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Jetset Dogs


At Hearts United for Animals we are teaching our dogs to sing "Leaving on a Jet Plane." Through the use of the Internet, we can reach out across the country in search of the best homes for our precious dogs. We have placed dogs in wonderful homes in forty-five states and in Canada. We are long distance adoption specialists. This innovative program was honored by the Smithsonian Institute.

The relocation of dogs from areas of abundance to areas of need is one of the innovative solutions that is advocated by experts to the serious overpopulation problem that exists in this country.

We rescue dogs from shelters in many states and relocate them to new homes after they've received all their medical care. We have foster homes in several states that enable us to help dogs all over. We have rescued dogs from states across the country.

There are many reasons why people adopt dogs from us. Sometimes we have just the dog they have been looking for and cannot find in their area. Sometimes they like the information that we can provide about the dogs we care for. Sometimes they like the fact that our dogs have been cared for in a loving healthy environment and are eager to return that love. Sometimes they like the fact that we take the dog back if there is ever a problem and we will care for that dog for the rest of it's life.

We make a lifetime commitment to our dogs. They know that if they adopt from us and it does not work out, they do not have to face terrible alternatives. They know we will also help with any issues once the dog is home with access to great advice from top behaviorists and trainers. Also they like to know that the dog has had every medical need cared for before s/he is adopted. Others believe in our philosophy and want to help our dogs. Whatever the reason we are very grateful to all of the people who have given such wonderful lives to our dogs.

Safety Tips for Flying With Fido


Taking your companion animal on an airplane can be a dangerous situation for them. You must take all possible steps to insure their safety. You cannot trust the airline to do it. Don't let a dog connect to another airplane if at all possible and certainly never to another airline. If he has to connect choose a smaller airport, not Dallas, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles or Denver - try Milwaukee, Minneapolis or Memphis. Tape the flight information securely to the outside of the kennel. Write it on colorful paper, include the dog's name, your name and phone number, the name and phone number of the person picking him up and the flight number and destinations.

  • Tape a bag of food and cookies to the outside of the kennel.
  • Freeze a small amount of water in the bottom of the water bowl and attach it right before the flight.
  • Wait until the flight takes off before leaving. Watch your dog being loaded onto the plane. If you are flying on the same flight, watch until your dog is loaded onto the plane before you get on the flight.
  • If it's hot weather, choose a flight very early in the morning or very late at night. Never let a dog fly when the temperature is over 85 degrees. If the plane is delayed at the gate or on the runway, insist that they take your dog off.
  • Your dog's life is a stake. If something does not seem right to you, ask to talk to a supervisor. Do not give up until you are certain that your dog is safe. Be insistant.


An emergency call came in to the HUA office early last week.  A family living in a town just west of the shelter had to move unexpectedly, and they were forced to abandon their dogs.  To make matters worse, two of the three adult dogs were brand new mothers, nursing a grand total of nine puppies.  Human family members stepped in to help these little dog families and called HUA for assistance.  Staff members drove to the house where the big group of tiny babes was waiting and tucked them carefully into clean, comfortable kennels with soft blankets.  When they arrived at the shelter, the new residents were quickly surrounded by staff and volunteers wanting to get a glimpse. One litter appeared to be about four weeks old and the other only two weeks old. Not much later, the family called the shelter for the second time.  A tenth puppy was on its way! The darling chocolate-colored fellow was given a bottle as soon as he arrived. He was then reunited with his mama, who was very relieved to have her brood all in one place.  We have dubbed them The Cowpokes and named all of the little cuties appropriately.       
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  BIG BOY BEAR'S JOURNEY TO JOY   In the summer of 2014 we received a call from people in a small town within an hour's drive of the shelter.  They said there was a Newfoundland living on a chain, and he was matted, filthy, and miserable.  They asked if we could do anything to help this dog. HUA representatives drove to the home right away.  Big Boy Bear was chained to an old shed.  He had a huge collar around his neck attached to the heavy chain.  He had worn a dirt circle as far as the chain would reach in an area of tall weeds.  He had a dog house that he could not get into.    
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Earlier this year, the Humane Society in a small, rural town in South Dakota received a tip about an animal abuse/hoarding situation.  What investigators found was a horror show.  Twenty small dogs, including two newborn puppies, were covered in and surrounded by indescribable filth inside an abandoned house.    It appeared that they had suffered through years of neglect.  Their fur was so matted that it was difficult to determine where their eyes or ears were.             Some had to be dug out of mounds of feces and one little girl had a wire wrapped around and embedded into her neck. Others had devastating injuries, including severely broken bones.  Rescuers were overcome with grief and disgust. HUA was recently contacted by the small shelter that had taken in these lost and damaged souls and asked if we could offer assistance to the most desperate cases.  Eight of the dogs are beyond the shelter's ability to rehabilitate, either emotionally or physically.  We were warned to expect that there is hard work and high expenses ahead. These precious animals have just arrived at HUA.  All are nearly feral, with bite histories, cowering and spinning behaviors,  heart and lung problems, and other illnesses not yet detected.  None have been spayed or neutered as they can not stand to be touched.  Tiny Gizmo actually passes out from fear when handled, which could indicate a serious heart condition. John greeted a pup that is still so traumatized and fearful of humans that he trembles, pants heavily and drools when held. Restoring health to these terribly neglected and abused dogs will be arduous and costly.  We do not yet know exactly what is in store for them, but we do know that it will take a long time and the efforts of many to get them healthy enough to be placed for adoption. They have much to overcome as their bodies and hearts heal from the years of abuse and neglect they suffered at the House of Horrors.  Without your kind support we could not help dogs like Gizmo and his friends.  Your contributions help us to rescue them from lives of misery, cure their bodies and build their spirits. To make a life-changing donation, please click here.     If you prefer Paypal, it is accepted on our Razoo site at www.razoo.com/hua.   We extend our heartfelt gratitude for your generous contributions that make these ever so important missions of mercy possible.
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