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sex: male

age: 9 years

weight: 79 pounds

ask for: 048471

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As the Bay Area continues to shelter in place, BACS has transitioned to virtual, socially-distanced adoptions. If you are interested in learning more about Benji, please email Thank you for your patience during this time. We really appreciate your support!

Like many of our other very good boys and girls, handsome Benji has been in a foster home. Here’s what Benji has to say:

Hi there, my name is Benji! I was originally found in Yolo county. I am about 9 years old, and my two favorite things are cuddles and sleeping. I love to get snuggly with my humans and enjoy playing tug of war from time to time. I spend most of my time napping but once in a while, I get up to check on my humans and give them some love just because.

I enjoy going on walks and also enjoy lounging around a backyard or patio when I have access to one. 😊

When my foster parents offered me a home, I was recovering from several wounds and stitches for the first four weeks, and I felt shy and vulnerable. It’s been about 10 weeks now and all my stitches are fully healed, my fur is shiny, my hair has grown back and I can jog and go up and down the stairs with confidence. My calluses, which I have on my bottom and elbows, are fast going away now with the comfy bed I have; I’m hoping to never again lay on concrete all day.

I confess that I love my foster parents’ couch when I get their approval to take my naps and cuddles there, and sometimes I also join couch meetings when my presence is requested. Woof Woof 🙌 🐶

I love going outside on walks and to smell new things (I have quite a developed sense of smell) and will work for treats. I do feel anxious and stressed when I see other dogs. I wasn’t always like this, but I was recently attacked by a dog and I now feel on edge when I see my fellow four-legged friends.

Did I mention I’m 74 lbs now? I lost a couple of pounds and I feel fantastic because I’m more active and more mentally engaged than I was before 😊

I do look forward to meeting you. Expect some wet licks and maybe hugs as well.