Dog of the Week: Bennie

 Bennie

Bennie 3Bennie is a Boxer/Pit mix and was originally found running the streets with his little buddy Bonnie, a Jack Russel Terrier.  He gets along great with other dogs and seems to ignore cats.  Bennie is a very happy boy.  He shows this with his wiggle.  He wiggles always, whether he is standing or running.  Bennie is also a lucky boy.  Originally we thought his wiggle was a sign of a larger neurological problem.  With that ruled out he is ready for his forever home.

In the picture to the right, Bennie is the bigger dog standing up.

Bennie has been neutered, micro-chipped, and is up to date on shots.

If you are interested in Bennie, please contact adoptions@lasthoperescueia.org  or fill out our adoption application HERE.

Julia Black

So Many Questions!

Occasionally we get asked, “Why do you ask so many questions before approving an adoption?” People think that perhaps ANY home is better than no home, right?

There are reasons we ask so many questions and make home visits. We don’t want to throw pets into just any old home; we owe it to the animals, and to the adopters, to make sure the animal is going to fit in well in the home. Some of these animals have already had difficult lives and the last thing they need is to be placed in home that isn’t right for them.

So why do we ask:

Question EmojiNames and ages of people in the household? Because we need to know if there are children in the home that might be at risk with the wrong placement. Not every animal is kid-friendly and so it’s important to know the ages of every child in the family. Sometimes older kids are okay but younger kids wouldn’t be.

Where the dog will be at night and while you’re away? Because many of the dogs lost their homes and ended up in a shelter or rescue because neighbors complained about constant barking. It is also important to know that the animals are going to be safe while you are away.

If you’ll be willing and able to train? Because so often the dogs are homeless due to the previous owners’ unwillingness or inability to train them. The dogs become unruly and difficult to live with and guess what? They get dumped at a shelter or rescue for someone else to deal with.

What history you have with animals? If a potential adopter has a negative past with animal ownership (got rid of them if they peed in the house, moved, or had a baby) we need to know that. If someone isn’t ready to deal with everything that comes with adopting an animal then that isn’t going to be a good placement.

The questions we ask before allowing an adoption are very important so that we find exceptional homes. The system is not perfect, and sometimes we have to re-home an animal because the home wasn’t the right fit, but we ask the questions for very good reasons. Last Hope has an excellent track record of finding the right homes the first time and it’s due to the questions we ask as well as a team of devoted volunteers who are committed to finding good forever homes for our animals.

Being placed in the wrong home is NOT better than sitting in the adoption center or a foster home. We are determined to find homes for our animals with people who will love and care for them the rest of their days. We owe it to the animals to ask the questions we ask. They deserve the very best!

Julia Black

Cat of the Week: Stefan

Stefan

Stefan 2I’m Stefan, and my friends are jealous because I am such a beautiful, Bengal boyI love spending time with my foster family and their 2 cats.  They also have a dog that I like to watch and sometimes hiss at, but I’m getting used to him.  I’m very playful and love my kitty toys.  Especially the stuffed birds that make noise.   I love my food and if my roommates don’t eat all of theirs I will help myself!!  My foster mom loves to rub me all over and I lay in her lap and sleep with her almost every day.  I can be kind of shy at first but I warm up pretty quickly.  My foster family is always telling me what a good boy I am and give me lots of kisses which I love.

Stefan 3Stefan is neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped. Indoor homes only. Adoption fee $75.00.

If you’d like to meet Stefan, or learn more about him, please contact adoptions@lasthoperescueia.org. An adoption application can be completed at HERE.

Julia Black

Dog of the Week: Lacy

Lacy


Lacy 4My name is Lacy and I am so happy since I found my foster family! I love to cuddle with people big or small. I also love stuffed animals and rawhide bones. I like to play outside or in, but can also relax and take a nap. Lately, I have been learning how to walk on a leash and try not to pull my foster mom too hard. We are working on that. I am selective of my doggy friends because I like to be top dog, 
but with a slow introduction I might be okay.  I’m not too sure about cats though. I would do best with a yard that I could run around in and explore, but a tie out would do as well with the proper harness that I can’t slip out of.
Lacy is approximately three years old and weighs 60 pounds. She is house trained and up-to-date on shots. If you’re interested in Lacy, please complete an application HERE.
Lacy 2           Julia Black

 

Cat of the Week: Callie

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 adoptions@lasthoperescueia.org for more information about her. An adoption application can be completed HERE.

Julia Black

Dog of the Week: Piper

Piper

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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 slackore1@gmail.com or you can complete an application HERE.

Julia Black

Cat of the Week: Angel

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 cdmcguire88@gmail.com. You can also complete an application HERE.

Julia Black