About Me

Name: Benny Griffin - just released from juvenile hall
Gender: Male
Breed: Miniature Poodle
Estimated Birthdate: 7/20/2013
Height: 10" at shoulder
Weight: 18 lbs
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with men: Yes
Good with women: Yes
House trained: yes
Crate trained: yes
Leash trained: No
Must have fenced in yard: No


Benny Griffin was found as a stray in Atlanta, Georgia. He must have been very frightened and had a rough life during his time on the streets because Benny can be very jumpy and scares easily at loud noises and fast movement.  Because of this, Benny would do best in a quiet and calm environment with no children and with a patient adopter who will allow him room to breathe as he transitions into a new home. 

Benny was very frightened when he first came to us here at the farm, but he is now starting to trust our caregivers and he is becoming more comfortable.  He now comes up and gently jumps on your leg to ask for some affection. He enjoys a good roll around in the grass. Benny lives in a cottage with eighteen other dogs and gets along well all of them. 

Benny is an adorable little guy with a quirky personality. He does well with a leash, gets along great with cats, and rides in a car like a pro. He is not comfortable with comfy cushions, suggesting that he may not have been allowed on furniture in his past life. Benny is an intelligent guy and a quick study.  But bear in mind - he has used his teeth in the past to bite and he will again.  If he is to ever find a home, it needs to be with an experienced dog handler who can shape his behavior and not be surprised if he resorts to biting when he is frightened.  He will.  

Benny is not an overly affectionate dog. He likes to be petted, but he'd rather be exploring. Benny also has a habit of "smiling". Benny is looking for a calm, quiet home where he can get to know his new family well enough to fully trust them without his buttons being pushed.


Can’t have a dog of your own? Have a soft spot for old, sick or hard to place dogs? It only takes a $20 a month donation for me to be your virtual dog! I need at least 10 virtual adopters (sponsors) to help cover my monthly costs.  If I have medical challenges I need even more! r having to leave your home, you can have your very own online dog that will send you update emails, make Facebook posts, and be eternally grateful for your support!  Go to the donate link at the top of the page for instructions as to how to donate. Questions?  Email:

I love my Virtual Adopters! DENISE H