Breed Boxer Mix
Age 5 years old
Size 49 pounds
Good with Kids? No
Good with Dogs? Yes
Good with Cats? Yes
Hey, everyone. I'm Merlin and I don't usually do this kind of thing, but I'm told that online adopting is all the rage. I'm a pretty shy guy and don't always like putting myself out there, but I'm hoping this pays off and that I can find the right person for me. I'm definitely what you would call an introvert. I take a while to open up to new people, but once I decide I like you, I'm quite the charmer. The most important thing you need to know about me is that I am deeply invested in lazy mornings, afternoon naps, and early bedtimes. I'm really great at finding comfy places to hangout. I'm really into cuddling with humans, but only on my own terms. Usually that means snuggling in as close to my person as possible without actually being on their lap. I might be a short and compact guy, but that doesn't mean I'm a lap dog or into being picked up. I have the physique of a cinder block, so I doubt you will try to pick me up more than once anyway.
I love hanging out in the yard with my foster siblings and we sometimes chase squirrels and birds, but I'm also happy to burrow under a blanket on the couch with them too. I'm great at watching movies and reading books with my foster humans. I am just learning to enjoy walks, but I don't pull on the leash at all or react to other dogs; I'm a natural at "heeling." I like when people come over, but I know that I don't like being mauled with attention, so I try not to do that to other dogs or humans. That being said, when my foster humans get home from work, I always bring them my favorite toy, and have a smile on my face and a wiggle in my butt for them!
I've learned a lot of other things my foster humans seem to think are important, like how to sit, come, and drop my toys when asked. I'm very polite about food and taking treats. I also know to wait by the door before going outside and then coming back in. I'm very good about waiting to get dried off when it's raining outside; if you don't get me dry enough, I will take matters into my own paws and roll around until I am thoroughly dry. I'm not completely convinced that I need my nails trimmed (they're important for doing extra-fast zoomies!), but I can be convinced to tolerate it if there are enough treats involved.
Basically, I'm looking for a low-key place with a person or two who will love me even though I might pretend to be a grumpy old man.