• Adopted: 08-04-11
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 4 yrs
  • Size: 41 lbs
  • Color: Orange
  • Cats: Unknown
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Traits: Friendly, happy, energetic, and loves to snuggle.

Ben is a 4 year old, 41 lb. male English Setter who has lots of energy and loves to run in the backyard chasing critters and wrestling with his 4 year old foster brother, Duff.  He is very friendly and social with people.  His foster mom calls him Benny HaHa because he always seems to be laughing.  Benny is a happy, busy boy who likes to be in the thick of things.  He has beautiful warm brown eyes and is a snuggle bunny at heart.  He is housetrained, crate trained, rides well in a car and walks pretty well on a leash.

Benny should have been named "Shadow" since he follows his foster mom everywhere.  If I sit down, he will slip in next to me and snuggle up.  Benny is very easy to be around.  He learned the routine here almost instantly which includes our ritual of going out to go potty and then getting a treat.  He does not countersurf or get into things so he has been allowed to roam free in the house.  Benny gets along great with the rest of the pack here which includes a grumpy 13 y/o female setter, a 5 y/o male setter and a 4 y/o male setter.

As far as commands, he usually will sit and stay.   When I yell, "Benny! Come!," viola! he comes immediately in from the backyard. Sometimes I wonder, "Did Benny rescue us?"  In the month that he has been here, we have never seen him in a bad mood; he is just so affable.   Benny brings a  joy and reason for living to each and every day.  He will make someone a wonderful family pet.  My pups and I love having Benny in our home!


Deby Meeks hopes that Benny will be cuddling with his forever family very soon!