Hearts United for Animals
HUA - Omaha, NE


be my buddy
Born: 03/06/2008
17 lbs

Homeward bound-adopted!

Now living happily in Omaha, Nebraska.

Turner was turned in as a stray to the city pound. The staff there attempted to foster him but he wasn't like most other dogs. Turner was terrified of everything. They did not know what to do for him. They knew that HUA specializes in dogs who are traumatized and need time to heal their hearts so they brought him to us. Turner has made very good progress, but whatever happened to him must have been very bad and he has needed some time to recover. He used to turn in constant circles when he got nervous, which was much of the time. Shelties have such fragile spirits that it often takes them longer to recover and trust after they have been abused. Turner will never be a care-free, bouncy, silly dog but he is content and much more trusting now. He needs people who understand him and respect and admire his accomplishments thus far. He is a beautiful, sensitive boy who has worked so hard at mending his broken spirit and we are enormously proud of him for overcoming the worst all of circumstances, whatever they may have been.
Buddy Messages (2)
His Buddy, Betty Bloomquist, from Lincoln, NE, sent him this message: "Turner, I live with two very special Shelties myself and I know how much special bonding is important to make you feel safe. You are in good hands and we will send you our love from afar. Shelties hugs, Betty from Lincoln NE" Turner sends Betty and her Shelties many grateful hugs and little kisses!
His Buddy, Carolyne Joseph, from Edmonds, WA, sent him this message: "Hi Turner, You are such a sweet handsome boy I would be happy to be your buddy again until you find a family to love you the way you deserve to be loved. Hugs and kisses, Carolyne Joseph" Turner sends Carolyne many grateful, little cuddles and lots of teeny kisses of thanks for being his long-term Buddy!

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.