My name is Morrie!

Labrador Retriever/Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Morrie
Photo 1 - Labrador Retriever/Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Morrie
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Tuffie's Animal Rescue

Facts about Morrie

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Hound (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With Tan
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Morrie is one very special dog!!! He is quite a character. You have to meet him in person to truly appreciate his unique personality. He is an 8 year old, 80# mutt. We can see lab, shepherd and hound in him and he has a docked tail so someone must have thought he was part herding dog or ???

We saved Morrie at the last minute from a high kill shelter where he was going to be killed due to medical issues, He had ticks, his coat was patchy and awful and he has dry eye and needed drops daily. Before we could get him to his vet appointment, he came down with pneumonia and had 103.5 temperature. He also had tick fever, valley fever and when his lungs were x-rayed to confirm the pneumonia, he had some kind of foreign body in his tummy. Our vet only gave us a week's worth of antibiotics as she wasn't sure that Morrie would live. But Morrie had other ideas! The photo of him with his paws on a chair and a bone in his mouth is 2 days after the vet gave us the dire warning! Although still fighting pneumonia, he had surgery the next day to remove the foreign body that turned out to be a 5" long, hard plastic ball with nubs on it that was all crumpled up. The vet thought that it had been in his tummy a good long time.

After a round of anti-biotics, Morrie is clear of tick fever. He had a very low titer for the valley fever and the medication for that has really helped his skin and coat. His fur is growing back in at a healthy pace. He will need to continue the valley fever medication and be retested in another 4 months, but it has been helping his eyes, too. He is currently on daily eye drops, but our vet is expecting that that might end with his next eye check.

Morrie is fine with other dogs of all sizes, but he will be content being your one and only. He loves to play with toys! He will lean heavily against you for pets and while we haven't had him around kids, he will likely be great with them, too. Morrie loves to ride in cars and hang out wherever you are. He is crate trained, housebroken and walks well on a leash, He is now neutered, current on shots and will be micro chipped before going home with you. His adoption donation is $200. Morrie is ready for the perfect owner or family who is looking for an exceptional dog to share good times with!

About Tuffie's Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a small, non-profit group of dedicated volunteers who rescue dogs and cats that are going to be euthanized, usually for lack of space. We have taken many animals that have been considered "unadoptable" and have found them wonderful homes with families that couldn't imagine life without them! Our motto is "saving one pet won't change the world, but how the world will change for that one pet" and the person or family that adopts it. We operate through foster families. We received our 501(c)3 status in 2005, beginning in Pleasanton, CA and then moving to Phoenix, AZ. We have animals fostered in both places, so please don't let distance stop you form inquiring about a pet that interests you. One of our foster "moms" has been rescuing horses, so we hope to be listing those for adoption soon, too. If you are interested in volunteering or donating money or other items, please don't hesitate to call or email. We will always try to accomadate you or point you in the right direction.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We will begin holding Adoption Fairs at Pet Club on 67th Avenue, just north of the 101 on the east side of the road. Please call (925) 209-6480 or (623) 587-9119 for more info.

Our Adoption Process...

Generally adoption donations are $175-250 for small dogs and puppies and $150-200 for bigger dogs, kittens are $100 and cats are $75. There are exceptions and each pet's adoption donation is usually listed in its bio. Our pets are usually fixed, current on shots and micro chipped. We have a pre-adoption form for you to fill out and often do home visits. We strive to make it the perfect match, but we ALWAYS want the pet returned if it doesn't work out. Adoption donations are refunded within the first two weeks minus $50, if you need to return your pet.