Hearts United for Animals
HUA - Omaha, NE


be my buddy
Wire Haired Dachshund
Born: 09/18/2009
8 lbs

Homeward Bound - Adopted!

Now happily living in Newport News, Virginia

On January 29, 2014, HUA rescued 45 dogs from a puppy mill in South Dakota. Some of the dogs went to other groups and the majority of them (about 30) came to HUA. HUA has been working with this particular mill on downsizing and we are pleased to announce that this mill is now shut down!

Because of these collaborative efforts, another 45 dogs are now free. Of the group, only 3 of them are males. All others are females. Puppies were also released. A few three-month-old Japanese Chin pups and four six-week-old pups are in the group. What does all this mean? Female dogs are not needed at the mill for breeding because puppies aren't selling. Efforts in educating the public are working and we must continue to let people know about puppy mills and their connection to pet stores, newspaper ads, internet ads, etc.

Akaska is one of our Dakota Darlings. She is precious in every way. When we met her the second thing we noticed was that she is missing a leg. The FIRST thing we noticed, of course, was how gorgeous and petite she is. The breeder told us Akaska was born without the leg and that no injury had come to her. We're not sure we buy that story, but Akaska doesn't mind being a three-legged pup one bit. She is spunky and sweet and runs like the wind. She gives the other little dogs a run for their money and has fabulous days zooming around the yard. Akaska loves people so much that she really did not want to sit still for her photo session. What she wanted was the photographer's lap and insisted on belly-crawling toward the camera so she could score some love. She is a special, sweet, unassuming little girl who deserves the very best for the rest of her life.
Buddy Messages (1)
Her Buddy, Karen Bentz, from Littleton, CO, sent her this message: "Dear Akaska, You are a beautiful and precious girl! We are grateful that you no longer have to suffer in the puppy mill and are safe in the arms of the people at HUA. Our rescued corgi, Jackson, wishes you a bright and happy future!" Akaska sends Karen and Jackson lots of belly crawls and cuddles along with many grateful kisses!

adoption info


Thanks for Visiting Our Animals!

Hearts United for Animals is a national no-kill shelter, sanctuary and animal welfare organization. Hearts United for Animals does long distance adoptions if there are safe flights and we have volunteers in the area to do a home visit. We require an application, references and a home visit to adopt one of our dogs. Our dogs are all spayed or neutered and are current on health care. We can cat test a dog if requested. If you are interested in adopting a dog, we can give you more information on each dog if you click the Adoption Info & Application link above. Buddies are people who support the dog and send them love while they are waiting for their new home. The dog does not live with the buddy.