Sex: Male

Breed: Chihuahua

Age: 3-5 years old

Sprout was originally pulled from the city shelter as part of our Mutt Moving crew. This group was scheduled to go to Canada. But Sprout had other plans. This poor guy started having seizures. Transport trips can be long and stressful so with Sprout’s current medical status we just weren’t comfortable sending him so we got him settled into foster care instead.

Sprout’s seizure activity was extensive and he requires 2 different medications to help manage his seizures. Thankfully this tiny guy has no idea he’s different. He’s happy and social and literally one of the kindest and sweetest chihuahuas we’ve ever met. He’s the epitome of a lap dog and is happiest snuggled up in the closest lap he can find (he’s not picky lol) or burrowed into all the soft warm blankets. He has a low key energy and would be a wonderful companion to anyone not intimidated by his seizures. Because of his seizure activity and small size we feel a home with older respectful children would be the best fit although Sprout is wonderful with everyone.

If you love tiny, social, super sweet Chihuahuas and aren’t scared away by a pup that may need lifelong medication apply to bring this cute little guy home.


Here’s what you need to know about adopting a cat or dog from Marley's Mutts:

  • Each adoptable pet will be introduced on Facebook

  • Each pet will have its own profile here on the website

  • All pets will be spayed or neutered

  • All pets will be micro-chipped and shots will be up-to-date

  • Each pet has their own application to complete—make sure you use the right one (linked from their bio)

It’s important to us that each pet goes not just to a great home but to the “right” home. Our foster parents work with each pet to get to know them and their needs.

We try hard to list all of the pertinent info about each pet on the site so you can choose the pet that will fit with your family/lifestyle. If you don’t see a specific pet on the site, he/she is not ready for adoption. Please be patient and wait until the bio is listed. We don’t decide on a “first come, first served” basis but rather on a “who’s the very best fit.” So, don’t panic.

It’s not a quick process. We receive dozens of applications for each pet so please be patient. If you’re shortlisted you’ll be contacted as soon as possible.

If selected to meet one of our pets and you currently have pets, you’ll be asked to do an in-person pet intro; we don’t do the long-distance adoption thing. If you live out of town, plan a fun road trip to meet the pet in person.

Don’t be discouraged if your application is not selected. Remember, we get a lot of them! Trust us, the best fit for you is coming.

If you’re lucky and you do adopt a super amazing pet from Marley’s Mutts, don’t ever hesitate to reach out to us for training, medication, or behavior questions. We’re here for you, and your pet.