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  • Dog
  • Bull Terrier & Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Mix
  • Bull Terrier & Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Mix
  • Kansas City, KS
  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large
  • Merle (Red) , Red / Chestnut / Orange , White / Cream
Kansas City, KS


playful, loves fetching, likes the pool
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs. Play bites when he gets overexcited or over stimulated. Needs an experienced pet parent and home without other pets.
Prefers a home without
Other dogs, cats, children.

Meet Merrick

Date of birth: 11/2/2014

12/7/2017: Merrick is an adorable 3 year old Bull Terrier/Heeler/Lab mix. He’s got a great smile and cute markings. He’s a friendly and happy guy. He's extremely playful and he loves to play fetch. He also likes to play in the pool. Merrick is very loving and silly and lots of fun. He does play pretty rough and would not be a good match for small children. He play bites when he gets over excited so needs more work on that. He'd do best in a home with someone who is pretty dog savvy and experienced and enjoys an active dog. He wouldn't be a good match for someone looking for their first dog. Merrick is not good with other dogs and needs a home without other dogs or cats.

Merrick is a smart guy and food motivated. He's been in obedience training class and he enjoys learning.

Sadly, Merrick had a very rough time before coming to us. He was about 5 months old and he had an abscess on the left side of his face that went untreated for months and grew to a horrible size. The 3rd photo shows what he looked like at that time. His family had abandoned him at a garage sale and the homeowners brought him to us. Merrick needed surgery to drain the abscess. Unfortunately, due to the size and length of time it was there, Merrick’s jaw hadn't grown properly on that side. Luckily, as he's grown older his face has evened out quite a bit and his bite is aligned correctly now. He's made a fantastic recovery!

Merrick weighs 62 lbs. He’s been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and tested for heartworms. He’s a fun guy and a sweetie and he deserves the best! He's been with us for a long time.


Please visit our web site at HSGKC.ORG for more information about our adoption process, our adoption fees and all that's included, and for a pet adoption application.

> An application is required to adopt a pet and applicants must meet our adoption requirements. We encourage you to fill out an online adoption application and submit it before you come to see us. This helps us process your application more quickly and we can schedule an appointment for you to come in so that our small staff can serve you best. If you decide you'd like to adopt one of the pets you meet, we reserve the pet for you but we generally don't send the pet home with you that day. We’ll instead schedule a pick up date and time that’s convenient for you.

> Our goal is to send you home with a healthy pet and any information and support you may need to help your new pet adjust to his or her new home. All of our dogs & puppies have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed, treated for fleas & ticks, tested for heartworms (7 mo. and over), and are on monthly heartworm preventative. Puppies who are too young to receive all the necessary puppy boosters and/or first rabies shot may be brought back to us for those vaccines at no extra charge. You will also receive a leash, collar, coupons for pet supplies and services, toys, and educational materials. And we'll give your dog a bath before he or she goes home!

> Please note that we prefer and may require a fenced yard for many of our dogs. Exceptions are made on an individual basis depending on the dog's needs, the person's dog experience, the dog's and person's activity levels, home environment and other factors.

Thank you for searching for a shelter pet!

Dog Adoption Contact Info:
Phone: 913.596.1000 ext. 113
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  • Location Address

    5445 Parallel Parkway
    Kansas City, KS 66104

  • day hours
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday 11 to 5
    Wednesday 11 to 5
    Thursday 11 to 5
    Friday 11 to 5
    Saturday 9 to 4
    Sunday Closed
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  • Bull Terrier
  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large
  • Merle (Red)

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