• SOHO Dog Rescue

Temporary Hold: Benji!

Updated: May 14

Age: 1.5 years

Breed: Australian Shepherd


Gets along with: dogs, cats

Location: Fayetteville, GA

Update on Benji

We would like to give everyone a quick update on this wonderful little guy.  Benji was rescued from a very sad situation where he had been used primarily for breeding, with little socialization.  He has made wonderful progress and is just a joy to be around – even the resident cat likes him!  However, Benji continues to be very afraid of new situations, new people, new noises, etc.  He doesn’t bark, growl or bite – he tries to hide and just make himself invisible.  We are going to hold Benji in our rescue for another month or so while we continue to work with this shy little guy.  If all goes as we hope, he may be ready for adoption as early as the second half of June.  We will post a full update before then.

Benji is a very handsome, very shy, young purebred Australian Shepherd who is brand new to our rescue.  He is 1 ½ years old, is 7-10 pounds too thin at 36 pounds, and has a nice red tri coat.  Benji is brand new to our rescue and was not treated well before we were able to get him.  He is still very shy but wants so badly to be with people, where he can feel safe, happy, loved and well-fed. 

He is making amazing progress, and we already know that he is housebroken, does fine in a crate, gets along with other dogs and cats, and once he trusts you he is your best friend for life!  It will take us at least another couple of weeks to really understand the full personality of this wonderful little guy so please check back!  Benji is fostered in Fayetteville, GA.

Benji's adoption donation is $275.

To be considered to adopt Benji, please click here: ADOPTION APPLICATION