Hearts United for Animals
HUA - Omaha, NE


be my buddy
Rat Terrier
Born: 11/24/2007
9 lbs

Oriole is a very special dog. She came to us from a puppy mill in Missouri that finally shut down due to lack of funds. For many years, HUA has taken dogs from this mill who either had no human interaction or violent human interaction. Oriole was practically feral when she arrived at the shelter. She was terrified beyond belief. We were not sure she would ever be able to forgive the human race for the monstrosities she had endured. To our shock and amazement, this beautiful girl has decided that she is going to make up for lost time. She lives freely in our hallways and laundry room and is allowed to come and go as she pleases. Because of this, Oriole has realized that we are not going to put boundaries on her happiness. She ADORES the other dogs and plays all day long. She is learning how totally fabulous soft beds and squeaky toys can be. She takes care of the new pups that come in quaking with fear and shows them the super hiding places on the shelves of freshly laundered blankets. Oriole is nosey and always wants to know what we are up to, but she still shies away from our touch. She dares us to play chase and try to catch her, but she does not yet want to snuggle. She may never be a cuddly, clingy dog, but she will always be worthy of our admiration and respect. Oriole will be a wonderful companion for another dog who may be feeling lonely or bored, as she knows the heartache of being alone. She is brave, she is stoic, she is a survivor, and we love her.
Buddy Messages (2)
Her Buddies, Kristin Sehmann and Cris and Gabe, from Des Moines, IA, sent her this message: "So cute, hoping for a quick home. Cris and Gabe" Oriole sends Cris, Gabe and the Sehmann family many grateful hugs and very happy tail wags!
Her Buddy, Felicity Flesher, from Omaha, Nebraska, sent her this message: "I hope you find a home soon!" Oriole send many happy, grateful hugs and 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.