Hearts United for Animals

Alani Featured

be my buddy
Shih Tzu
Born: 02/14/2005
10 lbs

Alani was born in a puppy mill. As if the rusted wire cage, lack of nutrition and lack of love were not horrid enough, Alani had the great misfortune of getting a chain stuck in her mouth. The pain must have been excrutiating, and we do not know how long it had been there. Because of this, Alani's mouth area needs cleaning now and again to prevent infection. She does not enjoy this activity much, as she is protective of the injury, but she is learning that it makes her feel better and is trying to be patient with us. Due to her difficult past, Alani was quite shy when she first arrived at the shelter, but the kind words and gentle hands of the people all around her are convincing her that she is safe and sound now. She is seeking out attention and starting to explore her new surroundings. We can finally see a sense of peace in her huge, pretty brown eyes.
Buddy Messages (2)
Her Buddy, Lisa Murphy, from Peoria, IL, sent her this message: "Hi Alani!! It's Colwyn, your best buddy that got adopted. I miss you sooo much and often wonder how your doing. Mommy and I are going to be your Buddy so I always feel connected to you. Luv you Alani. Your forever friend Alumni Colwyn xxoo" Alani is thrilled to hear from his BFF, Colwyn, and sends Colwyn and Lisa oodles of happy kisses and cuddles!
Her Buddies, Beth, Arjan and Wilma Helle, from Minneapolis, MN, sent her this message: "Sweet Alani, We would love to watch over you from are just adorable and so sweet, and your brown eyes are so beautiful, they almost seem to tell your story! We hope you find your forever family very soon! Love, the Helle Family" Alani sends Beth, Arjan and Wilma many gentle kisses and lots of very joyful cuddles!

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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.