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Benji (Shelton)

Type of Animal: 
Dog
Breed: 
Chihuahua Mix
Gender: 
Male
Age: 
Adult
Size: 
Small

Benji is a 15.2 lb chihuahua mix.  He is extremely playful and loving and would do best in a home with other friendly dogs or some kids to play ball with him.

Benji's former owner loved him dearly and treated him well. But then some family members moved in with their infant, tensions were high in the home, and things started to deteriorate. The newcomers were not kind to Benji. They would continuously let him outside to wander the streets alone, in the hopes that he wouldn't come back. Neighbors were extremely worried that he would fget hit by a car, and that's when we were contacted.

Benji loved the baby, he just didn't love the baby's parents, who were the ones treating him unkindly, so he would guard the baby when they came near.

Now that he's out of that environment and in a loving foster home, we can see that he's a fabulous dog and none of those behaviors are evident.  

We feel Benji will be fine in a home with older kids who will play with him, just not babies or toddlers.

Benji loves other dogs, and is currently being fostered in a home with 3 other dogs of verying sizes. He loves running at full speed around his fenced in back yard chasing his ball and lounging on the deck chairs in the sun.  Benji walks really well on a leash and enjoys going for walks around the neighborhood with his foster dad and the other dogs.

If you are looking for a most amazing companion, look no further.  Benji is amazing!

Benji has been neutered, vaccinated, he tested negative for heart worm and tick born illnesses, he is microchipped, and ready to find his forever family.  Click here to submit an online application to adopt Benji.