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Forrest

Male Puppy Shepherd (Unknown Type) (mixed)
FORREST IS SPECIAL NEEDS. DO NOT INQUIRE OR APPLY IF YOU'RE NOT COMFORTABLE ADOPTING A PET WITH LIFELONG NEEDS.  Forrest is a happy go l... show more
FORREST IS SPECIAL NEEDS. DO NOT INQUIRE OR APPLY IF YOU'RE NOT COMFORTABLE ADOPTING A PET WITH LIFELONG NEEDS.  Forrest is a happy go lucky gentle giant boy who came to Murci's Mission when a back yard breeder produced a puppy with congenital and nutritional defects that they couldn't and wouldn't care for. He is said to be a Boz Shepherd, and his size is reflective of that, but the dogs on the property that he came from didn't have a consistent appearance and were not health tested in any capacity. Forrest has an estimated birthdate of 11/14/2020.  When we were initially asked to take him, we were shocked at the photos we recieved which showed his front legs to be nearly completely collapsed and in an initial video, he was observed to be walking on his wrists rather than his feet, ans areas of his paw pads weren't even contacting the ground. We were torn and went rounds deciding how we could best help him and if he stood a chance at having any acceptable quality of life. One of our members was adamant about giving him a chance and after many vet visits and many months of careful care and nutrition, Forrest is completely upright and has nearly normal mobility, so he is ready to finally begin seeking his forever family.   Forrest’s front legs condition is a result of poor genetics and improper nutrition as a young puppy.  The person giving him care was well meaning, but fed him too much of a good thing:  his diet consisted of inappropriately high levels of protein, which are detrimental to giant breed puppies. Upon coming into the Murci’s Mission program, Forrest has been fed a low protein diet formulated for giant breed puppies and is being given Dynamite supplements.  He received home PT and exercise specific for his condition, and wore specialty braces, and he responded favorably.  He is now up on his pasterns, walking, trotting and galloping nearly normally, and is not experiencing discomfort or inhibition in his activities. Forrest’s front legs exhibit only slight bowing now, but are steadily improving and we are hopeful that they will be straight by the time he has reached his full height.  His carpal joint is enlarged, and his initial radiographs did show that he had some irregularities in the way his writs and leg bones aligned. Because of how extreme his initial presentation was, this was of serious concern, because the strain on his wrists was too great, but as he has grown and continues to gain in strength and structure, we are hopeful that he won't experience any further issues relating to the misalignment in his wrist joints.  Until Forrest has grown to his full height, he must remain on the diet he is currently eating.  Deviating from it, and increasing protein levels, may result in growth that is too rapid for his bones to properly develop and cause him to relapse.  Giant breeds must grow very slowly or bone deformities are highly likely.  Proper protein levels are essential in the successful, healthy growth of dogs of this size. It is also important that, during his growing period, he avoid slick surfaces that will cause him to slide and put stress on his pasterns, and that he not be allowed to jump down from heights greater than two feet.  His must be kept on the lean side to avoid any unnecessary stress to his growing joints, and be maintained at a leaner weight during his adult years to keep his joints healthy.  Other than being fed low protein, proper nutrition for giant breeds with no greater than 23% protein and 12% to 19% fat  and receiving balanced supplements,  avoiding sliding on slick surfaces and height limited jumping, Forrest should live a normal, fun-filled life.   We don’t anticipate any joint related or bone related issues in his future, but if something should develop, we recommend a consult with Dr Krista Porter, Springwater Veterinary Services:   8875 Hauser Lake Rd, Hauser, ID 83854  (208) 651-0973 Forrest is currently eating:  Eagle Pack Lamb, Chicken & Fish Recipe Large Breed Dry Puppy Food, available through Chewy.com and Amazon (free shipping with Prime).  Additionally, he is receiving Dynamite TNT supplement. Side note:  Large and Giant breeds have specific nutritional and weight requirements to be healthy and active into their geriatric years.  Forrest’s breed is on the extreme side of giant size and must be carefully monitored during his growing years and then properly maintained during his adult and geriatric years so that he can live a long, healthy life. Anyone interested in Forrest must be comfortable with the fact that although he is doing well now and is on track to live a normal life, his condition is unique and the vets he has seen haven't experienced a case like his before and so there are no definitive answers on what exactly his future will hold. He would make an excellent addition to any family looking for a low energy household companion. He is very social to dogs, cats and kids. He is crate trained and nearly house trained. He knows sit and down, and he has excellent leash manners. He will never be able to go on extended length hikes or physically demanding adventures, but he will be a loyal friend and companion for the right person.  Forrest comes neutered (scheduled for 06/22/2021), vaccinated, microchipped and dewormed. His adoption fee is $300. To be considered, please visit www.murcismission.org and send in an application.  show less
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Kane

