previous arrow
next arrow


  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 11 months (as of MAR, 2022)
  • Weight: 35lbs
  • Breed: Formosan Mountain Dog / Mix
  • Dogs: Good with dog
  • Cats: Good with cat
  • Kids: Good with kid
  • Housebroken: Pee pad trained
  • Crate: Ok in kennel
  • Leash: Good on leash

Murphy and her 7 siblings (we called them 8M) were found in a redistrict (to be developed) area in Taichung. They were starved for food and a few concerned citizens found them wandering the street. They saw how dangerous the busy streets could be for these homeless puppies, so they called one of our rescue partners seeking help. The rescuer came right away and saw in addition to these puppies, there were 30+ stray dogs, ranging from puppies to adults. The rescuer had limited resources and could not take all of the strays, so she called on a few other friends who also have been rescuing dogs to help take these dogs off the street. We at Life of Hope, took the 7M siblings.

8M siblings quickly adapted to their new lives at the LHF member’s home. After a month, they went their separate ways to their new foster families so that they could start their journey looking for home. They all took a while to adjust since they went from a whole pack to just 1 in their new environment. These resilient pups are not fearful, it is quite common for rescue dogs to take time to adjust to new environments, as they often experience multiple changes before they find their forever home. They are all very sweet, love getting attention from people, and very gentle.

Murphy gets along very well with dogs. He don’t exhibit any food guarding behaviors, and don’t get into fights. He is also know how to use pee pads indoors (many live in apartments with their foster families), and know how to do their business outside. Murphy was a little nervous in the new environment at first, he also need some time to warm up with strangers, but he is not too timid doggie. He is food motivated, using treats to build trust is definitely a good way! If you’re interested in adoption Murphy, please fill out our adoption application. Thank you!

8Ms- Murphy, Melody, Molly, Mabel, Mia, Mark, Mario and Marcy.