I need a foster! Please apply today!

  • Animal ID#: A298326
  • Dog Name: Merle
  • Dog Sex: Male
  • Approximate Age: 3 years
  • This super adorable boy (with some of the best ears around) is looking for a patient and understanding foster or adopter to help him learn to trust, build confidence and be comfortable. He’s slow to warm up and will require a few meet-and-greets to get comfortable with his people. He has guard dog tendencies in that he won’t allow people to approach his area unless he knows you. He is more of a coexist personality with other pups.

Submit an application to start the online adoption counseling process or to find out more about Merle.

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Meeting Dogs at the Shelter 

The shelter’s kennels are loud, stressful places for dogs. Some dogs express that stress by exhibiting behavior inside a kennel that they will not show otherwise. Please ask to take the dog you are interested in to a play yard and spend some time getting to know him or her in that more relaxed environment. For more information on meeting dogs at the shelter, please read this article.

Ask About Our Adoption Counseling! 

SSPA offers adoption counseling via email for large-breed dogs at To learn more, visit our adoption page, and to get started, fill out our adoption application and email it to us.

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