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Adoptable: Murphy

Age: 3 year old

Gender: Male

Breed: Shepherd mix

Weight: 64 lbs

Personality: Super loving and sweet! He does get fearful of new things, but with gentle introductions, he is great!

Education: Fully bathroom and crate trained; working on leash training. Muzzle and gentle-leader trained.

Favorite Activities: Rope tug, hide and seek, dog park, runs, splashing in the ocean

Looking for: A loving home with a confident person who can train me with patience. I would need a home without kids and cats, without too much excitement.

Special needs: Must continue training and use of muzzle training when put in unfamiliar situations or stressful environments. Positive reinforcement training has been extremely successful for me, and progress in meeting new people and being set up for success.

Adoption Fee: $ 350

From Skid Row to a Loving Furever Family!

Hi, pals! My name is Murphy. I’m a curious, confident charmer and an all-star cuddler. I’m a 3-year-old, 64-pound, Shepherd mix. I’m already neutered and an active, healthy guy. I was taken off the streets of LA, Skid Row to be exact. I was kept chained to a fence, eventually taken in by an LA shelter, and transferred to TAP. My rescue story has had quite a few bumps in the road, but I’m hopeful I’ll be cruising into a furever home with you in no time!

I’m a dog-friendly fella who loves the dog park. You can find me splashing in the ocean waves, playing tug-o-war with a rope, or even hide and seek! You can guess from my breed that I’m one smart cookie. I thrive when I’m both physically and mentally stimulated. I enjoy running with my human and getting plenty of exercise (which keeps me out of mischief!).

Based on my past, I can be scared around new people or situations. I can nip if triggered by fast/loud movements such as motorcycles, bikes, or children playing around. I prefer gentle and slow introductions and respecting my space while I get comfortable. It’s best if I’m in a kid-free, cat-free home with a confident human who can work on my confidence and training. Once I warm up, I’m extremely popular with houseguests and a total love bug! I have spent time at Kate Sessions with my foster family’s friends with proper oversight and managment!

I’m a super smart dude who can learn commands in less than 10 repetitions. I am fully bathroom and crate trained, and I don’t get separation anxiety. I have been known to counter-surf if there’s food within reach– can you blame me? I am working on muzzle training while on the leash so that I can start to gain confidence in public settings. I do well with positive reinforcement! I am also gentle-leader and muzzle trained. Wearing a gentle leader has helped me on walks so much.

If you’re looking for a ride-or-die, loyal guy, I’m the pup for you! I’m incredibly smart and would do best in an active household where I can exercise my body and mind. I would thrive with a confident human who can be my leader and show me how to be the best boy ever. The start of my life was a bit rocky, but I’m oh-so-appreciative of this second chance at life. I hope my journey leads me into a loving home with you!

My adoption fee is $350 and that includes spaying/neutering, shots, and microchip. If you want to take me home, please fill out the form on the website here: https://theanimalpad.org/adoption-application/

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