Friday, July 29, 2016

Twinkie Looking for Third Chance at Love


Update August 1: Susan, one of Hope’s volunteers, brought her family to meet Twinkie - who immediately warmed up to them. They bought her a name tag with a heart on it, she was good about getting her first bath, and they are happy to be her forever home.

After Twinkie’s first loving owner passed away, her best friend adopted her as they mourned their mutual loss. Unfortunately, it was only two years later when the best friend also passed away, leaving Twinkie without a home.

Twinkie is a female Chihuahua who is about 7-8 years old. She is spayed, housebroken, and gets along well with cats. Her previous eye injury doesn’t appear to impair her vision in any notable way.

Can you give Twinkie a third chance at a forever home?

If you are interested in adopting Twinkie, please contact Colette at 239-985-7728.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Best Friends: Tinkerbell and Sweetpea


Update June 7: Tinkerbell and Sweetpea have gone to a new home!  

Remember when you were in grade school and had a best friend? Tinkerbell (left) and Sweetpea (right) have been best friends for 7 years now. This Chihuahua and Cockapoo team have spent countless hours together since they were young pups, while serving as loyal and loving companions to Marilu.

With Marilu’s passing, we hope to find a new family who can keep these best friends together. Both socialize easily with people, having been well cared for with regular vet checkups.

Tinkerbell has been deaf her entire life and seems to rely on Sweetpea for clues about what is going on, like someone coming to the door. She’ll also respond to some hand signals for direction.

These cuddly girls may do well in a family where someone is home most of the day, as this is what they’re accustomed to. Look at their sweet faces, and it may be easy to say yes to this request!

If you are interested in adopting Tinkerbell and Sweetpea, please contact Colette at (239) 985-7728.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Gentle Diesel Loves Walks, Kids and Attention


Update May 2: Diesel moved into his new home yesterday!

When Mary moves at the end of April, she won’t be able to take her beloved Diesel with her. These two have been a family for more than 3 years, but we are hopeful that Diesel can find a new, loving home to give Mary peace of mind.

Diesel is an 8-9 year old Brindle Pit Bull/Lab mix, weighing about 62 lbs. He is neutered, chipped and current with all of his shots.

This sweet dog is gentle and loves attention. He currently enjoys a small, fenced-in yard and daily walks with Mary on her scooter. Together, they wait in her driveway to greet neighborhood children returning home from school. Diesel loves to be petted by all the children!

If you are interested in adopting Diesel, please contact Colette at (239) 985-7728. Hope can help you with start up supplies and support.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Two of a Kind: Mia and Milo


Update April 22: Mia and Milo will be going to a new home! Gena has always had cats in her home. Patches, over 20 years old, passed away two months ago. Harry, a stray that found his way to Gena, passed away 3 weeks ago. A Hope staff person told Gena about Mia and Milo. Gena was still hurting from her own losses, but she couldn’t stop thinking about these cats. When she saw the pictures, she fell in love, saying that Mia looked like her Patches and Milo is the kind of cat she wanted next. Gena has made arrangements to take the cats home in a couple of weeks. 

Mia and Milo, both rescue cats, have lived together with Brianna and her parents, for 4 years. Brianna is at the end of her life and her parents are in need of finding new homes for her cats. They are hoping to keep the cats together, but will consider separating them out.

Mia is 9 years old. She is a long-haired, black, caramel and white cat. She has all of her shots, is micro-chipped and spayed. She's a little princess who will tolerate her buddy, Milo, when he wants to pounce on her.  (She might have issues with other adult cats). Mostly, she would rather just sit, cross her paws and look pretty. She minds her own business during the day but likes her human time in the evening.

Milo is a 4-year old Orange Tabby teenager. He has all of his shots, is micro-chipped and neutered. Milo likes to play, but hangs by himself if he can't get Mia going. He, too, likes his evening human time.

Mia and Milo are not fond of sudden loud noises from outside and will run for cover if frightened by a lawn mower. Both sleep on the bed at night and have no issues with kitty litter. They come with a 6' Cat Tower that they received as a gift.

Can you help us find homes for these two cats? Hope can help you with start up costs and supplies.

If you are interested in adopting Mia and Milo, please contact Colette at (239) 985-7728.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Monday, November 30, 2015

Special Needs Dog, Buddy, Needs a Loving Caretaker


Buddy’s life changed when he met Pauline. As a 5-year old miniature pinscher rescue, he soon became more confident, playful and loving. Now 10 years old, Buddy is deaf and has limited vision – but these handicaps don’t affect his loving attitude and desire for engagement with humans, cats and other dogs.

After Pauline’s passing, Buddy is grieving and anxious. His current energy is probably related to the recent upheaval in the household, and we expect he would benefit from a stable, happy home.

If you are unfamiliar with Buddy’s breed, you may be surprised to learn that he’s not just a small Doberman pinscher - but rather a separate breed, part of the AKC toy group. These dogs tend to be energetic, indoor dogs who like creature comforts - like a warm bed to snuggle in. Their average lifespan is 12-14 years.

Despite his few challenges, Buddy is a healthy dog and has received excellent veterinary care during his life with Pauline. Maybe your family could be help him re-adapt and live the happy life he deserves. If you’ve had experience with a special needs pet, you appreciate how gratifying they can be. Please help save Buddy, and heal his broken heart!

Hope can help you with start up supplies and support. Call 239-985-7728.