Murphy is a "Young at Heart Oldie but Goodie" he is 8 years old.. SPECIAL HOME NEEDED The Good, Bad and Ugly of some rescue dogs. MRF tries very hard to place each dog with the right home..we never want to set dogs up to fail! Which is the reason we count so much on our Fosters that take the dogs in and evaluate them. Murphy's "NOW" Foster is just that individual. MRF needs a Foster home for MURPHY..but it must be very special and the search is on.. if you are sincerely interested after reading the following.. PLEASE go to our website and fill the application out and mention MURPHY> The GOOD: This big sweet boy loves everyone and is loved by all. He may be a big sweetie but can still be protective of his home. For Murphy not much is better than running around with his soccer ball and rolling in the dirt getting belly rubs. When all that is done he loves to relax and chew on his antler. Murphy is amazing at training and loves to work! we are still working on leash manners but have come such a long way. He has never had an accident in the house and loves to be in his crate. The only noise you will here is maybe a woof when someone knocks on the door or a whine if he hears you in a room he can't get to. This big boy would do best in a home where any other pets are strong and not at all submissive. We work Murphy daily with his prey drive and he does good with big dogs that can stand their ground. He needs to have an owner or Foster that is strong enough to handle all 170 pounds of him. . The BAD and UGLY . He gets overly excited to meet other dogs and pulls/rushes to them. If the dog shies away in any way he gets forceful. If the dog gets defensive he can get an attitude.. Same thing with cats. If my cat just sits there he will sniff her and walk away but if she gives a hiss or a upset meow he gets an attitude.. I would NEVER trust him unsupervised around other animals. He has only had interaction with altered females. He loved the high energy pitty and she was strong enough to handle him. I use a chain choke collar and he responds great to leash pops. He is sometimes reactive in a room when you walk by with another dog, especially a small dog. Not all the time, only sometimes. He responds well to verbal commands but you have to be serious about it and he has to know that you are serious. I think an only pet home would be best but with work he would be able to be with a strong dog that can hold their ground and not get submissive. Murphy's Foster loves him very much.. but with all of her other animals and his powerful body... she feels he would do better in another home. MRF needs a VERY specialized home for this big boy...he is neutered, up to date on vaccines and heartworm negative. If you think YOU might be able to help, please fill the application out or contact us. For more information, please click here and fill out an application.