Ben! 2 y/o, 48 lb, Graduated from Training with a Gold Star!

Brooklyn, NY – When Ben was rescued from the city shelter (where he was formerly known as Ven), it was obvious that he had difficulty trusting people due to his previous environment and needed training before he could go to a forever home where he could finally experience a life of love and peacefulness.

Ben has a lot of great qualities that will make him a wonderful addition to any home – especially now that he graduated from training with an A + across the board and a gold star for being the best student!

He is intelligent, calm, walks well on the leash, and even does well with other dogs. He has shown himself to be very affectionate, loving and loyal. But let’s hear what Ben has to say:

To my new family! Intelligent male seeks comfy lap to lay on. I love sun bathing and sharing your space, but not in a clingy way. If I had to describe my perfect day, it’d be spending it with you, doing whatever you want. I’m pretty versatile. Need some space? No problem! I’ll lay in the corner. Want me on the sofa next to you? Why didn’t you ask sooner? I love belly rubs and bum scratches. I mean, who doesn’t, right? Jogging partner or couch potato partner, I got it covered.

Want a companion? Right here… Hello? This guy! I get along great with other animals although I’m not entirely sure how I feel about cats. What are they, again? I hope you like playing tug or fetch. I walk well, and run great. If you enjoy a good hike, I can keep up. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. I have some needs too. My perfect owner must be firm and fair to keep me honest and hold me accountable. Also, please don’t rush the relationship. Gimme time to warm up to you and your family. Your patience and understanding will be rewarded. I promise, Once I trust you, I’m an incredibly loyal, loving friend for life. Looking forward to meeting you! XO ~Ben

Ben is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.

For additional photos, please visit Ben’s Facebook page or contact us for information or fill out an online application. And thanks for caring about this really special dog!