Amazing Journey – 3 Lovely Dogs Arrive from Miami

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The Miami Dade shelter was forced to close after an outbreak of distemper.  Hundreds of healthy dogs were left with nowhere to go.  When HUA volunteers Riki and Kim heard about it they worked day and night along with over 60 other rescue groups to save as many as they could.  The shelter staff begged them to save Cookie, Stealth and Ping.  They told them that they were the most lovely dogs there and just could not bear to see them put down, it would break their hearts.  Soon these three amazing dogs were on their way to Hearts United for Animals where a big comfortable condo unit was being prepared for them.  Riki and Kim traveled with them to make sure they were content on their long journey.  They settled in well, kissed their rescuers good-bye and went about meeting their new caregivers at HUA.  They soon began to enjoy outings to the agility yard, playing ball and rolling in the cool grass.  Stealth was the first lucky dog to be adopted and his adoptive family, who just happen to be in Florida, are madly in love with him.  Ping and Cookie await forever homes and hope you will consider them if you are looking to adopt a wonderful new family member.  They invite you to view their YouTube video of their amazing journey along with photos of their first play date in the agility yard where they celebrated the gift of life given to them by two wonderful ladies from Florida.  Riki and Kim returned to Miami and continued to work alongside other groups to save in total more than 500 dogs until the Miami shelter was able to re-open.  Donations for our three Miami rescues can be made by clicking HERE.  If you are interested in adopting Ping or Cookie please write to




One Response to “Amazing Journey – 3 Lovely Dogs Arrive from Miami”

  1. Isabel Vazquez Says:
    July 15th, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    I know Riki and Kim and knew about their hard work to save those dogs. You can’t have any better people helping you and the dogs like them.

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