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Sanctuary Sweethearts
Sponsor a Sweetheart!

Hearts United for Animals is dedicated to the philosophy that all dogs deserve happy healthy lives with people who love them. Some dogs find that home with us as Sanctuary Sweethearts. They are animals who are not up for adoption for various reasons including health, age and personality issues.

The Sanctuary Sweethearts live full, comfortable, happy lives at Hearts United. It costs about 25 dollars a month to care for these special needs dogs (and to keep them in frisbees and balls!) The Sweetheart Program allows people to sponsor one of the animals living at the Shelter. We will send you a photo and information about the dog you are sponsoring and will update you on their lives during the year. You can stop your donation at any time.

These are some of the dogs who live at the Shelter as Sanctuary Sweethearts. You can sponsor a Sanctuary Sweetheart by clicking on the link above. The cost is twenty-five dollars a month.

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Rascal

Rascal came from a terrible puppy mill near the Wyoming border. Rescuers had to fight their way through a field of weeds that were taller than they were to get to the dogs. The dogs were in a dilapidated barn living in disgusting hay filled cages with l ...

BreedPug
StatusI need a buddy!
SizeSmall
Weight23
GenderMale
Sanctuary Sweetheart 0 buddy messages
Turner

Turner was rescued from one of the most horrible puppy mills in Iowa. The conditions were beyond shocking, even for those used to seeing the most horrific puppy mills. Turner was beaten repeatedly with a shovel. His back is permanently deformed and hun ...

BreedDachshund
StatusI need a buddy!
SizeSmall
Weight17
GenderMale
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Kayson

Kayson was rescued from a Nebraska puppy mill where he suffered for 8 years, caged, lonely and ill. By the time Hearts United for Animals rescued him he was very sick. He has a bad heart condition, a collapsing trachea and had a cancerous lump removed f ...

BreedPomeranian
StatusI need a buddy!
SizeSmall
Weight8
GenderMale
Sanctuary Sweetheart 0 buddy messages
Nibbles

Nibbles came from a home where drug addicted members of a cult resided. We are not sure what happened to Nibbles in that home but it must have been horrific. We have never met a dog like Nibbles. She will only allow humans to touch her for a few brief ...

BreedRat Terrier
StatusI need a buddy!
SizeSmall
Weight11
GenderFemale
Sanctuary Sweetheart 0 buddy messages
Dolly Wheaten

Dolly came from a backyard breeder in South Dakota. She was rescued by a breed rescue group. She tried and tried to learn to trust people, but she just could not bring herself to do it. After several months in foster homes, and several bites, she came ...

BreedWheaten Terrier
StatusI need a buddy!
StatusI need a buddy!
SizeMedium
Weight41
GenderFemale
Sanctuary Sweetheart 1 buddy messages
Gabe

Gabe is probably the most gorgeous Shih Tzu who ever came to the shelter. He is a charming little one who dances and plays, loves people, waits politely for his attention. He is so adorable that it is heart-wrenching to look at him knowing that he has a ...

BreedShih Tzu
StatusI have a buddy!
SizeSmall
Weight8
GenderMale
Sanctuary Sweetheart 1 buddy messages
Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar is a most gorgeous creature with a lost soul. She was born in a puppy mill in Wyoming and has not ever forgotten nor forgiven the humans that tortured her for the first several years of her life. We have spent many years trying to convince h ...

BreedPuggle
StatusI have a buddy!
SizeSmall
Weight20
GenderFemale
Sanctuary Sweetheart 2 buddy messages
Alfalfa

Alfalfa was rescued from a horrific puppy mill in Iowa. He was kept in a makeshift rusty cage that hung from the ceiling. His water was slimey, his cage was disgusting and there was a shotgun on top of it, indicating the fate that many dogs had already m ...

BreedChihuahua
StatusI have a buddy!
SizeSmall
Weight16
GenderMale
Sanctuary Sweetheart 0 buddy messages
Lacey

Lacey is a gorgeous girl with a heart of gold. She adores people and stays right by the side of those she loves. She is one of the official greeters when guests come to visit. She is so congenial and happy. She does a wonderful job of making everyone feel ...

StatusI need a buddy!
SizeMedium
Weight35
GenderFemale
Sanctuary Sweetheart 0 buddy messages
Cookie Monster

Cookie Monster lived at a daycare center where he was terrorized by young children. He did not care for the constant attention of children who were not careful with him. When he came to the shelter he was very afraid and let people know that he did not wa ...

BreedSchnauzer Mix
StatusI need a buddy!
SizeSmall
Weight22
GenderMale
Sanctuary Sweetheart 0 buddy messages
Minette

Minette was rescued from a horrible puppy mill in Missouri where she spent the first 7 years of her life. She was so frightened that she would go stiff when touched by the humans. She was terrified to be picked up or held. Her past life of abuse at the mi ...

StatusI need a buddy!
SizeSmall
Weight9
GenderFemale
Sanctuary Sweetheart 0 buddy messages
Dulcea

At the age of 5 Dulcea lost both of her eyes and most of her teeth, but for the first time in her life she is happy and loved. Dulcea was released to rescue by a breeder who no longer wanted her. Her story is the most horrific we've known. Both of her ...

StatusI need a buddy!
SizeTiny
Weight6
GenderFemale
Sanctuary Sweetheart 0 buddy messages
Sammy

Sammy came to HUA when he was young. He was was a feral cat who rather liked things his way. No placements were available for Sammy so he continued to live at the shelter in the dog rooms. Sammy came to enjoy his environment. He lives in a multi-level cat ...

StatusI need a buddy!
SizeSmall
Weight19
GenderMale
Sanctuary Sweetheart 4 buddy messages
Anemone

Anemone was rescued at a puppy mill auction in Arkansas along with 54 other dogs. They all sweltered in the summer and froze in the winter in a converted hog confinement with only plastic tarps for walls. Anemone was in the worst shape of all of the dog ...

BreedAffenpinscher
StatusI have a buddy!
SizeSmall
Weight19
GenderFemale
Sanctuary Sweetheart 1 buddy messages
Suki

Suki is an energetic, outspoken, funny, playful little girl. She came from a home where the people fell on hard times and could no longer care for her. She fancies herself the supervisor of all other dogs and likes to let them know when their behavior is ...

BreedDachshund
StatusI have a buddy!
SizeSmall
Weight11
GenderFemale
Sanctuary Sweetheart 0 buddy messages
Anetra

Anetra was found on the front porch of a home in the country. She was in extreme pain from an eye injury and the temperatures outside were bitter cold. When she arrived at HUA she was immediately rushed in for surgery. There was nothing that could be done ...

StatusI need a buddy!
SizeSmall
Weight16
GenderFemale
Sanctuary Sweetheart 0 buddy messages
Ben

In most ways Ben is a typical Dachshund - full of life and personality. He is a gorgeous boy. He loves to play ball with his bell ball and adores de-stuffing squeak toys. Although Ben is very loving with those he knows, he has been a fugitive from justice ...

BreedDachshund
StatusI need a buddy!
SizeSmall
Weight15
GenderMale
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