Last Hope Animal Rescue, Inc.

Last Hope Animal Rescue, Inc.

Finding Forever Homes for
Eastern Iowa's Homeless Animals

Our Mission: Increasing the awareness of animal abuse, neglect, homelessness and abandonment through adoption, spay/neuter and education programs.

Our Adoptable Pet List

Last Hope Animal Rescue web site

Click to see our events!

Dog Application

Cat Application

Patented Kuranda Dog Beds We are in need of Patented Kuranda Dog Beds. If you would like to donate a bed to a shelter animal, click here.

Our Featured Pets Sammy and Sye!!


Our Veterinarians are the BEST!

We could not save all the dogs we do without the kind generosity of these fine Veterinarians. We recommend the following hospitals and doctors for the best care you will receive!
Animal Kingdom Veterinary Care Center - Dr. A'Hearn, North Liberty, IA 319-626-2999
Blairsferry Pet Hospital - Dr. Lemme, Cedar Rapids, IA 319-393-3027
Frey Pet Hospital - Dr. Steen, Cedar Rapids, IA 319-364-7149
Marion Animal Hospital - Dr. Bock, Marion, IA 319-377-6375
La Porte City Veterinary Clinic, La Porte City, IA 319-342-2716

Can You Help?

Calling all animal crazy people. We are looking for more foster homes to help alleviate the suffering of animals in our community. Opening up your heart and home to an animal in need will be one of the most rewarding volunteer projects you will ever do. Please email Sonia at and let her know you want to be part of this great team, and that you want to do your part to help save Eastern Iowa's Homeless Animals!

Who We Are

Last Hope Animal Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which formed in March of 2004. We help animals regardless of age, breed, location or cercumstances. We promise to do our best to help you with your animal situation. We may not be able to take your animal, but we have many resources available to help you in finding your animal a new home. We are not a shelter or pound. We do not have visiting hours and all of our animals are not in one location. All of the animals listed on our site live in peoples homes. All of the animals live amoung the foster homes animals and children. Since our formation we have rescued over 600 animals and placed them in wonderful forever homes. Please take a look at our adoptable pet list and see if you have a place in your heart and home for a rescue animal.

Adopting a friend

Through March we are offering two cat adoptions for the cost of one! Adopt two fully vetted cats for $75.00!

All of our animals live in foster homes. We feel that this is a great advantage to adopting one of our animals. We evaluate the dogs behavior on a daily basis to ensure that they are adopted into a home that is best suited for their needs. Our foster homes also work on crate training as well as house training and basic house manners. We work with our cats on using a scratching post and litter training. Most of our adoptable animals live in homes with animals as well as children. If an animal needs to be adopted into a home with no other animals it will state that on their information page. We will do our very best in helping you pick out the right companion animal to add to your family. If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs or cats please call the number listed on the pets information page. All of our adoptable animals are current on vaccinations, including a distemper combination and rabies vaccination. All animals are also spayed or neutered if age appropriate. During the months of April through November dogs are on heartworm preventative and flea and tick preventative. Animals are microchiped as well. An adoption fee applies to all animals and varies depending on the animal. Each animal adopted comes with 30 free days of shelter care insurance. To learn more about shelter care insurance, click the link below.

Protect your pet. ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs

Come Visit Us

Come see us at Pet Co in Cedar Rapids the 1st Saturday of each month and Pet Smart the 4th Sunday of each month. All events run from 11:00am-2:00pm..

You may also call the foster home listed on the dogs Petfinder profile page and meet the dog at a time more convenient for you.

Business Partners

Kent Feeds Native Dog Food

Gander Mountain 2140 Edgewood Rd SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 319-654-8700

Last Hope Animal Rescue, Inc.
Po Box 75
Shellsburg, IA 52332


Animals who have been adopted!

Animals available for Adoption!

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