Haula had a rough start in life. He started out in an animal hoarders house in Des Moines, Ia. The house was condemned and over 35 flea infested neglected dogs were surrendered to multiple rescues. Haula had a pack mentality and no idea how to be part of a human family. But over time with love and compassion Haula became accustomed to the good life and came to love belly rubs from his humans. He also became quite the guard dog as he knew he had a good thing now and had to protect that.
He was named after a Minnesota Wild player pronounced Hall-uh but often got called Hoola by strangers. As with many dogs he acquired many nicknames in the home such as Haula Butt, Hula-Hay, Haula-day, Mr. H and Headboard Haula as he loved to try and sleep between our heads at the top of the bed against the headboard. Darn that Mom for always making him move. He was quirky and never what you'd call a "normal dog" but he was a creature of habit and came a long way. Unsure of his birth date he was estimated to be about 4 years old when adopted then went on to live in Faribault for just about 9 years.
He is survived by his parents Kevin & Amy Luckow of Faribault, human brother Nicholas Luckow of Faribault and human sister Kelsey Jones (Michael Voltin) of Minneapolis. His fur siblings Millie (Havanese), Yoshi (Shih-tzu/Bishon), Mayzie (Peekapoo) and Ovie (Shih-tzu/Bichon). He was preceded in death by his fur siblings Ellie (Maltese), Angel (Shorkie), and Bonsai (Shih-tzu).
Haula loved to spend his time howling at the monthly tornado sirens, laying around, sleeping, laying around some more, doing the Scooby Doo Shuffle for his supper, chasing Flom garbage trucks along the fence on Thursdays and did I mention laying around? He will be greatly missed by those who knew him. We hope he is eternally happy being reunited with his best friend Ellie.