Hearts United for Animals

Oliver Featured

be my buddy
Born: 01/01/2008
9 lbs

Oliver was at the shelter years ago and was lucky enough to be adopted by a loving family. However, his luck did not continue. Oliver suffered a ruptured disk in his back and was going to require extensive surgery and intensive rehabilitation, neither of which his family was capable of handling. He was returned to HUA where he could receive the medical attention needed to give him the best chance at recovery. After his surgery, we worked long and hard on Oliver's physical and water therapy, as did Oliver. The day finally came when our precious guy began to walk again. It was a day for much celebration. Oliver walks nicely now, but if he gets overtired his back legs will begin to drag. We make sure he is not too active by giving him lots of laptime, which he cherishes. He is house trained and does his very best every time to let us know when he has to go outside. He is a brave fighter and a sweet lover. Oliver is very special to us and we aim to find him the very best family in the world.
Buddy Messages (2)
His Buddy, Barbara Taylor, from Exeter, NH, sent him this message: "Hi Oliver, you are such a dear looking little guy, but like our Mason, you've also had a hard time. He was much loved in his last home, almost too much, because then that "love" got him far too fat. We worked on that, but like you, he also went down. It's wonderful that you were returned to HUA who were able to help you walk again as we did w/ Mason. I'd so love to be your buddy until you find another true Forever Home, w/ the lap time you so love and deserve." Oliver sends Barbara LOTS of very grateful kisses and enthusiastic hugs!
His Buddy, Kay Stemnock, from Chicago, IL, sent him this message: "Good luck to you, special and sweet Oliver for a new loyal family." Oliver sends Kay LOTS of very happy kisses and many peppy hugs!

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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.