BennyRescue Me ID: 20-05-24-00209

About Benny

American Staffordshire Terrier / Lab
Age: Young Adult
Sex: Male

Hi, my name is Benny. I was found on the streets in Tennessee and probably around 2 years old. I weigh approximately 50 pounds. I am a very sweet and happy boy! I love being around people and want to please them. Storms or loud noises do not bother me but I will bark at a stranger until I learn it is OK for them to give me a cookie. Did I say cookies? I am a VERY smart dog and quick learner, especially when there is a cookie for my good behavior. I like to be where the action is and always looking for the chance to nuzzle up to a human. I play with other dogs but I do not currently live with any other animals. I love all kinds of toys, especially with squeakers, and have not destroyed any of them. I like to take them out of the toy bin, play, then take them all into my crate. I get excited when playing with humans so it's great when we go outside in the yard where we can really interact. I will probably do best in a home without small children because I don't realize how big and strong I am when I play. I need lots of exercise! My foster mom uses tennis balls to play fetch to give me the exercise I need, and I am learning to bring the ball back! I also like walks with even more sights and smells to explore. When the day is done, I love my crate and sleep in there at night without a peep. I am completely house broken. Our standard adoption fee is $295 cash or check and $300 credit card ($5 processing fee). It includes spay/neuter when age appropriate at our participating vets, age appropriate core vaccinations, fecal testing, deworming, flea and tick preventative,1st vet visit at one of our participating vets, and micro-chipping. We must have an application, conduct a phone interview, and meet your entire family to approve an adoption. Please email [email protected] for an application or additional details. Please note that the breeds and sizes posted in this biography are educated best guesses and are not guaranteed. Please consider becoming a foster home while you search for your new best friend. We need foster homes - pounds are overflowing with puppies and adult dogs that are at-risk and need help. We can only rescue as many as we have foster home commitments. Fostering is a rewarding experience for your family.


Safe Haven Dog Rescue
Kane County
Elburn, Illinois 60119

Contact Person:
[email protected]



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


  • Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current

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