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My name is Merlin!

Maltese/Poodle (Miniature) Mix Dog for adoption in Franklin, Indiana - Merlin
Photo 1 - Maltese/Poodle (Miniature) Mix Dog for adoption in Franklin, Indiana - Merlin
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Merlin's Info...

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

Merlin's Story...

Come out and meet Merlin on Saturday January 30th in Bargersville! 

We hold a monthly adoption event on the last Saturday of each month from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. at Bargersville Veterinary Hospital, 4253 N. State Road 135, Franklin, IN  46131. Direct questions to:  general@hopemariesfund.org

Merlin is a total sweetheart! He loves every person, dog, cat or other species that he meets.  He was originally confiscated for cruelty and was a hot mess.  He had fleas, skin allergies, an ear infection and needed to have several teeth removed and a dental.  He's medically on the road to recovery and in a foster home where he's greatly enjoying some TLC.

Because of his ear infections, Merlin does not appear to have much hearing left, and he does have some cataracts. This does not seem to stop him from enjoying life! Merlin loves nothing more to go on a long walk and then curl up next to you on the couch. He is potty trained, and will bark if you aren't fast enough to let him out, but otherwise is a fairly quiet boy. He loves the kids that come to visit his foster mom, especially the 9 yr old. He also enjoys chewing toys with his few remaining teeth.

Merlin is a delightful little dog and would make a great addition to any family. However, if you are looking for a lap dog, we would suggest a few of our other seniors for that role.  Merlin is too busy too sit still and be held for long, and he prefers to just hang out next to you, not on you.

Merlin's adoption fee is $175 and includes neuter, vaccinations, veterinary wellness check and microchip.

Facts about Merlin

  • Breed: Maltese/Poodle (Miniature) Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9574963

Other Pets at Hope Marie's Fund

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Merlin, a Franklin Maltese/Poodle (Miniature) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Maltese/Poodle (Miniature) for sale in Franklin, or seeking a Maltese/Poodle (Miniature) dog from a breeder in Franklin.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Franklin 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 Franklin 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 Maltese/Poodle (Miniature) breeders who help with Maltese/Poodle (Miniature) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Franklin paves the way for another one to be saved.