Sex: Male

ID Number: 5986

Breed: Jack Russell Terrier / Mixed (short coat)

Age: 12 Years 7 Months (Birthdate: 5/4/2009)

Size: 14.4 lbs. (Small)

Other: Neutered, Vaccinations current, Microchip

Exercise: Moderate Exercise Needed

Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only

Dog Friendly: Yes

Adoption Fee: $250

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Name: Murphy
Size:  ~Small range: Up to 25 lbs
Adoption Donation: $250 (applicable sales tax included). Adoption fees may be paid by cash or check. 
Other:  Neutered Male, Vaccinations current, Microchip, Not apartment-friendly, Older considerate children only

**   Murphy qualifies for our Seniors for Seniors Program. This program places senior dogs (age 8 or older) with senior citizens (age 65 or older) at a reduced adoption fee of $65.00. If you qualify and are interested in participating in this program, please fill out an application online and type "SENIOR" after your name.


Murphy would love to be your pal!


Foster Home Feedback

11/28/2021: Muphy is still sporting his magnificent mohawk and is back as my foster almost two years after being adopted. His owner returned him to 4 Luv's care due to his medical challenges.  Murphy is the same spunky, goofy boy he was the first time he was here. He still likes to mark territory, so he's back in a belly band. We've had frequent serious discussions about him giving it up, but I guess he's not ready. Maybe in a home without multiple other dogs, he would consider it.

Murphy is remarkably spry for his age and his hearing is great. Thus, he has not retired from guard dog duty. His bark is still resonant rather than shrill, and he sounds like the big dog he believes he is. That makes him not ideally suited for apartment living. He is only aggressive toward stuffed toys and tennis balls. Murphy has learned quickly that there is no benefit in resource guarding. I have no data on how he feels about cats. I suspect he would do best in a home without small children, only because he prefers a tranquil and consistent environment. He also hasn't figured out how to gently accept treats offered to him and will employ a snap and grab technique involving teeth. He lost 11 teeth at his dental appointment but still has plenty. He can also get a little bitey when he plays. We've had serious discussions about that, too.

Other Murphy trivia: He loves to snuggle in cozy blankets and throws. Murphy sleeps on the bed with four other dogs and me. He is willing to cuddle, but only when off guard duty. Mainly he's a very busy boy. He enjoys going for walks and car rides. Murphy is capable of rolling down car windows, though, so they would need to be locked. He sheds some, but not excessively.

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