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Hearts United for Animals
HUA - Omaha, NE

Jake Featured

be my buddy
Lhasa Apso
Born: 10/01/2013
Small
14 lbs
Male

Jake was brought to the shelter by his owner, who was in a dangerous place and needed for Jake and two other dogs to be protected in our Tia's Place program. Sadly, Jake's person was unable to recover well enough to bring her dogs home, and asked that we place them up for adoption to give them the best chance at a new life. When Jakey arrived, he growled and barked at all of us. He was so distraught and confused, so sad and afraid. We are quite taken aback and nobody was comfortable approaching him. His caregiver, Rachel, swooped in, picked him up and said to him, "For Pete's sake, Jakey, I am not scared of you and you do not mean that," at which point Jake settled into her arms with heavy sighs and droopy eyelids. The rest of us just stood there with our jaws on the floor, but Rachel knew this little man was just scared and was putting on quite the show. Jakey continues to growl at us, all the while kissing us all over our faces. Rachel says they're happy growls and he just likes to talk. We are amused by this funny little complicated boy. He loves going on walks and really likes playing with the other dogs. He has become a much happier fellow, but needs to be back in a safe, loving home.
Buddy Messages (1)
His Buddy, Theodore Meserole, from Louisburg, NC, sent him this message: "Ted, Lynn, and HUA Alum Maggie Mae are very happy to become your buddy. We love our Maggie Mae, who is a Lhasa and know you will become a wonderful companion once again soon." Jake sends Ted, Lynn and Magie Mae many grateful kisses and tail wags.

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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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