Benny needs a new forever home

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It’s a happy ending for a dog that suffered a terrible abandonment at the side of the road a couple of weeks ago.  The “gentle giant”, a mastiff that has been named Big Ben or Benny, is ready to go to his new forever home.  Benny was found by an animal control officer and taken to the Delaware Valley Human Society where he was assessed and primed for his new life.

Benny is likely about a year to a year and a half old, a large brindle mastiff who understandably has a bit of separation anxiety.  But he is a gentle and loving dog, and it is hard to imagine why anyone would leave him at the side of the road, alone.  Mastiffs are generally described as an innately good-natured, calm, easygoing and surprisingly gentle dog. Benny is a well-mannered house pet, but needs sufficient room to stretch out. This is an extremely loyal breed, and though not excessively demonstrative, he is devoted to his family and good with children.

Karen Crawford, the manager of the Delaware Valley Humane Society in Sidney said this about Big Ben, “The dog is definitely a gentle giant.  He is having some anxiety problems probably due to the fact that he was abandoned by the side of the road by his owner.  But he is friendly and loveable.”

The Humane Society is now accepting applications to adopt Benny and will make a decision at the end of the week. If you are interested in giving this beautiful boy a loving home contact the Delaware Valley Humane Society or call 607-563-7780.

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