My name is Benny!

Shih Tzu Dog for adoption in Palatine, Illinois - Benny
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Illinois Animal Rescue

Facts about Benny

  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
Hello, my name is Benny and I am almost 6 years young Shih Tzu. My owner gave me up because she was moving and couldn’t take me with her. She asked an IAR Volunteer for help. I was very sad when I 1st came to my foster home but I slowly adjusted. When I first came to IAR I needed a lot of help. See, my previous owner neglected me in certain ways: physically and emotionally. Physically, IAR has taken care of me by taking me to the vet and I am all better but emotionally, I needed to see a person to help me. First, IAR tried socializing me within my foster home because that’s what I needed the most – to be around other dogs and basically learn to be a dog; learn rules and structure but sometimes I don’t like to be around other dogs. I love attention and I get jealous when there are other dogs around. So IAR took me to a Trainer, we call him my Coach. Coach evaluated me and I am not aggressive dog but just a dog that lacked structure and rules. So I am getting it in his home. I am staying there so I can live in his pack and boy do I get the socialization with his dogs. I do get a little bossy with his dogs but Coach gives his commands and I behave. My next home will need to continue my training and continue my structure so I don’t become a spoiled dog or dog that had no rules. I am not food aggressive and I walk very well on my leash. But I might get a little barky or lunge at other dogs so that’s where you need to be the Leader, not me. Coach and an IAR Volunteer will help you. I like to spend my days lying by your feet and if you let me I can lay by you on the couch when you watch TV. When you come home I will greet you at the door. I’ve been crate trained and I don’t mind it. I might bark at the beginning but I get used to it. I don’t really play with my toys but more lay on them but I am not aggressive or guard them. I really am a good boy that wishes someone would love me again but love me enough to provide structure, proper vetting and love. Would you like to meet me? I hope so. All you have to do to meet me is get in touch with IAR. In the meanwhile, I will hang out at Coach’s learning new rules … waiting for you to arrange our meeting. Thanks, Benny

Any questions regarding Benny please email our Foster Coordinator at or to fill out our adoption application please go to: Please consider giving this sweet boy a chance for a loving, forever home.

About Illinois Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a group of individuals, groups, volunteers, workers, veterinarians, independent rescuers, humane investigators, transporters, a coalition of humane societies, shelters, humane organizations, shelters, not-for profit organizations, pounds, well... Just regular people, scattered throughout the state of Illinois and beyond. We strive for the rescue and humane care and treatment of the animals in our community, state and throughout our country. Together we are savings over 7,000 lives yearly.

Illinois Animal Rescue, Inc. is 501(c)(3), not for profit and no-kill.

Our goals are to ensure that every animal is treated with the respect that they deserve; to educate our communities on the importance of spaying or neutering their pets to solve the pet overpopulation problem; the humane treatment and care of all animals and the rescue and transportation of the many animals that are being put to death in our communities every day, due to no fault of their own.

We are so very appreciative of your support, and will continue to grow our network bigger and better in 2011. In the coming year, we will continue our goal to rescue every single animal in Illinois, gain exposure for the pounds in need and develop good relationships with only the best rescues that meet our criteria.

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