age: 9 years
weight: 79 pounds
ask for: 048471
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 KSwanson@cityofberkeley.info. 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.