The name Benny means, "blessed."
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This unique and very good looking boy was found as a stray, taken to the city pound, and never claimed. We do not have any information regarding his background, upbringing, or why he became homeless.
Adoption Fee: $135
Breed: Pit Bull
Age: 1-3 yo
Weight: 55-65 lbs
Benny is healthy and ready for adoption.
Benny sure is a handsome boy. His one eyebrow and serious expression make him look like a dandy gentleman, but he's quite the goofball in person. Benny is standard size and has a well balanced conformation. And look at that face! Doesn't he have the cutest overbite and pouty lip?
Current Living Situation:
Benny is currently staying in a temporary foster home until we have room for him at the shelter. There are two children in the foster home, ages 7 & 11, as well as 2 middle-aged Pit Bull females, and a 10-year-old cat.
Benny gets along with everyone, but his level of energy is a little much for the older dogs and the cat.
We're still getting to know this charming Don Juan and will update his bio soon. He's only been with us for a few weeks but has already proven to be quite the happy Casanova. He is very easy-going, though slightly unsure and insecure in new situations. Once out of his shell, he's a bundle of joy. Benny loves to play fetch and will bring the ball right back to you.
Behavior with people:
As of now, Benny has been nice with everyone he's met, though he seems particularly fond of women. He warms up to men too, but might be a little unsure of their intentions towards him at first. It's possible he's met some unpleasant male individuals before and needs a little more time to trust men. Overall though, he's a friendly boy with a nice disposition. He loves to cuddle and melt into people's arms. He enjoys playing as well.
Behavior with children:
He's been good with the kids in his temporary home and his foster moms reports that there have been no issues regarding his behavior with children.
Behavior with other dogs:
He likes the older females in the home, but the feeling is not completely reciprocated. There's just a big age difference and the girls are set in their ways. Foster mom normally takes young pups that quickly submit to corrections from the adults. Benny thinks everything is a game however, and he sometimes has a hard time respecting the resident dogs. He just wants to play and have a good time, while everyone else would rather chill on the couch 🤷♀️
We believe that Benny could live with a younger female dog with a similar energy level and play drive, but he's a little too active for senior dogs.
Behavior with other animals:
The cat feels the same way about Benny as the resident dogs do. While Benny has shown no aggression towards the cat, he does pester it sometimes and the cat isn't too impressed.
A good thing about Benny is that he is responsive to human leadership, but he needs consistency, discipline, and exercise. Foster mom is working on improving his self-control via training and obedience, but her time is limited. Benny is a young dog full of love for life and he's very smart. He would benefit from patient and active owners that have time to work with a young dog and can provide him with a structured environment.
Even if you can’t adopt this sweetheart, you can still help by donating for their care.