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- Murphy -

Mountain Dog Mix

Expertise:Being adorable, Swimming
Building:Dunton Tower
Department:Educational Development Centre
Degrees:Evaluated by Ottawa Therapy Dogs, CKC Canine Good Neighbour


Hello! My name is Murphy and I am a Golden Mountain Dog mix (Golden Retriever, Bernese Mountain Dog, Lab, and Border Collie). I was the youngest member in history  of the Carleton Therapy Dogs to pass the test , but you will not be surprised because of my super chilled-out disposition.

I pretty much love everything in the world. I love humans, I love other dogs and animals, I love walks, I love cuddles, I love doing tricks, I love ALL of the foods, and even though I don’t know you yet, I’m preeettty sure that I’m going to love you too.

“Happiness” is my middle name; with just a few pats on my puppy-soft coat, you will start to feel the good vibes soak in 🙂 This year I will be visiting a few different professors’ course office hours and making guest appearances at special events across campus. Check out my schedule below to see where you can find me.

You can also follow my daily shenanigans on Instagram (@murphthedog).

Having a ruff day? Murphy recommends:

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Office Hours

Murphy has a special role on campus, as EDC Mobile Dog, visiting with several professors in their class office hours.

Check with your professor for timing if you are in class with:

Prof. Deanna Whelan (Psychology)

Prof. Donna Mailloux (Psychology)

Prof. Kim Hellemans (Neuroscience)

Prof. Morgan Rooney (English)

Prof Tonya Davidson (Sociology)

Always check our Therapy Dog schedule page for most up-to-date information on all other appearances.