Come meet rescue dogs Chewy and Merlin at Brandon Honda

"Test Drive a Rescue Dog" features dogs weekly at Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center for >30 days
Rescue dogs Merlin and Chewy need new homes for the holidays
Rescue dogs Merlin and Chewy need new homes for the holidays
TAMPA, Fla. - Dec. 12, 2018 - PRLog -- Brandon Honda is trying to place as many long-stay dogs as possible from the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center (PRC) through Dec. 31, 2018. Rescue dogs Chewy and Merlin urgently need adoption to avoid near-term euthanasia. Adoption fees are waived for all PRC long-stay dogs adopted through the end of the month.

Merlin is a beautiful, 6-year-old, neutered male Brindle that weighs 90 lbs. He's a very low key boy who knows basic commands, enjoys treats, and tolerates other dogs in playgroups. He enjoys being outside. He's been dog number A1946443 at PRC since October 31st and is looking forward to a new forever home for the holidays.

Chewy is a sweet, 14-year-old, male tan and black Chow Chow mix weighing 55 lbs. He has been neutered, is friendly with adults and likes to play with toys and explore the outdoors. He has been dog A1950258 at PRC for since Nov.  14, 2018 and his time is running out.

Come meet these two precious dogs on Thursday, December 13 and December 20, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Brandon Honda and help us find them loving, new homes for the holidays.

PRC personnel will be on hand to answer questions and provide convenient, on-site adoptions. In addition to being neutered, they are microchipped, have had a rabies vaccination and a heartworm test, and will be gifted with a doggie swag bag from The New Barker magazine filled with doggie treats and gifts.

"Test Drive a Shelter Dog" at Brandon Honda is part of the national #GetEmHomeChallenge (, a three-month contest offered by Maddie's Fund at toward its mission finding a forever home for all shelter animals. We're trying to help PRC win up to $50,000 in grant money to help cover medical exams and treatment, as well as defray other operating costs. For more information, visit

The New Barker is a Florida-based, lifestyle magazine about dogs that reaches nearly 30,000 dog lovers quarterly. For more information, visit

Project RAD Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by Marissa Marazzi to help save homeless dogs through digital marketing and technology solutions.

The Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center is located at 440 N. Falkenburg Rd., Tampa, FL 33619. It can be reached at (813) 744-5660.

Brandon Honda, a division of Morgan Auto Group, has the area's largest inventory of new Hondas and is Honda's #1 auto dealer on the west coast of Florida. It is located at 9209 E. Adamo Drive in Tampa, FL 33619. For more information, call 813-664-1234 or visit #GetEmHomeChallenge (

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