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.
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