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About Benji

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Adoption Fee: 450.00
  • Species: Dog
  • Rescue ID: D190128
  • Current Age: 3 Years (best estimate)

Ben is a beautiful, goofy, 2.5 year old African Boerboel who would love to share his home with another large dog and someone who is home with him most of the day. He loves to play and due to his size and strength putting him with another small dog is not recommended.

Likes: Being outdoors, playing with his foster siblings, ear rubs, being close to his person.
Dislikes: Crates, sudden loud noises, quick movements.
Personality: Sweet and lovable!
Temperament: Will bark when someone comes to the house but settles down quickly. His bark is very intimidating but he does not have a mean bone in his body. Not dominant, very submissive.
Energy Level: Moderately Active
Favorite activities: Playing ball, running in the back yard, hanging out with his person. He will be your shadow so if you are not looking for a dog to be with you 24/7 he may not be the right dog for you.
Good with: Dogs, cats, children over 6.
Not good with: Crates, although he is crate trained. He will go in a crate but will bark and let you know he is not happy.
Housetrained: Mostly. You must let Ben pee 3 or 4 times when he is outside to empty his bladder. If you let him in to soon he will have an accident in the house.
Challenges. Due to Ben’s size and his strength a heavy duty crate would be recommended for him. He has broken out of 3 wire crates. He needs to be exercised a few times a day or he gets really rammy in the house. Just letting him run around the back yard for 15 minutes each time would be sufficient. A home where someone would be home most of the day would be best for him. Crating him 8 hours a day is just too much.
Medical Issues: None 
What would be the best kind of home: Ben will require a fenced in yard with another large dog to play with. Someone that will give him the time and patience he needs adjusting to a new home. 

Fostered in Lititz, PA. 

Application Fees, Adoption Donations and Rescue Policy: Please know that 100% of our funds are used for rescuing the dogs.

Our rescue policy requires the following:

  • Adopters must have their primary residence in one of the following states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, parts of North Carolina, and parts of New York.
  • We will not adopt a giant breed dog to homes where the dog will have access to highly varnished hardwood steps inside the home. Any inside steps to which the dog(s) have access, must have carpeting, securely fixed stair treads, or a non-skid surface. We encourage you to remediate potential safety issues while your application is under review, prior to the home visit.
  • Applications for giant breed dogs must be submitted by the property owner.
  • Homes with children under 6 years of age will not be approved for adoption.
  • Homes with children should have a fenced yard.
  • Pets currently in the applicant's home must have a history of appropriate veterinary care. Veterinary records will be checked.
  • All references must be checked before any visitation of the dog is permitted at the foster home.
  • All family members must be present during the home visit to the applicant's home.
  • Any dog(s) in the applicant's home must have an introductory meeting with the rescue dog being considered, before any adoption can be completed.
  • Homes with intact dogs will not be approved for adoption. Exceptions to this policy can be found on the Adoptable Dog Page.

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