My name is Murphy!

Chihuahua Puppy for adoption in Austin, Texas - Murphy
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Murphy's Info...

I am already neutered, purebred, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Murphy's Story...
Age: 7 months

Weight: 5.5 lbs

This gorgeous little guy was dropped off at the shelter when his owners moved to Alaska. After arriving at his foster home, he was quite timid but started to come around with the help of the fellow canines in the house. He leaned on one of the other dogs to show him the ropes and let him know he was in a good place. Murphy immediately gravitated to his foster mom, but it took a couple weeks before he would solicit attention from other people. Now, he enjoys sitting in laps and receiving lots of pets and kisses, but he’s still unsure of new people. In public, Murphy is still very shy and standoffish.

Being a puppy his foster mom will say that his housetraining is a work in progress. If she had to put a number to it, she would say he is 75% housetrained. He is being crate-trained when his people are at work, but he will still have accidents if not kept on a routine and supervised closely when he’s roaming around the house. With continued consistency, we think he’ll be 100% soon! Murphy is an expert at squeezing through and even under the baby gates in his foster home, and for this reason, he will not be adopted to a home with a doggie door as we fear he will squeeze his way out of a fence.

An ideal home for Murphy would be a calm and quiet one with another young small dog to play with (he LOVES to play!). He is fostered in a home with a small child, but his foster parents feel he would be happiest in a home with no small/young children because he will cower when their human 13 mo old will toddle around the house even if at a distance from Murphy. Murphy would benefit from an adopter committed to taking him to basic obedience classes to help boost his confidence and help him in being more relaxed in public situations.

Murphy’s adoption fee is $300.

If you are interested in adopting, please read our Frequently Asked Questions before completing the adoption application.

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Facts about Murphy

  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Murphy, a Austin Chihuahua puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Chihuahua for sale in Austin, or seeking a Chihuahua puppy from a breeder in Austin.

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