Three-legged Beni hopes to strike lucky in love
Dogs Trust Harefield rehoming appeal
Staff at Dogs Trust Harefield are hoping a dog-loving family comes forward to welcome a three-legged dog into their hearts and home who, so far, hasn’t had luck on his side.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Beni, had one of his legs amputated after being involved in a fall prior to coming to Dogs Trust, which resulted in him losing mobility and function in one of his front legs. However, Beni doesn’t let having three legs slow him down and is described by staff as “an energetic, spritely chap who loves walking, despite being minus a leg.”
Beni was handed over to the charity through no fault of his own, after his owners had a change of circumstances. Beni and his carers are hoping that the loveable lad’s luck changes and he finds a loving home.
Richard Moore, Dogs Trust Harefield Rehoming Centre Manager, said:
“One-year-old Beni is a happy, handsome boy, who’s waiting for someone to fall in love with him like we all have at the rehoming centre. We’re hoping he won’t be overlooked because he is three-legged, as he certainly doesn’t let it affect him; he has a real zest for life.
“He’s got such a friendly nature but sadly people just keep walking past him. He looks at them hopefully and wags his tail, but they just pass him by. We can only think people might be concerned about taking on a three-legged dog, but he’s such a great example of how wonderful dogs are because despite everything he has been through, he is a loving, trusting boy and having three legs doesn’t slow him down from getting the most out of life.”
Beni has been building up his strength and enjoys walks with his two-legged friends. Always keen to play, the friendly chap likes meeting new people and is good with dogs; however he’d prefer to be the only pooch in the home so he gets all the attention.
“Beni is an affectionate boy and enjoys lapping up all the attention from the team here at the rehoming centre, although he would quite literally jump at the chance to be settled in his new home. We’re hoping he proves to be Lucky Beni very soon!”
Seeking kind, patient owners who can give him all the love he needs, the youngster would like his adopters to be home for the majority of the day whilst his settles into his new home. Fully housetrained, Beni can live with teenagers aged 14 years and over, and he’d benefit from further positive reward-based training.
If you think you could make Beni’s dream of a loving home come true, please contact Dogs Trust Harefield on 0303 0292, visit www.dogstrust.org.uk or pop into the rehoming centre situated at Highway Farm, Harvil Road, Uxbridge UB9 6JW.