FOSTERED IN ROANOKE, VA
Benton is currently foster with some other small dogs and two cats. He gets along with everyone, but will occasional give a chase if the cats are up for it. He does not hurt the cats in anyway, this is just his form of play. He doesn't always chase them, either. He is just as likely to be laying on the couch near one of the friendly felines as he is to chase them. He is a total snuggler and loves to curl up with some of his foster buddies. He is especially fond of people and loves to curl up next to his foster mom for movie night. He also sleeps in the bed with her and the other dogs and is a perfect bedtime buddy. In fact, Benton loves any soft place he can snuggle. He loves to curl up in a basket of clean laundry, or even a freshly washed dog bed...that was on the coffee table and had not been placed back in its normal location!!! If it is a soft lap or a pile of cloths or a dog bed....Benton is going to find it..
Benton likes to play with some toys and will often initiate play with the other dogs. He will get into the cat food if it is left on the floor, so it has been placed up high where he cannot reach it. He can jump a baby gate, but is not destructive at all in the home. His foster parent works full time and he is not crated while she is at work. Benton is not house trained at this time, but he is working hard at house manners. He is also working on leash manners. His new family should expect to continue his training in both areas once he is adopted. He has not had much exposure to the leash, as it has been so cold. His foster has a fenced yard, and due to his low weight and loss of some fur, we are keeping him inside as much as possible....he wears a very stylish sweater to help keep him warm.
At this time, we believe that Benton's perfect home would be one that has a fenced yard, another similar sized dog in the home, and no children under the age of 8 years. He will not be placed with anyone living in an apartment. He needs a yard to burn off that energy and to continue to work on his house manners. It would be best if there was a stay at home parent or a part time working parent in the home, but if this is not possible, a dog walker is an absolute must for this young fellow. He would need 2 breaks with a dog walker each day until he has mastered his house manners. Please consider this added expense before applying for Benton. Eventually, one break a day with a dog walker would be fine for Benton, but until he is ready, he will need the added break.
If you are interested in Benton, and would like to welcome him and his fun loving personality into your heart and home, please apply today. We are accepting applications now. He may not be ready for placement for another few weeks, but we want to let everyone know this bright bundle of love and fun is looking for his forever home....could that be you? APPLY TODAY!!!!
My adoption fee is $400, which covers the cost of routine vetting, rabies and distemper/parvo vaccinations, deworming, spay/neuter surgery, heart worm testing, my microchip, monthly heartworm prevention, monthly flea/tick prevention, and any transport costs if applicable.
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