Quick Info

Breed: Dane x Ridgeback

Size: Large

Sex: Male

DOB: 1 Mar 2016

Desexed: Yes

Adoption Fee: $500.00

Gentle giant Murphy is finally ready for his devoted new home and family! Surrendered in to care with a ruptured patella tendon, he has completed a couple of months rehab/physio to support his bung knee. These simple set of at home exercises will need to continue morning & night for the rest of his days along with his ongoing joint support medication.

Murphy is a handsome 40kg, 5yo Dane x Ridgeback, that loves a cuddle and just wants to be loved, so an inside/outside home where he can spend time with family would be ideal. Very much a lounge lizard, but he does enjoy a walk, loves a car ride that takes him to new adventures and a little run even with his knee issue!!Murphy’s new owner should be confident and dog savvy and able to continue training as he settles into the home. He does best with clear boundaries and directions and homes that aren’t first time dog owners.

Daily exercise like a walk is a must, but be careful to not over-do it. He has lovely manners and toilet trained, but his training will need to be ongoing. He’s very food motivated, so this should be easy!

He enjoys the company of other dogs and came from a home with young children previously.  He could share his new forever home with another doggie however may suit being an only spoiled pooch with a family committed to daily exercise and continued socialisation.

He is currently in foster care with some kids and shows to be good with them. However due to his size we would suggest dog savvy and over the age of 7 years as a best suit.
He has been in care with a wary kitty and has been curious to meet her, but her not so much! He could possibly live with dog savvy cats if introduced properly. He has not been tested with pocket pets or livestock.

He will require fencing 6ft and over to keep him safely contained.

Could you be Murphy’s new family? He is in care at Macquarie Hills and his adoption fee is $500.