Bentley’s foster dad checked in to tell us that this foster boy is doing just great. He has mastered all his basic commands, sit, paw, down, wait etc. His foster family is now able to brush him and clean his ears without any signs of anxiety. He will even roll over for a belly rub if he is so inclined.
This young man has finally realized that dog beds are a good thing and he will curl up on one for a good snooze. When he first arrived, he would only lay on the floor on in his crate. Bentley still does not climb onto the furniture – what good manners!
Bentley gets a “most improved” award on his leash work. He has encountered several dogs on his walks and does not get anxious. When he sees cats, he just saunters by them unless they decide to run. Then he would naturally like to chase them in a playful way.
Over Thanksgiving his foster family had company and Bentley met their two year old niece. We are happy to report that he was super with her. She gave him treats and hugs and he had no problem at all.
Congratulations to Bentley and his foster family – this is awesome work. It just goes to show that a loving family along with patience and kindness can make all the difference to a wonderful boy like Bentley.
He is ready now for his new home and is hoping for a family that will love him and keep him in their care for always. If you have room in your heart and home for Bentley, please let us know asap by sending your application in today.
Bentley was surrendered because his owners felt they did not have the time to give him all the attention he deserved.
Handsome Bentley settled in rather quickly when he arrived at his foster home. At first, he was afraid and winced if you reached over him or around him but he’s gotten much better with this and now lets you pat his head and rub his ears. He does enjoy attention and will climb up to ask for a head scratch
Bentley is a big kisser with a wiggly happy tail who loves to smell your hair. He loves his walks and has already learned the exercise schedule. He is a strong boy and is working on his leash etiquette with his family. He has no problem walking in the rain, and had lots of experience with that through the hurricane.
He is an independent guy around the house and he is crate trained and housebroken. In fact, Bentley will lay in his crate at night with the door open and much prefers to sleep there through the night, even if he is invited in to be with his foster parents. At first, Bentley would not enter certain rooms of the house without an invitation from his humans. But now, he usually enters rooms without any coaxing.
He loves his tennis ball and will chase it and then play keep away. He also has rope toys which he enjoys throwing in the air to amuse himself. His foster dad reports that this boy loves his food. He waits patiently for his food to be put down, but once it is given to him, it disappears in seconds. He will counter surf if left alone. Treats are a favorite of course!
His foster dad recently reported that Bentley continues to improve. He has mastered some commands. Sit and paw are automatic, down is a work in progress but improving daily. He is also getting much better on a leash. He can be stubborn but wants to learn and please you. This guy is high energy and loves to run and play.
Could you be the soul mate that this deserving young man is hoping for? If so please get your application in today.