Hearts United for Animals
HUA - Omaha, NE


be my buddy
Born: 01/29/2008
6 lbs

Homeward Bound - Adopted!

Now living happily in Plattsmouth, 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.

When Lavani arrived at the shelter she took off running and zoomed and hopped all over the yard. Our sides ached from laughter. She had a gigantic smile on her face and bounced up and down like a jack rabbit. When she was done with the celebration, she ran to each of us, front paws in the air, asking sweetly to be picked up and cuddled. And boy, does Lavani cuddle. She insists upon it. She is known for stalking unsuspecting victims while out for recess. Anyone sitting must beware, because in a flash she is in your face and covering it with kisses. She is a riot and everyone is completely in love with this darling, silly girl.
Buddy Messages (1)
Her Buddies, Missy and Theo Quinlivan, from Ogallala, NE, sent her this message: "Dear Lavani, Missy and Theo would like to be your buddy, and invite you to come play anytime. Jack, Tricia, Missy and Theo" Lavani sends Theo and Missy LOTS of happy puppy kisses and would love to play with them! She also sends their humans, Tricia and Jack, many grateful 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.