Older dogs can learn new tricks, and Merlot is proof

Merlot is located at the Roanoke Valley SPCA

ROANOKE, Va. – If you need a new walking buddy that doubles as a picture-perfect, bone-carrying hunk of love, Merlot is your guy.

At 8 years old, Merlot is proof that older dogs can still learn new tricks.

Roanoke Valley SPCA staff said that recently, Merlot has made great progress with learning how to be a good walking partner and that carrying his favorite Kong bone in his mouth helps a lot.

To ensure he’s successful in his new home, Merlot will be sent off with training sessions from one of the Roanoke Valley SPCA behavior partners, the website said.

He’s 64 pounds, neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and heartworm tested, their website said, and his adoption fee is $99.

If you’re ready to give this happy fella a forever home, you can learn more, set up a meet and greet, or complete an online adoption application.

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