Male Senior Domestic Mediumhair (mixed)
This big, beautiful boy has a bit of a sad story, but we have high hopes that life only has good things in store for him from now on! Ka... show more
This big, beautiful boy has a bit of a sad story, but we have high hopes that life only has good things in store for him from now on! Kane is officially a Murci's Mission boy as of the very end of January of 2021. He was adopted out locally in the summer of 2019 from a local shelter, Kane was happy and a healthy 14 lbs. He was turned in as a stray to SCRAPS just six months later, very weak, severely diabetic and only half his original weight. He’s spent quite some time recuperating in a foster home and is more than ready for a forever home of his own. Kane is a young senior, we guess somewhere around 10 years old. He is extremely outgoing and affectionate. Kane gets along well with most cats and has lived with a large dog with no issues. His favorite things are getting kisses on his big orange head and basking in the sun in the catio at his foster home. He has not needed insulin for over 9 months and his diabetes should be able to be managed by diet alone at this time, but his adopter should be willing to keep an eye on his glucose levels and be willing to provide additional diabetic care (insulin shots) if the need arises in the future. A glucometer costs about $50 and the test strips needed to monitor his levels weekly are roughly $1. Of course, if his blood sugar levels become in a concerning territory, he will need to be monitored more closely and be seen at the veterinarian. Kane doesn’t really have that much interest in interacting with other cats, though he can be a bit bossy with submissive kitties, but he would be perfectly happy as your one and only. Kane has not been around kids, but we think he would do well with them. As with many seniors, he’s a bit of a slacker when it comes to grooming and having longer hair, he will need regular brushing to keep him looking handsome. Just check out those amazing nose freckles! Kane will come neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, and microchipped. His adoption fee is waived. If you think Kane may be a good match for you, apply today to be considered for his happily ever after!  show less
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Miette

Female Adult Domestic Shorthair
Miette is a sweet and socialble kitty who came to Murci's Mission as a transfer from our partners POSNA. She is a grey and white domesti... show more
Miette is a sweet and socialble kitty who came to Murci's Mission as a transfer from our partners POSNA. She is a grey and white domestic short hair whose estimated birthday is 10/11/2018. She has severe chronic URI and will always produce nasal discharge. She's been treated with every known option for chronic URI but none have had lasting positive effects.  Currently Miette sneezes often and has to have her nose wiped multiple times per day but she is non contagious to other pets. She should have lysine on her food to help boost her immunity, but her predicament doesn't cause any remarkable reduction in quality of life or otherwise need any additional vet care. Chronic URI is viral and is frequently the result of severe infection in kittenhood that went untreated for too long and then never fully resolves.   Here is a helpful link to explain Miette's condition. She falls into the post viral category and all diagnostics have been done to rule out other causes.  https://icatcare.org/advice/chronic-upper-respiratory-tract-disease/ Miette is fine with other cats, dogs and kids, and she is a little tiny girl who will always have a kitten sized frame. Around the Mission she is lovingly known as "The Alien" for her adorable and unique physical appearance.  She is spayed and comes vaccinated, microchipped and dewormed. Her adoption fee is $50.00.  show less
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Miss Murderbritches

