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Hearts United for Animals

Damita

be my buddy
Chihuahua Mix
Born: 06/13/2008
Small
11 lbs
Female

Damita breaks our hearts into pieces. She is afraid of everybody and everything, so afraid that a warm lap makes her quiver in fright and a kind word has her cowering in a corner. She came from a hoarding situation and suffered severe neglect. We have no idea if she was born into that situation, but it appears that she must have suffered from severe abuse at some point in her life. She trusts nobody. She does not play at all. She shows no signs of joy. Over time, a few people have been able to bond with Damita by hand feeding her some delicious chicken bits. She will allow a back scratch occasionally when her belly is full, as long as she knows the person. Damita is a pitiful, sad little beauty that could take months, maybe even years, to come around to being comfortable in a shelter environment, no matter how awesome it is here for most other dogs. We are certain that she can and will bond with people once she is in a safe, loving, gentle, patient home with people who understand her. We know those people are out there. We've met them. They are the people who adopt old dogs, blind dogs, deaf dogs, physically disabled dogs, bald dogs, and yes, terrfied dogs. We have high hopes for Damita. We know her people will step forward and we can't wait to meet them and watch them fall in love.
Buddy Messages (3)
Her Buddy, Billy Marsh, from Houston, Texas, sent him this message: "My wife and I have spent our lives giving homes and help to all sorts of abused and needy animals. We take in the ones that other people don't find attractive or too much work. You will find your forever home and learn to trust. May that be soon. Billy and Lynda Marsh" Damita sends Billy and Lynda many happy, grateful hugs and kisses.
Her Buddy, Heather Artz, from Lincoln, Nebraska, sent her this message: "It breaks my heart thinking of what you have been through. God has put you into the safe and gentle arms of the wonderful people at HUA. I will pray for you in finding your forever home! Much love..." Damita sends Heather many happy, grateful hugs and kisses.
Her Buddy, Kristen Gottschalk, from Colon, Nebraska, sent her this message: "Sweet little Damita. Your fear of everything reminds me of our blind little Corgi Poppit. She was fearful of everyone to start, but has learned that a warm lap is a wonderful place to be. I want the best for you." Damita send Kristen many happy, grateful hugs and kisses.

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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.

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