Benji

#15-011

At A Glance


  • Age: 15 years, 1 months
  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Gender: Male
  • Weight: 125.00 lbs
  • Location: N/A
  • Status: Adopted

Profile


 

Such a Handsome Boy! Lisa B.  Such a Handsome Boy! Lisa B.

 

 

 

 

In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:
Entered Foster Care Fence Kid Friendly Another Dog Cat Friendly
 2/18/2015optional Yes Yes Yes 
This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.

Benji and Brutus are a beautiful bonded pair of PB Goldens.  They are littermates, are 7.5 years old and will be 8 in June. They have been together all of their lives with the same loving owner and they need to stay together as they are best friends. They were surrendered to RAGOM because their owner relocated and was unable to bring them with.  They are extremely well socialized, very friendly, happy, housetrained, affectionate, and have free roam with no destructive behaviors. Benji is particularly “Golden”! What does this mean?  It means he has perfected the “Golden Nudge”. This is a secret Golden trick to obtain petting from anyone in the room. It consists of coming super close to you and nudging your arm/hand with his nose in order to insure he gets pets. Brutus will then take the clue and nudge his way in also! In a short time you will have the most beautiful 4 brown eyes starring at you with smiles that you cannot resist! As I am writing this Benji is sleeping on top of my feet. Isn’t it nice that he wants to help keep me warm on this cold day! What a sweetheart!

Both boys rode great in the car on our drive here and met our 2 resident dogs with ease and friendliness.  They became adjusted here immediately and set about to feel at home. This just attests to their stable and loving upbringing. They seem quite secure. Both boys are good at coming when they are called. They know sit, shake and lie down but do not necessarily think these are important qualities and comply only when they want to. They are eager to please however and I think they would appreciate training in this area.

They are both overweight. Benji is particularly um-hum “weight gifted”. I estimate his weight to be about 130 lbs. He is quite tall and I think his ideal weight may be 90 lbs. We will visit the vet this week and find out his official weight. Other than that he appears to be in very good health. Benji has a history of a few seizures. He was put on a seizure med last fall and has not had one since. Because of his weight he has a little trouble jumping into the car. He does need a lift in. Stairs are no problem at all and he runs in the yard with playful ease. I think they both would really love to add lots of walks to their lifestyle! Benji went on a leashed walk with me and loved it with hardly any pulling. He has not been leash walked much in his life as it was never necessary on the farm and he does not run off. I do not think a physical fence would be necessary. 

Benji is excited to see any new people who come into the house but does not jump up. The boys lived on a farm for many years and had free run outside. They loved the cats on the farm and they grew up with children.  These guys are very gentle, they just want lots of attention and they love to be outside. I have not seen any behavior problems at all with them. They are absolutely wonderful! If you are looking for 2 stunningly beautiful Goldens with great personalities and loving easy natures and are willing to help them slim down, these may be the guys for you! 

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