Hearts United for Animals
HUA - Omaha, NE


be my buddy
Bichon Frise
Born: 08/24/2004
18 lbs

Homeward bound-adopted!

Now living happily in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Hooper spent his first five years of life in one of the worst mills imaginable. Something really, really awful must have happened to him there. Hooper is very nervous and untrusting of all people. He is unsure of himself and has no idea how worthy he is of being loved. His caregivers try and try, but he rarely wants any part of their affection. Some may think "this is a dog that will not do well in home." To the contrary. Hooper desperately needs a home. He needs to be in the care of a special person who will understand who he is and give him the space he needs to learn to trust. We feel sure he will come around. It will take time to undo what has been done to him. But Hooper is a champion and he can do it. He can be happy. He just needs to be home.
Buddy Messages (1)
His Buddy, Meg Churchill-Black, from Papillion, Nebraska, sent him this message: "I have a wonderful tripod bichon named Luke who is a very special Therapy dog. I wish I could adopt Hooper but we have a house full of special needs right now." Hooper sends Meg, Luke and all of her sweet pooches many happy, grateful kisses.

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.