Hearts United for Animals
HUA - Omaha, NE

Betsy Featured

be my buddy
Shih Tzu
Born: 04/06/2006
8 lbs

Homeward bound-adopted!

Now living happily in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Just about everyone who lays eyes on this teeny little girl says "OH! Is she a puppy???" No, she is not, but she IS about the cutest little thing ever. Betsy came from a run-down puppy mill in Iowa. Initially, she was absolutely terrified of people. One can only imagine the cruelty she suffered and the pain she endured. She had no trust for us at all. Slowly and carefully, Betsy has begun to turn the corner. She is still shy, but she is so sweet and we know she wants very much to do all the fun stuff the other dogs are doing. She does join in the fun now and then, but she keeps a wary on the humans for any false moves. We hope she can someday forget that she ever had any reason to do so. Nevertheless, Betsy will let us cuddle up with her now and she is learning to relax and enjoy it. We'd love to see her join her new family sooner rather than later, where she will more quickly be able to open up and be herself. Maybe there IS some puppy left in her after all. It will be a sweet day when that sunny self we all know is in there shines through with a happy smile saved just for her very own family.
Buddy Messages (1)
Her Buddy, Leonard Schulte, from Council Bluffs, Iowa, sent her this message: "Sweet little soul that shows more interest in other dogs than people. She would be a good addition in a home with at least one other dog." Betsy sends Leonard many happy, grateful hugs and kisses.

adoption info


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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.