Our vet aged Benedict at 8-9yo, since he was found as a stray, and we were like, "are you surrrrre??" This guy is SO full of life, love, and goofy antics that would make anyone question that estimate. Benedict is one of those special kind of dogs who is immediately head over heels in love with every human he meets. No really...the second he arrived at his foster home, he was laying with his head in foster dad's lap showing his belly for rubs. Benedict loves toys, too -- the squeakier the better! He's so goobery and hilarious when he plays, like a big grown up puppy. He also really loves going for walks around the neighborhood. Right now, he's working on leash manners, but he's super food motivated, so that's been useful in teaching him calm walking skills. Benedict would do best in a home with another calm dog his size or on his own. After being abandoned as a stray, he can feel insecure sometimes about losing his favorite humans to another dog. We hope if his forever family has a dog friend for him, they make sure to work on developing a good relationship with them right from the start and showing Benedict that there's plenty of love to go around. ABR provides information on how to slowly introduce dogs to each other with each adoption, so using this would be very helpful. Benedict is still spry enough to chase a cat, so it's probably best to spare a kitty from that. And this guy is such an angel in the car, you may forget he's in your back seat! He'd be great on long road trips or even day trips on a weekend!
Benedict is available for adoption to qualified adopters in the contiguous 48 states. ABR would prefer approved applicants to come to TX to meet their match, with their family and dog(s), but we recognized this isn’t always possible. In such cases, approved adopters should be willing to participate in video interviews with the entire family to meet their match virtually. Adopters must also provide a transportation plan for their new family member that will require approval from the ABR Board. This needs to be paid for by the adopter, in addition to the dog’s adoption fee. Adopters need to also be prepared arrange safe transport back to the Austin area, should adoption not work out. Please be prepared to provide vet and personal references in your application for us to contact when considering your family.