My name is Bert!

Dachshund Mix Dog for adoption in South Bend, Indiana - Bert
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Heartland Small Animal Rescue

Facts about Bert

  • Breed: Dachshund Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
If you have any questions about fostering or adopting Bert (Bernie) please contact Heartland Small Animal Rescue directly at 574-400-5633 and

This handsome little fella is Bert. Bert is a 4-6 year old Double Dapple Dachshund. Bert was surrendered with his friend, Zoe to a local animal shelter through no fault of his own. Unfortunately Bert was born with an underdeveloped eye, so he does not see well out of that one eye. He was also born deaf. Despite this, Bert is an awesome boy. He doesn't let his "handicaps" slow him down at all. He can be on the shy side when he meets new people, but he loves to cuddle! Bert does perfectly with dogs of all sizes and cats. He is fine with kids as well, but older more calm kids would be best for him. He is working on his housebreaking. He uses puppy pads now and does perfectly on them. Bert wants nothing more than to be by your side as often as possible. And he really loves to cuddle under the blankets with his favorite person!

Bert is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm tested and microchipped. His adoption fee is $200.

If you are interested in Bert, please email or you can access an online application at

About Heartland Small Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Heartland Small Animal Rescue is a non-profit serving South Bend & surrounding cities. We are comprised of a group of dedicated volunteers who work to find loving homes for homeless pets in our area.

It is our mission to help reduce the homeless pet population in the South Bend area. You can help by fostering an animal, donating your time or money, or adopting a new family member.

If you wish to send in a tax-deductable donation, our mailing addres is:
PO Box 6033
South Bend, IN 46660
Company Overview
Heartland Small Animal Rescue Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving South Bend, IN and surrounding towns by taking in homeless pets and adopting them out into loving homes. We also work closely with local shelters to reduce euthanasia rates by pulling animals and putting them in our program.

All of our animals reside in foster homes until they are adopted out. We do not have a physical shelter. For more information please email

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

We hold adoption events on select weekends at Petsmart in South Bend and Mishawaka. We also hold other events throughout the year. You can also contact us directly regarding a pet seen here and we will set up a time for you to meet them in person. You can see our full calendar of events on facebook or email

Our Adoption Process...

All of our dogs, cats, rabbits & ferrets are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. Small animals are usually not altered. We have adoption applications, a short interview process, and an adoption fee for each animal. All animals (except rabbits & small animals) are up to date on all shots.

Adoption Fees:
Puppies (under 1 year) $225
Adult Dogs $200
Senior Dogs (over 7 years) $100
Cats $110
Rabbits $50 (includes alter and microchip)
Ferrets $125/pair; $75/single
Guinea Pigs $25
Rats $10
Hamsters $10
Gerbils $10
Degus $20
Hedgehogs $75
Chinchillas $100
Birds - adoption fee varies with species
Occasionally we get in other animals too!