Hearts United for Animals
HUA - Omaha, NE


be my buddy
Born: 05/09/2008
4 lbs

Homeward Bound - Adopted!

Now living happily in Lincoln, Nebraska

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.

Rumney is one of our Dakota Darlings. She is a total diva. During the long ride back to the shelter, she threw such a fit about being in a crate, even though it had warm, soft, fluffy blankets, that our director, Julie, was forced to pull over to the side of road to release her. Rumney immediately snuggled down into Julie's lap with a triumphant grin and happy sigh. She spent the rest of the trip alternating between deep snoozes and curious peeks out the window. Rumney loves people. It is difficult to understand how strong her spirit remained, but she is a survivor. She has great times with the other tiny dogs and is the happiest little thing we ever did see.
Buddy Messages (1)
Her Buddy, Jean Bressler, from Omaha, NE, sent her this message: "Rumney, you are such an adorable girl. I pray you will have a loving home soon where you will be cuddled and petted as you deserve." Rumney sends Jean LOTS and LOTS of very happy kisses and grateful cuddles!

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.