Meet Farnsworth

By: Pam Wiese Email
By: Pam Wiese Email

If you're looking for a new pet you'll find plenty waiting at the Nebraska Humane Society, including Farnsworth.

Dogs aren't perfect, but the NHS likes to think there is a perfect match for every dog and there are some whose match process takes a little longer than others.

Farnsworth has been at the Omaha shelter since June, almost a year in dog time and needs to find a family. He came in heartworm-positive and went through a month of treatment. He's done with that now, but his forced bed rest made him bored and frustrated and he'd love to find an active home.

Farnsworth is young, strong and energetic. He hasn't quite figured out how to slow down so he rushes into everything and that can overwhelm both people and other dogs. For that reason, you won't see him in an adoption kennel, but will need to ask to see him.

Farnsworth is a typical adolescent who is easily distracted by interesting smells or sights and he rushes in to investigate, usually by picking up the new item in his mouth, a TV remote, magazine, a cookie out of a child's hand. Because he hasn't learned to slow down he's not recommended for small children at this time. He'd never want to hurt anyone. He just needs to learn restraint.

As for the good stuff, the staff and dog walkers love Farnsworth because he has a fun, impish personality. He is smart and easy to train because he loves treats. This boy will be a wonderful companion when he matures.

To get to that point, he comes with all the bells and whistles. If you need to work with one of the NHS trainers, enroll in a class, talk to a behaviorist or email questions, that's all included in his adoption so that he can become the great citizen we know he can be.

The Nebraska Humane Society is at 8929 Fort Street and is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may always look up animals and find information at

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