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Hearts United for Animals

Russ

be my buddy
Dachshund
Born: 03/01/2002
Small
12 lbs
Male

Homeward Bound - Adopted!

Now living happily in Lincoln, NE

You are looking into the eyes of the bravest, most forgiving dog that ever walked the earth. You are looking into the eyes of a dog whose spirit should be shattered, who should be frightened and confused, angry and depressed. But yet this ruggedly handsome gentleman is the picture of love and grace. Russ was found by employees of the Humane Society drop box when they got to work early one morning. There was a note left with him, written by an elderly person who stated she was too old to take care of him anymore. For years Russ lived with this person. He had his own bed, his own yard, his own blankets and food bowls and toys. Russ surely never could have anticipated that one day he would go for a ride in the car he so enjoyed, only to be thrust unceremoniously through a drop box, left completely and utterly alone. Still, he loves people. Still, he is happy and waggy and bouncy and spry. He loves snuggling with us and giving sweet kisses. He enjoys playing with his new friends. He never complains or cries or shouts in anger. Russ now has a new bed with new blankets and toys, but what he really needs is his new home. He is house trained, loves car rides, walks nicely on a leash, mutters contentedly in his sleep. He is a wonderful, deserving, smart, devoted animal and we are dedicated to finding him his true forever home as quickly as we possibly can.
Buddy Messages (3)
His Buddy, Jana Brinson, from Bonne Terre, MO, sent him this message: "Russ, I look at your sweet face and know you will get a home soon. You come with a happy soul! And don't worry about your age, first, you are a dachshund and have many wonderful years ahead of you, and secondly older adopted pets are the most awesome, the best ever! I know you have other buddies, but as HUA says, you can never have too many friends! Love from your new friends, Jana (and rescued pets Annie, Grover, Minda Rae, Arbe and Jack)." Russ sends ALL the Brinsons MANY, MANY happy kisses, big hugs and enthusiastic tail wags!
His Buddies, Lori and Mike Wyatt from Grain Valley, Missouri, sent him this message: "Mr. Russ you are brave little man. I'm sure leaving you was the hardest thing your hoomom had to do, she left you in the right place and you ended up in the best place! Enjoy your time at HUA and of your doxies pals. Praying you find a new forever home soon. Lots of doxie kisses from Cosmo, Joey, Miss Opi and Miss Vanna" Russ sends Lori, Mike, Cosmo, Joey, Opi and Vanna many happy, grateful hugs and kisses.
His Buddy, Michelle McMullen, from Greensburg, Pennsylvania, sent him this message: "Russ you are a very handsome pup, I have three pups like you and I am glad to hear how loving you are and I hope you get a family soon! Stay strong and how lucky a family would be to have you!" Russ sends Michelle many happy, grateful hugs and kisses.

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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.

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