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Catahoula Leopard Dog / Great Dane / Mixed (short coat)  : :  Male

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About Merlin

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Species: Dog
  • Rescue ID: 12-0242
  • Color: blue merle
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Ear Type: Natural/Uncropped
  • Current Age: 3 Years 5 Months (best estimate)
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

Merlin was rescued from Stanislaus Animal Services, where he was scheduled to be euthanized because they believed he was deaf.  Although dogs with his appearance are often deaf, we don't think there's anything wrong with Merlin's hearing!  Merlin is vision-impaired and cannot see small objects far away, but his other senses seem to function perfectly and he gets around just fine.  He has stunning blue eyes and a beautiful coat, is very affectionate with people, and loves to play with other dogs.  If you would like to give Merlin a second chance on life, fill out an application at

More about Merlin

Good with Adults, Playful, Affectionate, Intelligent, Even-tempered, Goofy

How much does it COST to adopt?

Northern California Family Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation & rehoming of homeless dogs.  Our standard adoption fees are $300-400 for adult dogs and $350-450 for puppies, and occasionally more for rare or purebred dogs.   Your adoption fee includes DA2PP, Bordetella & Rabies vaccines, deworming, flea treatment & heartworm preventative, spay/neuter surgery, microchip &  Wellness Exam, & helps cover the costs of food, transport, veterinary needs, shelter maintenance and staffing for every pup in our care.   We rely solely on adoption fees and donations to keep us going, so we ask that you be as generous as you can! 

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