About Me

Name: Benji - In Foster in Rocky Mount, NC
Sex: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Havanese (medium coat)
Weight: 17.5 lbs
Height: 14 in
Estimated Birthdate: 7/25/2011
Fence Needed: No, but he would love one
Location: Foster Home in Rocky Mount, NC
Adoption Fee:$249

My Story

Date into Rescue: 01/10/2020

Reason for being in rescue: Lovingly surrendered by owners

Special Needs: Benji is an epileptic.He is on Zonisamide 50mg tablets daily to manage his medical issue. Benji also takes 60mg of Trazadone twice a day for anxiety. He requires this medicine to manage his anxiety and the behavioral challenges that come with it.

What kind of home would be best for me: Benji is a young, special dog. His needs in a forever home are very specific. Benji requires a home where he will be the only dog. He is fine with cats and plays well with other dogs, but does not want to share his home. Benji requires a home with no children. He needs his space when he is feeling moody. Finally, Benji requires an experienced owner that will give him space. He is a loving dog, but can resource guard his people. 

What is my personality like: 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. A previous family tried taking him off of this medicine - it did not go well. Benji will resource guard his people. Given this, we do not recommend he is allowed to sleep in the bed as this is where his resource guarding challenges present themselves most commonly.

How do I act when I first meet new people: Friendly

Tips and Tidbits: Benji's birthday is 07/25/2011

House trained: Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained.  A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.

Potential Adopters

Please note - we do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting a dog, take a look at the distance between the dog's location and your location and make sure you are able to make the trip.

Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.

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