• AARCS ID# A38146289
  • Male
  • Breed: Shepherd/Mixed
  • Dog
  • Est. DOB: 3/27/2012
  • Size: Large
  • located in Calgary


    This animal is currently an Animal in Care with AARCS and is not available for adoption at this time. Please note that applications will NOT be accepted for this animal until they are posted as available on our Adoptable Animals page. Our website is updated daily so please keep checking back on their progress and availability. Thank you for choosing to rescue!

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    Photos courtesy of Jean Haughey

    Hi everybody! I’m Murphy and I have so much love to give!

    I came into AARCS suffering from an old leg injury that was quite painful. Even though I was in pain my tail kept wagging because I got to meet all these new and kind people. I’ll be getting surgery soon to fix my leg and then will be on crate rest while I recover. I’m not looking forward to this ‘crate rest’, but if it’s what needs to happen to find my forever family I guess I’ll do it.

    In the meantime, my favourite things are sleeping in sunbeams, sleeping on my foster mom’s feet and napping, snoozing and having siestas. When I’m not sleeping I do love a good cuddle and belly rub. While I’m a pretty chill guy at the moment, my foster mom thinks that’s because I’m not feeling great and that once I’m healthy I’ll be more lively. I do like the short walks I go on and start to do the most adorable bum wiggle once I realize that I get to go outside.

    Keep your eye on me, I’ll be up for adoption just as soon as I’m back on all of my feet

    Follow my road to recovery on IG at #themurfherder

    • AARCS_cat
      Good with Cats?
      Not tested with Cats
    • AARCS_dog
      Good with Dogs?
      Only tested with Larger Breed Dogs
    • AARCS_KidTested
      Good with Kids?
      Not tested with Kids
    • AARCS_SpecialNeeds
      Does this Animal have Special Needs?
      Yes, Medical Needs

      Murphy has an old leg injury that requires TPLO (knee) surgery. Once surgery is complete he’ll be on crate rest while he recovers.