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Size: Large
Age: Baby
Gender: Female
Breeds: Australian Shepherd, Cattle Dog

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Meridian and her sibling, Marshall, are the cutest pair and as happy go lucky as they come.

These precious pups were found by their foster family roaming the country roads of Mississippi.

Meridian is the more confident of the two and has such exuberance for life.

Both of them absolutely love to chase balls and explore outside and have done great around other dogs.

They have had some exposure to kids and cats as well and they enjoyed playing with them.

These babies would love a home where they can spend lots of time playing outdoors and getting plenty of attention from their humans.

True to their breed, they will need to be kept busy and have active families that provides them with exercise and structure. Both are super smart and willing to learn.

Name: Meridian
Breed: Australian Shepherd/Cattle Dog
Sex: Female
Age: 18 weeks
Weight: 28 lbs.
Spayed/Neutered: Too young - Spay/Neuter Contract will be required and strictly enforced
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Too young (testing is done at 6 months of age)
Housetrained:  Not Yet
Microchipped: Yes

Location of dog currently:  Traveling to New England 10-14

Puppy Adoption Fee:  $550.00 (includes spay/neuter surgery rebate of up to $200.00 to be paid to adopter when proof of spay/neuter is provided to Paws New England.   We can provide a list of low costs SN clinics to adopters when requested. 

Adoption fee also includes transport fee.

ATTENTION PUPPY ADOPTERS:  You will be required to attend training/behavior classes with your new dog unless you are experienced dog owners and your adoption coordinator is comfortable with your experience.  This requirement is for the benefit of you and your puppy so if you experience behavior issues you have a point of contact.  

PLEASE - Think long and hard before adopting a puppy - consider the lifestyle change this puppy will come with - he cannot be crated for more than 3-4 hours at a time until he’s older, puppy proofing your home will be necessary, puppies scratch and nip so if you have small children, can they handle this?? Training will be so important in this puppy’s life, do you have the time??

Please consider purchasing this book before adopting.  Perfect Puppy in 7 Days - How to Start Your Puppy Off Right, Sophia Yin, DVM - it is an amazing book that we recommend very highly and have had amazing feedback on.


Paws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England.  

Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.

Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need.