Dayton, Ohio Dog Rescue Assistance Needed Immediately ASAP Bleg!!!!!

This is Murrey:

From commenter CliosFanBoy:

This little guy needs a home quick! He is in the Dayton, Ohio  area. My cousin told about him. A friend of hers adopted him but decided she can’t keep him as she  lost her old dog too recently. So she is going to return him to the shelter. It’s a kill shelter though and my cousin is frantic to save him. Apparently he’s a sweet little guy and house broken.  Can anyone in the SW Ohio area help? My cousin would take him but her dog is the jealous type.

His name is Murrey. He is about 2, chipped, neutered, well behaved, house broken, smart. Please, if you can’t adopt him can you help us find a rescue group in the area to help.  Thanks.

If you live in the Dayton area, or other areas somewhat near Dayton in Ohio or West Virginia and you think you can help or know of someone who might be able to, please sound off in the comments. CliosFanBoy will be checking in to see what you all come up with to help out this exceptionally good boy.

No pressure!

Open thread!

55 replies
  1. 1
    pat says:

    A friend of hers adopted him but decided she can’t keep him as she lost her old dog too recently. So she is going to return him to the shelter. It’s a kill shelter though and my cousin is frantic to save him.

    So the “friend” can’t keep him so returns him to a kill shelter? They can’t even find another shelter in the area? What is wrong with people??

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    rikyrah says:

    I hope he finds a home. He’s cute and scraggly

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    RedDirtGirl says:

    Sending scritches!

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    Eric NNY says:

    @pat: My first thought as well.

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    satby says:

    Oh boy! Can we get a couple of drivers to drive him closer to me? With whatever paperwork they have on him? I can meet someone on Sunday. Somewhere 1/2 way to S.Bend would be great.

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    eclare says:

    Not in the area, but can chip in for transport.

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    satby says:

    My board president will kill me, I just committed to a six month German shepherd yesterday. But I know she’ll be ok with it if I foster him.

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    satby says:

    Is he ok with other dogs?

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    mrmoshpotato says:


    I just committed to a six month German shepherd yesterday.

    And you haven’t had a chance to drop the film rolls off at the developer. We understand.


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    jacy says:

    I am too far away to do anything but chip in to help with transport. I would take him if I was anywhere close. He looks a lot like my late scraggly little terrier mix Dudley.

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    @jacy: Me too. 1000 miles too far but I’ll help with money for transport. Somebody will have to tell me how to do that, though.

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    J R in WV says:

    We’ve already committed to rescue a mom dog and one of her puppies from a neighbor in about 8 weeks – dad is a Great Pyrenees guard dog for a flock of high end dairy goats. Mom dog was abandoned by neighbors of theirs, pups are 4 or 5 weeks old now. Babies my become large?

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    satby says:

    @mrmoshpotato: He’s beautiful, solid black and rambunctious as hell. A friend took him from a backyard breeder because he was being neglected, but she can’t keep a potentially huge dog in her 2 bedroom condo; she’s not even supposed to have pets at all and she has cats. So she called me.
    It never ends.

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    Brooklyn Dodger says:

    Will help with funds for transport – please post when ready!

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    Donna says:

    Does this baby still need help? I’m in Youngstown, but can check with my rescue to see if there’s anyone in the area who might help him.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @satby: Let me connect you with CliosFanBoy.

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    satby says:

    Adam: feel free to give Cliosfanboy my email.

  18. 18
    Adam L Silverman says:

    @satby: Email away.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Donna: Potentially. Satby has offered to foster if someone can get Murrey half way to her. I’ve emailed CliosFanBoy and Satby directly to put the two in touch. What we might need, if your rescue group has the capability, is assistance arranging the transport.

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    kindness says:

    These posts are so heart wrenching. Until we get the new post with the new family that is. Pushing energy for that to happen.

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    Barbara says:

    I will help pay for transport.

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    Laura Too says:

    I’m in for transport money as well. Let us know the outcome. He’s a cutie!

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    I’m in for cash!

    ETA: I posted on FB for my Ohio clan to see.

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    CaseyL says:

    Ready to kick in for transport costs!

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    debit says:

    This is why, even when certain people drive me nuts, I stay here. I love you guys. Also in for transport costs.

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    columbusqueen says:

    I can help with driving on Sunday, or I can foster him for a little bit here in Columbus if we need more time to get him to Satby.

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    MoxieM says:

    @J R in WV: My Murphy is a 9 YO Pyr/Lab mix with possibly some German Shepherd thrown in for good measure. (who knows? She came from Newfy rescue last year–somebody said she was Border Collie x Newf.. uh, nope!). Anyhow she’s about 85 lbs at her ideal weight–kind of like a very large, very furry lab. Coat care is serious commitment, just like with Pyrs, Saints or Newfs. Smart, loudmouth (Pyr trait), sweet but not a cuddler.

    Also–I’m in for transit costs for the little guy if needed.

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    Bluegrl21 says:

    I can chip in for transport costs as well.

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    O. Felix Culpa says:

    I’m in for transport cash as well. Satby, you’re a treasure.

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    Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho says:

    @Adam L Silverman: I just sent you a link to our local no kill shelter group – about an hour from Dayton, and I bet he’d go fast from there. And they know lots of folks who’ll foster.

    @O. Felix Culpa: Of course she is!

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    My Ohio cousin would like to know if he’s good with kids.

