Hearts United for Animals
HUA - Omaha, NE


be my buddy
Shih Tzu
Born: 04/09/2009
15 lbs

Homeward bound-adopted!

Now living happily in Lincoln, Nebraska.

You may think Doyle is due for a grooming as he does look a wee bit shaggy in his photos. The thing is, Doyle has suffered through countless groomings in order to rid him of the massive amounts of burrs, matts, fleas and ticks that were attached to him when he arrived at the shelter from the city pound. We don't know how Doyle turned up there, but something bad happened to him along the way. He was a hot mess, yet still he showed no signs of being grumpy or bitter. Doyle let us scratch him and kiss him and assure him that things were definitely looking up. He showed us that he is a very smart boy and showered us with love in return. He is the cutest of guys and we have very much enjoyed getting to know him. We have discovered, however, that the very bad experience prior to the pound must have included bullying by another dog or dogs. He does not like them. He is nervous around them and seeks protection with people as soon as one comes too close for comfort. We can only imagine what he went through to get him to such a place as to be afraid of creatures that he should love and trust. We have promised Doyle that we will keep him safe from harm, and that we will find him a home where he can be the one and only top dog.
Buddy Messages (1)
His Buddy, Deb Renken, from Rapid City, SD, sent him this message: "Hi Doyle, Fern and I would like to let you know that once you find your forever home you can weather any storm. We hope that you are adopted soon and are cherished and pampered - just like you deserve!" Doyle sends HUA alum Fern many happy doggie licks and sends Deb lots of grateful hugs!

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.