About Me

Name: Merlin

Age: Young adult

Breed: Spaniel – Black

Sex: N/M

Ref Number: 35


If you have already filled out an application form within the last 6 months, you only need to email: with your surname, contact number and the name of the animal you are interested in so we can retrieve your previous application form. (We only keep application forms on file for 6 months due to GDPR requirements).

If you have not applied to adopt an animal from us before, please click the Application Form button below and fill out the online form. Please make sure once you have completed it to click “Submit” and it will be automatically sent to us.

If you would rather be sent an application form to fill out please email: and we will send you one. Or please pop into the shelter to fill one out in person.

Due to the high number of applications we receive daily,
regrettably we will only be able to contact the successful applicant.

Rehoming – Profile


Merlin was signed over in March due to his previous owner not being able to care for him.  

Behaviour observations on site:

Merlin is a happy, bouncy spaniel who is now ready to find his forever home! Merlin can be nervous towards new people, and it took staff several days to bond with him. Since then however he has come on leaps and bounds and makes friends fairly quickly. He is generally a little nervous of his surroundings, especially places like the vets and groomers where he needs to be handled. He tolerates this well but would benefit from having patient owners who can take him regularly to get used to both these environments.

As a spaniel has a long coat that gets matted easily, he will need regular grooming. He enjoys being brushed by a familiar person and doesn’t mind a bath but other grooming equipment like scissors and clippers he isn’t too keen on and gets scared. We have been doing training at the shelter to make him feel more comfortable but this will need to be continued in the home.

Merlin is good to be harnessed he gets very excited to go out. When out and about he can get scared if fast cars or cyclists come past but loves other dogs and always wants to say hello and have a play. Merlin is an active, young boy who will require regular, long walks.


Merlin could live with another dog, pending successful meetings here at the shelter. 

Cannot be rehomed to Crawley

Adoption fee: Minimum donation of £180


We reserve the right to remove a reserve at any stage of the adoption process if we believe it is in the best interest of the dog. 

Medical history:

Merlin has no known medical conditions has been neutered. 


Adopters should consider that previous medical conditions will now not be covered by insurance. Adopters are responsible for the on-going medical costs once the animal has been adopted.

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