Hearts United for Animals
HUA - Omaha, NE


be my buddy
Miniature Dachshund
Born: 03/30/2009
7 lbs

Homeward Bound - Adopted!

Now living happily in Lawrence, Kansas

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.

Ardell is so dinky everyone thinks she is a puppy. She also has a precious puppy attitude with her deep love of people and her silly personality. Although she lost 17 teeth at her dental appointment, she is healty in every way and an absolute joy. She loves belly rubs, smiles like there's no tomorrow and has not a single care in the world. She is such a character and adored by all. Ardell is ready to be home so much she can barely stand it. We've told her that her fabulous pictures are going up on the HUA website and soon she will be with her very own family. As you can see, she is somewhat excited about this prospect.
Buddy Messages (1)
Her Buddy, Melissa Morehead, from Strasburg, CO, sent her this message: "You are darling, Ardell, and with those beautiful brown eyes and your love for cuddles and tummy rubs, I KNOW your forever family will find you soon!" Ardell sends Melissa LOTS of very happy kisses and grateful hugs!

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.