1999 - 2010

Murphy was born in January of 1999. He was one of a litter of 11 and was adopted from a local shelter.

What is Murphy?? Good question. The best guess is Border Collie/Flat Coated Retriever mix but we do know that this mix created one outstanding dog!

Murphy passed his AKC Canine Good Citizen Test in 2002. His calm demeanor and gentle nature made him an excellent assistant when working with reactive dogs.

Murphy retired from helping in classes and as a private training/behavior modification assistant in late 2009 but previously earned the designated title of "Officer Murphy" during many Rover Recess classes.

Murphy's specialty in his younger years was helping Joann foster kittens. Yep, this 80 lb. Murph loved baby kitties! He would rather groom a kitten than play with the other dogs. His other specialty was squirrel watching. He assisted the squirrels of Beavercreek in maintaining excellent aerobic fitness by providing them with a good chase daily!