Merida

Princess Merida is the protagonist of Disney movie "Brave". Merida is a very bold, brave, daring, courageous, redhead who does not fit the stereotypical princess role.
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Background Info:

Merida landed at the pound as a stray and was never claimed. This red beauty appeared to have been unloved and neglected before her rescue and was very ready for a better life. 

Health Condition:

Since her rescue Merida has successfully completed her heartworm treatment. She is now healthy and ready for adoption.   

Adoption Fee: $150
Breed:  Pit Bull
Sex:  Female
Age:  2-4 yrs
Weight:  55-65 lbs
Color:  Red & White

Physical Description:  

Merida is a medium size red beauty. She is short, stout and muscular. Pictures dont do her justice. Much better looking in person. 

 

Living Situation:  

Fostered in a country home with a single adult and a male Pit bull. Merida is crated when home alone and at night. Not a peep. 

 

There's a large yard with chain link fence in her foster home and Mer respects it.

Merida does well in the car. She's also pretty good on leash (doesn't pull much). 

Personality:   

Merida is a sweetie and very happy dog. When she wags her tail, her entire body wags. She's very affectionate and loves to give kisses. 

We are working on her confidence level. Now that she is done with her crate rest, we will start going on more outings and get more exposure and socialization. Merida was afraid of white plastic bags when she first came to us but is learning about the world since being in foster care. 

Behavior with people: 

Mer is timid when meeting new people but she very much wants to make friends. As soon as she realises someone doesn't have bad intentions towards her, she turns into a luvbug. Mer is affectionate but polite and well-behaved. She's a doll to have around, easy to handle and very eager to please. 

 

Behavior with children:  

No kids in her current foster home but Merida has met a 6 year old and did well. She sat with her tail wagging and immediately started licking the kid. The child squealed and giggled, which scared Merida a little but nothing bad. Still, because she is a sensitive sweetheart, we prefer a home with adults or older, gentle and very respectful kids. 

 

Behavior with other dogs:  

Merida and her foster brother 'hang out' but no active playing. She's not super interested in playing with other dogs.

Merida does resource guard those awesome nylabones. Toys should be for crate or alone time only. Merida has shown no aggression towards the other dog during crate/rotate as long as toys or food are not around. She respects child gates as well.

Overall, while we think Merida could share an experienced home with a laidback male who'd let her be the queen, we believe she would be a wonderful companion as an only pet. 

 

Behavior with other animals:  

Still learning. Seems to have a mild prey-drive. She does show interest at squirrels but is not reactive at the sight of the horses in an adjacent pasture. 

 

Training: 

Merida knows sit and shake. We are working on down and stay. She is very responsive and wants to please.

She's crate trained but she had a few accidents in there at first, mainly when she got scared. Housebreaking is in progress as she is becoming more self assured. She was mainly doing urination pee at first, possibly due to someone having a heavy hand with her before. She does understand the concept of going outside to do her business. 

Merida goes into the crate willingly and is quiet when she is there. she is a very well behaved and obedient little lady. 

Best Attribute:   

Merida's best qualities are her absolute joy and sweetness. She's like Velcro. She just wants to be by your side. Loves hanging out on the couch watching TV. She's actually an easy dog who only wants to love you and please you.

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