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Get to Know Merle


Rat Terrier Mix




6 Years




Adopter's Home

Merle's Story


Say hello to Merle!  Merle is a dapper little gentleman, as you can clearly see in his photos!  He is a happy go lucky guy who is always up to try new things and ready to find a family he can explore the city of Chicago with!  Some activities that Merle enjoys are going for a nice stroll through the park, meeting new people, and putting his brain to work during training class!  As you can see in his photos, Merle’s left eye seems a bit smaller than the other, which is due to a developmental disorder known as Microphthalmia.  Although this does affect his vision, Merle doesn’t let it stop him one bit!  He is such a positive boy who is always eager to play with toys, rough house with his human and doggy friends, and go for walks!  Merle is curious and confident and a cuddling expert!  If you have an empty lap he’d be more than happy to curl up on it for a good snuggle session! 

Merle would love to find a family who is searching for a laid-back companion who doesn’t mind going for a short walk and then chilling out and relaxing the rest of the day.  He highly enjoys the company of others and would love to be your very best friend!  Merle also enjoys playing with all kinds of toys, especially ones that squeak!  He would adore finding a playmate who will toss a toy around for him whenever he’s ready to play!  He also is very affectionate and loves receiving head pets and back scratches, but his all-time favorite thing would have to be belly rubs!  Merle would be forever grateful if you rubbed his belly for him every once and a while.  You will surely fall head over heels for this special boy once you meet him in person!  Merle’s calm and gentle personality are just too wonderful to pass up!  He is ready to wiggle his way into your heart, so if you’re ready to welcome a new furry family member to your home, then consider adorable Merle!

  • Cuddles!  I love a good lap to curl up on.
  • Going for a car ride?  Take me along!
  • I'm a great walking partner and can go for miles!
  • I love to play and wrestle with other doggy friends.
  • Squeak!  Squeak!  I love Squeaky chew toys!


  • I would love to continue my training in the future.