Oscar and Murphy came into our care after their family’s change in circumstances meant their family had to make the heart-wrenching decision to find them a new loving home. Situations like Oscar and Murphy’s are understandably devastating for owners, but we work together with these owners to offer support, and ultimately make the best decisions for their dog. We encourage owners to seek help when needed, as that is what we are here for; not only to provide a safe place for dogs in need, but to also give owners peace of mind that their beloved friend will be well cared for, and that we will seek to find them a new home where they will be happy and loved, with all their individual needs catered for.

Oscar, a very handsome Akita cross, and Murphy, a gorgeous Labrador cross had been together since they were puppies. It was clear from the moment we met them that these two were the best of friends!  They were 6 and 7 years old, a truly bonded pair in need of a home where they could remain together. As you can imagine, it would take a family with a big heart to welcome not just one but two dogs into their lives. It can often take longer for pairs to find their forever homes than single dogs, but we knew that they needed each other and a home together would be where they were happiest, so the team set to work to find it!

Oscar and Murphy first arrived at our Nottinghamshire Centre and despite the team singing their praises at every opportunity the boys, sadly, weren’t having much luck. After a few months with us, the team felt that Oscar & Murphy might benefit from a change of scenery and a new audience. And so they packed their favourite treats and toys and headed to the North Lincolnshire centre, in the hope that their forever family might have better luck finding them there.

After a few more months in our care, a wonderful couple who lived in Cumbria contacted the team, looking to add a dog (or two!) to their family.

Sharon and John had rehomed many rescue dogs and had adopted pairs together before. Their beloved German Shepherd had sadly passed away and after taking some time to heal, they began to look for a duo to join their family.

Sharon and John, who love the outdoors and going on camping holidays were looking for companions who would enjoy their adventurous lifestyle. That sounded just perfect to Oscar & Murphy! Sharon and John were keen to meet them too so a Meet&Match visit at the centre was booked in.

It was a heart bursting moment, true love at first sight for the four of them. We knew that this family would give Oscar and Murphy the most wonderful life!

Within a week, Oscar and Murphy went to see what it was like to live with Sharon and John in their home, close to the beautiful beaches of Cumbria, in a ‘Foster to Adopt’ placement. They fitted in perfectly and were soon officially adopted!

The boys have settled into their new home wonderfully, enjoying holidays in the camper van and walks on the beach. Sharon and John can’t imagine life without them now. Oscar & Murphy are living every dog’s dream, with wonderful owners committed to making them as happy as they can be, and we couldn’t be happier for them all.

You may think that you have to live close to one of our centres to rehome a Jerry Green dog, however, as this Happy Tail shows, no matter how near or far you are, your ‘pawfect’ match could be waiting for you here with us.