Hearts United for Animals
HUA - Omaha, NE


be my buddy
Japanese Chin
Born: 01/11/2009
7 lbs

Homeward Bound - Adopted!

Now living happily in Louisville, KY

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.

Kitts is one of a kind. She plays some big games with people, and we find her absolutely hilarious. Sometimes, she acts like she is shy and fragile. Take her to the sunporch for lunch, however, and she is the life of the party. Request her presence at a photo shoot and she honestly cannot be bothered. We laughed so hard taking her pictures that we about fell out of our seats. Kitts turned her face this way and that, refusing to pose, closing her eyes so she could not see our ridiculous behavior. This little girl is a real pill. We expect big stories to come from her home, and know that she will keep us giggling long after she has left the shelter.
Buddy Messages (1)
Her Buddy, Donna Berggren, from Charlestown, IN, sent her this message: "I hope your forever family comes along real soon Kitts. In the meantime, you could not be getting better care than at Hearts United for Animals." Kitts tells Donna that she IS having a pretty good time at HUA, and sends Donna many tiny, joyful kisses and some happy 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.