found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
This curious and really, really smart 18 - 24 month old, 11 lb Cairn Terrier/Poodle mix is a truly great companion as well as a lap dog extraordinaire. There aren't many visible signs (other than his initial shyness upon meeting new people) that Benji was in a very scary high-kill shelter just about to face euthanasia. He can hang back or be a touch afraid in certain situations..but a warm hug and reassuring words..and Benji bounces back and cuddles just a bit closer.
We picture Benji as the best friend to retirees. He'd be so loyal.. and overjoyed to share his love and good will. There's also no question that Benji would be the most popular guy on the block. Once comfortable, he loves to engage and just be his entertaining, adorable self. Even though Benji is usually up for pretty much any activity, he's never pushy or yappy. Exercise..perhaps a walk in the sunshine to socialize with neighbors, and mental stimulation that comes from his time with his humans or a gentle canine friend is important to this guy to keep him happy and properly stimulated.
Benji is such an easy guy to bring along. You can just scoop him up and he'll lie happily in your arms. Or grab a backpack and Benji will hike on his own for quite a ways and then snuggle down in his pack for a long hike with a great view from above. Benji derives so much joy from his relationships, we would love to see him in a family that often stays at home..or chooses to bring along a sweet and kind fuzzy family member. Benji would shine in an office setting or in pretty much any situation where a sweet pup is accepted. Benji is a great dog who deserves this love and consistency in his life.
Benji's Texas foster mom had the following to say about lovebug Benji:
Sweet and kind Benji would be perfect for retirees or a younger family that's home a lot. He is a little timid at first but once I sat quietly with him, spoke gently about how much I loved him and gave him tons of belly rubs..he couldn't stop wagging his tail. It reminded me of a helicopter! All Benji wants to make him happy is to sit or lie by my side (or on my lap) and follow me as I wander around the house (although, he does get tired of my wanderings and will lie down quietly in an available dog bed or couch). Benji is learning to walk on a leash like a champ...he tries so hard to please! Benji sleeps on his bed (or my bed occasionally) in my room all night with no problems whatsoever. He's very careful to be quiet and never snores!
Benji is such a sweet and kind boy! He just needs some love and attention. When he understands that he's well-loved and respected, his self-esteem will skyrocket and there won't be a better companion in the world!
This adorable and very, very loyal Cairn/Poodle mix is either a non-shedding or very lightly shedding guy (difficult to say for certain with his sad shelter coat. Once he gets consistent great nutrition and grooming, we don't anticipate Benji to be a shedder). Benji will therefore require periodic grooming and great nutrition to keep his stunning white hair cottony-soft and matt-free.
Benji will arrive on transport in Boulder on 1/29/16. If interested in this sweet and very fun and devoted companion, please fill out an application at http://farfelsrescue.com/adoption/ and submit to email@example.com, fax to 303-443-7730 or mail a hard copy to Farfel's Farm 906 Pearl Street Boulder, CO 80302.