Hearts United for Animals
HUA - Omaha, NE


be my buddy
Miniature Poodle
Born: 06/10/2009
6 lbs

Homeward Bound - Adopted!

Now living happily in Beatrice, 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.

Keya is another of our Dakota Darlings. Like so many, her mouth was so raw from infection that she lost her remaining 11 teeth at her dental visit. Luckily that was the extent of her medical problems and she is about as happy as a Poodle can be. The first time Keya visited the big yard, she zoomed around as fast as she could for as long as she could like a wild jackrabbit. We laughed so hard and loved seeing her so happy to be free, marveling over the tickly grass and warm sunshine. After a bit, she got tired and flopped down to bask in the sun with a huge grin on her face. Keya loves people and the other small dogs and is a sweet little lap warmer who is adored by all.
Buddy Messages (1)
Her Buddy, Linda Hadden, from Transylvania, LA, sent her this message: "Hi Keya. I saw your sweet face and knew I wanted to be your buddy until you are adopted (which I hope is soon). I hope you enjoy your days at HUA and find a loving forever family. Hugs and kisses!" Keya is anxious to find her family, too, and sends Linda oodles of happy poodle kisses and very affectionate 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.