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Hi folks, it is me Murphy, and I am looking for a family. I was given to the shelter by my old family; they could not care for me any longer. Shelter life is a bit of a shock for me, there are quite a few animals here. I get along with dogs but have never lived with cats. I really am a people pooch; I love to be with them. I suppose that is because I am part Lab and they are known as people pleasers and part Australian Cattle dog; they are known for their intelligence. So I guess I am a people pleasing brainiac! You should know I am neutered and house trained too. I wouldn’t mind if my new family has kids because I like them. I just really want to leave the shelter and get on with life because to be honest I am not happy unless I am part of a family. A family can be just you and me or you, me, the spouse and kids. Is there room for one more at your house? I had a very scary experience, I was abandoned. I waited and waited for them to come back for me and was shocked that they just left me in a hot trailer like an old piece of furniture. As you can imagine, I was scared, hungry and most of all sad. I am putting that experience behind me and am hopeful to find someone that will never leave me or forget about me. I am friendly with other cats and dogs as well. Kids are fine too. The staff here says I am lovable and I guess I am. I am happiest when I have a person or family to look after. I take my role as a family member seriously and will do my best to protect and love you; can anyone do the same for me? Please don’t make me wait much longer, I just want to go home...with you!





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P.O. Box 182
Somerset, PA 15501

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Please help!  We need volunteers to help us exercise the dogs.  We try to walk the dogs each day to provide them with the exercise and attention they so desperately need.  You can volunteer as little or as much as you like.  If you would be interested in helping us care for our animal guests, please call the shelter at 814-443-2121.

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