Merle's Sponsorship Page

Name: Merle
DOB: 04/15/2011
Weight: 20lbs
Adoption Fee: $125

Merle is a special boy looking for a very special home. He needs a very experienced dog owner.

From his foster: He is a good dog with just a few glitches. I think he would do best in a household of only 1 or 2 people that would have equal contact with him. I wouldn't recommend him with young children as he does have a history of getting sassy with his human roommates. He met a female dog that is smaller than him and he really liked her, but he has not done well with other dogs in the past. So he would probably do best as an only dog. He loves going for a walk, although he can't go for too long because of his joint issues.  He does well with getting a bath, and he loves belly rubs.  

If you have questions or are interested in me, please fill out an adoption application at

An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal. Once we receive your application, a placement coordinator will be in contact with you as soon as possible.

Please check out our website, for more details and additional pictures on any of our animals!
All Ruff Start dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, up to date on age-appropriate vaccines, microchipped, dewormed, and on monthly flea/tick and heartworm prevention (dogs) as well as heartworm tested (dogs).
Ruff Start Rescue is a foster-based rescue. Animals are located in homes throughout Minnesota. We do not have a facility where animals are kept.

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