'Hiya! I'm your new best friend; I can just tell! My doggy senses are telling me that you need a buddy and well, I've got some experience in that department. My name is Merlin and I'm a 6-7 year old Pit Bull / Cattle Dog mix. (Check out my awesome ears!) I am a super sweet and outgoing dog looking to find myself a family to call my own. I originally came from a pretty rough situation and have spent the last couple of months working on feeling better. I'm not quite 100 percent just yet, but I'm getting there and I'll be good as new in no time! I do have some hairloss, due to some past skin issues, but my hair is growing in. Just try not to stare... us middle-aged men can't help it. I'm a very loving dog, despite my past and really love being with people. I am good with dogs and kids! I will likely need some work on house-training, so please keep that in mind. I promise that I'll thank you for bringing me home with so many snuggles and kisses. My adoption fee is $125 to an approved adopter. If you would like more information on me, please give SVASC a call at (540) 943-5142 or stop by the shelter during open hours. SVASC is located at 1001 Mt. Torrey Rd. Lyndhurst, VA.'