Murfee (AKC registered name Linray's Murfee) was born at Radell Heights Cavaliers in Salem Oregon on Aug 15th, 2016 and came to live with Linda
& Ray Barker in late October of 2016. He received his AKC Star Puppy certificate on March 12th 2017 and went on to get his AKC CGC title on Sept 2, 2017. After that he tested for therapy dog certification through Caring Canines Therapy Dogs of Southern Vermont and became a certified therapy dog in Oct of 2017. Since that time he's visited nursing homes, RRMC hospital and schools. He started the reading with the dogs programs in both the Castleton and Fair Haven Vermont elementary schools. Prior to the pandemic, Murfee would spend about ten hours per week doing therapy dog work.
On March 3, 2020, he was elected as pet Mayor for the town of Fair Haven, Vermont and "sworn in" on March 10th, 2020. His main duty as newly elected mayor is to raise money for a new playground for the town's children. The mayor takes his position seriously and has been supervising face mask production to generate donations for the playground fund. He also posed for the picture that's on his Mayor Murfee t-shirts. Though he's gained national and even international fame, including appearances on the Today Show, the Late Show, and the June 29 issue of People magazine, that publicity has yet to translate into donations... But he's working hard to make it happen and looks forward to earning your donations and your vote next election cycle.
On January 8, 2021, the mayor received word that the playground has been funded! But his job as Mayor isn't over...now he's in charge of raising money for a NEW dog park in town!