Hearts United for Animals
HUA - Omaha, NE


be my buddy
Born: 07/24/2011
11 lbs

Homeward Bound - Adopted!

Now living happily in Brandon, South Dakota

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.

Sonja is another of our Dakota Darlings. She is a silly, wonderful, happy parti-colored miniature Schanuzer. She has fallen in love with her caregivers and throws a party each and every time someone comes to play with her. She loves her room-mates and is often found urging one of them to join in the fun. She adores attention so much that she is even an angel when it comes to grooming, holding perfectly still and basking in the knowledge that she is the prettiest little thing on earth. She really likes visiting the cat room and the cats seems to like her right back. Sonja is working on her leash training and hasn't quite yet figured out the joy of the toy, but she is learning and loving every minute of it.
Buddy Messages (1)
Her Buddy, Patti Manoni, from Weathersfield, CT, send her this message: "Sweet Sonja, you look so adorable that I just can't resist being your Buddy. Keep having fun and learning about your life of freedom until your forever family finds you!" Sonja sends Patti TONS of very playful hugs and many grateful 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.