Hearts United for Animals
HUA - Omaha, NE

Sprout Featured

be my buddy
Toy Rat Terrier
Born: 05/06/2006
7 lbs

Sprout was a breeder's dog. Surely he turned a great profit as he is adorable and tiny. But after six years with nothing but misery from humans, he came to the shelter afraid of people. Of course, we understand this so well and our staff is trained to deal with dogs that are terrified of touch, so we took our time with Sprout. He is now a huge favorite around here. Actually, he is riot. He performs enchanting dances, twirls, bows, swoops, all to charm people. He is still a little fearful of being touched, but he has learned the routine and what big fun this place is. He loves to visit the sunporch and yells if other little dogs are going and nobody has thought of him yet. When he gets there, he sits on the huge, comfy blanket on top of the Kuranda bed in the corner, as if he is peering down upon his kingdom. We think he is just so darling, a little entertainer if ever there was one. Sprout will do best if his new home is not too busy or rowdy. He is learning to attach to people and we know having his own family will speed up the process tremendously.
Buddy Messages (2)
His Buddy, Patty Scarpone, from Grass Valley, California, sent her this message: "Handsome Sprout, my wish for you is a wonderful forever home with a loving family. Puppy hugs and kisses, Patty" Sprout sends Patty many happy, grateful hugs and kisses.
His Buddy, Carolyne Joseph, from, Edmonds, Washington, just sent him this message: "Hi Sprout, Dweezel Dachshund and I saw your face and fell in love. We would love to be your buddy until you find a lucky family to give you a forever home. Hugs and kisses from Carolyne Joseph and Dweezel Dachshund." Sprout sends Carolyne and Dweezel many happy, grateful hugs and kisses.

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.