Hearts United for Animals
HUA - Omaha, NE


be my buddy
American Eskimo
Born: 01/15/2008
26 lbs

Homeward Bound! - Adopted!

Happily living in Nebraska City, NE

Jefferson and his brothers came to HUA in January 2009 from a puppy mill in Arkansas that would soon be shut down. When the mill failed to sell their litter, the dogs were tied up outside, and they lived that way for nearly a year. Their physical condition upon arrival at HUA was horrendous, but even worse was their terror of humans. They are still a work in progress, but intensive socialization work with a volunteer has brought about a lot of healing.

Jefferson was the last one to let his volunteer pet him; this boy likes to be in control of a situation, and he was just so scared. Once he decided to trust humans, though, he quickly became one of the friendliest Eskies. He is the greeter for his villa suite, and we think he will very quickly open his heart to an adopter. He is a big, lovable teddy bear, complete with the sweetest grin! He loves to play with toys; he enjoys being sung to; he runs joyously in the agility yard with his buddies Washington, Lincoln, and Jackson. His favorite pastime, though, seems to be lying right next to his volunteer just soaking up the loving, emitting happy little sighs every so often. Jefferson might do best as an only dog, but he tells us that he has SO-O-O much love to give that his adopter won't need another dog!
Buddy Messages (2)
His Buddy, Kim Allison, from Alexandria, Virginia, sent him this message: "Jefferson you are so handsome!I know you will give a new home lots of love. Sending you snugs from the east coast." Jefferson sends Kim many happy, grateful hugs and kisses.
His Buddy, Sharon Moon, from Ashland, Nebraska, sent him this message: "We love you and look forward to your being adopted soon." Jefferson sends Sharon many happy, 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.