My name is Murphy!

Pit Bull Terrier Dog for adoption in Hamilton, Georgia - Murphy
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I'm being cared for by:
Humane Society of Harris County

Facts about Murphy

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9895862
Waazzzz uuupp? Hi, everyone! My name is Murphy, and guess what? I'm homeless. Why? No idea. Absolutely no idea. I'm a big, black dog? I'm sort of pitty looking? Personally, that's bull-ony because I think I'm loveabull. I'm so bulldacious I can't wait to show off for you. For example, I have skills. I can slap you in the face with my big fat tongue. I can show a plush toy how to turn itself inside out. If you sit on the couch, I can cover your whole entire lap. I lo-o-o-ve to go on walks and explore outside. I'm super dooper at basic obedience, and I'm even crate trained. I play hard, and I love hard. I'm ready to go, anywhere, anytime, and I could be your dog... just say the word! And you know what? I've got too much pride to stay homeless! I'm courageous! Bold! Resilient! Charming! Won't you help me speed this along? Stop by and check me out. Get more awesome Murphy-stats. At least walk with me. Take some pics to share. If you can't adopt me, please share my information with everyone you know! There's Facebook, Twitter, email, smoke signals - whatever it takes - Please help me find that lucky person who can say, 'This is Murphy, and he's MY DOG'. P.S.: I'm current on all my vaccinations, heartworm/flea/tick prevention and I'm neutered. I'm crate trained, house trained, clicker trained. I walk great on a leash (as long as other dogs don't come too close... I need to be an only pet). And bonus! I can go to my new home with free dog training lessons! I scored a 'Green/Go Getter' on the ASPCA Meet Your Match profile. Are you a match for me? Purple, orange, or green? Take the survey and find out!

About Humane Society of Harris County

About Our Rescue Group...

The Humane Society of Harris County was founded in 1991 and has continually serviced Harris County and the surrounding area for 24 years. HSHC currently provides shelter and adoption opportunities for homeless dogs and cats though a small network of foster homes and a small kennel on loan to us by a Harris County resident. Just over 600 animals have found new, permanent homes since 2008. In addition, we provide numerous outreach programs including:
• HSHC Pet Food Pantry, which is run in coordination with the Harris County Meals-on-Wheels program. The program has distributed over 4,000 pounds of food since its inception.
• “Tag You’re It”, a pet identification initiative that encourages residents to properly identify their pets by offering low cost microchips and tags. Over 200 resident dogs and cats have been identified through this program.
• Dog Obedience Classes to help local residents train their dogs and overcome behavior problems that cause owners to relinquish their animals to shelters.
• “Helping Hounds” a program run in cooperation with the Muscogee County Youth Development Campus pairing youth offenders with shelter dogs. The program is built on the premise that dogs and people together can become the catalyst for a positive change in each other’s lives.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Adoption and Education Center Hours:

10 am to 6 pm Monday thrugh Friday
Noon to 4 pm Saturdays
Closed Sundays

In addition our animals are available for viewing at Pet Smart, Bradley Park Drive, Columbus every Saturdays from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm and the second and fourth Sundays of each month from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm. We also show at Petco in Columbus on the fourth Sunday of each month from 1 pm until 4 pm. Other times are available by appointment.

Our Adoption Process...

All animals are spayed or neutered before adoption, are microchipped, have all age appropriate vaccinations, are disease tested, dogs are heartworm free and are on heartworm preventative. In addition each animal comes with a 30 day gift health insurance policy from Shelter Care.

An adoption application is required. Home visits are required for bully breeds.

Adoption fees:

In residence to 6 weeks - Dogs $125 / Cats $90
In residence 6 weeks to 6 months Dogs and Cats $75
In residence over 6 months Dogs and Cats $40