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My name is Murphy!

German Shepherd Dog/Akita Mix Puppy for adoption in Gilbert, Arizona - Murphy
Photo 1 - German Shepherd Dog/Akita Mix Puppy for adoption in Gilbert, Arizona - Murphy
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Murphy's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Murphy's Story...
Murphy is the happiest dog in the world, even if he isn't the luckiest. This young German Shepherd Dog-Akita mix puppy loves dogs, cats, people – anyone and everyone he can shower with affection. He has good doggy manners but no formal obedience training yet, and he gets an A for potty training.

This little guy was born with a birth defect leaving him with no hip sockets and knees that are out of alignment. He can walk and run, but his rear legs are obviously not straight and he wears out quickly. Hiking and running are not good activities for Murphy; he would love a home with a pool and someone to teach him how to swim so he can get lots of low-impact exercise.

As Murphy ages (he was 6 months old in January 2014), he'll likely develop arthritis since his body is out of balance. He is an otherwise healthy puppy who doesn't know that he's disabled. Our orthopedic surgeon has recommended that he stay as is rather than get surgery, which may cause worse issues and is unlikely to correct his birth defect.

Murphy hopes to find that special adopter who will love him even though he's not perfect.

This little guy was born with a birth defect leaving him with no hip sockets and knees that are out of alignment. He can walk and run, but his rear legs are obviously not straight and he wears out quickly. Hiking and running are not good activities for Murphy; he would like a home with a pool and someone to teach him how to swim so he can get lots of low-impact exercise.

As Murphy ages (he was 6 months old in January 2014), he'll likely develop arthritis since his body is out of balance. He is an otherwise healthy puppy who doesn't know that he's disabled. We are saving money to pay for the orthopedic surgery that will correct the issues as much as possible and leave him in the best shape as he ages.

Murphy hopes to find that special adopter who will love him even though he's not perfect and who will be able to provide him great medical care for years to come.

In the meantime, any family who would be willing to foster Murphy so he can wait for adoption in more comfortable quarters should contact us at info@fureverfriendsrescue.org.

As our veterinary orthopedic surgeon evaluates his case, we'll post more information on his webpage: www.fureverfriendsrescue.org/adopt_murphy.html. (You can donate to his surgery there too!)

Facts about Murphy

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog/Akita Mix
  • Color: Brindle
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Furever Friends Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Murphy, a Gilbert German Shepherd Dog/Akita puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a German Shepherd Dog/Akita for sale in Gilbert, or seeking a German Shepherd Dog/Akita puppy from a breeder in Gilbert.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Gilbert already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Gilbert breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even German Shepherd Dog/Akita breeders who help with German Shepherd Dog/Akita rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Gilbert paves the way for another one to be saved.