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Hearts United for Animals

Roberta Featured

be my buddy
Dachshund
Born: 12/28/2008
Small
9 lbs
Female

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.

Roberta was not in good shape when she arrived at the shelter. Her stomach was horribly bloated, she was weak and lethargic and downtrodden. With some veterinary care, good nutrition and an abundance of love, the dear girl is much improved. She has been diagnosed with Dachshund Alopecia, which simply means that she does not have a lot of fur. Roberta does not need fur. She is beautiful without it. She is a very sweet, people-oriented gal who loves attention and asks for it in a quiet, gentle, unassuming way. Roberta would love a home with people who must have a Dachshund in their laps at all times. She is an expert in this area and wishes to show off her mad lap-sitting skills.
Buddy Messages (1)
Her Buddy, Barbara Taylor, from Exeter, NH, sent her this message: "Hi Roberta, I'd love to be your buddy. I read that you weren't in such good shape when you came to HUA, and I also read that you still need a buddy, and I'd love to be yours. Even though you are somewhat short of hair in a condition that I've never heard of, I think it only makes your elegant lines all the more noticeable! Think you should be a chocolate dapple, and I can barely make that out. Hope that doesn't stop you from finally finding your FOREVER HOME, because you are so lucky to have been found by HUA, and if any organization is the best, IT IS! I'll definitely be keeping an eye on your progress, and waiting to see that you've finally been adopted. You are STILL a beautiful little girl!" Sweet Roberta sends Barbara and her doxies lots of VERY happy doxie kisses along with many grateful hugs!

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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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