Meet Benny! Benny is a sweet, handsome Border Collie mix that is approximately 7-8 years old and weighs about 40 pounds.
We don’t know much about Ben’s past but we think he probably didn’t have the best life before becoming part of the ARCBCR family. Ben was found a stray in South Carolina and wound up at the county shelter. Ben was underweight, had heartworms and was matted and frightened when he first arrived at his foster home. With a little love and patience he has learned that people are kind, toys are fun and dog beds are great for naps!
Benny is a very friendly fellow and loves a good wrestling match with his foster brothers and sisters. He’s a pretty laid back guy, so if you’re looking for a running partner, this probably isn’t the dog for you. He does love to go on walks or play ball and then settle down for a good nap.
Ben has a few dislikes, thunder being on the top of the list. Second, anything that sounds like a bee. He must have learned a hard lesson at one time or another. What’s Ben’s favorite thing in the whole wide world? His binky! Otherwise known as the silly, pink, rubber ball he carries with him everywhere he goes and no other ball will do. And he does the most adorable dance when presented with his food bowl. The boy likes to eat!
Ben is house trained, crate trained, likes car rides, walks well on leash and is learning some basic commands. He is eager to please and a sensitive soul. On the rare occasion that he’s up to something naughty, a sharp “No” is all it takes to get his attention and redirect him.
Ben has come a long way in his foster home and we’ve promised to find him the perfect forever home with a lifetime of love and gentle care. For that reason, he has some requirements for his new home. Ben will need a home with a fenced yard, no apartments and no electric fences. Ben has a high prey drive and will not be a good match for a home with cats, small critters, dogs under 25 pounds or children under the age of 10.
Benny would love to find a forever home with gentle, caring humans, a canine buddy to play with in a fenced yard and a lifetime of love, binkies belly rubs and Frosty Paws. If you’re looking for a sweet companion dog to take on leisurely walks, play fetch and snuggle, Ben may be your man.
Ben has completed his heartworm treatment and is ready to find his loving forever home. He is being fostered near Charlotte, NC. If you would like more information about Benny you can apply to adopt below.