My name is Bennie!

Labrador Retriever/Greyhound Mix Dog for adoption in Toronto/Etobicoke/GTA, Ontario - Bennie

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Bennie's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Bennie's Story...
Benny - male, vet checked, vaccinated to date inclu. Rabies, neutered, heartworm tested (-), dewormed, tx flea preventative, ~5yr, ~80lbs, Chocolate Lab mix (possibly Pointer or Greyhound).

Benny came to us from a high kill shelter where he was scheduled to be euthanized. Despite his eager, friendly disposition Benny is a larger and mature dog that gets passed over for younger puppies in the next cage.

Benny has been in foster care for a few weeks now and we’ve absolutely enjoyed him, he is very social, loving and cuddly, he’s a great big teddy bear lap dog. You can see in his eyes he is a gentle soul that just wants to please. Benny seems to have been given a whole lot of love at some point but we also notice that someone has probably neglected or mistreated him at another point. He is really well behaved, knows basic commands and came to his foster family house trained and crate trained. He is very social, eager for attention and loves to cuddle with just about anyone. Yet at the same time his hocks and elbows are worn and callused like he was left for long periods of time either abandoned outside or on a cold hard surface (maybe a dog house?). He also seems to worry at times that he is going to be stuck outside without his family and is over excited to get in the house just pushing passed everyone to get in the door. He can be left alone for typical 9-5 work hours but he should be crated so that he doesn’t get him self in to trouble. We feel that once Benny has had a few months of a steady routine with his new family he could likely be given free roam when alone. Benny is good with other dogs but can be a little too excitable for small dogs – mainly at the dog park. He has been good with the other dogs (small, mid and large size) in his current foster home but has been a little to rambunctious for other smaller dogs at the dog park. Perhaps with a little more training or a walk before the dog park Benny could learn to “tone it down a little” with the other dogs at the park. Benny has not been around cats at this point. Benny has been friendly with the children he has met on walks but as far as we know he has not lived with kids. Since he can be a bit excitable and very unaware of his large size at times we’d prefer a home with no kids or no small kids under 10yrs of age. We’d hate for Benny to get too excited and accidently knock a child over. Benny would be great for a family with a little bit of large dog experience and with a family that could take him to some obedience classes, this is a great way to bond with your new pet! Benny loves to run and play in the yard, he is best on walks rather then the dog park which tends to over stimulate him. He is strong, healthy and athletic and would probably be a good jogging, biking or hiking partner. He loves to be outdoors as long as he is doing something with his family be it sitting in the sun in the yard or running around at the park. Over all Benny is a fantastic companion, he loves to love his people, be near them and just be part of the family, he rarely barks and is clean and quiet in the home. Indoors he is well mannered while outside he loves to jump around and be silly like a puppy. If you’ve got a slightly more mature family without little kids around full time then think about coming to meet Benny! Benny needs a house with a fenced yard.

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Facts about Bennie

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Greyhound Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: Bennie - labX

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Bennie, a Toronto/Etobicoke/GTA Labrador Retriever/Greyhound dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever/Greyhound for sale in Toronto/Etobicoke/GTA, or seeking a Labrador Retriever/Greyhound dog from a breeder in Toronto/Etobicoke/GTA.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Toronto/Etobicoke/GTA already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Toronto/Etobicoke/GTA breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
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