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Oliver & Merlot in Gibsonia, PA

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Meet Oliver and Merlot! Oliver and Merlot are sweet nine-month-old half-brothers. They came into rescue when their owner developed a serious illness.

They are a bonded pair who adore spending time with one another. These two dogs enjoy running around the backyard, chasing each other, wresting and playing tug-of-war together. They are both friendly and affectionate. They have been recently neutered, are up to date on their vaccinations, are microchipped and have no medical conditions. They can both be shy in new situations, but given time, do well adjusting. Oliver and Merlot both get along with children and other dogs. They are currently fostered with another Cavalier and love snuggling with her.

They are both house trained, however once in their new home may need some patience with retraining. They will adjust to how to let their new family know they need to go out. Oliver and Merlot would love to find a forever family who are home often, have a fenced in yard and like to take walks.

Oliver is the Blenheim, weighing 13 lbs. He enjoys running around with a soft toy in his mouth and picking up leaves and sticks. He likes to spend time exploring the backyard and enjoys taking a walk as he is very curious. He is very loving and affectionate and likes to cuddle with his brother as well as on someone’s lap.

Merlot is Black and Tan with just a touch of white on his neck and weighs 16 lbs. He is quieter than his brother and can be very shy at first, but with Oliver’s encouragement he will check out new situations. Merlot can most often be found cuddled up with his brother or asleep on the couch. He is very gentle and enjoys observing what is happening around him. He enjoys going for walks and relaxing in the sun. Merlot also likes to quietly explore the backyard and play with his soft toys.

Their foster family has been working very hard to socialize the boys as much as possible. Their adoptive family should continue to work on this with the boys. Some training classes would be excellent and would be a great confidence builder for them.



  • Age: less than 1 year old
  • Birthday: Oliver 7-4- 16; Merlot 7-8- 16
  • Weight: Oliver 13 lbs; Merlot 16 lbs.
  • Sex: Male
  • House Training: Generally reliable, but will need reinforcing.
  • Medical Conditions: Healthy.
  • Temperament: Loving, playful and affectionate; can be shy and timid at first with new situations.
  • Recommendations: Oliver and Merlot would love a family who are often home, have a fenced in yard and like to take walks. Should be willing to continue training and socialization of both dogs as they mature.
  • Location: Gibsonia, PA
  • Region: Northeast
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