Positive for heartworms?: 
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 

Gender: Male

GRR number: 15-120

Type of Surrender: Stray from Austin Animal Center

Age: 8 years

Weight: 56.2 lbs. (goal is 60 lbs)

Personality: Hi! I’m Benchley, and I was bestowed my name when I casually jumped up on a bench with my GRR volunteers and happily watched the world go by. (I’m the red headed guy in the photos).  I am a great observer of my surroundings, which have recently gotten better every day! When we left the kennel, I was pretty excited, and twirled around several times. You know the feeling!

I enjoy being around other canines, but I’m not into romping and stomping to show who is boss. Calm, collected and sophisticated, that’s me. I LOVE attention from humans, and it would be fine with me if you pet me all day. I’ll put my head against you to remind you, if needed.  I’m all-in on the basic commands like sit, wait and down. I showed off to my GRR volunteers on the ride from the kennel by laying down in the back seat on their command.  They ate it up! I think I am really growing on them. They were talking in the front of the car, saying words like “happy”, “adorable”, “affectionate” and “very active”. They said, ”He is a boy anyone would enjoy”. That sure sounded a lot like me.

My temporary home is like heaven compared to just days ago. I settled in quickly, and I am behaving perfectly well indoors even when I am left by myself. I have even picked out my favorite spot in each room.  I was restless at night at first, but now I sleep through the night just fine being around my foster parents. My foster parents appreciate my mature behavior – none of that puppy over-the-top high energy – just warm loving companionship!

I would love to shower you with my special Golden appreciation every day when you take me with you to my new forever home.

Ideal home: Based on his personality, Benchley would be best in a home with his humans around most of the day, rather than being alone from 9 to 5. He also would probably do best in a “single dog” household even though he does just fine around other dogs.  More details to be forthcoming as he shows more of his fine character to his foster parents.

 To learn about the adoption process and complete an application, click here.   We do not guarantee the availability of the dog that you have expressed interest in as it may be matched to another waiting family.  However, there are always new dogs available as rescue is dynamic.  We appreciate your interest in adopting a rescued golden.

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