People, Please Say Hi To Merle

These photos of Merle were sent over by The Furrtographer, Josh Norem, who also volunteers at the ACC. “His coat is ‘Blue Merle’ but he’s a cattle dog in a chihuahua body for some reason. He was rescued from a bad situation and is in foster care via the SF ACC waiting for a forever home.”

Update: Merle Is Now Adopted!

“My friend Sandy said his ears look like Tostito Scoop chips.”

“…and the shelter is waiving adoption fees for all chocolate colored animals and all other adoption fees have been slashed too in order to spread some love.”











  1. I want this dog!!!!!

  2. The ears, people, the ears!!!! 🙂

    All I can say is, if I lived anywhere near the Bay Area I would adopt this boy. I can’t remember the last time I felt such a connection to a dog; yes, actually, I can remember. And I adopted him and brought him home less than 2 hours later.

    Josh N., is he as sweet as he looks? Because he looks like pure sugar. 🙂

  3. Mary (the first) says:

    What a sweet looking doglet!! I’m almost starting to take an aversion to that furrtographer guy because every anipal he photos, I want, and I can’t have them! I’m sure Merle will find a home very soon.

  4. He is just as sweet and cute as the pics show – a total lap puppy and snuggle monster.

  5. Beautiful pictures of adorable little Merle! I hope he finds a loving family who’s going to give him all the love he deserves.

  6. linked to the SF FB page…..looks like he’s been adopted!

  7. OMCC!! Want! I don’t usually fall for Chicahuahuas,but I’m head over heels for this one! Too bad I’m sooo faar away..

  8. Dog Lover – he is actually quite vicious. He licked me probably 12 times at least! 😀

  9. Is Merle sporting super soft down underwear?

  10. Oh the horror!! It’s a wonder that you survived! hee hee What an adorable pup! If I was within a hundred miles of that place I’d be camped out there to adopt this little guy!

  11. Hi, Merle! You are so adorable! I just want to gobble you up! I hope you find your forever home soon.

  12. Congrats, Merle! Yay!

  13. Nice, she has a home ! Little Lady !

  14. Nice she has ben a home.lettle lady

  15. Wear those scars with pride…

  16. More great work from Josh N.! Love the Princess Di eyes in the third photo from the bottom. I’m not surprised this little pup was adopted so quickly. I hope his shelter mates also find their forever homes soon!

  17. Who’s been nomming on the little pupper’s ears?

  18. aaww you’re so cute! so adorable! here’s some xOxO

  19. Merle. Call me.
    ::call me gesture::

  20. I’d like to take him home with me. I’d like to take him home. (Beatle’s 50th Anniv. paraphrase)

  21. What a darling little dog. I would treasure every day.

  22. I’m delighted this sweet boy has found his forever home but I can’t help feeling that this is the one who got away. 🙂

  23. I am so glad Merle has a forever home!!!!
    Those ears and soulful eyes are redonkulously cute!

    So many thanks to Josh for his good work and excellent photos that help animal pals find homes. ❤

  24. You get personal fast.

  25. Mingles' Mommy says:

    What a beautiful face!!!

  26. I’m obsessed with his ears lol! So happy he found a new home!

  27. I hear that’s how they play it in Oz.

  28. “I have a BALL! :3”