found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, not good with kids, and not good with cats.
My first people didn’t teach me much except to not potty in the house so I was kinda rowdy when I first got to Five Acres. My Shelter Buddy and the Staff have been working with me to help me learn good manners, people-boundaries, to play with toys, and all the other stuff that every dog should know. I’m very smart and have already learned a lot. Everyone says I’m much more fun to be around now. Yay me! If you would be my family, and you help me keep learning, I’d be your perfect pal in no time!
I go on sleepovers at my Buddy’s house a lot. I love to snuggle, get tummy rubs, and relax. We have a great time. She has a big pillow that’s mine to lay on and a fenced yard I can run in and chase toys. Buddy note: Ben loses interest in a toy after 5-10 minutes but if you switch toys he’ll keep playing. I did this with a tennis ball to a football to a rope toy and we played for 30 minutes.
My Buddy is helping me learn about life-noise too. The very first time I visited her house the TV confused me. I’d never seen and heard people without smelling them too! I get it now - no big deal. I’m also getting used to sounds like the hair dryer, vacuum cleaner, and lawn mower. I’m very relaxed at home but sometimes get anxious if something’s new to me. You can help me by just being calm and confident. I pick up on that and then I know I’m okay. By the way, I rarely bark. I will though, if I feel I need to tell someone that I’m on duty. My bark is twice my size so one usually does the trick!
What else…oh! I love to play with other dogs as long as they have same play style as me. I’m a rough and tumble player - more like tackle-football than school-yard tag. I’m big and strong. Sometimes I forget that, so my Buddy doesn’t allow me to play with kids or let me play with grown-ups like I play with dogs. But you should see me recover a poorly-thrown football! I’m awesome!
Come out to Five Acres and get to know me. I’d LOVE to have my very own forever home! My adoption fee is only $150. You get stuff with that and you get ME!
Buddy note: Ben is a happy, loving, sweet and goofy boy with lots of potential. He’s already an awesome companion and with consistency will be even more so. Things about Ben… he’s good in the car, likes to be near you, occasionally snores, makes cute squeaky sounds when he yawns, when he trots he looks like a prancing velociraptor from behind, and it’s difficult to get dressed with him in the room – he “helps” by nosing… your socks, your pants, your shoes... LOL!