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Joni Mitchell

Breed
Shih Tzu Mix
Age
Born:04/18/2005
Size
Tiny
Weight
7 lbs
Gender
Female
Joni Mitchell
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Homeward bound-adopted!

Now living happily in San Bernardino, California

On April 15th, 2013, Hearts United for Animals rescued 19 dogs from miserable conditions where they had lived for years in a Lancaster County, Nebraska puppy mill. Most of them were underweight, and all have medical issues due to severe neglect. All of the dogs were so happy to be rescued. They delighted in the comfort given to them by their rescuers. They enjoyed their clean new spaces and wonderful soft food. They lapped up their fresh, clean, abundant drinking water – something they had been lacking.

Rescuers decided that these dogs are definitely rock stars! They came through their ordeal with such happy, positive attitudes, looking forward to their much improved new lives. They survived, they endured, and they will become loved family members.


When Joni came into the shelter, she lost 15 teeth, was anemic, had conjunctivitis in her eyes and urinary tract problems. Despite her initial medical issues, she is one of the sweetest dogs we have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She instantly became a favorite with the staff and volunteers and her tiny feet rarely hit the ground. When they do, she crawls around her on belly to show how submissive and darling she is. She adores being spoiled by everyone and is happiest cuddling up for a deep snooze, content to revel in the love she had never even known existed. Joni is a special one, an adorable lovebug who deserves every single bit of happiness we can provide to her.
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