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Terrier, American Pit Bull/Mix


Date of Birth
March 23, 2022

Located In

About America

The family that adopts Meri will have won the jackpot! She is a perfect balance of pup and old soul who exudes love, loyalty, kindness and appreciation. So, if you’re ready to open your heart and home to a gentle soul who has endless love to give, Meri is the perfect match for you. Come meet her, and I’m sure you’ll fall head over heels in love with this sweet and endearing soul.

“Hello, I’m America, but prefer Meri. My foster mom says you will fall in love with me just by looking into my chocolate brown eyes. She also says I am very kind, smart, appreciative and extra loving. I crave pets from humans and I’ve learned how good belly-rubs feel! I’m still a young gal at 1 year old, but I have already had a litter of pups. I’m learning a lot being in a foster home, such as walking up and down stairs, having 2 big dog beds that I can sleep in, getting 2 solid meals a day, and I’m learning to play with these things called toys. I’m getting the hang of playing and really like stuffies!

I have no interest in chewing things in the house and do my business outside. I sleep through the night on my dog bed (sometimes I try jumping in with Foster Mom) and am non-destructive when left alone for a little while – I just usually sleep. My foster mom thinks it’s cute that I sometimes snore. Snoring is about the only sound I make since I don’t feel the need to bark very often.

I love being outside and really like my fenced backyard. It keeps me safe and lets me roam around without a leash. I love to smell the flowers, snooze in the sunshine, and roll in the grass. I also love going for walks. Foster Mom takes me on two big walks per day and I love exploring pathways, rivers, and parks. I think I would love mountain hiking!!

The thing you should know however, is that I am shy, so slow introductions to humans and dogs are necessary for me to feel comfortable. Also, quick movements, loud noises, and confined spaces like a crate are a bit scary for me. My foster mom says I am okay as a solo dog in the family, but it would be great to have a confident doggo sibling to show me the ropes of domestic dog life.

On walks I am non-reactive walking past dogs and humans and I don’t bark or pull at the sight of them. I’m pretty indifferent honestly. I usually sniff them if it’s okay and then I’m good to go. Same goes for cats. Where I do need some help is walking on leash – I sometimes get so caught up in my exercise that I pull; also, I really think rabbits are cool so I like to watch them, then try to chase them. My foster mom is working with me on “leave it.” I’m learning slowly but will need your help.

So if you’re searching for a loyal and loving companion, I may be the perfect match for you! I promise to fill your life with endless tail wags, lots of fun and great memories!

I’m looking forward to meeting you soon! – xo, America

Good with Cats?

Yes, Good with Cats

Good with Dogs?

Yes, Good with Dogs

Good with Kids?

Not tested with Kids

Do I Need Special Care?


Animal In Care

This animal is currently an Animal in Care with AARCs and is not available for adoption at this time.

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