Adopted: Murphy

Quick Facts:

  • Breed: Golden Retriever/German Shepherd
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 8 years old
  • Size: 97 pounds
  • Good with…
    • Dogs? Yes!
    • Cats? Yes!
    • Kids? Yes!

***Murphy is not a CDR dog and has not been evaluated by CDR. Murphy’s family will make all decisions regarding his adoption.***


My owner, the wonderful woman who rescued me when I was 2 years old, passed away in February. It was unexpected and incredibly sad. We were the best of friends and I was by her side until the end. I was so lost when she died. But then her lovely daughter- who lives here in the Ithaca area–drove all the way out to Arizona where I was living, and brought me back to beautiful Upstate NY so that I could enjoy the fresh air and grass, and also because she wants to find me a wonderful new … Continue reading

Adopted: Rufus

My name is Rufus and I am an awesomely handsome, loving, playful, fluffy, fuzzy dog!

    Quick Facts:

  • Breed: Golden Retriever/Australian Shepherd/Chow
  • Gender: Male, neutered
  • Age: 4 years old
  • Size: 55 lbs
  • Good with…
  • People? Yes!
  • Dogs? Yes!
  • Cats? Yes!
  • Kids? 12+ years
  • Bonus: Completely housebroken!


I arrived for the first time in the CDR foster program 2 years ago (at age 2), after my owners split up. Those folks had kept me in a small fenced in outdoor kennel and gave me almost no attention, care, or training, which had been a very sad life for a happy, exuberant, loving, and active dog like me. Luckily, a lovely semi-retired couple adopted me from CDR and that’s where I have been for the past 2 years. They loved me a lot, took me to fun clicker training classes, got me a needed hip surgery, and helped me … Continue reading