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 email@example.com or to fill out our adoption application please go to: www.illinoisanimalrescue.org. Please consider giving this sweet boy a chance for a loving, forever home.