My name is Ben!

Golden Retriever/Akita Mix Dog for adoption in Elburn, Illinois - Ben
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Safe Haven Dog Rescue

Facts about Ben

  • Breed: Golden Retriever/Akita Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Young Adult
Golden/Akita Mix
Large (Approx. 60-70 lbs.)

Ben is a 3 year old Akita / lab mix that is full of energy and eager to please. He is quick to learn and understands sit and no very well. The world is a new place to him so he is a little afraid but once he experiences something a few times he overcomes the fear.

He loves to be be outside and go on walks. We are walking 1 mile 3 times a day and he would be happy to do more and would be a great dog to run or jog with. He is working on his manners, and knows when he does something wrong. He has mixed feelings about other dogs so a meeting with any other animals in a house would be needed. Because he loves to jump up and give hugs and kisses, his best home would be one without small children. He is a bit skittish when meeting new people but a calm demeanor and a treat but him at ease. He is a very affectionate dog that is motivated by food and attention. He will be a constant companion giving lots of love. He feels safe in a crate and does not mind being left for the day. He is house and crate trained. He loves to play fetch and runs very fast so a fenced yard is a plus for his forever home. It seems most of his past playmates must have been dogs so when he really relaxes and is having fun, he play bites, like you would see 2 dogs do when they play. He is not aggressive and we are working on eliminating this habit. He enjoys long rides in the car and going on new adventures..

Our standard adoption fee is $295 cash or check and $300 credit card ($5 processing fee). It includes spay/neuter when age appropriate at our participating vets, age appropriate core vaccinations, fecal testing, deworming, flea and tick preventative,1st vet visit at one of our participating vets, and micro-chipping.

We must have an application, conduct a phone interview, and meet your entire family to approve an adoption. Please email for an application or additional details.

Please note that the breeds and sizes posted in this biography are educated best guesses and are not guaranteed.

About Safe Haven Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a small 501 C3 nonprofit rescue located in Elburn, Illinois. In 2014, Safe Haven Dog Rescue became its own non-profit. We are licensed by the Illinois Agriculture Department.
The majority of our dogs and puppies are pulled from Kill Pounds and Shelters in KY, TN, AL and Illinois. When a foster home is available we will also accept owner relinquishment’s due to illness or foreclosure. We work hard to find local rescue groups within these states to pull the dogs into their program while we coordinate transportation and placement into foster homes.
Please take a few moments to read the stories about the dogs and puppies we have available for adoption. We disclose everything we know about the dogs, sometimes we know a lot often we know only that they were strays, thrown away on the side of the road, in the woods, or found in abandoned houses. While we don’t always know their past we are certain that their future is much brighter.
We hope that you and your family are part of the future…..

Come Meet Our Pets...

We have adoption events most Saturdays at the Geneva PetCo on Randall Road from 11-2pm. Please check our Facebook Page Safe Haven Dog Rescue for more info!

Our Adoption Process...

$295 cash or check for all dogs and puppies. $300 credit cards($5 processing fee). Please email Tammy at for an application and more information on adopting one of our dogs.