top
Hearts United for Animals

Polka

be my buddy
Japanese Chin/Chihuahua Mix
Born: 09/29/2013
Tiny
3 lbs
Female

Homeward Bound - Adopted!

Now living happily in 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.

Although Polka spent only a few months in the mill, she is still a little shy. She is figuring out quickly, however, that her life has taken a turn for the better and she is having a fantastic time getting to romp with the other small dogs. She likes lap time and thinks it's fun to look down upon her friends playing like there's no tomorrow. She is of course, just adorable, and her sweet freckled face is the recipient of many kisses from adoring volunteers and staff.
Buddy Messages (0)

adoption info

enlarge

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.

bottom