Hearts United for Animals
HUA - Omaha, NE


be my buddy
Scottish Deerhound
Born: 01/18/2011
64 lbs

Homeward bound-adopted!

Now living happily in Denver, Colorado.

Hearts United for Animals rescued 13 dogs from horrible conditions in Thurston County NE in January, 2013. They were living outdoors in piles of feces. They were starving, full of worms and dehydrated because their water dishes were too frozen to get a drink. The cages were made of makeshift wires and latches were bailing wire. The dogs, mainly staghounds, greyhounds and coonhounds, were being bred for hunting. Rick Herchenbach from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, the Thurston County Sheriff and the Thurston County Attorney all did a marvelous job of following up on complaints and worked very quickly to make sure the dogs were able to be rescued immediately. HUA rescuers worked to carry the dogs on ice, through dead carcasses of smaller animals to get them to warmth and safety in their travel crates in the HUA van. They were taken immediately to a veterinarian where they received thorough check-ups and wonderful care before arriving at the shelter.

All of these dogs, without exception, love people and are beyond sweet. For all that they lived in filthy little cages, they are clean dogs and know the bathroom is outside. The minute they had a yard, out they went. They love to run and play, and they are precious to people and one another. Because of their breeds, they must go to homes with tall fences and room to run. Additonally, given their natural instincts to hunt and chase, they can only be placed with families with no small dogs or cats.

Concord is a real go-getter. He was the first of the gang to discover the joy of zooming. He ran around and around the yard without even stopping to smell the roses. He could not get enough of the fabulous feeling of being free. Once he wore himself out, however, it was time for some very serious making up. He moved from one of us to the next, politely introducing himself and thanking us for saving him and his pack. He offered to let us scratch behind his ears and marvel at his lovely coat. He sat nicely while we secured his leash, and walked with us as if he'd done it all his life. Seeing this magnificent creature stroll about the grounds as though he has never had a care in the world warms our hearts and soothes our souls. Concord is a delightfully happy animal who is thriving on the love and affection he is finally receiving at the hands of humans.
Buddy Messages (2)
His Buddy, Karen Bentz from Littleton, CO, sent him this message: "Hi, Concord! You are a very handsome young man with a warm and happy smile! I'm glad you are being taken care of at HUA until a loving family takes you home. In the meantime, have fun with your caretakers and your new friends! Karen Bentz". Concord sends Karen many grateful hugs and cuddles!
His Buddy, Sharon Schmitt from Fairfax, VA, sent him this message: "Concord - congrats on arriving in the tender care of HUA. You're in great hands. Till your new family comes along, our family is pleased to be your buddy. Special tail wags from Passion and Odin." Concord will run special circles around the play yard for Sharon, Odin and Passion and sends them many grateful hugs and 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.