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Benji is looking for a home that can continue all his basic training and socialisation - APPLICATION ONLY

  • Breed : Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix
  • Gender : Male
  • Age : 8 months old (approx.)
  • Size : Medium
  • Good With Dogs : Yes
  • Good With Cats : Yes
  • Good With Children : 7 years and over

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Benji came to the centre with his four brothers after they who were born in another kennel.  Their mother was removed from the home due to welfare concerns.

Benji is a bundle of joy, he is a friendly young dog, who has had a hard start in life. He has had limited socialisation and experience of the world so is looking for owners who have previously owned dogs and who are willing to support Benji with overcoming his fears.

Benji is full of life, he is a young dog who is inquisitive and into everything. He has spent his life in kennels so will take some time to learn how to live in a home. He is a really affectionate, sweet boy who loves to be around people. He enjoys cuddles and loves to give kisses in return. He can jump up so would be best suited to living with dog savvy children. Benji has a lot to learn and he will need his confidence building gradually around traffic and different places.

Benji will need his training starting from scratch this includes all of the basics including recall, house training and help settling into a home environment. He would benefit from attending reward-based dog training classes.

He will need owners who are around most of the time, he will need to be taught how to be left gradually.

Benji enjoys his food, he can eat very enthusiastically, to slow him down it is best to feed him with a slow feeder or scattering his biscuits.

He has had limited experience with other animals so far in his life. He has socialised mainly with his litter mates. He met a new dog for the first time and he wanted to play, although when the play got a little rough he was unsure and sat down until we helped him out and then he was keen to get back to the game. He would be most suited to live with a dog who is quite tolerant of puppy-like behaviours. Benji would benefit from an older dog who could be a confidence giver. It would be best if he was to live with a dog of his live or larger as he is likely to overwhelm a small dog. He is currently finding his feet and building his confidence with meeting new dogs.

The type of home we are looking for Benji would be a house with own garden based in a quieter location ideally out of town. He is looking for a home where his new owners will be able to support him with overcoming his fears and are able to continue to socialise him. He would benefit from a quieter home where he could we settled.

Benji is a really sweet dog with a lot of love to give to the right owners.

The adoption fee for Benji is £275


If you are interested in adopting Benji, you will need to register your interest by filling in and returning one of our pre-adoption questionnaires (see below). 


If you live in rented accommodation, in addition to the completed pre-adoption questionnaire please include written permission from your landlord or housing authority, confirming that they are happy for you to keep a dog in the property. If you already have a dog/s the permission must state the number of dogs allowed – without this we cannot include the application.

Completed application forms and landlord permissions if applicable must be emailed to with ‘Benji’ in the subject bar, or hand your completed form into reception.

Emails sent to other addresses will not be considered.

**Benji will not be available for viewing until he meets his potential adopter**

Selection process:

A Dog Carer will assess each potential adopter on the information provided on the pre-adoption form.

The three most suitable homes for Benji will be identified. These suitable applicants will then be invited in at an appointed time to discuss the needs of the dog further.   We will then select the most suitable applicant.

The deadline for applications is MONDAY 15TH AUGUST at 4PM and the successful candidates will be contacted within 24 hours. Applications received after MONDAY 15TH AUGUST at 4PM will not be included. The successful candidate must be available to meet Benji for the first time on THURSDAY 18TH AUGUST (appointments start from 1:30pm).

Please note due to the increase in applications for all dogs and limited resource we will not contact unsuccessful candidates or give individual feedback.