Pet Details


A.R.F. Pet ID:16456316
  • Species: Dog
  • Breed: Shepherd / Mixed (short coat)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • Size Potential: Large
  • Spayed/Neutered: Yes
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Good with Cats? No
  • Good with Dogs? No

Merida is still available for adoption but might have other applicants. Learn more about our pet adoption process.

Meet Merida

Merida is her ARF name, but Flora is the name she knows.  Originally adopted from ARF as a puppy, she finds herself in need of a new home.  She is one of the sweetest, 80-pound cuddle bugs you’ll ever meet. She is about 18 months old. She loves her humans so so much, and she will need to live with an all-human family. She’s a huge lover of the outdoors - she lays on her dog bed outside for hours basking in the sun & honestly enjoys the winter months more we think. She knows some basic commands (sit, wait, lay down, settle - her word for a cute side sploot) and is very treat motivated to learn more. She absolutely loves cuddling up for some belly rubs and her favorite thing in the world - head scratches; this abundance of love for you may make her a bit excited when you come home so she may jump up to greet you, then she settles within a few moments. This abundance of love for you is also a reason she will need to be in a solo-dog home; she unfortunately does not do well sharing her humans with another love bug. There is currently a 60-pound high schooler in the home that she also loves; she has not been around younger children.  She would live her best life with a family with no other pets and one that understands she still has her sweet playful puppy energy. She would love to go on long walks or runs, as long as her human is fast enough to keep up with her long legs. If not, a good fenced back yard will be a great, needed space for her to get her running in. The picture-perfect family for Flora would be active humans that enjoy the outdoors and are waiting to devote their love to one pup for the rest of her sweet life.

This pup is micro-chipped and up to date on all vaccinations, housetrained and spayed.  The new family will be required to complete a basic obedience course of their choosing.  The pup's adoption fee is $375.   A meeting will not be scheduled until you have an approved application, so if you're interested in adopting this pup fill out an online application today!  Once your application has been approved, an ARF volunteer will contact you to arrange a meeting.

More Info About Merida

  • Coat length: Short
  • Needs a yard: Yes
  • Needs a fenced-in yard: Any Type
  • Foster: Donna

Merida is still available for adoption but might have other applicants. Learn more about our pet adoption process.

All pets adopted from A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation include the following as part of their adoption fee:

  • Spay/neuter or a certificate for a low-cost spay/neuter when medically recommended
  • Microchip and registration, a permanent identification to reunite lost pets with their owners
  • Initial de-worming and flea and tick treatment
  • Age-appropriate testing for heartworm/FIV-FELV
  • Age-appropriate vaccines
  • Pre-adoption medical exam
  • A certificate for a free healthy pet exam at one of A.R.F.’s participating veterinarians within 7 days of adoption
  • Offer for a no-risk 30 day free trial with Trupanion pet medical insurance

If a cat or dog is on our website, it is still available for adoption but might have other applicants. If you find yourself interested in one of our animals, submit a no-commitment application immediately. Submitting an application does not commit you to any animal, but does get you a head start with the adoption approval process. Due to a high volume of applications, we are often unable to respond to questions until your application has been approved in approximately 3-5 business days.

We do not schedule meetings until you have an approved application.

A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation does not have a facility where applicants can visit our animals.  The majority of our dogs and cats are brought to adoption events by our volunteers. We invite everyone to come to our events, but we give priority to pre-approved applicants.

If you’re invited to meet an animal:

  • Plan to arrive on time (or early), as we cannot hold animals for any reason.
  • All human household members and dogs (if adopting another dog), must be present in order to be considered as a potential adopter.

Thank you for your interest and cooperation!