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Stu News Newport is delighted to be working with the Newport Beach Animal Shelter to help get the word out in search of loving homes for pets that deserve a warm, nurturing environment and a place to call “home.

The shelter would like to introduce everybody to 5-month-old Merlin. He’s all puppy and he loves following you everywhere you go. As a possible chihuahua mix, he prefers the company of others and he’ll find you no matter where you go. He is a totally sweet little boy who will do best going on adventures with his humans, playing with another fun dog in the home, and/or getting some play dates at a caring and well-kept doggy day care. Merlin is a fantastic puppy. He frolics with innocence and, if all goes well, his entire life will be filled with true goodness. 

Pet of the Week Meet Merlin

Courtesy of Newport Beach Animal Shelter

Meet Merlin

If you’ve been waiting for a sweet puppy, please feel free to contact the Newport Beach Animal Shelter at 949.718.3454, or through email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more about Spring.

A reminder about puppies – they need to learn everything – so time, patience and love are key to growing any puppy into a magnificent adult. If you have the time and pride yourself in being devoted to your furry family members, the shelter staff looks forward to hearing from you and will share all they know about Merlin.

The shelter does require completed application forms for their animals, so simply print one up from their non-profit’s webpage at After it is completed, you can email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and upon review, they’ll call you to schedule an appointment. They truly look forward to speaking with you and thank you for sharing in their joys of being the best pet parents ever.

Newport Beach Animal Shelter adoption fees:

–Adult Dogs - $150

–Puppies - $225

–Adult Cats - $90

–Kittens - $110

–Rabbits - $45

Also, consider becoming a member of an incredible nonprofit that supports the city’s efforts with providing wonderful opportunities to stray, injured, ill and owner-surrendered domestic pets.