Female Adult Domestic Shorthair (mixed)
Miss Murderbritches is a super spunky and lovely tortoiseshell domestic shorthair girl. She has an estimated birthdate of 04/29/2020, an... show more
Miss Murderbritches is a super spunky and lovely tortoiseshell domestic shorthair girl. She has an estimated birthdate of 04/29/2020, and if we are being honest, she's not actually very murderous, but quite the cutie. She came to the Mission from one of our alumni families who found her and took her in, and after working with her for a few months, she's still taking cheap shots at the resident kitties so she's seeking alternative placement options.  Britches would prefer a home with no other pets, as she's been a little too short fused with the other pets in the home. She's an active and enjoyable cat that likes playing with toys, birdwatching, and being brushed. She would be suitable in a home with kids that are old enough to respect her boundaries and not constantly be in her face.  Britches is an outgoing cat that would be a good candidate for leash and harness training, and would be a great fit in a home for a young couple looking for a single pet who may like a more adventurous feline, or a family that's looking for an outgoing and happy pet with some spunk in her step.  She will come spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and dewormed. Her adoption fee is $50.00. To be considered to adopt, please visit www.murcismission.org and send in an application. Thank you!  show less
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Pauly

Male Young Domestic Shorthair (mixed)
Pauly is a young juvenile who came to the Mission when he was found outside by his foster parent. We estimate him to be around eight mon... show more
Pauly is a young juvenile who came to the Mission when he was found outside by his foster parent. We estimate him to be around eight months old. He is quite timid and will need time to adjust to his new home. Pauly will be neutered on March 1st and then ready to head to his forever home. Please view his story and description below written by his foster parent for information on his personality. He will come neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $50. To be considered to bring Pauly home please start by submitting an application for him on our website today at www.murcismission.org!  From Pauly's foster papa- Pauly is a young striped tabby who I found living in my shop.  He very quickly befriended me, rolling at my feet and just asking for belly rubs. I brought him inside to continue socializing. He is cautious, but overly affectionate once he gets to know you. I put him on my lap to pet and over time he has stayed longer and longer, to the point of jumping up himself. He learns quickly and is so eager for attention and affection. He is equally cautious around other cats, but as with me, once he gets to know them, he's friendly.  I don't know how he reacts to dogs or children. He's a talkative little guy when he wants attention. He's currently in his own room and interacting with the other cats through a screen. I feel he would be best suited to a quiet home with someone who has experience with cats and has the patience needed to win him over. show less
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Sam I Am

Female Young Mixed Breed (mixed)
Sam I Am is a SPECIAL NEEDS case. She is currently very happy, but she does have musculoskeletal abnormalities that will never heal, and... show more
Sam I Am is a SPECIAL NEEDS case. She is currently very happy, but she does have musculoskeletal abnormalities that will never heal, and is incontinent during the day. If you cannot handle doggie bowel movements  and urine in your home DAILY and are unable to accept the heartbreaking truth that due to Sam I Am’s musculoskeletal abnormalities she may not be able to live a full length life, Sam I Am is not the perfect pup for you. Sam I Am is a 25lb Shepherd mix who came to us from our friends over at NEWSNA with an estimated birthday of 10/28/20. She will soon have embark breed DNA results at which time we will update her profile.  Before she was even a week old Sam suffered from an unknown injury leaving her with two fractured back legs, an aggressive infection in her left hip, and multiple fractures in her pelvis, sacrum, and based of tail. Due to the extent of the infection and injuries, Sam I Am has lost her left hip and is incontinent while awake.  Despite her current life experience Sam is a happy, curious girl who loves cuddles, walks, and even short-medium hikes of up to 4-6 miles! Though she does pretty good moving around, she does have trouble climbing stairs and walking at steep inclines. As of now, her quality of life is great and there is nothing indicating that she won't be able to have a relatively normal, although possibly messy life. Because she is missing part of her hip ans pelvis, her lifelong medical journey will be as unique as a thumbprint and there is no way for anyone to know how it may play out as the years pass by.  Sam I Am is good with other dogs, cats, and small animals. She has lived with Dr. Laura for her entire life since being found at  one week of age and she is uber social as a result. She would be happy to have any family that would be comfortable with her partial incontinence which occurs during the day while shes active but doesn't seem to affect her overnight or when she's resting in her crate. Any kids in her life should be old enough to be able to avoid potty accidents and even help clean up. Aside from her incontinence related troubles, she's an excellent and ideal family companion.  Sam comes spayed, microchipped, vaccinated and dewormed. Her adoption fee is $300. To be considered, please visit www.murcismission.org and send in an application.  Thank you for checking out our girl!  show less
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Stanley

