Hearts United for Animals
HUA - Omaha, NE


be my buddy
Springer Spaniel
Born: 10/05/2007
60 lbs

Homeward bound-adopted!

Now living happily in Nebraska.

Luke's story is a horrifying one, made worse because his condition was caused by people who were supposed to love him. He was severely neglected in his home, and by the time he made his way to HUA he was a total mess. His fur was so clumped and matted that he had to be completely shaved down. During the grooming process, we discovered a FISH HOOK stuck in his hair, so deeply embedded that it was not even noticeable. Luke has only three legs. Our vet thinks that the missing leg must have gotten caught in a trap or was caused by some terrible accident, as it does not appear to be a clean amputation by a surgeon. Despite all of this, our Luke is a kind, laid back, funny, mellow boy. He likes everyone and is so grateful to be safe, warm, fed and loved. He suffers no ill effects from the missing leg and romps around with the best of them. We want him to know only joy and comfort with his forever family. This is a guy who deserves to be carefree and happy with never another worry as long as he lives.
Buddy Messages (3)
His Buddy, Suzanne Riggle, from Chicago, Illinois, sent him this message: "Hi Luke! I am so happy to be your buddy while you wait for your forever home. My family and I are also waiting for the day that we live in a house that's big enough to adopt a friend like you to live with us! Keep on smiling, Luke! Love, Suzanne" Luke sends Suzanne and her lovely family many happy, grateful hugs and kisses.
His Buddy, Anne Lovely, from Omaha, Nebraska, sent him this message: "Just seeing your picture made my heart melt. What a beautiful boy you are. I am so glad you are safe and in a loving, clean environment. I know you will find a caring, loving home. Jeff, Anne and Janaye." Luke sends Jeff, Anne and Janaye many happy, grateful hugs and kisses.
Luke's Buddy, Amy Ellefson from Omaha, NE, sent him this message: "Luke, I am so happy that you are with HUA now, because they will love you and take really good care of you. I hope you find your forever home real soon!" Luke sends Amy kisses and lots of happy tail wags!

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.