My name is Merlin!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Harrisonburg, Virginia - Merlin
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Harrisonburg, Virginia - Merlin
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Cat's Cradle of the Shenandoah Valley

Facts about Merlin

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Gray, Blue Or Silver Tabby
  • Age: Senior
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9808122
  • Hair: Short

This animal is posted as a rehome, which is a service outside of Cat's Cradle to help owners find new homes for their animals. If interested, contact Dot at 540-289-9355 or 540-421-4683.

Merlin is an 8-year-old, neutered male, gray tabby Domestic Shorthair.

Merlin's owner says, 'I am moving to Bridgewater Retirement Community and they do not want pets to go outside without a leash.  Merlin is a great pet and I do not want to give him up. I do not think a leash will work for Merlin and staying inside all the time will not work also. Merlin is a grey Tabby and 8 years old. He was a stray and then an outside cat for his first 4 years. When I got him from a friend he became an outside/inside cat. He is litter box trained. I am hoping to find a loving home where he can go outside sometimes.'

Updated: Mar 2016

If animals are listed as a rehome, they are posted as a service outside of Cat's Cradle's foster system to help owners find new homes for their animals.  You will need to contact the owner directly.  These animals are not part of our foster system.  The owner's contact information will be listed in animal description.

For more information or questions about animals in our foster system, send an e-mail to or

Use our on-line adoption application form (pdf) to adopt. Please save the file to your computer, fill it out, and save the completed for to email to (Click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader if you cannot access the form.)  You can also e-mail us at


About Cat's Cradle of the Shenandoah Valley

About Our Rescue Group...

Founded in 1998, Cat’s Cradle seeks to end euthanasia of healthy adoptable cats and dogs in Shenandoah Valley through aggressive spay/neuter of owned animals and TNR (trap/neuter/release) of feral cats.

We also have a network of foster parents and an active adoption program for cats. In 2009 we opened an adoption center in Harrisonburg. We do not euthanize for space.

Please visit our website at: for more information.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We show our cats at PetSmart in Springfield, VA on most 1st and 3rd Saturdays, at the PetSmart in Harrisonburg, VA on some Saturdays and some Sunday afternoons, and at the Petsmart in Waynesboro on Saturdays. We also show cats at our adoption center at 124 S Main St. in Harrisonburg 11-6 M-F, and 11-5 Sat and 11-4 Sunday.

Please visit our website: for other adoption events and hours for showings or call the adoption center at 540-433-1135.

Our Adoption Process...

Please see our website: for a copy of our adoption application and adoption contract. Adoption fees vary, but generally run around $135.

All our cats are spayed or neutered before adoption, and fully vetted. We have an adoption center in Harrisonburg, but we also make extensive use of foster homes until adoption.

We generally prefer indoor only homes, and our contract specifies that the cat(s) will not be de-clawed.

We have some cats that cannot be adopted into an indoor situation. For these, we seek safe barn or out-building locations.