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MerlinRescue Me ID: 17-06-05-00143

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About Merlin

Adoption Fee: $100
Golden Retriever / Lab
Age: Adult
Sex: Male

Some dogs need a little more work before they can become a good family member. Merlin is one of those dogs and he is so worth it! The shelter staff has been working with Merlin and they all agree how much they love him. He can still be shy with strangers but he has come a very long way from the insecure fellow he was when he first came to the shelter. The staff also describe Merlin as a big sweetheart and mush. Merlin is also very gentle and affectionate with people. He has been learning to walk on a leash and doing so much better. He loves to run in the play yard and has a favorite ball that is the only one he wants to play with. Merlin has been very well behaved and does not mind baths. He has also had a recent dental cleaning and did very well with the vet staff. Merlin has shown such vast improvement and we would love for him to have an owner willing to be patient and continue training with him to help him feel more secure. Merlin is very picky about his dog friends so an only dog home would suit him best. This gorgeous Golden Retriever mix boy is 7 years old and weighs about 60 pounds. Please help Merlin find the loving home he deserves. If you are interested in adopting, we encourage you to please submit an application on our website today so that we can try and process and pre-approve any potential adopters prior to our next adoption event. PLEASE USE THIS LINK TO SUBMIT AN ADOPTION APPLICATION. WE ONLY ACCEPT ADOPTION APPLICATIONS THROUGH OUR WEBSITE. ANY OTHERS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. Application link here: Adoption Process: 1.Fill out an application 2.Meet & Greet 3.Adoption contract & adoption fee Merlin's adoption fee is $100. This covers all their age-appropriate shots and vetting. **If you are coming to an adoption event to see a certain dog/cat, please email ahead of time to make sure that dog/cat will be there that day. Please email 1-2 days before the event, as some animals are placed during the week and our list is constantly changing. For a list of upcoming pet adoption events go to: One Step Closer Animal Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE to the extent allowed by law. If you would like to make a donation to help us rescue more animals please send donations to PO Box 248, Sparta, NJ 07871. Please make your check payable to O.S.C.A.R.. Thank you for helping us save as many lives as we can. Don't forget to 'Like Us' on Facebook

Sussex County
Sparta, New Jersey 07871


  • Not Good with Other Dogs
  • Not Good with Cats
  • Good with Adults (Not Kids)


  • Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current

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