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be my buddy
Born: 06/15/2003
9 lbs

Marketta came to us from a puppy mill in Iowa that breeds until their mother dogs either stop producing, or die. Marketta escaped just in the nick of time, as to our surprise she gave birth soon after her arrival. Imagine - having babies at the ripe old age of 63 years old! Her body was worn out and exhausted. Who knows how many litters she produced over the years, only to have her babies taken away too soon so they could be tiny enough to earn top dollar? Marketta took a while to decide she was allowed to be happy. She had never had anything good happen to her, so she could not quite wrap her head around the fact that she was safe and loved. She now adores FUN. She is quite into having a good time. She is happy. She is strong and determined not to let her frightening past get in the way of a beautiful future. We know that to some people she is just another puppy mill mama that was, horrifyingly, thrown out like yesterday's garbage when she got too old, but to us, she is a princess. She deserves to feel special. She deserves to be cherished. She deserves to go home.
Buddy Messages (1)
Her Buddy, Lara Johnson, from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, sent her this message: "Marketta, it sounds like you've had a pretty rough go of it, but you're in a great place now! I'm buddying you as a gift for my friend Allie, who loves little gals like you. I hope you find a forever home full of love, happiness, and FUN soon!!!" Marketta sends Allie and Lara many happy, grateful hugs and kisses.

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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.