescued, courtesy of Visions Photography.