Please contact Debi (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about this pet.
Awesome little guy!
Benny is an awesome little guy with a lot of potential. Benny has had a hard time lately and is still a little shy around new folks. Benny was living rough on the mean streets of Austin before he was brought into the shelter by Animal Control. Benny was so scared (and so smart) that it took them a week to catch him in a trap. By the time his ordeal was ending he was one scared little boy. He has made great strides since coming into his foster home. We don't think Benny had spent much time inside a house and he had some big adjustments to make. He now loves being inside and sleeping on the ottoman while his family watches some tube. He also loves sleeping on his foster mom's bed and getting rubbed behind his ears. He will sleep in his crate without complaining. Once he gets to know you he gives you his whole heart and even little doggie kisses. Benny is potty trained and crate trained. He loves to go for walks with his foster family. I have never heard him bark. Although he has been incredibly scared at times he has never growled or showed any aggression of any kind. Benny loves his foster doggie brothers and sisters and chases balls with them in the back yard. Benny has tested 'low' heartworm positive. Don't let this deter you from considering him. Because of his small size and young age the vet has recommended the 'slow kill' protocol for him which very simply is just making sure to give him his regular heartworm preventative every month. Benny needs someone who can understand his quiet nature and deal with him gently and with patience. He will not respond well to a heavy hand. He is such a wonderful, loving and joyful fellow when you get to know him. Help Benny forget his past and walk with him into a bright future. And he has a mohawk!!
To fill out an application about Benny, please visit www.austindogalliance.org.