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My name is Murphy!

Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Pomeranian Mix Dog for adoption in Portland, Oregon - Murphy
Photo 1 - Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Pomeranian Mix Dog for adoption in Portland, Oregon - Murphy
Photo 2 - Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Pomeranian Mix Dog for adoption in Portland, Oregon - Murphy

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Murphy's Info...

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

Murphy's Story...
So I'm just come right out and say it….I have this little condition, I am kinda embarrassed about it. I have thinning hair on my derriere. I know, I know, “Murphy you shouldn’t be embarrassed about that.” But in my youth I had such a think flowing coat, I was the envy of everyone in town. I am coming to accept it, coming to terms, but it is still kinda hard… I'm just not as youthful and trusting as some of these pups and I just can't help but worry that I may get looked over…passed by for a younger lad with a full head of hair. Forgive me, I just can't help that I am self conscious. That I'm not overly trusting of new people, that it takes me a little time to feel comfortable. I have spent plenty of time around children and tend to trust them more easily than adults, but I am still not fond of heavy handing so I am hoping to find a family where all member understand how to treat me with gentle love and respect. Other dogs and cats are fine by me, and I'm even housebroken already. Patience and understanding, that really all I need. Some TLC, regular flea treatment and good quality food and I bet my derriere will be full of hair in now time, and my self esteem will be on the rise. 8 years old-18lbs. My adoption fee is $100 and includes; neuter, microchip, 1 month pet health insurance, reduced cost training class, free vet exam, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.

Facts about Murphy

  • Breed: Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Pomeranian Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Murphy, a Portland Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Pomeranian dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Pomeranian for sale in Portland, or seeking a Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Pomeranian dog from a breeder in Portland.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Portland 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 Portland 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 Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Pomeranian breeders who help with Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog/Pomeranian rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Portland paves the way for another one to be saved.