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Hearts United for Animals

Toccata

be my buddy
Toy Poodle
Born: 01/29/2012
Tiny
3 lbs
Female

Homeward Bound - Adopted!

Now living happily in West Jordan, Utah

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.

Toccata is the tiniest of all things with a gigantic heart. She is a little shy, but not timid or scared. There are certain dogs that she just loves playing with, and her sweet personality emerges a bit more every day. We adore her silly ears and searching eyes and know that she will be beyond contented once she finds her own home.
Buddy Messages (1)
Her Buddy, Ann White, from Lincoln, NE, sent her this message: "Hi Toccata you cutie you. We had a little guy who looked so much like you -- and he lived with us from when he was a baby until he decided it was time to leave when he was 19 years old! Anyone who offers you a forever home will have a loving, smart, sweet, and fun furball for many many years! I will enjoy being your buddy but I hope someone with a forever home finds you and takes you away from me really quickly!" Toccata sends Ann LOTS of very happy kisses, some cute little waves with her ears, and many grateful hugs!

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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.

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