Male Red Heeler named Mercer available for adoption

Adoptable Male Red Heeler
Adoptable Male Red Heeler


Looks Like: Red Heeler
Age: Adult
Size: Medium
Color: Red
Sex: Male

Special Criteria
Sanctuary Visit Required

Mercer is a nervous guy, so it takes some time to win him over. When he gets comfortable with you, he will let you pet him and even lick your hand, but he is always cautious and on high alert. Mercer was born in 2016 and was found as a stray, so no one knows if he's ever had a home of his own. Because he is shy and fearful with strangers and has some anxiety, he is considered a flight risk and will need to go home with someone who can keep him safe and secure. Although Mercer is shy with people, when he bonds with a dog he's willing to go with them almost anywhere, because they boost his confidence. He's done well with all the dogs he's met at the Sanctuary. Because Mercer is an active boy who would be a great adventure buddy, he'll need an active home. He seems to get stressed out when he is confined. At Dogtown, he's working on building relationships with his caregivers and has come a long way toward getting comfortable with people who take the extra time with him.

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.


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This cat has been declawed by previous owners.