Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Changing Murphy's Luck

On the last day of 2012, I got an email from a friend who help runs an awesome animal rescue group, called Road Trip Home Animal Rescue (RTH). This group takes highly adoptable unwanted dogs from the area and transports them to wonderful shelters up north (primarily Maine and Massachusetts).

Someone had found an abandoned puppy, approximately 4 months old. And believe it or not, he appeared to be a Greyhound puppy. My first reaction was he had to be a mix. Why would someone dump an actual Greyhound puppy?

RTH asked if I could foster him until a possible transport scheduled for early February. How could I refuse or resist :) They told me he had been named Murphy.

When I picked Murphy up from the vet that he was being boarding at, it was getting late. The clinic was busy and they were trying to close for the evening. I basically got him, put him in crate in my vehicle and headed home. I didn't really get a good look at him until we got him.

Low and behold, he sure does look like a purebred Greyhound puppy (and I do have some experience in that area since I adopted Blaze as a puppy). If he not a purebred greyhound, he's about as close as you can get.

He's a sweet, cute little fella (ok--he's not so little by most people's standards, but he is to me compared to my adult Greyhounds).

My dogs are actually semi-enjoying him (as much as non-parental adult dogs can enjoy a puppy). They know he's a puppy and are incredibly tolerate of him. So much more than they would be of an adult foster. In fact, I can't believe the things they let him do to them.

Anyway, before Murphy heads to Maine, RTH has asked SEGA (the Greyhound adoption group I volunteer with) if any of their members might want to adopt him. It sure would be nice to keep him around locally to watch him grow up :) I created a little photo share site for him: Murphy the Hound Pup and posted to my group about him. Everyone thinks he's adorable and one family might be interested in him, but nothing definite yet.

If we don't have any takers in the next week or so, he'll be scheduled for transport to Maine. Greyhound puppies are not hard to raise, you just have to he's an active puppy and he's a Greyhound and there are some specific things to be away of about Greyhounds. That's why we'd really prefer he go to a home where the family has Greyhound (or probably at least sighthound) experience. However, depending on the situation, they could be an exception.

If interested in him, please go to Southeastern Greyhound Club/Adoption to fill out an application about him. If you have questions about him or want to learn more about him, feel free to drop me an email ( with your phone number and I'll be happy to give you a call.


  1. I am hoping and praying that someone in GA will take Murphy!

  2. Thanks Lynn--me too. I have had some folks contact me to find out more about him so we'll see :)