Hearts United for Animals
HUA - Omaha, NE


be my buddy
Born: 01/18/2011
45 lbs

Homeward bound-adopted!

Now living happily in Omaha, Nebraska.

Hearts United for Animals rescued 13 dogs from horrible conditions in Thurston County NE in January, 2013. They were living outdoors in piles of feces. They were starving, full of worms and dehydrated because their water dishes were too frozen to get a drink. The cages were made of makeshift wires and latches were bailing wire. The dogs, mainly staghounds, greyhounds and coonhounds, were being bred for hunting. Rick Herchenbach from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, the Thurston County Sheriff and the Thurston County Attorney all did a marvelous job of following up on complaints and worked very quickly to make sure the dogs were able to be rescued immediately. HUA rescuers worked to carry the dogs on ice, through dead carcasses of smaller animals to get them to warmth and safety in their travel crates in the HUA van. They were taken immediately to a veterinarian where they received thorough check-ups and wonderful care before arriving at the shelter.

All of these dogs, without exception, love people and are beyond sweet. For all that they lived in filthy little cages, they are clean dogs and know the bathroom is outside. The minute they had a yard, out they went. They love to run and play, and they are precious to people and one another. Because of their breeds, they must go to homes with tall fences and room to run. Additonally, given their natural instincts to hunt and chase, they can only be placed with families with no small dogs or cats.

Burt, also known as The Grinning Greyhound, is the class clown. He is a silly, goofy character who lives to entertain. He flashes those pearly whites at anyone who walks by and loves to get a reaction from people. The other dogs think Burt is funny, too, and he can often be found surrounded by a gaggle of hounds waiting for a good joke. Burt has a carefree, devil-may-care attitude that is so refreshing and fun. He very much wants attention and purrs with delight when we run our fingers through his silky soft fur. He is a real kiss up with an over-the-top love of life and all the grand things that have come his way.
Buddy Messages (2)
His Buddy, Burt Bostwick, from Arlington, VA, sent him this message: "Hey Burt, Hope you find a great forever home soon. We're rooting for you!" Greyhound Burt sends human Burt tons of happy grins, enthusiastic tail wags and lots of joyful kisses!
His Buddy, Jillian Reynolds from Lincoln, NE, sent him this message: "Hi Burt! I hope you find a good home that you deserve!!" Burt sends Jillian MANY grateful smiles and lots of happy 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.