Hearts United for Animals
HUA - Omaha, NE


be my buddy
Born: 04/05/2007
5 lbs

Homeward bound-adopted!

Now living happily in Des Moines, Iowa.

Toby lived in a home for five years. He was very devoted to his people and loved them very much, but they decided they wanted to have a human baby and would no longer have time for their five pound dog. He was brought to the shelter on a sweltering hot day, 97 degrees, in a black hoodie sweatshirt. The people told us, "Oh! Toby loves his shirt!" as the poor, tiny creature stared at us, panting and looking miserable. As soon as they left, we took Toby's shirt off and lo and behold! We quickly realized why he was covered up. Toby had had such a horrible, allergic reaction to fleas that he had scratched nearly all of his fur off. His skin was hot to the touch. He looked so pathetic and so unsure of the situation that our hearts broke for him. We gave him a soothing, cool bath and filled him up with some delicious food and tossed that nasty hoodie right into the trash. His hair has begun to grow back so nicely and we have discovered that Toby is S-M-A-R-T as well as adorable. He lives in the office here at the shelter, partly because we love him and he entertains us, and partly because he thinks he has e-mails and faxes to monitor. He makes nice suggestions to us about how to run things. We have full blown conversations with him and he has no trouble understanding what we need him to do. He waits patiently for his supper and sits like a little gentleman as we prepare all the meals. He is friendly to other members of the canine office staff, even though THEY do not know how to answer the phone or type up newsletters. He loves our laps and smothers us with tiny kisses. He is a very special, very darling boy and we aim to make sure that his next home is his forever home, beyond a shadow of a doubt.
Buddy Messages (1)
His Buddy, Cinda Godfrey, from New Philadelphia, Ohio, sent him this message: "Hi Tiny Toby, My 5 dogs and I would love to be your buddy until you find that wonderful, furever next home which, I guarantee, will make you one happy little pooch because the folks at HUA will make sure of it. In the meantime, have fun with all your new friends. Love, Cinda, Sunny, Spencer, Sherman, Mimi and Cricket." Toby sends Cinda and her sweet crew many happy, grateful hugs and 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.