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Looks like: Terrier
Male, 10 years old, 9 pounds
Foster needed
Murphy has been through a lot and arrived at the shelter in sad shape. He had such thick, embedded mats that the shelter vet guessed he had likely been matted for years. Once the giant ropes of hair were shaved away, a petite, spunky dog emerged.

Murphy is one of those dogs who teaches us the meaning of the word "resilience." When he greets you, he will put his paw into the palm of your hand to say hello followed by quick tiny kisses.

With other dogs, Murphy can be very enthusiastic in his desire to play with new friends that sometimes other dogs don't appreciate. He would do best in a home that can help him continue working on polite introductions with other dogs. He is not a fan of cats, and would prefer a home without them. We have observed Murphy become overstimulated by interacting with other animals, and seen him become protective over a nice warm lap, so he needs to be monitored carefully and handled with caution in certain situations. He has nipped when handled when he doesn't want to be, so we are looking for an adult only home that is dog savvy and can help work on Murphy's behavioral challenges.

Murphy comes to us from Hitchcock Road Animal Services where he was brought in as a stray very matted.
If you would like to meet Murphy, press the Adopt Murphy button and fill out our online adoption questionnaire.
Interested in fostering? Fostering is a wonderful way to help dogs left behind find their forever homes. Email us if you are interested in fostering Murphy, or see all dogs that need fostering.
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(831) 718-9122
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 51554
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Physical Address
615 Forest Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
11am - 4pm Mon - Sat, or by appointment
Adoptable dogs available by appointment only
Veterinary Clinic
1251 10th St
Monterey, CA 93940
Medical care for dogs in our program only