Murray - 20031237

Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Gender: 
Neutered Male
Color: Orange and White
Birthdate: January 23, 2011 - Actual
Age: 12 Year, 10 Month

  • House Broken
  • Needs Fenced in Yard

Adopted!!!

Dog Story: Murray is a sweet, loving, young (approximately 3 years old) Brittany (possibly Brittany mix) who is looking for the forever family who is ‘just right’. Murray is fully housebroken, and can be trusted at home alone for an entire work day, and doesn’t even have to be crated!! He’s such a good boy! He is actually unable to be crated he becomes very anxious and has hurt himself when left alone in a crate. Murray even knows how to tell you that he needs to go outside to take care of his business. He has gotten very good at ‘sit’ but will need some more training, as he is quite the counter surfer. He is the biggest snuggle-bug you’ll meet, and will happily be your over-sized lap dog if you let him! He has never met a person he didn’t immediately love, and most people who have met him can’t help falling for him! He co-habitates well with his foster brother, but that’s all it is to him co-habitation. He would do best as an only dog because he loves and prefers his human attention, and has not been very interested in playing with other dogs. Murray does have some special needs. When he was brought into foster care, it was noticed that he walks with a bit of a limp. After some x-rays, we found out that he has an old fracture in his hip and femur, mostly likely due to being hit by a car. We believe his leg does hurt him, because he chews on the back of that leg, and will sometimes yelp if he hits that leg on something, or if you pick up that leg in the wrong way. He is taking medication for the pain, and we’ve seen improvements. However, because of this injury, Murray’s activities should be limited. His foster mom has taken him on runs, to see what he can handle and has noticed that after running he has a harder time getting around. A family that is mostly interested in on-leash walks or hanging out in the backyard would be best for Murray. If you’re looking for a running companion, he’s not the one for you. He gets around fine, he even does brief sprints around the backyard after squirrels, but he just can’t handle long exertions without being in pain later. Also, because of this pain, a home without small children is desired, since they may not always be diligent about being careful around his leg. Murray really is a special boy, and although he does have an injury, it doesn’t keep him from normal daily activities. He is a very happy boy, who just wants to love you. Walks seem to be enough for him he doesn’t need hours of running every day the way a typical Brittany his age would. Murray would be great for a family who is looking for a Brittany that isn’t the typical active young Brittany, but still wants a younger dog. History: Murray was pulled from a shelter in Kentucky, where it was discovered he had heartworms. He has been through heartworm treatment, is microchipped and is ready for his forever family!