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My name is Big Ben!

I'm being cared for by
Mikey's Chance Canine Rescue

Facts about me

German Shepherd Dog
Brown/Chocolate - with White
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Small red x Not good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

We would like the world to meet BIG BEN!

Ben was found by some Good Samaritans suffering from a few gunshot wounds and was turned over to the local animal shelter.

We were then contacted to see if we could step in and get him the medical help he needed.

He had a gunshot through his tail (easy healing on that one) a gunshot in the chest (still there) and the worst was his shattered leg. We tried for a few weeks to see if we could save the leg, however it would not heal as we hoped so we opted to amputate.

Ben has healed wonderfully and is now ready to sing the songs of his people in a home of his own.

Big Ben is approximately 2 years old, estimated date of birth is 1-3-2020.

He is a gentle love with stage 5 velcro attachment to his person. You will NEVER be alone again (for anything) if you bring this big guy home!

He is crate trained, potty trained, non destructive in the home. He does not chew on inappropriate items and is not one to mark his territory.

He has a dominant personality and is still working through “Sharing” toys, people, food etc.

He would be great as an only dog to someone home a lot or as a work buddy. He could do well with proper introduction to a submissive female dog. He is a hard no on cats!

Big Ben is not suitable for an apartment, condo type of living situation. He will require a home with a fully fenced yard-6 foot minimum and no chain link with adults or adults and children over 5.

Let's get Big Ben the wonderful home he so deserves! His joyful spirit has not been diminished by the cruelty her experienced. Applications can be accessed at

Mikey's Chance Canine Rescue

Contact info
Pet ID
West Richland, WA 99353

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

We require an adoption application to be filled out which includes personal references. An in-Home check by a Mikey's Chance volunteer is also performed prior to adoption. Our dogs come to the adopter "ready-to-go" with current Vet health checks, all shots and vaccinations current and the animal spayed or neutered, as well as micro-chipped.

Our adoption process can take 2-4 weeks to process as we are run completely by volunteers, all of whom work full time jobs.

Go meet their pets

We depend on a network of volunteers and fosters for the care of our dogs. The dogs are fostered primarily in Tri-Cities, WA. We often have Meet 7 Greet events at Petsmart and Paws Natural Pet Emporium LLC both in Kennewick.

To find out about these and our other events check us out on Facebook or at our website at

More about this rescue

"Mikey's Chance" is a dog rescue organization organized under Washington State articles of Incorporation as a Non-profit Charity. We focus mainly on saving dogs that are at risk or on “Death Row” in shelters in our area, and placing them to great families. We work with individual adopters, private rescuers, and rescue organizations that share our values. All our dogs are up to date on shots, sterilized, and microchipped prior to adoption, and they are all carefully evaluated to ensure the best possible match with adopters.

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