My name is Benny!

Pug/Australian Cattle Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Saranac Lake, New York - Benny
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Tri-Lakes Humane Society

Facts about Benny

  • Breed: Pug/Australian Cattle Dog Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Benny is a 2 year old, medium sized -34lb, Pug/Cattle Dog Mix that is available for adoption at our Humane Society. His owner surrendered him to us in August 2016 when one their children developed an allergy to dog hair. He is a very friendly, playful and active young dog that needs a dog experienced home. Benny will need a home that will be able to spend a lot of time with him.

Benny has a lot of energy and enjoys playtime outdoors in our fenced yards, or going for walks on our dog trail with the shelter staff and volunteers. He is very social, and gets along well with people and older kids/teenagers. He does jump up when he gets excited, so he is not suited to be around children under 10 years of age. Benny also likes to play with other dogs that can tolerate his energy level, and has been respectful of the shelter cats (though he wants to chase them...he does give them space when they hiss and swat at him).

Benny was kept primarily outdoors most of the time in his previous home, and was kept in crate when he was inside the home. Here at the shelter he has adapted to our routine and is clean in his kennel, so we believe he can be housetrained. Benny does sometimes loudly cry/whine when he is left alone, so he will not be a good choice for living in an apartment building where he will bother the other tenants nearby. That is why we are hoping to find him a home with someone that can spend time with him so he doesn't feel like he is being left behind. He knows basic commands and is very smart, but will need a new home that will be able to continue working with him on some of his leash manners and training.

Benny is already neutered, up to date on vaccinations and will be microchipped prior to adoption. He did arrive with a skin allergy, which the veterinarian believes may be a seasonal summertime flare up due to being left outdoors in his previous home. Some simple medications helped to clear this up and he is much more comfortable now.

If you are interested in finding out more about Benny please contact our office or stop by and ask to meet him in person.

An approved adoption application is required to adopt a pet from our Humane Society. Our application form is available on our main website or by contacting us. We accept completed applications via email, postal mail or in person at our shelter's office. Please visit our website for more adoption information and let us know if you have any questions.

About Tri-Lakes Humane Society

About Our Shelter...

"We speak for those who cannot" has been our shelter's motto since 1973. Since 1942 our members and staff have rescued homeless and unwanted pets, and placed them into new and loving homes.
In 1998, our board of directors voted to become a "no-kill" facility. "No-kill" means we do not euthanize healthy & adoptable animals to make room for new arrivals. In 2001, we moved to our new facility at 255 George Lapan Hwy in Saranac Lake, NY. Since our big move, we have rescued and adopted out over 3000 animals and reunited over 1000 pets with their owners.

We are very involved in our local community, and we have a Humane Education program and we travel to local schools to educate children on proper animal care, the importance of spaying and neutering, and how to be kind to animals.
Our Spay/Neuter Assistance Program provides financial aid to low income pet owners who need help affording the cost of the surgery at local Veterinary Hospitals and Clinics.
We also have a Trap-Neuter-Return program to help local community feral cats.

The Tri-Lakes Humane Society employs an Animal/Dog Control Officer, and contracts with local towns and villages. Our Dog Control Officer is in charge of enforcing the local Dog Control ordinances. From time to time, we also become involved in animal cruelty cases and assist local law enforcement with their investigations.

Looking for ways to help us? Visit our main website to find out more about donations, volunteering and more.
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Come Meet Our Pets...

Our open hours are: Tue-Fri, 1-5pm and Sat 11-4pm.
Closed Sun & Mon. However, we do schedule appointments during our closed hours.

We have an events calendar on our website that is kept up to date with adoption events and fundraisers that we are involved with. Please visit our website!

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption Applications must be submitted and approved prior to adoption of any animal. You can view our Adoption Policies and application form on our website:

Our Adoption Fee for dogs/puppies and cats/kittens is $77, which covers the spay/neuter cost, microchipping and registration, as well as all vaccinations, flea treatment, and wormings.
The Adoption Fees vary if the pet was already spayed/neutered and vaccinated prior to arriving at our shelter.
We also have a Seniors for Seniors adoption program. If a person over 60 years of age opts to adopt a pet over the age of 7, all adoption fees are waived.