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My name is Mercado!

Facts about me

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)
Brindle - with White
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Please contact Tonya Griffith ( for more information about this pet.

Posted 4/14/17, and pictures updated 5/10/20.  Mercado was found injured by a young man, and brought him to Dr. Reeves in Tyler, TX, but he couldn't take him home.  I just had an adoption, so I was able to take him.  He had a minor injury to his pelvis that healed very well on its own.  He was neutered on 2/2/17, is crate trained, loves to play with the other dogs, good with children and adults, loves to be pet, barks at our cats, and does ok on a leash, but needs some more work.  He loves to play with some old toys laying around, like a fox stuffed toy that doesn't have the stuffing or squeaker anymore. He runs around carrying it in his mouth, and gets another dog to play with him.

D.O.B.:     ? September 2016
Weight:     45.4 - 4/14/17; 71.0 - 5/10/20

$50 adoption fee pays for his neuter and vaccinations that are already done.

November 27, 2022, 12:17 am

Tonya Griffith's Animal Rescue, Inc.

Contact info
Pet ID
Tonya Griffith
Tyler, TX 75704

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Cat adoption fees vary from $25 to $55 for males, and $25 to $70 for females, which pays for spay/neuter and vaccinations. Dog adoption fees vary from $25 to $115, depending on how much it cost for spay/neuter and vaccinations. Adoption contracts must be signed upon adoption approval and any pet history information is provided with each adoption.

Go meet their pets

It depends on who has the pet. We don't advertise our address to keep people from dumping animals on our road anymore than they usually do, especially since this is also where we live. I like to visit with a person on the phone first before letting them come meet the pet.

More about this rescue

This is a small animal rescue for cats and dogs. I have several foster homes in various areas, and I also do courtesy postings for people who need help finding a home for their pet, which is about 80% successful. The pet doesn't have to enter a rescue or shelter and the owner is contacted, so they decide who their pet goes to. If a person can't send me pictures, and they don't live too far away, I will go and videotape the pet myself to place pictures on the internet, or have a volunteer get the pictures. There have been a few pets that haven't been able to find a home through this service, but it depends on what the pet is and who is looking on the internet. When we have space available we take transfers from a local kill animal shelter. We also step in and help people who find themselves with multiple animals and no way to pay to get them fixed. Usually I will get all the females fixed to get their circumstances under control, and in some cases I will also help with donated food when I have extra. If they want to find homes for some of the many pets they have accumulated, then I will place their pictures on the internet for them. We don't euthanize unless a pet is seriously ill.