The following article is part of an ongoing effort to help homeless dogs in and around Toronto/Hamilton area find suitable and loving homes. Currently, the need is great but the homes are few. Your help is desperately needed.
When he first arrived at the rescue, he was very thin, had a runny eye and “green slimy teeth.” According to rescue staff, it turned out that he had a wart “the size of a small pea growing on his inner eyelid.” A veterinarian has since removed it. His teeth have since been removed because they were making him sick. Despite losing his teeth, this 9-year-old eats canned dog food and is able to nibble on kibble.
Today, he is a happy fellow who loves going outside with the other dogs to play. He’s a real cutie that is now showing his livelier side. When he wants out, he scratches on the door and if no one responds right away, he barks.
Rescue staff says he needs a special family because he has a hearing problem and is developing cataracts. He needs an environment where he will be safe at all times. That said he should go to a home where someone is at home all day.
Murphy is neutered, up-to-date on his routine vaccinations, de-wormed, I.D. tagged and micro-chipped. To adopt this sweet boy, email email@example.com and put “Pet Inquiry: Murphy PFId#21871222’ in the subject line.
To see more pictures of Murphy, go HERE.
RTRC is a non-profit, volunteer organization that rescues and fosters Rat terriers (and other dogs when necessary) in private homes. It is a Canada wide organization that has foster homes in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta. The dogs arrive at the rescue from various sources including other shelters, owner surrenders and puppy mills. They are then placed in foster homes for assessment, veterinary care and to prepare them for adoptive families.