Bender

  • AARCS ID# A36361140
  • Male
  • Breed: Greater Swiss Mountain Dog/Mixed
  • Dog
  • Est. DOB: 8/24/2014
  • Size: Large

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    This animal is currently an Animal in Care with AARCS and is not available for adoption at this time. Please note that applications will NOT be accepted for this animal until they are posted as available on our Adoptable Animals page. Our website is updated daily so please keep checking back on their progress and availability. Thank you for choosing to rescue!


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    Story

    Big bundle of love looking for family to call my own!!

    Hi there! My name is Bender but my foster family call be Benny or Benny boy! I came to AARCS from the NWT and my knee was bugging me and I kept hopping so I didn’t have to put weight on it. AARCS vets are keeping an eye on it to see if it settles down and I’ve been doing much better now I’m in a foster home. I’m a big boy about 70lbs but I think I’m a lapdog!! I love to cuddle on top of my foster mum on the couch but sometimes she kicks me off as I don’t always sit still and just want to play! I don’t mind hanging out on the floor too as long as I’m with my pack. I have a doggy foster brother called Ziggy who is older than me and I love to play with him. Sometimes he tells me off to remind me that he’s the boss even though I’m bigger than him! But pretty much most of the time we love to hang out together. I’ve also met other dogs on my walks and I love them all!

    I’m pretty chill in the house when I’m not playing with Ziggy and my mum says I’m such a good boy when she goes to work. I get to relax in my own space where i can see out of the window in the kitchen nook. I sleep most of the time or chew on a toy but I don’t chew on furniture or things I’m not allowed and I don’t go potty in the house! Mum thinks I lived in a house before as I know the rules!! I sleep in my crate at night and I cry a little at first but then I sleep through the night without a peep even when my family sleep in at the weekend!

    I do need a little help on learning commands. I know sit, but only if they have a treat for me and I don’t like to “”wait”” for my food!!!! Mum tricks me by making me shake a paw then I can’t get my food straight away! I love going on my walks too but I am strong and pull if I see another dog I want to play with. I’m getting better though cos mum uses a martingale collar for our walks. I think if I have some obedience lessons with you I will be a super good dog! ( Mum thinks so too!)
    I love my human brother (15) and sister (12) too. And they think I’m really sweet and play with me too. Mum thinks that I might be a bit big for little kids as I don’t know my own strength and might knock them over. Did I mention I LOVE my walks!! I need to be on leash at this point though as I need to work on recall. There’s just so much to see and smell that I would forget that you are calling me!!

    I can’t wait to find my own family as I’m loving being part of this one! I think I’d be happy being an only child or having a doggy sibling. And I don’t mind if I have some human siblings too. I’m pretty flexible, I just want someone to love me as much as I’d love you!

    Come and check me out! Lots of love Benny

    • AARCS_cat
      Good with Cats?
      Not tested with Cats
    • AARCS_dog
      Good with Dogs?
      Yes, Good with Dogs
    • AARCS_KidTested
      Good with Kids?
      Only tested with Kids Over 8 Years
    • AARCS_SpecialNeeds
      Does this Animal have Special Needs?
      Yes, Medical Needs

      Waiting to have right knee reevaluated