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My name is Merle!

American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Ringwood, New Jersey - Merle
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Southern Paws Inc.

Facts about Merle

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Meet Merle! This handsome man is a 1.5 year old male American Staffordshire Terrier mix. He is super friendly and loves just about everyone and everything he meets. He loves to snuggle and wants to be with you at all times. He never turns down a good belly rub. He loves to play fetch and to play with his toys and to go hiking and on long walks. Even though he loves children we are looking for a home without small children due to his breed. He loves to play and is still full of puppy energy. He would make a great addition to a family with an active lifestyle! He is currently located in down South at our sister shelters and available for pre-adoption. We do transports to NJ once a month. He can't wait to find his forever home!

About Southern Paws Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

For the last year we have been working specifically with rescues in Louisiana and Mississippi, which is where are dogs are currently located. All of our dogs are adopted on a pre-adoption basis and then transported to NJ after the adoption process is complete. Upon arrival they go into a 24 hour monitoring period, where we make sure that they have made it through transport safe, happy, and healthy. After that 24 hour period, these dogs go into their forever home. It is a long journey but it is well worth the trip. There is an adoption fee on our dogs. This fee is a reimbursement for all of the services that we have provided to the dog being adopted. We put all of our dogs through a very stringent vetting process, deworm them multiple times, run fecal exams, spay & neuter, vaccinate and have them checked multiple times by the vet. Before they are transported, each of our dogs must receive a health certificate clearing them for travel. This fee also helps us cover the cost of transport and any other medical attention the dog may require upon arrival. The fee for all of our dogs is $400.00. Because all of our dogs are pre-adopted and we don't have a facility in the state of NJ (YET!) there is no meet and greet process with our dogs. If you must meet the dog before you adopt then that is totally understandable, however we may not be the best program for you. We do have a back up program just in case a dog doesn't do well in his new home. In that case the pup goes back into foster care and will be put up for adoption again in the state of NJ.
We have also recently started working with our local shelters and rescues to help re-home animals in our area. This program is strict and is something that we are trying to do to help out locally when we are not running transports!
We have been talking about the future a lot, here at Southern Paws Inc. I am excited to tell you that it is one of our goals to have our own facility within the next 3 to 5 years. We also hope that within the next year or so we will be able to branch out and work with other Southern states in need, such as Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina. Our hope for the future is to continue to save lives and do the rewarding work that we do.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Please send all donations to.. Southern Paws Inc. Po Box 174 Ringwood, NJ 07456

Come Meet Our Pets...

All meet and greets are done through appointment only after an application has been approved. If interested in meeting one of our wonderful babies please contact us at: southernpawsrescue@gmail.com or call her at 973-556-5885.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process is very simple.

1) A phone call with one of our representatives to find out what it is that you are looking for, what your home is like, and who lives there. We then try to make sure that the dog you are interested in, is going to be a perfect match for your household.
2) You are emailed an application which is filled out and then scanned back to us.
3) It normally takes a couple of days for an application to be processed, but once approved we do a home check.
4) Adoption fee is $400.00. This is a reimbursement for all that we have done your dog. This fee covers all of their vetting, vaccinations, spay/neuter, health certificate and evaluation, and their cost of transport.