PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ ALL THE INFORMATION PROVIDED TO LEARN ALL ABOUT BENNY, HIS LOCATION AND ADOPTION OPTIONS.
BENNY is neutered, rabies, core vaccines, heart-worm & tick disease tested negative (4dx), de-wormed and micro-chipped. He has an estimated date of birth of 13th November 2015 and at the time of rescue December 2016, weighed approximately 48 pounds.
BENNY originally came from a high kill shelter in Texas where dogs generally have just 3 days to be saved before they are killed due to the thousands of stray dogs that sadly are in desperate need of life of the streets and ultimately a home of their own. We do NOT have cats at the rescue so cannot comment on how she would behave around cats.
BENNY is a sweet affectionate boy who loves to be close by. He has lots of energy and loves to run outside. He gets on great with other dogs and lives happily with small dogs weighing 10 pounds up to large dogs weighing 95 pounds, all ages and personalities and he has no problems with any of them. He walks ok on the leash, but as with most rescue dogs, would benefit from lots of practice.
BENNY does get excited and at times does jump up, so this is something that would need to be worked on, but out of the rescue environment and in a family home with a routine and lots of love and attention all for himself he will calm down and not need to jump up for attention.
We have dog doors in the house and BENNY uses them to go out and play or to do his business, he has not had any accidents in the house, however, since he has 24 hour access to get outside it would be wise to possibly expect the odd accident until he learns his new routine and to let you know he needs to go outside.
BENNY would benefit from an active, fun family that has the time to work with him on his obedience and manners, who would take him on adventures and road trips and let him explore the sights, sounds and smells the world has to offer. He would benefit from a family that has the time to work with him on his basic and advanced obedience training. By working together both BENNY and his humans can learn each others body language and personality, expectations and boundaries can be set and with self-training a stronger bond formed. BENNY is very smart and responsive and I believe training would be relatively easy and fun.
We currently feed SPORTMIX Wholesomes Chicken Meal & Rice Formula, a 4* (a per www.dogfoodadvisor.com) GRAIN FREE food along with pro-bioitics and immune support supplements listed on the available dogs page!
BENNY is available for adoption through Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue for an adoption fee of $500. This fee is not negotiable and is used to cover the rescue costs of pulling, vetting, health certificate, transport from Texas to Maine, monthly preventatives, supplements, food and anything else that is needed.
If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this handsome boy a wonderful life, please go to our website, under the APPLICATION tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 2-4 days, and ensuring your references are aware that we will be calling, could speed up the process. Once you have been approved, we discuss any questions in regards to the dog you are wanting to adopt, then you complete and submit the contract, make payment and then we can work out the pick up / transport arrangements.
Please do NOT submit an application if you are not looking to take home a new best friend within the next few weeks.
BENNY is located at the rescue in Sebec, Maine. We post in various states along the east coast and Canada where we have had lots of successful adoptions to enable more exposure for these beautiful saved souls. Families will need to be prepared to travel to the rescue to meet and take home their new best friend. There is a local hotel in Dover-Foxcroft that is pet-friendly (approx 6 miles) and several in Bangor (approx 45 miles). There are also lots of wonderful camp-sites for the more adventurous families and what a great way to get to know your new best friend. If there are options to arrange transport, we will work with you to make it happen.