BennyRescue Me ID: 20-05-21-00121

About Benny

Adoption Fee: $200
Pit Bull
Age: Senior
Sex: Male

If you're looking for an easygoing, sweet dog to dote on with a funny, winning personality, then look no further: you've hit paydirt with Benny! Benny is a 10 year old Bully mix who loves chin and ear scratches, belly rubs, tasty snacks, and soft pillowy beds. He currently lives with a foster family and their miniature zoo. He's a gentle giant that gets along with everyone: his Bully mix foster brother and ODH alum Thomas, five (!) cats, and a 15lb Flemish Giant rabbit named Julius. If he could talk, Benny would wholly identify himself as a cat-lover. He likes to think he is young and spry, and loves to bark at the cats and 'chase' them, which involves some hops and a quick shuffle in their direction. He quickly tires out and lays down after this. The shy cats in the household don't particularly care for this approach and will run from him when he does this, but the dog-savvy cats don't care, and will often let him indulge in some sniffs and a few kisses. Benny is also gentle with Julius, the aforementioned Flemish Giant, however, Julius is not afraid to give anyone a piece of his mind, and has established that he rules the house (don't tell the cats!). For everything that he's been through, Benny is a very warm, agreeable, and loving pup! He's our $12,000 dog - that's about the final cost of saving his life after he was viciously attacked by another dog prior to coming into our care. You'd never know it, though! He has had no long-term ill effects from the attack, and he's a happy go-lucky guy that loves everyone. He's also HW negative and neutered. Given his age and size, Benny does have some old man arthritis, but he doesn't let it hinder him! His foster family lives in a two-story home, and Benny climbs up the stairs with a slow-but-steady confidence. He does need assistance getting down the stairs, which is made easy with a specialized harness. Benny will need ongoing care for his arthritis, in order to manage any pain he feels and keep his joints functioning. Currently, he receives weekly cold laser therapy, a joint health supplement with his meals, and at-home Adequan injections. Don't despair about the injections! These are very easy to give and he is the absolute goodest boy for them. He stands still and waits patiently, though let's be honest, that patience is probably reserved for the treat he gets afterward. Bonus: he can catch treats that are tossed to him! He's got great eyesight and great reflexes, and as long as the treat is tossed directly to him, he will catch it. While his foster family would consider Benny to be housetrained, due to his arthritis, Benny sometimes has number 2 accidents indoors. These mostly occur when he's sleeping, though occasionally he will have a movement fall out while he's walking around. His foster family has given him the nickname 'Plopper' because of this, and joke that it's his middle name. Benjamin Plopper OldDogHome. He's a good boy who tries his best to wait to go outside for number 2, and consistently does his number 1's outside, but he can't help it when he has a number 2 accident inside. He would love nothing more than to have a forever family that would chuckle about it, and then clean it up as if nothing happened. Bonus points if his forever family keeps his nickname! Benny would love a forever family to call his own! He's great with other dogs, cats, and gentle older children. He has lots of love to give, and would love to meet you!

Contact

Old Dog Home
Rockdale County
Conyers, Georgia 30094

4703332185

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Compatibility

  • Good with Most Dogs
  • Good with Most Cats
  • Good with Kids and Adults

Personality

  • Average Energy
  • Average Temperament

Health

  • Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current
  • Arthritis

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