Male Kitten Domestic Shorthair (mixed)
Meet Stanley!  STANLEY IS SPECIAL NEEDS. READ HIS ENTIRE BIO BEFORE APPLYING.  Stanley is a handsome and spunky baby DSH with an estimat... show more
Meet Stanley!  STANLEY IS SPECIAL NEEDS. READ HIS ENTIRE BIO BEFORE APPLYING.  Stanley is a handsome and spunky baby DSH with an estimated birthdate of 03/26/2021. He's solid black like a miniature house panther and ended up coming to the Mission after falling victim to a nasty case of sibling nursing. This is where kittens separated prematurely from their parents continue to nurse on non mommy options which generally ends up being their siblings and the genital region is most common. This condition can cause severe inflammation, and when not addressed in a timely manner, it can cause lifelong challenges.  As of now, Stanley has made a nice recovery and is urinating normally, but his prepuce opening is scarred and smaller than anatomically intended, so there is a chance that he may need intervention later in life to enlargen the opening and allow urine to flow better. The Mission can help arrange this procedure if it were to become necessary through our vet, so a local adopter would be a bonus.  Stanley is a great kitty who loves people and other animals. He would fit in well into any family in need of a new little companion panther.  He comes neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and dewormed. His adoption fee is $100. To be considered, please visit www.murcismission.org and send in an application. Thank you for checking out our little man! show less
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Winnie

Female Adult Anatolian Shepherd (mixed)
Winnie is a beautiful cafe colored young anatolian shepherd mix with an estimated birthdate of 03/12/2019. She came to Murci's Mission f... show more
Winnie is a beautiful cafe colored young anatolian shepherd mix with an estimated birthdate of 03/12/2019. She came to Murci's Mission from our friends at Cache Valley Humane Society in Utah after being surrendered for causing a fight over a dog toy with another dog which resulted in a single puncture bite to the owner's hand, although it's unknown which dog caused the minor injury.  Winnie has had a month to settle in and get used to the routines and protocol and she has settled in well. Her manners and self control at home have improved greatly and her foster family Shaylandy Dog Training is beginning to work with her on applying the same concepts to her behavior in the rest of the world. Winnie does struggle with resource aggression towards other animals and for that reason she is not eligible for placement in a household with other animals. She does enjoy children, but her leash manners will take some effort to maintain and she is around 80 pounds, so small children may get knocked around or pulled down by her in the heat of an exciting moment.  Winnie's future family will have to be committed to her and to the learning process as she acclates to a new home. She is very toy and tug driven and loves to fetch and play interactive.games, which makes her easy to teach, but her LGD genetic makeup makes her strong willed and independent. She is the kind of dog that can and will be incredibly enjoyable but also has the potential to cause frayed nerves in someone who has little patients or interest in working with their new dog.  Winnie would fit in great with a single person or couple who are looking for a ride or die companion who is up to give anything a try just like she is. She would do fine in a regular home setting, a spacios apartment setting with ample structured exercise, or even a nomadic or traveler setting as she mostly just wants to do what you do and go where you go and she loves car rides. She may excell in rally, or trick work, and she would likely enjoy skijoring or bikejorning or even cart or sled pulling. She would be a great hiking and running companion as well and we are continuing to hammer down her loose leash walking skills so that she is able to be the best version of herself for her new family.  Please keep in mind when considering Winnie that she cannot be expected to comingle with other animals, so the dog park, off leash hiking in populated areas, running loose on the beach on a crowded day etc are not going to be possible for her because she may display guarding behavior towards other dogs over seemingly mundane objects.  Winnie comes spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and dewormed and her adoption will include a nylon martingale collar, herm sprenger prong collar, ID tag, six foot and thirty foot lead so that your time together can begin with the right foot forward. Shaylandy and Murci's Mission will provide guidance during her acclimation period and will happily answer any questions needed to help Winnie succeed with her new family. Her adoption fee is $200. To adopt, please begin by submitting an application at www.murcismission.org.  show less