My name is Merigold!

Rottweiler Dog for adoption in Austin, Texas - Merigold

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Merigold's Info...

I am already spayed and purebred.

Merigold's Story...
Hello everyone, my name is Merigold (Meri for short) and am 18-24 months old. I was rescued by two marvelous ladies from a local shelter. My previous owners had mistreated me, moved off and left me in a 4x4 pen with no food or water. When the shelter personnel came, I was "starving" and very angry. They thought they were going to have to use the stick noose on me until someone suggested offering food. Well, when they did that I became docile and manageable and their "true friend." Right now, I'm in a really great place where I get plenty of food, exercise, and attention. I am current on all my inoculations, HW negative and get Heartgard on a monthly basis; I will be spayed very soon. I know, by looking at my pictures, I'm on the thin side; however, the ladies that rescued me from the shelter and the people where I live are working on my weight and as a result my coat is looking so good (it was kinda bad when I first came). One of the ladies that rescued me from the shelter takes me for long walks (3 miles) and I really love that. She uses a flexi-lead and I can range out ahead of her and check out all the "doggie notes" that have been left on trees and in the grass. When she jogs I am very careful to stay in place right beside her or range out slightly ahead so neither of us falls down. I love to be groomed - brushed, face washed (including ears), and will grudgingly let my feet be handled (I'm getting better). Unfortunately, there are some men that I do not like (I back away) - those that have long hair, no shirt, shorts, and overweight; however, I am learning that it is OK to have these characteristics. I walk well on my leash and am prompt to take care of my duties - I love to receive treats and respond very well to them in training. In fact, I know sit, down, beginnings of sit/down stay and come (you better be ready when you say come because I want my treat soon as I get there). I've been exposed to cats and while I've never had the opportunity to chase; I am extremely interested in them. As to children, I think I like them; however, I've not been around too many (the rescue ladies are working on that). I am a quick learner and would do great in obedience or agility. As soon as I am spayed, I'll be ready to come to your home as a "forever companion," - I'm waiting to hear from you - don't let me down. Please email Jane Calhoun at for more info.

Facts about Merigold

  • Breed: Rottweiler
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Unknown
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Merigold, a Austin Rottweiler dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Rottweiler for sale in Austin, or seeking a Rottweiler dog from a breeder in Austin.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Austin already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Austin breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Rottweiler breeders who help with Rottweiler rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Austin paves the way for another one to be saved.