Hearts United for Animals
HUA - Omaha, NE


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

Homeward Bound! - Adopted!

Happily living in Nebraska City, NE

Roosevelt 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.

Roosevelt was the first one of these boys to really open up his heart to love. After a few short months here, he was clearly enjoying being petted and cuddled. He's the smallest of the Eskies, but he's the leader in his pen because of his spunk and his exuberance. In fact, he has helped bring Kennedy and Siku out of their shells, teaching them much about trusting people and loving life. One would never guess how his life had begun when seeing Roosevelt greet his volunteer--wild, gravel-kicking, ecstatic circles around his pen, kisses through the fence, joyous barking, tail wagging, and grinning from ear to ear! He radiates joy and love! This delightful boy is smart and eager to please, too. He is energetic and loves to run and explore, but his favorite thing to do is to cuddle with his volunteer, to get petted, to nuzzle each other's faces and to look into each other's eyes. His eyes say, "I adore the ground you walk on." To be loved by such a dog is happiness indeed.
Buddy Messages (2)
His Buddy, Kim Allison, from Alexandria, VA, sent him this message: "You are such a handsome boy. I have watched your progress for the past year or so. I'm sorry I cannot bring you to my house! I travel all the time.. But I am happy to help you stay safe and happy at HUA. Hugs to you and your caregivers!" Roosevelt says he would be happy to travel with Kim, but understands that THAT wouldn't be a good idea! He sends her many joyful kisses and Eskie hugs!
His Buddy, Jennifer Michalski, from Omaha, Nebraska, sent him this message: "I wish we could bring you home with us! Hope you find your forever home soon!" Roosevelt sends Jennifer 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.