My name is Merrick!

Australian Cattle Dog Mix Puppy for adoption in Plainfield, Illinois - Merrick
Photo 1 - Australian Cattle Dog Mix Puppy for adoption in Plainfield, Illinois - Merrick
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Merrick's Info...

I am already neutered, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Merrick's Story...
Merrick is a 16 week old Aussie/Koolie Mix weighing about 15 lbs. He could not be any sweeter! He has a loving personality, and LOVES to cuddle. He is catching on quickly to "sit" and is working really hard on his potty and crate training. Give this boy a few toys and a comfy bed and he's in heaven! He's going to be a fantastic dog, he is super smart!
Puppies take a few months to be fully potty trained. Please do not expect a puppy to be fully potty trained until about 4 months of age. Remember....Puppies chew EVERYTHING! Puppies can cry at night. Puppies need a lot of attention and training! We discourage puppies going into homes that would be left for 8 hours a day while you are at work as it is detrimental to their socialization needs and potty training. Puppies will need discipline and training for the next year of their life. We are hoping we can find a home that is wiling to make this commitment for the duration of the pup's life! He has been examined by a vet and he will get the rest of his puppy shots and big boy shots, once old enough by Hope 4 Paws. An adoption application is required via email prior to meeting any Hope 4 Paws dog in its foster home. In most cases, breeds stated in the posting are merely our best educated guess as we do not know the history of many dogs that come into the rescue. The adoption application is available at The application can be emailed to Molly at The adoption fee of $300 covers all vetting expenses

Facts about Merrick

  • Breed: Australian Cattle Dog Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Merrick, a Plainfield Australian Cattle Dog puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Australian Cattle Dog for sale in Plainfield, or seeking a Australian Cattle Dog puppy from a breeder in Plainfield.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Plainfield already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Plainfield breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Australian Cattle Dog breeders who help with Australian Cattle Dog rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Plainfield paves the way for another one to be saved.