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    @columbusqueen: I may have a Columbus person who wants to adopt, so this might help!

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    hedgehog mobile says:

    I can help with transport costs too. Poor sweet doggo.

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    stinger says:

    Murrey looks a bit like my own extremely mixed-breed Murray! With 3 dogs and a cat I am maxed out in terms of pets, but will chip in for transport.

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    MazeDancer says:


    Yay!! Let us know if you need dough.


    Tell us where to send money. If columbusqueen gives him uo after a little fostering. Or TaMara’s Columbus friend doesn’t come through.

    How could anyone not want that pup. I’m 1000 miles away, sitting next to my calm fine, but dying cat, and thinking, gee, maybe I need a dog. (Answer: No, have 3 other cats.)

    ETA: Lost her dog too recently? Sorry, you adopt a dog, you step up. You don not return him to be killed so you can grieve a little linger. We’re rescuing that dog.

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    cliosfanboy says:

    My cousin is fostering him now. He gets along so far with her elderly cranky little furball and with their cat. No idea on kids but he’s a friendly little guy. I will forward the emails I’ve gotten to my cousin. My wife and I would take him, but we just lost our Sonia two weeks ago and it’s just too soon. Come semester’s end in May we’ll look for a companion for our little weiner dog, preferably a calm, older female.

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    Eric NNY says:

    I “fostered” an Anatolian Shepherd starting last July. Well, fostering turned to keeping (of course). Anatolians, like most livestock guard dogs, are independent and willful and at 2 years old, he had little training. There were so very many days I just wanted to give him back but knew these dogs that bounce back and forth face tougher odds with each return. So now it’s March. He’s still independent and willful and his training is …… a work in progress. There are moments I still want to wring his neck, but he’s a loving, goofy guy who just needs more work. Of course, if he pooped in the house when I get home from work, we’re going to have another one of our talks. ;)

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    MazeDancer says:


    Props to your cousin. Assume that means pup out of danger now.

    To everyone else, sorry about drunken sailor level spelling on my post above. One hand on iPad not working out typing wise.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @MazeDancer: We’ll need to see documentation of you both being drunk and a sailor in order to put this to bed.

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    columbusqueen says:

    @cliosfanboy: let me know if your cousin needs help or a place to transfer Murrey to.

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    MazeDancer says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    Maybe later, as the only wine in the house is a nice bottle of Schramsberg, which, while chilled, I am saving to toast something worth toasting.

    But considering running out to pick up some value-priced Cava to toast Murray getting settled when we get the report and start the funding as needed.

    Also, landlocked. but you never know when my ship will come in.

    @Eric NNY: Well done, you! May training proceed nicely.

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    satby says:

    @Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho: it seems I’m not geographically desirable 😉 unless somewhere closer can’t take him. Let’s see what the people at BellaQ’s rescue can do and if needed my group can be a backup solution.
    Edit to add: happy to see so many alternatives between us all.

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    Steeplejack says:


    My “value-priced Cava” is Conde de Caralt (the gold label, not the other one). About $11 around here.

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    satby says:

    @MazeDancer: “transport costs” probably wouldn’t be much since it’s only a few hours away, but sounds like a closer solution may be found. He’s a cutie, so we’ll collectively get him somewhere safe!

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    thalarctosMaritimus says:

    @Adam L Silverman: I think you’re thinking of Mike J :) .

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    Ramalama says:


    Also, landlocked. but you never know when my ship will come in.

    Climate change coming in hard….

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    cliosfanboy says:

    @pat: I did not understand that either.

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    MazeDancer says:


    My “value-priced Cava” is Conde de Caralt (the gold label, not the other one). About $11 around here.

    Mine’s 10, but willing to upgrade. Live in Cava challenged boonies, but will look into your rec.Thanks.


    Climate change coming in hard…

    30 miles from the Hudson River. Who knows what the future will bring.

    He’s a cutie, so we’ll collectively get him somewhere safe!

    Knocking wood and crossing fingers for Murray.

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    karen marie says:

    @MazeDancer: Oh, come on – sounds like you’re full up on cats, and every cat needs a dog of their own, although I’m sure your cats would be willing to share one between them.

    I had – and continue to have – extremely uncharitable thoughts about the person who thoughtlessly brought this poor dog home and then threw him back out. Grrr.

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    MazeDancer says:

    @karen marie:

    Not ruling out a dog. One day. Far away.

    Problem is I would worry it was lonely. And needs another dog.

    Also, spending thousands of dollars a year for the past 4 years to watch cats die of cancer – no chemo, just the diagnosis, bloodwork, CBD oil, xrays, ultrasound – is waking me up to maybe I can’t really afford more pets.

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    Kristine says:

    Late to the party as usual, but count me in for any funding needs.

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    Lynn Hayes says:

    Nothing wrong with us all full!

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    satby says:

    Little kids down the street told me about a dog apparently left behind when the owners for evicted from their house; the kids were feeding it through the fence.I think I have seen people coming late at night and the dog looks to be in decent shape, so I am now stalking the house to see if they’ve been coming back to feed the dog. Otherwise I have to call animal control, I can’t legally just snatch the dog from the yard. Though I certainly feel like it. It really never ends.

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    Percysowner says:

    @satby: I will never understand how people can just leave their animals behind. I have been with all of my guys for their entire lives. It just boggles my mind.

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    Karen says:

    @mrmoshpotato: I’m in NC but willing to drive half way.

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