Meet Ralphie/Murphy! *UPDATE: ADOPTED!!!

Meet Murphy (formerly known as Ralphie), a two year-old Boxer/Pit Bull mix available for adoption at the Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter! Murphy had previously been dumped at the shelter back in November while it was closed, so there is no known information on this happy boy before that time. He was adopted by a loving family, but was unfortunately recently returned in order to keep peace with neighbors. Turns out Murphy enjoys playing with chickens and chasing livestock and the neighbors weren’t too happy. Murphy is also a bit of a digger, which is what allowed him to make friends with the cows next door, but his previous owners were working to break that bad habit. He has so many great qualities which make him deserving of a forever home, though, including being great with children and other animals and being housebroken. He doesn’t make the best kennel presentation because he barks, but it’s just because he’s saying, “Adopt me! Take me home! I’ll love you forever!” Do you want to come in and make Murphy part of your family? Anyone interested in Murphy, please check the link above for hours of operation and adoption requirements (meet and greets are a must, especially with other pets in the home!). Once your application has been approved, you get to take Murphy home that day!  Any additional questions, please email Chris Browder at or call at (317) 392-5127.

Murphy is …
– a happy two year-old that needs to be in a home AWAY from livestock, including chickens.
– great with children, cats and other dogs, but meet and greets with other pets in the home is a must!
– housebroken.
– neutered.
– microchipped.
– up-to-date on his vaccinations, wormed and heartworm negative.
– FREE to a loving, forever home!

*Please check out my post on fellow residents BearOnyx and Kiki who are also still looking for their forever homes. And I strongly encourage you to look at my feature on this shelter, it’s really an amazing place to find your next furry family member!*

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