Global Ambassador of Peace

Adopt Murphy

Girl • 4 years old • Aquarius • Black • 13kg • Mixed Breed

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My story

My story

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.

Murphy

Personality

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.

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Energy Levels

Murphy requires a lot of energy to expend; she appears reserved at first, but she's eager to run energetically once she feels comfortable.

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Temperament

Murphy isn't quick to engage with strangers; she allows touch and walks but takes a bit of time to relax.

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Role

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.

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Adaptability

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.

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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.

Medical History

My health has been checked:

  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Microchipped
  • Vaccinated
  • Regular Worming Treatment

Murphy currently has no other medical issues.
My Behavior

My Behavior

Murphy is actually a dog that craves human interaction, but she can get easily distracted by her surroundings, leading to some nervousness. While in the yard, she tends to bark when she wants to go outside for some activity.

My Behavior

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Tolerance Levels

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.

Strangers

Murphy can interact with strangers, but it takes time for her to relax.

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Dogs

Murphy gets along well with other dogs easily.

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Cats

Murphy doesn't have any particular reaction to cats.

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Kids

Murphy doesn't have any specific reactions to kids; she's fine with them being around.

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Noise

Murphy is easily startled by noises.

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Touch

Murphy enjoys being touched and it helps soothe her emotions.

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Behavior observations

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.

Barking

Murphy tends to bark demandingly while in her enclosure in the yard.

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Separation Anxiety

Murphy shows some dependence on familiar individuals and may require time to rest when left alone.

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Aggression

No aggression observed.

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Resource Guarding

No resource guarding observed.

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Destructive Chewing

After becoming familiar with her surroundings, Murphy started exploring objects to play with. She has been observed chewing on slippers, tissues, and diaper pads.

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Obedience Training

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.

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Name

Murphy responds to her name.

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Yes & No

Murphy understands "Yes" and "No".

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Potty Trained

No specific issues with potty training.

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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.

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Sit

Murphy understands the command "Sit".

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Down

Murphy understands the command "Down".

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Stay

墨菲聽得懂吃飯前的等等,其他時候容易分心。

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Come

Murphy understands the command "Come".

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Paw

Murphy isn't fully familiar with "Paw", but she extends her paw when seeking affection.