My name is BEN!

Labrador Retriever/Mixed Breed (Small) Mix Dog for adoption in Calgary, Alberta - BEN
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DINO Rescue

Facts about BEN

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Mixed Breed (Small) Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Hi! My name is Ben. I am about three years old, I'm a mix of Dachshund, bully, and retriever, and I am neutered. I have a few issues, but my foster mom, Holly (Happy Dawgs Obedience Training), says I've been making excellent progress over the past 13 weeks (that's how long I've been with her already!). She's worked with lots of dogs and she says there's something really special about me that makes me stand out over all the others, so you have to be special, too. She also says that because of my history, you have to be a calm but assertive leader, as well as patient and kind.
I'm good with dogs my size and a little bigger, and I like older kids and I'm learning to trust them. I'm a little nervous around men, but I'm getting much better around them and learning to trust them, too. I get super-excited when people come to the door but mom is helping me learn to go to my calming mat so that I don't scare people with my happiness at meeting them.
I'm not good with cats, small dogs, or other small animals like birds, rodents, rabbits, and the like. They're just not my thing.
I used to be really anxious about being in my kennel, but my foster mom has been helping me learn that it's a place of safety and relaxation. I still get scared about it sometimes but I'm getting better. Because I didn't know how to before I came to my foster mom's house, I'm also learning how to play, and how to share toys as well as attention.
I have tons of energy, but I was born with an enlarged pad on my back left foot that swells up and hurts me if I run or walk for too long. This means I can't go on runs or hikes or really long walks or stand on cold ground for too long. An ideal home for me is one where I get lots of short walks when the weather is nice, lots of practice with my manners and basic obedience lessons, lots of interesting and fun brain games, and lots of relaxation and cuddle time.
I came from a life of tremendous abuse from humans, but with my foster mom's help, I've been learning that not all humans are bad. In fact, she says that with everything I've been through, she's amazed that I have such a big capacity to love. She also says I'm quite a comedian; I don't know what that means, but I know she laughs at me a lot and I really love that kind of energy.
My foster mom (writes about me every week at her website, and tells everyone all about how I'm doing. After you adopt me, she will work with you to help you get to know me better so you can help me keep moving forward to a more balanced state. You can even call her at 587-582-2272 or if or when you have questions or you need some help trying to understand me.
I really want a forever home of my very own where I can live out my life in love, stability, calmness, and security with humans I can love and trust and who will love and trust me, too. Please take me home; please be mine forever home.

About DINO Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Who is DINO Rescue? – Dogs In Need Organization (DINO) is a non-profit animal welfare organization… located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Composed of a group of innovative dog minded people, DINO is committed to the philosophy of people helping animals and animals helping people.
What we do - DINO Rescue works to rescue dogs in need, to provide shelter and care and to place them into loving homes. We specialize in matching humans with dogs. Our goal is to match people and dogs in unions that suite family, lifestyles, and hearts.
Where our dogs come from - Our dogs come from everywhere, including high kill shelters. Dogs in need are our focus.
Mission Statement – DINO’s Animal Rescue Society will provide a safe-haven for dogs (and other animals) that have been abused, abandoned and neglected. By methods of rehabilitation, we will help them find their canine-selves, a balanced state of mind, and the ability to adapt well to their new home. DINO’s Animal Rescue Society will offer the human breed a place to learn communication, care and compassion for and from the animals that reside there.

Their education will be instrumental in "Breaking the Chains of Abuse".

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Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process starts with:
1. an application completed by you
2. phone conversation and meeting between you and a DINO representative
3. meet and greet between you and the dog . Home Visit required.
4. a signed adoption contract

All of our dogs receive:
• Veterinary Exam
• Neuter or spay
• Blood work
• Micro-chip
• Vaccines
• Worming
6 weeks free trial for Pet Secure Insurance

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