Hearts United for Animals
HUA - Omaha, NE


be my buddy
Lhasa Apso Mix
Born: 09/22/2006
18 lbs

Todd lost his family when they were forced from their home in Missouri after tornadoes destroyed the town. Although they were heartbroken beyond belief, Todd's people had to give him up because dogs were not allowed in their new house. Todd was wicked mad about this, then shocked, then confused, and finally just very sad. We tried to console this poor boy and we showed him everything great about the shelter, but he didn't want to hear it. He had to grieve for what was lost and we gave him some time and space. Todd eventually came around to understanding that this situation was but a bump in the road and that he could be happy in his new surroundings. He decided to love us, to shower us with affection, to cherish his new toys and ask nicely for belly rubs. He made friends with the other dogs and fell into a routine full of fun and laughter. We did promise him that we would try to find him a new family ASAP, and he promised us that he'd continue to be cheerful and uplifting until such a day comes.
Buddy Messages (1)
His Buddy, Teresa Smith, from Ericson, Nebraska, sent him this message: "Todd, you are such a handsome, lovable boy! I know your family misses you very much and wishes they could have kept you with them. Don't worry, a new family will take you to your new home very soon! It won't be the same, but you will soon be part of a loving family again. Until then, have fun with the other animals and keep asking for belly rubs! Love and prayers, Teresa Smith" Todd send Teresa many happy, grateful hugs and kisses.

adoption info


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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.