Hearts United for Animals
HUA - Omaha, NE


be my buddy
Born: 01/31/2008
6 lbs

Homeward bound-adopted!

Zelda was rescued from the horrors of a putrid puppy mill along with some other beautiful Poms. The most bizarre and nearly tragic thing had happened to this beautiful darling. A piece of cartilage shattered and temporarily shut off the blood flow to half of her tiny body. The paralysis was, thank heavens, quick to dissipate, but Zelda was left with a front paw that is permanently bent. However, she is in no pain at all and it does not inhibit her from performing hilarious tricks and wild dances. Specialists at Iowa State University have advised that Zelda's strange medical phenomenon will not occur again, and otherwise she is in perfect health. Because it was necessary that Zelda receive round the clock care while she was recovering, we sent her to a wonderful foster home where she would have the best chance of recuperating as quickly as possible. The following words come straight from Foster Mom:

"Zelda is the belle of the ball with her beautiful merle coat and winning smile! She loves playing with soft toys and especially her sockie. She likes running around the house and sometimes does a tumble and roll but is quick to resume her course. She gets along well with other small dogs and at night you can find her cuddled with one of them in one of the dog beds when she’s not on the adult bed! She is 90 % paper trained and at times, enjoys rolling around and covering herself with the paper as if to say, “peek-a-boo.” She travels well in the car and when she has the front seat to herself will just sit or lay watching you. Zelda loves chowing down on her food, because she will let you know when it’s time to eat,and will let you know that she is done when she looks up at you and burps! But don’t sneeze around her or she’s off to find a safe distance from you. We guess she’s particular about germs!"

Although it is clear that she has been loved and adored in foster care, Zelda is ready to find a home to call her own. Applications will flood in, this we know. We aim to find her the most perfect of places to live out the rest of her glorious and blessed life.
Buddy Messages (1)
Her Buddies, Joan Berry and Maggie, from Aurora, CO, sent her this message: "Darling Zelda, We can just picture how cute you look running around the house with your sockie, and would bring you to our house if we could, but we know your loving forever family will scoop you up really soon. Enjoy your HUA family until that happens!" Zelda sends Joan and furgirl Maggie many grateful kisses and HUGE little girl 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.