Benjy ^


Benjy ^ Status: Available

ID: 14240

Name: Benjy ^

Breed: Terrier Cross

Age: 4 Years

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: At Many Tears in
Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

If you are interested in adopting a dog that does not say it can be homed with a cat and wish us to cat test please let us know and we will be happy to do this.

15-01-2018 Benjy is a 4 year old terrier cross.  He has sadly been returned as he is extremely energective and needs a lot of exercise,  Benjy needs a VERY ACTIVE home. He is super affectionate with people and willing to please. He is ball obsessed and would play all day if he could. He is great with female dogs of any size but not that great with male dogs. Benjy would be fine as an only dog when he could race around and play ball all day! He has a very high prey drive and could not be re-homed with cat or other small furries. He walks lovely on a lead, he would really suit a quiet location where his new owners can offer him one to one attention. Benjy has scaled 6 ft fencing in the past to get to a cat so he needs a secure garden. He is lovely in the house and enjoys lazing around as long has he had had enough exercise.

21-02-18 UPDATE

This handsome little man is still waiting for his forever home...he sits and watches everyday, always hopefully today maybe the day. Unfortunately he is stressed in kennels as it is a busy place and ideally he needs a calm environment to florish...barking at prospective adopters is not the way to "sell" himself but this is only the same as a dog barking at the door bell...he would make a great burglar deterrent! 😃
Benjy is a sweet boy with humans and loves attention but adult only as he gets very excited playing with his ball. He does need a specialist home but I think the more you put into something the more you get out...Benjy is so worth the effort and you would have a loyal best friend for ever.

16-03-18 UPDATE
Benjy is a very special boy to me. Today the sun was shining and we had a chance to hook up some dogs with a long line and get them into the field for a play. Amongst them was the ever so energetic Benjy, a dog who was adopted from us two years ago, to be recently returned and put back into kennels, which is horrible for a dog so high energy as its very difficult to meet his needs stimulation wise in a kennel environment. Needless to say he's stressed, but it pains me to say this wonderful man will probably become a long stayer, again, the saddest part being it'll be because he's not a 'desirable' breed for most people.
When we got him on his long line into the field, the joy in his face was wonderful, no distractions, no stress, just him, his ball and the birds tweeting. He'd simply lay there every so often and just look around, absolutely in his element. He adores his balls, he'd happily play for hours, he enjoys running, he loves his cuddles, he's house trained and was a proper little couch hogger when he was with me in foster two years ago, what more could you ask for in a dog.
If there were distractions however, things wouldn't have been so smooth, he has a very high prey drive, cats or livestock are an absolute no go. He gets on amazingly with all other dogs, however the minor issues become apparent when a dog is reactive towards him when he's out walking on a lead, to which he reacts back. His ideal home would be in a quiet area, no distractions to stress him out, long walks in a peaceful area without loads of other dogs etc. If there is too much going on around him, Benjy can be very strong on the lead, however once you get him 5 minutes from the rescue in the quiet country, he's walking slack, I could walk him on my little finger.
He was such an easy boy in foster with me as my location was perfect. I had no cats around me, I could walk him in locations where only few dogs go, I threw a ball for him and walked him and that was it, he was back to being a couch potato. He's great will little dogs, he lived with my Bichons and a Shih Tzu in harmony, he's great with children, he just needs the right family in the right environment. He needs his forever home now, if you're looking for an energetic, affectionate boy, look no further. 

05-04-18 UPDATE
If this boy hasn’t suffered enough. Benji is becoming our longest stayer now and we can’t understand why!. Benjy has been on my section for nearly 2 weeks now and this boy is really growing on me. He is easily exersiced as he will chase a ball all day long if given the chance. He walks like a dream on the lead, but is reactive on the lead of another dog starts it. Me and Benjy took a walk down to the stream and he loved to paddle! I’m sure if I had a ball he would have quite happily gone for a swim! Benjy will sit for a treat and tomorrow I plan on teaching him to run with the bike. He would make a fab running partner for the right person. However as I have seen with Benjy he does get distracted quite easily with other things that go passed such as birds or anything furry, so he will need further training with his re-call. Benjy has been here far to long now and it’s about time he had his happy ending. Can that person be you?

14-04-18 UPDATE

Why is this poor boy still here, since Benjy has been on my section I’ve become very fond of him. Today while we went for a walk, Benji carried his ball with him as he had a play in the sand school before going for a walk, I figured out this might not be such a bad thing as when we passed other dogs he didn’t once show any interest in reacting! Benjy would make the perfect companion for anyone that wants a dog that would devote his life to them and protect what he has. His only issue is he sometimes gets frustrated and does react to other dogs, but he just needs a very firm hand to help guide him. When no other dogs around when he’s out walking he will greet children lovely. He has his ball thrown for him twice a week by a 10 year old and he really does love his little people. There must be someone out there who can offer this handsome boy a home.

24-04-18 UPDATE

As it was so warm this week I took Benjy for a swim. Safe to say he was in his element!!!
I have no idea how he is still waiting for his forever family to find him, he is so lovely. He loves a cuddle and his ball and would happily live the rest of his days just being loved. There has got to be someone who needs this boy in their life.

05-06-18 UPDATE
Poor Benjy is still here behind bars, he is needing someone who can give him what he needs. Benjy is a friendly boy who loves everyone, he greets you with a waggy tail. Today we went down the river to throw a ball for him and he absolutely loves it, he does need a home where his new family do need to stand by him and work with his issues with him. Benjy walks lovely on a lead when he's been corrected, but is good as gold when he's in the hands of someone experienced. Benjy has been here for way too long now, its about time its his turn.


The adoption fee for an adult dog (6 months and over) is £220 and for a puppy is £250, However if the dog has a passport you will be given this when you adopt and we ask for a further £20 to help us buy a passport for another dog. You will find a break down of what the adoption fee covers under our Adoption Procedures (see link below) If your application is successful you will be home checked and you, all members of your family and any dog(s) who will be living with the dog MUST come to meet the dog you want to adopt. All our dogs are micro-chipped, have had at least their first inoculation and are spayed/neutered unless there is a medical reason for not doing so. You must have a safe means of transporting the dog home in a crate or if this is not possible please discuss with Many Tears or the Fosterer when your application is being processed.

In certain circumstances and in particular when it is one of our long term stayers or a dog who is difficult to home we may transport it down the M4 as far as Reading if the adopter is not able to travel for a valid reason. This will only happen on a Sunday and will be part of our Foster Run where we transport dogs to their foster homes. There will be and additional charge of £20 transport fee for this and the adopter must be able to travel to the allocated service station. Please think very carefully before asking for a dog to be transported as if you already have a dog there is no guarantee they will get along with the new dog or vice versa and you will need to be able to hold on to the dog until the following week and meet the van again if you wish to return the dog.

Please read our adoption procedures before applying and then complete the adoption form.





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