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Facts about me

Breed
Fox Terrier (Toy)/Whippet
Color
Brown/Chocolate - with Black
Age
Young
Size
(When grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Weight
(Current) 18 lbs
Sex
Male
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Hi, my name is Benny and I’m a mix of all sorts. My Rescuers are guessing I’m a Fox Terrier/Whippet mix. Know why they think that? Well, if you look at me you’ll notice I have no tail. Nothing happened to it - I was born that way. It’s called a Bobtail. That’s the guess on Fox Terrier and I have this funny thing I can do - I can jump HIGH and not just jump high but spring up high! Like a Whippet.

But it doesn’t really matter what I’m mixed with - my foster Mom thinks I’m cute and quirky which is why she got me out of Animal Control.

See, I was a frequent guest at this AC. I got picked up one time by AC Workers. My family came to get me. They said the young boys in the house leave the gates open. I didn’t know leave the yard means spending time at AC. My family came to get me that one time but it happened again. AC Workers recognized me and called the family. They never came for me. (Benny has a caution with small kids. Per the shelter, Benny was mistreated by some children).

So, Animal Rescuer came for me. When I was in the shelter I was scared so when my Angel came from me she and I became Best Friends. She came to my level and even sat on the shelter floor with me until I was comfortable with her to go in her car. On our ride home she kept telling me “Benny, your days of being a stray and unwanted are over.” Oh boy, I like those words and I have lots of trust in my Rescuer!

I’m in a foster home now with other dogs and cats. I don’t mind the cats. I’ll even hang out with them on the couch. All the little dogs and cats hang out on top of the couch. We look out the big window and see the kids walking by. Sometimes we see birds and squirrels. I think I am supposed to bark at them but I don’t. When a new cat comes into this foster home I might bark at him/her. Maybe it's my way to say welcome but really, I'm being a snot. The cat or my foster Mom corrects me.

But don’t let that fool you - I do bark. Remember I said I really trust my foster Mom? Well, when she leaves the room I will bark and jump wondering why am I not going with her. I know she will come back but I like to follow her everywhere. One day my foster Mom timed me to see how long I barked - 3 minutes. I don’t bark all day like some dogs may do. I just wonder in my barking “where did she go?” My foster Mom thinks I won’t make a good apartment dog just because of that short timed barking.

I also LOVE going outside and running around. I don't mind going out in the rain but I love the nice days. So much to see, smell and then just run! I will tell you when I have to go potty. My foster Mom calls me her alarm clock. 5:20am every morning I am whimpering. That's my clue I gotta go!

On nice days when I’m outside I love being in the yard. My foster Mom plays fetch with me or I play with the other dogs. Want to know a little secret? I run like the wind. I can run and am very agile. Maybe I have a future of being an agility dog.

I hope one day I have a forever family that will love me and take good care of me. They’ll make sure I won’t become a stray again and when I bark or do something silly you can train me or correct me. I might be scared or nervous when we first meet but if you take the cues from my foster Mom (like how we first met) we will be Besties in no time. I take correction very well and I’m a fast Learner.

Hope I get to meet you soon!

Benny

Benny is located in our foster home in Aurora. To meet this quirky boy, please complete an adoption application at: https://treasuredanimalrescueinc.org/adoption-application-dog/

Treasured Animal Rescue cannot adopt out of the State of Illinois

Thank you for choosing to adopt!
Hi, my name is Benny and I’m a mix of all sorts. My Rescuers are guessing I’m a Fox Terrier/Whippet mix. Know why they think that? Well, if you look at me you’ll notice I have no tail. Nothing happened to it - I was born that way. It’s called a Bobtail. That’s the guess on Fox Terrier and I have this funny thing I can do - I can jump HIGH and not just jump high but spring up high! Like a Whippet.

But it doesn’t really matter what I’m mixed with - my foster Mom thinks I’m cute and quirky which is why she got me out of Animal Control.

See, I was a frequent guest at this AC. I got picked up one time by AC Workers. My family came to get me. They said the young boys in the house leave the gates open. I didn’t know leave the yard means spending time at AC. My family came to get me that one time but it happened again. AC Workers recognized me and called the family. They never came for me. (Benny has a caution with small kids. Per the shelter, Benny was mistreated by some children).

So, Animal Rescuer came for me. When I was in the shelter I was scared so when my Angel came from me she and I became Best Friends. She came to my level and even sat on the shelter floor with me until I was comfortable with her to go in her car. On our ride home she kept telling me “Benny, your days of being a stray and unwanted are over.” Oh boy, I like those words and I have lots of trust in my Rescuer!

I’m in a foster home now with other dogs and cats. I don’t mind the cats. I’ll even hang out with them on the couch. All the little dogs and cats hang out on top of the couch. We look out the big window and see the kids walking by. Sometimes we see birds and squirrels. I think I am supposed to bark at them but I don’t. When a new cat comes into this foster home I might bark at him/her. Maybe it's my way to say welcome but really, I'm being a snot. The cat or my foster Mom corrects me.

But don’t let that fool you - I do bark. Remember I said I really trust my foster Mom? Well, when she leaves the room I will bark and jump wondering why am I not going with her. I know she will come back but I like to follow her everywhere. One day my foster Mom timed me to see how long I barked - 3 minutes. I don’t bark all day like some dogs may do. I just wonder in my barking “where did she go?” My foster Mom thinks I won’t make a good apartment dog just because of that short timed barking.

I also LOVE going outside and running around. I don't mind going out in the rain but I love the nice days. So much to see, smell and then just run! I will tell you when I have to go potty. My foster Mom calls me her alarm clock. 5:20am every morning I am whimpering. That's my clue I gotta go!

On nice days when I’m outside I love being in the yard. My foster Mom plays fetch with me or I play with the other dogs. Want to know a little secret? I run like the wind. I can run and am very agile. Maybe I have a future of being an agility dog.

I hope one day I have a forever family that will love me and take good care of me. They’ll make sure I won’t become a stray again and when I bark or do something silly you can train me or correct me. I might be scared or nervous when we first meet but if you take the cues from my foster Mom (like how we first met) we will be Besties in no time. I take correction very well and I’m a fast Learner.

Hope I get to meet you soon!

Benny

Benny is located in our foster home in Aurora. To meet this quirky boy, please complete an adoption application at: https://treasuredanimalrescueinc.org/adoption-application-dog/

Treasured Animal Rescue cannot adopt out of the State of Illinois

Thank you for choosing to adopt!
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Why adoption is a great option

Benny, a Naperville Fox Terrier (Toy)/Whippet dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Fox Terrier (Toy)/Whippet for sale in Naperville, or seeking a Fox Terrier (Toy)/Whippet dog from a breeder in Naperville.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Naperville 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 Naperville 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 Fox Terrier (Toy)/Whippet breeders who help with Fox Terrier (Toy)/Whippet rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Naperville paves the way for another one to be saved.