My name is Murphy and if you have always had a love affair with Goldens, well then read on.  I am 3.5 years old and was recently given up along with my canine sister from another mother, Blue.  We both spent most of our life outside so sleeping on a soft bed indoors is a real treat!

I am told that I am a classic, good-natured, amiable Golden.  Give me a chance and you won’t be disappointed.  You know, dogs don’t hold a grudge and I am so ready to be special to someone … so special that I will never find myself in this situation again!  I know that Golden Retrievers are an awesome breed except we do require a lifetime commitment.

Keep in mind that I still like to run, play fetch, and go for walks.  Tennis balls are a big joy in my life.  I haven’t had a lot of formal training so my greetings are a little over the top and I pull like a race horse on walks.  I do respond better to positive reinforcement rather than being forced to do something.  If you treat me properly, you will soon appreciate my solid “gold” temperament – easy going and even tempered.  I really have never had a bad day and I do want to please.  

At Animatch I have jumped the fence a few times – more to go investigate the dogs or humans on the other side.  So, it would be wise to be vigilant when I first move in. I get along well with other dogs but would probably do better with another female dog.   You might have wished that you had known me in my puppy days but the gratitude and love that I can offer you now can bring you so much happiness.  I know I can lift people’s spirits when they get to know me because I like them so much.  

If you read my story and would like to meet me, just fill in the Application Form.

NOTE: Murphy needs a home with no cats.




Golden Retriever
3.5 years
Large (78 lbs)
Dog friendly
with proper introduction
Cat Friendly
Energy Level
Grooming Level

Adoption Process

Please note that due the volume of applications, we are unable to respond to all applicants and ONLY those being considered will be contacted. We thank you for your understanding. The adoption application link is posted below and the adoption process is outlined on the website.  Animatch asks that you read the Adoptee’s bio in its entirety before applying to ensure you meet the requirements for the dog.

Fill the Adoption Application