Global Ambassador of Peace
Girl • 3 years old • Aquarius • Black • 13kg • Mixed Breed
In early June 2023, Murphy joined the PACK Academy. Prior to enrolling at PACK, Murphy had been patiently awaiting adoption at the Sanzhi Animal's Home. Despite her extended wait, Murphy had not been given the opportunity to become a part of a family, possibly due to her timid and shy nature, which might have discouraged potential adopters. The assessment team at PACK saw something special in Murphy among the many dogs – her petite size and introverted personality concealed a strong desire to connect with people. Perhaps due to a lack of early socialization, Murphy showed heightened sensitivity to her environment and sounds, maintaining a cautious distance from strangers. However, Murphy's gentle nature never led her to show aggression towards people or other dogs; she's a true advocate of peace, just awaiting a compassionate owner who truly understands her.
The initial impression that everyone has of Murphy is that she's introverted, shy, and timid – it might seem challenging to get along with her. However, that's not entirely accurate. Just give her a few days to become familiar, and she'll unveil her warmth, affectionate nature, and boundlessly joyful side! She's a dog that truly requires time and patience to build a relationship with.
Murphy requires a lot of energy to expend; she appears reserved at first, but she's eager to run energetically once she feels comfortable.
Murphy isn't quick to engage with strangers; she allows touch and walks but takes a bit of time to relax.
Murphy tends to get easily distracted by her surroundings, often lost in her own little world. However, when her focus is on her owner, she's adaptable and cooperative in all situations.
Murphy has a lower adaptability, especially in unfamiliar environments. Patient companionship and guidance are needed. It usually takes around 2 to 3 days for her to adapt to a new setting.
Foster Family Says
Murphy is inherently gentle, not noisy, obedient, and tender – almost an angelic dog.
As for her demeanor, she's a two-sided dog. Before getting acquainted, she's extremely timid and lacks confidence. A simple hug might startle her to urinate or defecate (even during baths). She's hesitant even with stairs and retreats from approaching people. But with gradual guidance, regular affection, and short walks, she learns humans are safe. Within 2-3 days, she transforms. She wags her tail, sneaks in licks, and becomes more interactive.
Murphy has minor quirks, such as showing interest in items on tables or favorite slippers. She tends to get distracted while eating and can be easily excited for walks, potentially dashing out.
My health has been checked:
- Regular Worming Treatment
Murphy currently has no other medical issues.
At PACK Academy, we socialize our dogs by exposing them to different stimuli and recording their tolerance levels for each one. These oservations help us understand the dogs better, which then helps us find suitable homes for them.
Murphy can interact with strangers, but it takes time for her to relax.
Murphy gets along well with other dogs easily.
Murphy doesn't have any particular reaction to cats.
Murphy doesn't have any specific reactions to kids; she's fine with them being around.
Murphy is easily startled by noises.
Murphy enjoys being touched and it helps soothe her emotions.
There are some common behavior issues that we see in dogs who have spent a significant amount of time in a shelter. We assess our dogs for these behaviors and provide training plans for adopters to help manage them.
Murphy tends to bark demandingly while in her enclosure in the yard.
Murphy shows some dependence on familiar individuals and may require time to rest when left alone.
No aggression observed.
No resource guarding observed.
After becoming familiar with her surroundings, Murphy started exploring objects to play with. She has been observed chewing on slippers, tissues, and diaper pads.
Obedience training is critical for nurturing healthy dog-human relationships and having a well-behaving dog. Our dogs receive basic training at PACK Academy, which provides a foundation for communication between dog and human.
Murphy responds to her name.
Yes & No
Murphy understands "Yes" and "No".
No specific issues with potty training.
Good on Leash
Murphy can get nervous and pull on the leash. Special attention is needed to be aware of surroundings, and holding the leash firmly to prevent startling her.
Murphy understands the command "Sit".
Murphy understands the command "Down".
Murphy understands "Wait" before meals, but can get distracted at other times.
Murphy understands the command "Come".
Murphy isn't fully familiar with "Paw", but she extends her paw when seeking affection.