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At Hearts United for Animals we are teaching our dogs to sing "Leaving on a Jet Plane." Through the use of the Internet, we can reach out across the country in search of the best homes for our precious dogs. We have placed dogs in wonderful homes in forty-five states and in Canada. We are long distance adoption specialists. This innovative program was honored by the Smithsonian Institute.

The relocation of dogs from areas of abundance to areas of need is one of the innovative solutions that is advocated by experts to the serious overpopulation problem that exists in this country.

We rescue dogs from shelters in many states and relocate them to new homes after they've received all their medical care. We have foster homes in several states that enable us to help dogs all over. We have rescued dogs from states across the country.

There are many reasons why people adopt dogs from us. Sometimes we have just the dog they have been looking for and cannot find in their area. Sometimes they like the information that we can provide about the dogs we care for. Sometimes they like the fact that our dogs have been cared for in a loving healthy environment and are eager to return that love. Sometimes they like the fact that we take the dog back if there is ever a problem and we will care for that dog for the rest of it's life.

We make a lifetime commitment to our dogs. They know that if they adopt from us and it does not work out, they do not have to face terrible alternatives. They know we will also help with any issues once the dog is home with access to great advice from top behaviorists and trainers. Also they like to know that the dog has had every medical need cared for before s/he is adopted. Others believe in our philosophy and want to help our dogs. Whatever the reason we are very grateful to all of the people who have given such wonderful lives to our dogs.

Safety Tips for Flying With Fido

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Taking your companion animal on an airplane can be a dangerous situation for them. You must take all possible steps to insure their safety. You cannot trust the airline to do it. Don't let a dog connect to another airplane if at all possible and certainly never to another airline. If he has to connect choose a smaller airport, not Dallas, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles or Denver - try Milwaukee, Minneapolis or Memphis. Tape the flight information securely to the outside of the kennel. Write it on colorful paper, include the dog's name, your name and phone number, the name and phone number of the person picking him up and the flight number and destinations.

  • Tape a bag of food and cookies to the outside of the kennel.
  • Freeze a small amount of water in the bottom of the water bowl and attach it right before the flight.
  • Wait until the flight takes off before leaving. Watch your dog being loaded onto the plane. If you are flying on the same flight, watch until your dog is loaded onto the plane before you get on the flight.
  • If it's hot weather, choose a flight very early in the morning or very late at night. Never let a dog fly when the temperature is over 85 degrees. If the plane is delayed at the gate or on the runway, insist that they take your dog off.
  • Your dog's life is a stake. If something does not seem right to you, ask to talk to a supervisor. Do not give up until you are certain that your dog is safe. Be insistant.

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