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My name is Merlin!

Shih Tzu/Wirehaired Fox Terrier Mix Puppy for adoption in Bedminster, New Jersey - Merlin
Photo 1 - Shih Tzu/Wirehaired Fox Terrier Mix Puppy for adoption in Bedminster, New Jersey - Merlin
Photo 2 - Shih Tzu/Wirehaired Fox Terrier Mix Puppy for adoption in Bedminster, New Jersey - Merlin
Photo 3 - Shih Tzu/Wirehaired Fox Terrier Mix Puppy for adoption in Bedminster, New Jersey - Merlin
Photo 4 - Shih Tzu/Wirehaired Fox Terrier Mix Puppy for adoption in Bedminster, New Jersey - Merlin
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Goofy Foot Rescue - Bedminster

Facts about Merlin

  • Breed: Shih Tzu/Wirehaired Fox Terrier Mix
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
Merlin and his brother Arthur were surrendered to us by their owner. They are what we call "unwanted Christmas puppies"... they received these pups as Christmas gifts, kept them for a few months, and then decided they didn't want them anymore. I don't know how anyone could NOT want these guys... they are so sweet!!! They are around 10 months old -- Arthur weighs 17 pounds and Merlin weighs 12 pounds.

Both of these boys love to play with one another and other dogs once they get used to them. Merlin is more of a "momma's boy" and a cuddle bug, whereas Arthur is a little more reserved and likes to watch from a distance until he feels safe... then he loves to love on you too! These boys ride well in the car, but don't do so great on a leash! With some training, I am sure they would become more comfortable on leash. Either of these boys would make a great addition to almost any family.

*Oh, these boys DO shed if you were wondering. That is one of the reasons they were given up.*

If you are interested in adding him to your family, please go to www.goofyfootrescue.org to complete an online adoption application. He is currently being fostered in west Tennessee. He will be transported once his adoption is finalized. Transport runs to the following cities: Harrisonburg, VA; Hagerstown, MD; Harrisburg, PA; Allentown, PA; Bedminster, NJ; Southington, CT; Willington, CT.

About Goofy Foot Rescue - Bedminster

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a foster based rescue out of West Tennessee. A surfing term like "goofy foot" in West TN? We are California transplants! Goofy foot means surfing "with your right foot forward"....and we strive to always put the right foot forward in all we do!

We moved to TN from CA 10 years ago and immediately began "rescuing", although we didn't know that's what we were doing. We just knew that stray dogs kept finding us and we would do whatever was necessary to get them vetted and into wonderful, loving homes. We soon ran out of relatives and friends to beg to take a dog so we began branching out. We soon realized that even though we have a massive overpopulation problem here in the south, the eastern states actually have a bit of a shortage of dogs in a rescue setting....so we began adopting our Southern Beauties out to the northeast!

When you adopt a dog from Goofy Foot they come to you fully vetted. Fully vetted means they've been to the vet, had age appropriate shots (2 sets if the dog is a puppy), rabies vaccine if over 12 weeks, fecal, deworming, heartworm test if over 6 months, spay or neuter, grooming, flea/tick/heartworm prevention is current and any other vetting that the dog may require. Our low adoption fee of $425 covers all of this vetting AND transportation to you! Adoptions in the state of TN that do not require professional transportation are $225.

Goofy Foot Dog Rescue consists of a husband, wife and two daughters along with several wonderful fosters that offer their homes and hearts to these dogs as a temporary stop on their way to their forever homes. We are grateful for our fosters, supporters and adopters and we couldn't do this without all of you!

Our Adoption Process...

Our dogs are fostered in West TN and are transported once their adoption is finalized.

The adoption fee is $425 which includes all age appropriate vaccines, deworming, spay or neuter, flea/tick/heartworm prevention will be current, heartworm test if over 6 months old, microchip, grooming and transportation to your area.

All applicants must fill out an application at www.goofyfootrescue.org