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Chopper

Chopper's family brought him to a vet clinic in Iowa and never returned for him. This had to be just heartbreaking for the tiny little guy and in true Chihuahua form, he was bitter and angry about it. The vet said he was a mean little dickens, but actua ...

Category:Chihuahua
BreedChihuahua
StatusI have a buddy!
SizeTiny
Weight6
GenderMale
Gunner

Gunner was referred to us by an animal clinic in Omaha. We don't know a single thing about his background, but we suspect his life has not been a good one. He was sad and shy when he got here, and confused as to why the other dogs seemed so happy. The ...

Category:Chihuahua
BreedChihuahua
StatusI have a buddy!
SizeSmall
Weight10
GenderMale
Fred

Fred has a few little chips on his shoulder. We don’t know what happened to him before he came to the shelter, but he lived in a home where he was unwanted. He has some opinions, such as other little dogs should behave themselves and people may not be t ...

Category:Chihuahua
BreedChihuahua
StatusI have a buddy!
SizeTiny
Weight5.6
GenderMale
Dustin

Dustin’s freedom was purchased at a dog auction in central Nebraska. Life before HUA was terrifying for Dustin. Never did he feel a soft touch and never did he hear a kind word. He had probably never even be seen by a vet to make sure he was in good he ...

Category:Maltese
BreedMaltese
StatusI have a buddy!
SizeSmall
Weight7
GenderMale
Clark

Clark was brought to the shelter by some kind people after they found him starving and downtrodden on their doorstep. He had been in a rural area about 15 miles from the shelter, and, apparently, he had been staying in some rather unsavory places. After ...

Category:Rat Terrier
BreedRat Terrier
StatusI have a buddy!
SizeSmall
Weight10
GenderMale
Malta

Malta is another one of those dogs that are passed around from home to home. She was brought into the shelter by the last family because they had small children who wanted to play too roughly with her. Malta is insecure, but she warms up very quickly to ...

Category:Chihuahua
BreedChihuahua
StatusI have a buddy!
SizeSmall
Weight9
GenderFemale
Malin

Malin had the misfortune of finding a home where people simply did not have nearly enough resources to care for her. She is a friendly girl and well-mannered but very meek and unassuming. This all makes her very grateful for the things that privileged d ...

Category:Chihuahua
BreedChihuaua/Terrier mix
StatusI have a buddy!
SizeSmall
Weight9
GenderFemale
Trigger

Trigger is an agile, adorable, fun-loving guy who absolutely loves being in the company of humans. He was turned over to the shelter by his family who claimed he does not like young children. This is no surprise for a little one that is fearful of fast ...

Category:Chihuahua
BreedChihuahua
StatusI have a buddy!
SizeTiny
Weight7
GenderMale
Disco

Disco has had enough bad luck in his life. He came to the HUA shelter when he was just a young lad who had been dumped off in a factory parking lot. He was a nice kid then, didn’t have an enemy in the world, ran and played and enjoyed his time at the sh ...

Category:Rat Terrier
BreedRat Terrier
StatusI have a buddy!
SizeSmall
Weight13
GenderMale
Simon Girty

If you're unclear as to the impact of a dog being raised in a puppy mill, come meet Simon Girty. Sadly, he is a classic example of an animal who has been terrorized by the human hand, malnourished, abused, and left to rot in his own filth once he became ...

Category:Pomeranian
BreedPomeranian
StatusI have a buddy!
SizeSmall
Weight10
GenderMale
Niles

We are quite certain we've never had a resident that could be confused with a one-eyed teddy bear, but here he is. Niles came out of a Nebraska puppy mill so we do not know if he was born without an eye or if it was damaged in some way, but we think his ...

Category:Pekingese
BreedPekingese
StatusI have a buddy!
SizeSmall
Weight11
GenderMale
Fifi

If you were to search for information on Bichons, you would find descriptive words such as: self-assured, cheery, happy, playful, content, loves human company, bold, lively and naturally sociable. Due to severe neglect and abuse Fifi suffered at the han ...

Category:Bichon Frise
BreedBichon Frise
StatusI have a buddy!
SizeSmall
Weight14
GenderFemale
Paul Revere

Put simply, our Paul Revere's spirit was shattered by the cruelty of a puppy miller. He came to us scared out of his wits, and hated being touched or even seen by humans. He would stare warily whenever we approached him and refused all eye contact. His ...

Category:Pomeranian
BreedPomeranian
StatusI have a buddy!
SizeSmall
Weight11
GenderMale
Chuck

Chuck Beagle was born in a puppy mill in Missouri. Something very, very bad happened to him in there as he was one of the most frightened creatures we have ever seen after he was rescued. He was terrified of people, to the point where his entire body wo ...

Category:Beagle
BreedBeagle
StatusI have a buddy!
SizeMedium
Weight24
GenderMale
Enola

Enola came to HUA from a mill in Nebraska. Despite having had very little positive interaction with humans in the past, she is a major cuddler. She adores sitting in laps and soaking up the love and attention. She has learned to walk gracefully and pat ...

Category:Coonhound
BreedTreeing Walker Coonhound
StatusI have a buddy!
SizeLarge
Weight60
GenderFemale
Teak

Teak Beagle was brought to HUA by his heartbroken family, who fell on such hard times that they were no longer able to take good care of him. These situations are so awful for everybody involved and we are always sensitive to the emotions the dog must be ...

Category:Beagle
BreedBeagle
StatusI have a buddy!
SizeMedium
Weight23
GenderMale
Bambi

Bambi was taken from a puppy mill by another rescue group, then transported to HUA where she was welcomed with open arms. She was a tad cautious at first, not sure whether we were humans that were good or bad. Her main caregiver, Jenny, immediately rec ...

Category:Chihuahua
BreedChihuahua
StatusI have a buddy!
SizeSmall
Weight13
GenderFemale
Luverne

Luverne and his brother, Lester, were rescued from a severe hoarding situation. Because there were so many animals involved, neither boy was properly socialized and they were nearly feral when they arrived at HUA. They were both terrified and wanted no ...

Category:Chihuahua
BreedChihuahua
StatusI have a buddy!
SizeSmall
Weight10
GenderMale
Lester

Lester and his brother, Luverne, were rescued from a severe hoarding situation. Because there were so many animals involved, neither boy was properly socialized and they were nearly feral when they arrived at HUA. They were both terrified and wanted no ...

Category:Chihuahua
BreedChihuahua
StatusI have a buddy!
SizeSmall
Weight14
GenderMale
Jigs

Sweet little Jigs was born in a puppy mill, where he spent his entire life standing, sleeping and eating on wires until he was finally rescued and given his freedom. You've never seen a dog so confused by his circumstances. Poor Jigs was bewildered as t ...

Category:Maltese
BreedMaltese
StatusI have a buddy!
SizeSmall
Weight9
GenderMale
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