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Last Hope K9 Rescue in Boston, Massachusetts was founded in 2012 and has saved the lives of over 8,500 pets by caring for abandoned, neglected, and abused dogs from high-kill shelters in Central Arkansas and beyond. The rescue also serves as a resource for local dog surrenders, shelters, and special rescue efforts in other areas
Last Hope K9 Rescue doesn’t discriminate based on age, pre-existing medical conditions, or breed, because every dog deserves to know love.
The rescue is entirely volunteer-run and foster-based with no physical shelter. Volunteers work tirelessly, providing love and care in foster homes in addition to processing adoption applications, hosting adoption events, and ensuring each dog finds a stable, loving adoptive home. All of the dogs are nurtured and cared for in foster homes throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Thinking about adopting a lucky animal from Last Hope K9 Rescue? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Last Hope K9 Rescue has many deserving dogs wagging their tails and waiting to meet you. Their adoption process is simple:
Adoption fees at Last Hope K9 Rescue are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, various vaccinations (rabies, bordetella, and DAPP), and deworming.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.