Hearts United for Animals
HUA - Omaha, NE


be my buddy
Born: 12/03/2004
10 lbs

Our little boy, Ansel, before his rescue, led a life of complete and constant pain. He didn't know what to make of it when he finally got his freedom from a puppy mill in Kansas, where he had been born. Ansel's feet NEVER touched anything but a rusty, wire crate bottom. As a result, his feet were horribly splayed, with oozing blisters between each toe. It was the worst case of that sort that we have ever seen. Ansel was hurting so badly that he could barely stand. His eyes spoke of cruelty and horror beyond measure. As if twisted piggy toes weren't bad enough, Ansel also had infected gums that facilitated the removal of 16 teeth. It was also discovered that his heart was slightly enlarged. Through all of this, Ansel has remained a perfect gentleman. He wants desperately to be our friend, but he isn't 100% sure he should take the risk. Despite his nervousness, he flirts with people and dances around our feet, wiggling with anticipation. He actually is a bit of an actor, and we know that Chihuahua personality is just about to burst through. He is loving the fine outdoors, his wonderful food, his canine buddies and the tickle of grass between his healing toesies!
Buddy Messages (1)
His Buddy, Debi Ford, from Ames, IA, sent him this message: "Hi, Ansel, I heard that you have really grown accustomed to your home at HUA and have become a pretty social guy these days! Senior canines are fabulous family additions, and I know your family is out there just waiting to find you! Lots of kisses from Iowa until they do!" Ansel loved the kisses and sends Debi grateful kisses and happy hugs in return!

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.