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NB: We do not rehome interstate or to applicants under 25. It is our policy not to rehome dogs in the Sunraysia area. As rescue groups have transported thousands of homeless dogs from Mildura and Sunraysia pounds over the last decade, we do not intend to send any back there.
Breed: Male Shihtzu cross DOB: 03/04/2022 Weight: 6.4kg
How cute a pair are Zoe and Murphy Applegate? Great mates who love people, these two have been buddies since Murphy joined Zoe’s pack and will be rehomed as a pair. Both dogs are reliably housetrained, relaxed with each other and experienced being left alone for periods with outdoor access while their people are out for work.
Zoe is 30+ kilos of wannabe lap dog, who does her best to contain herself and responds very well to gentle redirection once she gets the message that love and affection can be hers at a slight distance. Zoe is a bit reactive to neighbourhood sounds at home and to passing dogs when out and about. She has a tendency to use her big dog voice to create space and cover the sound of her trembling heart. This big marshmallow will need understanding people who help her build her confidence and experience of the world so she can relax and reduce these reactions.
Murphy is pretty relaxed, with the feisty nature of his breed. Happy and friendly, Murphy will occasionally mirror Zoe’s barkiness but is definitely the more confident of these two and settles well.
Murphy and Zoe are a people-loving pair who will do well in a variety of homes where they have opportunities for interaction with their people, controlled exposure to some new experiences, and confidence building training to support their travels through life. They may need some separate walking training to help Zoe overcome some of her confidence issues before they can be walked together with ease. We will update this profile as we get to know Zoe and Murphy better.
All our dogs are desexed, C5 vaccinated with intranasal, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. All necessary vet work such as dentals, surgery, eye treatment is also carried out. We are no longer heartworm testing as we have not had one positive test since we began in 2006. If a dog comes to us on heartworm treatment this is continued.