Sex: Male - neutered
Age: 10 months
Type: Mixed breed
Location: Foster home Farnborough
Live with children: Yes - 5 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Yes
Special Requirements: WE ARE ONLY ABLE TO REPLY TO APPLICATIONS FROM FAMILIES WITH ANOTHER SOCIABLE DOG UNDER 8 YEARS OLD IN THE HOME.
You will not receive a reply if you submit an enquiry but do not match the criteria.
OUR ADOPTION FEE WILL BE INCREASED TO £400 DURING JULY DUE TO INCREASED TRAVEL COSTS.
This is Benny.
He has only known life in a shelter in Greece, we recently visited the shelter and Benny was always right beside us wanting cuddles. Saying pick me pick me.
Benny has missed out on so much one to one and affection and walks etc. So his new family will need to be prepared to introduce him to his new UK life, by introducing him to his new surroundings - he is clean indoors and has started to walk on a lead but needs some more guidance to be more confident on the lead. He likes dogs so another sociable dog in the home under the age of 8 years.
With the right boundaries and guidance he will all easily adjust and make a great family pet. We ask our adopters to be 100% sure they are ready to commit to the training and hard work required.
Benny is now in foster and doing amazing.
Please only apply if your ready to adopt, if you have holidays or engagements please wait until ready as we are not able to accept applications for future dates.
Below is Benny's foster home write up
Dogs name: Benny aka ‘Gorgeous’
Arrival date: 29 /07 / 2020
Where does Benny sleep at night?
With us on in our bedroom upstairs on a blanket. He sleeps soundly and hardly moves, once awake likes to lay and watch things until encouraged downstairs.
How is Benny with current pets?
We have two giant dogs (Irish Wolfhounds ) and three recuses of various sizes and he gets on well with all of them, no problem. Benny is very confident around them and plays happily with the two smaller dogs.
Is Benny clean indoors?
100% and goes through the night, we have had no accidents at all. He needs to be encouraged to go out into the garden and then he has a long pee.
Can Benny be left alone?
Yes he can, and we have left him several times for short periods 10 – 15 minutes and he was fine, some small crying to start with but the last two times he was fine. No mess or barking observed. We will be trying longer periods in the next few days.
Is Benny out on walks?
Yes he is taking short 10- -15 minute walks.
How dose Benny walk on the lead?
He walks very well on a slip lead, he is calm, doesn’t pull, likes to explore his surroundings and is easily distracted and will need further training, but he is smart and will pick things up quickly.
Have they met with other dogs?
Yes he has, and he has not reacted, a little reserved at first, but once introductions were made he was interactive, calm and content.
How is Benny with humans?
Benny loves humans, all humans he has met our grandchildren 6 and 10 and mother in law 86 and many others and is just great. He loves strokes and cuddles and is a proper snuggle bum. He will approach humans and instigate patting and stroking. He is happy to sit and be stroked and cuddle for as long as you want.
Have you noticed Benny is afraid of any particular things?
No not yet, we live under a flight path and beside a rail line and he has not reacted. On walks nothing has startled him. Not afraid of electrical appliances or lawnmower.
Any other useful information ?
He eats well, a mix of wet and dry food at the moment, three small meals a day, his stomach is good and he drinks water regularly from his bowl.
His favourite toys are a rope chew and rubber bone.
Lovely temperament, good natured, funny and very loving.
Benny would enjoy the company of another young dog but would be equally happy with a family or couple who were going the be able to spend time with him, walking playing and exercising