General Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
Current Size: 23 Pounds
Current Age: 11 Years 1 Month (best estimate)
Benji is a love. He is sweet, quirky and adorable.
Benji was surrendered along with his sister when his owner became ill and could no longer care for her dogs. Even though his sister has been adopted, Benji still is happy to play with all of the toys and run (slowly) outside with the other dogs.
Benji has that beagle appetite so he is fed in the crate. He has been known to be able to sniff out unopened bags of dog food and knock them off of the shelf to rip them open. He has been found twice in his foster home with his head in a bag of food that was left unopened on the pantry shelf. Because of this, his foster's installed baby latches on the kitchen cabinets. It is a good thing he loves vegetables because he tends to be fed more veggies like green beans in his food than kibble since he does antics that causes weight gain.
Benji absolutely loves his dog beds. He usually will pull one out of the crate to lie on it while watching TV. He has even pulled dog beds out of the bedroom and dragged them down the hall to the family room. But if he finds a place on the couch next to a person who will pet him, he will stay there forever reveling in the experience.
At night he has a special bed on the floor next to his foster's bed. He sometimes rolls around on it making funny sounds of happiness before he drifts off to sleep.
Benji can see, but we think his vision is not the best. His hearing also is not what it use to be when he was younger. He does like to howl. He has a quieter howl than most beagles though.
Benji is very endearing. You will find Benji will steal your heart if you take him home.
More about Benji
Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Kids
Other Pictures of Benji (click to see larger version):
Currently we do not know if Benji will be able to attend the event, Tampa Bay Pet Expo on Saturday, March 8th, 2014.