Hearts United for Animals
HUA - Omaha, NE


be my buddy
Wire-haired Dachshund
Born: 09/29/2007
8 lbs

Homeward Bound - Adopted!

Now living happily in Omaha, Nebraska

On January 29, 2014, HUA rescued 45 dogs from a puppy mill in South Dakota. Some of the dogs went to other groups and the majority of them (about 30) came to HUA. HUA has been working with this particular mill on downsizing and we are pleased to announce that this mill is now shut down!

Because of these collaborative efforts, another 45 dogs are now free. Of the group, only 3 of them are males. All others are females. Puppies were also released. A few three-month-old Japanese Chin pups and four six-week-old pups are in the group. What does all this mean? Female dogs are not needed at the mill for breeding because puppies aren't selling. Efforts in educating the public are working and we must continue to let people know about puppy mills and their connection to pet stores, newspaper ads, internet ads, etc.

Onaka lost 11 teeth at her first dental visit but is otherwise healthy and very, very happy. She is always enthusiastic and excited about play time and skips around saying 'hello' to everyone. She loves rolling around in the grass and exploring the big yards. Onaka is a smiler and our hearts fill with joy every time we see that adorable grin. She is so ecstatic with her new life that she can barely contain herself. Onaka is one of a group of the most adorable Doxie girls that were rescued from that horrendous mill. The sheer joy of freedom is expressed in every move they make and shockingly, they hold no grudge against the human species. They are all so precious to each of us; the perfect examples of why we do what we do.
Buddy Messages (1)
Her Buddy, Catherine Cavanaugh, from Cambridge, MA, sent her this message: "Onaka - your smile makes me happy and I look forward to hearing about you sharing that smile with a forever family sometime soon." Sweet Onaka sends Catherine MANY joyful smiles and thousands of grateful 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.