Murphy – Special Needs


born ~September 2013

16 lbs.

Crate not needed


Welcome Murphy! Murphy is a chill 6-year-old chihuahua x boston terrier mix, who happens to have the cutest underbite! He weighs about 14 pounds, and is full grown.

Murphy is potty trained! You won’t have to worry about any accidents with this pup, he’ll sleep throughout the night and keep the house clean when left alone. Murphy’s house manners are so great that he doesn’t have to be crated while his Foster Parents are gone. He likes to spend his free time lounging in bed, and switching from one bed to another to keep life exciting.

Murphy is kid-friendly! He has spent time with kids aged 5-12 years, and treated them just like his adult friends. Murphy doesn’t currently live with other dogs, but has spent time with them outside of his foster home. He was friendly towards these dogs, and has a doggy playdate schedule soon! As far as people go – he loves them! He is very confident, and will trot right up to you and shower you with kisses.

Murphy is a fairly laid back dog, and loves living life as a couch potato. While he is content to lounge around and watch Netflix with you, he doesn’t mind taking a break to go enjoy some short walks. Foster Mom also told us that Murphy has started playing with toys – a first for him! Murphy recently finished his heartworm treatment, and is now recovering just fine from it. Additionally, Murphy has a heart murmur, which is common for small dogs. However, this does mean that he will require daily medication and a yearly visit to a specialist to monitor his heart health. This medication is fairly inexpensive, and Murphy says he’ll help pay for it with lots of kisses and snuggles.

Are you in search for a Netflix buddy? Contact us today, and we’ll show Murphy your application. 😊

Thank you to my virtual sponsor!

Janis Ruchalski

Athens Canine Rescue
P.O. Box 7064
Athens, GA 30604