My name is MURRAY!

Collie Mix Dog for adoption in West Milford, New Jersey - MURRAY
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MURRAY's Info...

I am already neutered, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

MURRAY's Story...
One year old Murray arrived to our foster home on April 26th, weighing in at 48 pounds. Murray is a friendly, sweet, playful and affectionate dog. He was warm and friendly from the very first moment we met. He was eager and willing to give kisses and roll on his belly after just moments of meeting. This guys tail does not stop wagging. He was a little hesitant jumping in and out of the SUV but did so with minimal encouragement. He was perfectly behaved in the car ride home. Basically, he sat quietly and looked out the window with no fussing whatsoever. When we arrived home, Murray was allowed to explore the property on leash. He walks perfectly on leash. He does not pull at all, nor did he chase the birds in our path. I allowed Murray some time before introducing him to my dog. His first reaction upon meeting him was to play. With his tail wagging, he playfully ran with him showing no aggression whatsoever. If the play became a little too "rough" Murray redirects with the slightest instruction. At no time did he show any signs of dominance. He is an extremely smart dog. I am astounded as to how well he responds to basic commands and redirection. He already knows sit and lay down and does so willingly. Shortly after we arrived home, a friend and his young child stopped over. Murray was calm, friendly and extremely well behaved with both the guest and the child. He would attempt to give him kisses and roll on his belly to be pet. He was eager for the child's attention, however, was not overwhelming as he attempted to gain it. Murray shows NO food aggression at all. He respectfully sat as my dog was eating and did not seem interested in him doing so. He allowed me to pet him all over as he ate. He takes treats EXTREMELY gentle. He even once purposely dropped his treat to give me a kiss, then picked it back up to finish. He is such a love. You really could not ask for a sweeter dog.

UPDATE: Murray spent his first night in the crate with absolutely zero issues. He was a little hesitant about getting inside it, but once in, he did not make one sound, slept all night and did not soil his crate. Murray has also been on a bathroom schedule and has NOT had one accident in the house. Murray does not seem very interested in toys. He would much rather put his head on your lap and snuggle than chew on a toy. He had picked up a couple of items in the house (a shoe and a towel) but did not chew them. He also sits calmly as we eat at the table. He does not beg, whine or stare at us as we eat. He is a perfect gentleman. Murray got his first bath today. He jumped in and out of my SUV like a pro with no hesitation whatsoever. He was so well behaved during his bath despite the fact that he was not a fan of the loud dryer. Everyone at the groomers just fell in love him. It is quite hard not to. He is every bit as beautiful on the inside as he is the outside. Pictures just do not capture just how beautiful he is. You must meet him to truly understand just how wonderful this dog is. He will make a wonderful addition to a lucky family.

Update: Murray continues to do well in his home environment. He remains on a bathroom schedule and has not had any accidents in the house or his crate. He has discovered some toys that he enjoys, however, he prefers to play with a human or to simply snuggle than play with his toys. Murray continues to do well in his crate during the day. Upon arrival home, I find him lying calmly in the crate. During the night, Murray can be trusted to sleep on his bed on the floor next to us. He remains there all night with no disturbances. His eating manners remain excellent and continues to take treats softly. I have been giving Murray adequate exercise and playtime daily, as with any young dog, he requires it. He loves to run and play. He does at times, chase birds or bunnies, so caution is required. Overall, he is a wonderful dog and a pleasure to have in our home.

If you are interested in seeing additional photos, please friend Sheryl's Den on Facebook. You can get a link to our Facebook page at If you are interested in adopting, please complete and submit an application. Be sure to list the dog's names that you are interested in on the first question within the application. Please be sure your application is complete. The 1st question asks which dogs you are interested in. To see additional dogs, see our adoptable pet list at

This animal is currently fostered in a private home. Our rescue is 100% foster home based. We do not have a shelter or kennel. They are cared for by a loving family until adopted. Each pup has had their first vet exam, a shot, and de-worming, etc We make sure they have no fleas prior to going into our foster homes. They are fostered out of the shelter at least two weeks or more prior to adopting to monitor health. We take their care seriously! Please note that the adoption appointments will be scheduled after your application is approved. Once adopted, feel free to change the dog's name. You do not have to keep the name listed in this post.


IF YOU ADOPT a pup and live in the State of New Jersey we do have low cost spaying and neutering at very affordable prices. Kindly inquire upon an approved application. We also have an affordable program for out of state adopters.We also offer low cost micro-chipping! For a low fee of only 20.00 we will have your dog microchipped. You will be able to register the microchip for a low cost fee of only 10.99 at the time of the adoption appointment. The 10.99 fee is a ONE time registration fee. The microchip is for the lifetime of the dog. You have the ability to update the contact information at NO cost. You will also have a one year membership to Home Again. This is a big savings for you.

***** If you're interested in fostering we could always use the help to save more animals. A crate, food, and medical care are provided. The animals are picked up in West Milford, NJ and brought back here for adoption. The time commitment is two to two and a half weeks. Please email letting us know what town you live in and we will forward information to you. *****

Sheryl's Den has teamed up with Petfirst Health care in an effort to offer pet insurance for your adopted family member. If you wish, you can enroll once you adopt or within 20 days after your adoption. Your coverage will begin at midnight following your activation. The first month is only 5.00. If you choose to continue the pet insurance the cost would be 14.95 a month thereafter. Pet insurance protects you from the expense of vet care. No need to worry about unexpected expenses. Details: Use any veterinarian, pay your vet, send claim form to PetFirst, meet the 50.00 deductible, receive your reimbursement check in as little as two weeks. If you would like further information, you can contact PetFirst at 1-877-291-PETS.

Facts about MURRAY

  • Breed: Collie Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

MURRAY, a West Milford Collie dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Collie for sale in West Milford, or seeking a Collie dog from a breeder in West Milford.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in West Milford 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 West Milford 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 Collie breeders who help with Collie rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in West Milford paves the way for another one to be saved.