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June, 2017!! - Mr. Murphy has been adopted!!!
HAPPY NEW LIFE!! Somebody just got lucky!
Happy, happy retirement Murphy!!

Needs A Home/Sponsor!
Date Listed
Barrington, Illinois
Rescue Group:  Illinois Doberman Rescue

Primary Contact
Lauren Kelliher
Phone: (847) 277-1082


Meet Magnificent Mr. Murphy!!

And... I can sing!

"If you got the jerky honey... I got the time!"

Heh, heh, heh...

Murphy has the most unique coat we've seen on a Dobe in a long time. His coloring is a dark fawn, and fawn coats are usually quite thin, but his is super thick! It's like petting a different breed, but he's all Dobe. Murphy is a sweet older guy, the vet estimates 8 years, but he still has a lot of spunk in him. During his photo shoot he sat pretty and showed us how handsome and well-behaved he is. Due to his age, his back end is a little scrawny, but regular walks and maybe a little massage will bulk him up. His little nub wags when he's happy, and he was kind and friendly to a dog he met while we were walking on a leash. He has a happy bounce in his step on walks, and he just wants a nice person to hang out with. He rode nicely in the crate in the car from the shelter in Fort Wayne, Indiana where he wound up after his owner died. Murphy was very scared and confused when he first arrived at the previous shelter, but he is doing pretty well with us. Due to a lack of foster homes, he is currently being boarded in a nice facility we partner with, but he would love to hang out at your place instead.

Special Needs if any: None.

Geographic areas: Illinois and the surrounding states.

General Contact Information: Illinois Doberman Rescue will place Dobes in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, or Wisconsin. See contact info above or go to IDR's website at for adoption information and application.


The Sponsor A Senior program helps Seniors by raising funds for their rescue programs. This helps offset some of the additional costs that come with caring for a senior (diet, medications, supplements, etc.). Please read more about this program on the Sponsor A Senior page.

Dear Mr. Murphy is looking for a sponsor! The cost to sponsor a Senior Dobe is $40 per month or $480 per year. You can sponsor a Senior for one month, one year, or somewhere in between. To sponsor Mr. Murphy, use the PayPal button below or visit the Sponsor A Senior page for instructions on sending a check. Thank you for any help you can give, it is MUCH appreciated!

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