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My name is Merlin!

Havanese Mix Dog for adoption in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Merlin
Photo 1 - Havanese Mix Dog for adoption in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Merlin
Photo 2 - Havanese Mix Dog for adoption in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Merlin
Photo 3 - Havanese Mix Dog for adoption in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Merlin

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Merlin's Info...

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

Merlin's Story...
Isn't Merlin just a gorgeous baby!? He was rescued when his previous caretaker was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and could no longer provide the care needed for him. His previous person was his handler in the show ring- Merlin was a reserve champion show dog! We are told he comes from an excellent line of show Havanese.
Merlin is full of personality! He will brighten a room with his confidence and happiness! He loves attention and loves to be held and carried around the house!
He was just neutered, so he will "mark" his territory. Nothing that a belly band can't help with! He is a very good boy when being groomed. He loves treats- so he will be a fast learner! Merlin also loves to play ball!
Merlin does like to be around other dogs. He is not shy. He will bark to get your attention and let you know that he needs something! He will also follow you around the house. We are currently trying to teach him to go up stairs, he currently will just bark until you carry him up the stairs! Talk about a diva!
Merlin was born on 11-30-2011
If you would like to be considered for adoption of Merlin, please GO TO OUR WEBSITE AND READ ABOUT THE PROCESS AND FILL OUT AN ADOPTION APPLICATION. www.furkidrescue.org

he Havanese is the National dog of Cuba and its only native breed. The dog's journey to Cuba most likely was aboard the trade ships sailing from the island of Tenerife chronicled in ship's logs of the early sixteenth century.
Cuban trade was highly restricted by the Spanish, for many years allowing Tenerife to be one of the only open ports, and it would appear these little dogs who had found their way into homes of Cuban aristocracy developed without much outside influence.

Temperament
The Havanese are happy little athletes and loyal family companions. As therapy dogs Havanese bring smiles to faces in hospitals, nursing homes and libraries around the country. The Havanese is trainable and intelligent and possesses a naturally affectionate temperament, which making the breed an ideal family pet. Although a toy dog, they remain energetic and require some form of daily exercise.

Facts about Merlin

  • Breed: Havanese Mix
  • Color: White - With Gray Or Silver
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Merlin, a Pittsburgh Havanese dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Havanese for sale in Pittsburgh, or seeking a Havanese dog from a breeder in Pittsburgh.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh 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 Havanese breeders who help with Havanese rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Pittsburgh paves the way for another one to be saved.