Meet An Adoptable Dog


About Me

Name: Benji
Gender: Male
Breed: Havanese
Estimated Birthdate: 7/25/2011
Height: est 12 inches
Weight: 17.5 lbs
Good with dogs: sometimes, but unpredictable
Good with cats: sometimes, but unpredictable
Good with kids: sometimes, but unpredictable
Good with men: sometimes, but unpredictable
Good with women: sometimes, but unpredictable
House trained: yes
Crate trained: yes
Leash trained: yes
Must have fenced in yard: no


Benji is a permanent SOS dog and not available for adoption. Benji was lovingly surrendered by his owner. He has a lot of energy and needs lots of exercise. Sadly his owner realized she could no longer safely provide him the exercise that he needs.

Since being in rescue, we've learned a lot about Benji. He is an active young dog, but has had little training. He is on Trazadone for his anxiety and to help manage his behavior. He is also on Zonisamide 50mg tablets daily to manage seizures. A previous family tried taking him off of this medicine - it did not go well. 

Benji is a tale of 2 dogs. The dog that arrived in our rescue in January of 2020 was known to have seizures, but otherwise was a sweet dog. He was quickly adopted to a family with teenage children who he loved very much. Benji generally loves people and a lifestyle where he could sleep in the bed and do what he wanted suited him just fine. Unfortunately, Benji quickly became alpha and behaviors escalated. When he began biting and resource guarding he was returned to our rescue.

The dog that we have today is not the same Benji we first took in from his owners. Sometimes a switch can flip in a dog's brain, and that is almost certainly the case with Benji. While still a generally loving dog, Benji's behavior has become highly unpredictable and aggressive. He will attack other dogs for no known reason. He will charge at humans that he loves. 

For Benji, Dreamweaver Farms is home. We don't know what is going on in that little brain of his, but we know he can lives his days with us with very experienced caregivers.


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!  The caregivers at Carolina Poodle Rescue will do the rest.  Just think, without ever 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!  Benji is looking for virtual adopters