Cat of the Week: Callie


Callie the calico is a sweet and easy-going special needs kitty.  She is about 7 years old. It’s hard not to fall in love with her. She purrs continuously, she likes to be near you, and loves being petted. Callie has a disability that she was born with. She has hip dysplasia, deformed kneecaps, and is bow legged so her back legs don’t hold her up very well. Despite her limitations, Callie gets around just fine and isn’t in any pain.  It’s easier for her to get around on carpet as wood or tile is slippery and harder for her to get traction. But she can scoot around on slick floors when necessary.  She cannot jump, so she would love it if you lift her up to the couch so she can hang out with you, and help her get down afterward.

Callie 2Callie loves cat toys, and gets along with mellow cats and dogs that won’t chase or bother her.  She needs a tender, loving owner that has time to give her attention. She uses a litterbox just fine, and likes having a kennel she can go in and out of as she pleases. She likes her kennel in her foster home, and retreats to it when she wants some quiet time.

Callie has so much love to give and really wants to be someone’s loving companion cat! Callie is spayed, FIV/FeLV negative, up to date on her vaccinations, and front declawed. Please contact for more information about her. An adoption application can be completed HERE.

Julia Black

Dog of the Week: Piper


Hi! My name is Piper! I’m sure you glanced at my photos & noticed how adorable I am! I am a female Boxer/Pit Bull Terrier. I just love people and all the attention I can get! I love to follow my foster mom around the house. I love to play but when you settle in on the couch you should probably make room for me too! I’m working on all my commands I know “sit” “come” “go to your bed” and “lay down”. I love to go for car rides and walks. When I’m outside I have to be on a tie-out or leash since I like to climb fences. I like to have all the Piper4attention and would prefer to be your only pup in the house. My foster mom has a dog I have been getting along with great…but I can be picky about who I’m friends with.

I would love to meet you to see if I am the perfect addition for your family!! Please contact my foster mom at or you can complete an application HERE.

Julia Black

Cat of the Week: Angel


Angel 2Hi! My name is Angel. I’m about a year old and I’m really hoping I’ll find my forever home soon! Not that I mind my foster home but they have a big scary dog that I don’t really like. So if you don’t have a big scary dog I’d love to come home with you! (I don’t mind the little one, but the big guy likes to try to play with me and I’d rather not do that…) I do love my foster cat brother. It took a few days for me to decide that he was ok but once I figured out how cool he was we run and play all the time.  My favorite thing to do is to curl up on my foster mom’s lap at the end of the night. Even if she’s putting the baby to sleep, as long as there’s room I’ll be there! I love to sleep in her bed and cuddle with her too. I’ll even spend some time in the crib with my human foster sister at nap time! I really love to cuddle!

If you like to cuddle too would you consider meeting me? I’ve been told I’m a great cuddle buddy and I can’t wait to meet you! If you want to come meet me you can email my foster mom at You can also complete an application HERE.

Julia Black


Dog of the Week: Shadow


Shadow, a miniature Poodle, lived his life in a puppy mill cage for many years so he is very shy but starting to come out and explore a bit. He really likes treats and we’ve been working on socialization with rewards and hand feeding. He loves other dogs, especially dogs his own size, and would do best in a home with at least one other dog to show him the ropes to family living and to give him the confidence to explore. He has a very sweet personality and with a little patience and time, he will make a great addition to your family!

Shadow is neutered, heart worm negative, microchipped, and has all his vaccinations. If you’re interested in Shadow, please complete an application HERE.

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Julia Black

Dog of the Week: Marley


Hi there ! My name is Marley. I am a handsome pup and I am looking for my forever home.

My foster family thinks I am around 1 year old and I weigh about 50 lbs. I would be a great dog for an active family or single person who enjoys hiking and the outdoors as I have lots of energy.

Marley 2I love the outdoors and I go for long walks every day. I do really well on a leash. My foster dad says a I am one smart dog and I learn really fast. I love to please but I will need an experienced pet owner to work with me so I can continue learning everything I need to know to be your best friend!

I will need a fenced in yard as I love to run and play. I do have a prey drive so I can’t live with any cats. I get along good with older children who will be respectful of me.

I am housebroken, up to date on all my vaccinations, and micro-chipped.

If you are interested in Marley, please complete an application HERE.

Julia Black

Cat of the Week: Bean


Bean is a gorgeous, long-haired orange tabby.

When Bean came to Last Hope, he was a sickly, starving kitten who weighed half of what he should. We have no idea how long he wandered cold, snowy rural Iowa roads; but his luck changed when a kind-hearted couple found him and brought him to Last Hope.

Bean 2You should see him now. This gorgeous little lion has a healthy and very fluffy coat. He has these adorable fluffy tufts between each of his orange toes. He also has the softest, sweetest little mew. Bean has been a shy and quiet boy who took some time to gain his trust. He was very fearful of humans at first. Who knows what this poor little guy went through before he was rescued!

Bean has really come out of his shell, however. He is still quiet and shy, but he’s learned to roll over on his side for attention, and wraps his big, fluffy tail around his human’s legs affectionately. He has a terrific little purr.

Bean is an easygoing guy, and he gets along fabulously with his foster cat brothers and sisters (of all ages). He naps with them and rubs along their sides affectionately. He’s even learned to tolerate the big, slobbery dog. He should only live in homes with mellow and cat-savvy dogs, if any at all.

Bean 3Bean will be timid until he feels safe in in environment and gets to know you. Bean needs a caregiver who is calm and patient, and who is capable of building trust with a timid kitty. He requires a quiet and stable home. However, once he gets to know you, we guarantee he will be a loving and loyal housecat. We’ve seen him become this in just 4 months of giving him our unconditional love.

Bean has been fully vetted. He is FIV and FeLV negative, neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. Indoor homes only.

If you’re interested in Bean, please complete an application HERE.

Julia Black

Dog of the Week: Bonnie

Bonnie 2

Bonnie is a sweet little girl with a great wiggle-butt. She is a Terrier mix and she loves to be in your lap Bonnie 3and give kisses. She wants to be by your side as much as possible. She loves chew toys and will toss them up in the air to herself. Bonnie is working on her house training. She does not have accidents in her crate. She would prefer a home where she can be by her human friends as much as possible. Bonnie likes to be in charge, so she would be best without other dogs or with dogs that will not challenge her. She mostly ignores her foster brother and sister, but she will be protective when she is in a lap and they get too close.

If you’re interested in Bonnie, complete an application HERE.

Julia Black