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Benny * Popular Good with DogsHousetrainedNot good in apartments
Gender: Male Age: 1 year Status: Available

Benny is a great, amiable, easy going beagle.  He is a big boy, tall and medium build. He weighs 30 lbs and you can see by his picture, he’s nearly as tall as our Border Collie. 

One year old is a nice round number guess for Benny, but his teeth are brand new, and he is puppy clumsy. When the vet pulled up his lip she said “Awe, you’re just a baby!” So he may be just shy of one year. The main thing is that he is done growing, good to know, since he’s already a pretty big boy!

Benny is housebroken. At night he has to go out once after sleeping 4 - 5 hours. He sleeps on the bed, crating does not work for him at night. He can be crated, and needs to be when two legged folks are away, but he really does not like it and should not go to a home where owners are routinely gone 7 - 8 hours every day.  He also does like comfort. Loves the bed or couch and is in the pillows or curling in a blanket. He’s a loving dog, and is becoming a more and more cuddly as time in our home goes by.

Speaking of crating, the boy has a bark that will have you thinking you’re at Downton Abbey on a fox hunt. He is not especially vocal, but enough!!  No apartments or condos (or crabby neighbors) for Benny. 

He’s great with the kids, he still mouths a little, but he understands “no” real well. Children just need to be dog savvy, understand that he is not biting and just trying to play.

Speaking of teeth he also needs to chew, but we’ve been able to keep him busy with bones. Understandably, he has a hard time figuring kid plush toys from dog plush toys, but again, he understands “no” really well, he just needs to be watched. He really really likes the bones and our Border Collie and he plays tug a lot so he knows those toys. 

He’s a real dyed in the wool food hound. He is so tall that he can pretty much put his paws on the counter and eat like a person. Doesn’t even have to stretch!!Training for this and other things will take some patience. It’s not that he lacks intelligence, he’s just so amiable...he doesn’t seem to really understand why some of these “manners”, or lack of them, could possibly be wrong. He responds really well to correction, but it doesn’t stick for long. He is just so sweet. 

Benny likes a good run and some exercise, but he is equally fond of his nap time. Soft comfy chairs, blankets, pillows, people….he loves it. Those 30 lbs become 50 lbs real quick if you want Benny to move before he’s ready!

We can’t wait to find his forever family. He’s just an all around good guy. Benny’s not high maintenance, he just wants a place to call home.

NOTE: Dog may be located in any of our six volunteer states (WI, IL, IN, OH, PA, MI).

Please read our Standards for Adoption and the information about beagles and puppies before you submit an adoption application. Remember that owning a puppy is a full time commitment and you must have the time to commit to a dog that will be with you for 12-17 years. Beagle puppies are cute - but they are very challenging. Puppies may eat your apartment (no refund of security deposit); people who are gone for more than 5 hours at a time will need to make dog walker, neighbor or doggie daycare arrangements; and for families with very small children, puppies will chew toys, shoes, blankets and hands, feet and other important parts of your child's anatomy.