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Sex: Male - neutered
Age: 12 months
Size: Medium 13kg fully grown
Location: Foster home - Addlestone, Surrey
Live with children: Yes - 8 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Yes - if cat is dog savvy
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £550
Meet Benny who has just arrived in the UK having been rescued from a terrible shelter in Crete. He is a sweet natured lad who gets on well with other dogs.
Benny is loving his new UK life and being a great boy, it is all new for Benny so he is learning daily. He is affectionate, sociable and well behaved.
Benny is fully vaccinated, microchipped and neutered.
The decision to adopt a should not be taken lightly - we have had dogs returned as people have not been fully prepared for the hard work that can come. If you invest time and energy into the advice we give you, Benny will adapt well. But please do not underestimate this can mean a few weeks of consistent work.
With the right boundaries and guidance he will 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.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dog's Name: Benny
Arrival Date: 19th April 2023
Where does Benny sleep at night?
Benny has slept with my dogs from the first night in the utility room. He has a little whine when he is first put to bed but then sleeps through and has been snuggled up in his bed when I come down in the morning at 7.00 am.
How is Benny with current pets?
Benny is very friendly and has been fine with my three dogs from the get go. My Weimaraner had a little grumble at him when he first arrived but he just ignored her and got on with exploring his new surroundings. He’s intrigued by the chickens but keeps his distance.
Is Benny clean indoors?
Benny has had a couple of accidents since he arrived but it wont take him long to be 100% toilet trained.
Can Benny be left alone?
Benny has been left alone, he has a whinge at first but then settles down to snooze.
Is Benny out on walks?
Benny loves his walks and loves all the smells and sniffs along the way. We found out today, he’s not a great fan of puddles, but who can blame him!
How does Benny walk on the lead?
I’m walking Benny on a harness and lead and change to a training lead once I’m on the common. He’s a bit side to side and backwards and forwards so definitely a work in progress but he’s not phased by being on the lead and walking.
Has Benny met other dogs?
Benny is great with other dogs, he’s met all sorts in the last few days and has been OK with all of them.
Have you noticed if Benny is afraid of any particular things?
Benny doesn’t appear to be afraid of anything in the house. Out on a walk today he was startled by a digger on a small track and tried to run off, so his new owners need to be aware of loud noises out and about.
Any other useful information
Benny is a fun loving little boy and has settled in really well after only a few days. He adores people and wants to give everyone a kiss. He is a bit jumpy so will need work on keeping ‘all four paws on the floor’ and when he gets excited and jumpy he can sometimes mouth so would need correcting.
Benny’s ideal home.
Benny loves people so I think he could live as an only dog but he would need regular socialising because he does like to play. He would be a great family dog but he does get excited and jumps up so would be better suited with older children. He has got oodles of energy but at the end of the day loves to curl up on the sofa with you. He is a fun loving little boy and has so much love to give and would be a great addition to any family.