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My name is Benny!

Collie Dog for adoption in Minneapolis, Minnesota - Benny
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Benny's Info...

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

Benny's Story...
Read more about me here: http://www.mwcr.org/2012/benny.htm

Benny is a happy, friendly, affectionate guy – unless you are a chicken. Then, he is your worst nightmare. As a puppy, Benny lived happily with a large family who loved him very much, but who couldn't take him along when they were forced to move. He then went to live with another family where he had a fatal encounter with a prize winning rooster. He was asked to leave.

Now Benny is living in a poultry-free, MWCR foster home where he gets along beautifully with everyone. He loves playing with the other dogs and is a fun loving boy who greets everyone with a wagging tail and a smiling face. He has been exposed to children as young as five years old and was extremely gentle and affectionate. Of course, he is still a puppy in a dog's body, so when he gets excited his exuberance and puppy “mouthing” may be a bit too much for toddlers or very timid children. He has encountered cats and showed a curious interest in them, but when told to leave the kitties alone, he obeyed. His foster mom feeds Benny separately from the other dogs, because he is convinced that all treats, kibble, etc. are his personal property.

Benny is fully house trained and will signal his need to be let out by pawing at the door. His foster mom can leave him unsupervised for 9 to 10 hours daily as long as he has plenty of chew toys to keep him busy. He is a very good boy and though he is crate trained, there is really no need to crate him. He knows “sit,” “down,” and “shake” and is a smart, eager-to-please collie who will willingly learn whatever is asked of him. He rides well in the car and is learning to walk on his leash, though he still pulls a bit. He is not excessively vocal, but he will join in with the other dogs when they find something interesting to bark at, and when he is particularly happy to see you, he will give his joyful, welcoming happy-howl. Benny has good recall, so a fenced yard is not mandatory as long as he is not put outside without human supervision, but he is an active, energetic, young dog who would really prefer to have a safe place to run, play and burn off excess energy.

Benny's love of life is contagious and he is a joy to be around. He would be happiest with an active family who wants to include him in their activities, but at the end of a long day of fun, he is ready for a good cuddle with the people he loves. Kids, dogs, cats – Benny will love them all. Chickens – not so much!

Facts about Benny

  • Breed: Collie
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 2982

Other Pets at Minnesota-Wisconsin Collie Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Benny, a Minneapolis Collie dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Collie for sale in Minneapolis, or seeking a Collie dog from a breeder in Minneapolis.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis 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!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Collie breeders who help with Collie rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Minneapolis paves the way for another one to be saved.