found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
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!