Dogs Trust

Benny hopes to cha-cha-charm his way into a forever home as Strictly Come Dancing finals approach

Eight-year-old Benny the Lurcher is known at Dogs Trust Shoreham for being a clumsy bundle of legs, with a hilarious ‘Elvis’ style lip - however much like the King of Rock and Roll - when it comes to dancing this poochy has panache. 

Bouncy Benny is the epitome of graceful once there’s music involved and loves to bust a move with his favourite canine carer; Bellah. As the finals of Strictly Come Dancing approach this weekend he’s hopeful he’ll take centre stage for a visitor at the centre, who realises what a wonderful addition he’d make to their home. 

Dogs Trust Shoreham’s Rehoming Centre Manager Tracey Rae said:

“Benny is an endearing chap who behaves like a giant puppy! However, as the final of Strictly Come Dancing approaches, he’s been keeping a close eye and taking notes - with the help of his trainer Bellah, Benny has adorned his dancing shoes and devised a routine full of twists and turns that he hopes will impress his special someone.  

“Despite being a slightly more mature chap, Benny’s still very much active in his nature. He’s seeking a partner who can keep up with him on the dance floor, join him on quiet walks and play all his favourite games in the garden. Can Benny salsa his way into your heart?” 

Benny came to the rehoming centre in January 2016 as a stray, and if he isn’t snapped up soon could be spending his third Christmas with the charity, staff hope this won’t be the case. 

He needs a home with human pals over 16, and he'd also like to be the only pet. Benny is learning to walk nicely on the lead and travels well in the car, so it is an option to drive him to more remote locations when out on adventures. It is essential that Benny has his own enclosed garden, with high fencing; he's a bouncy boy and will need space to burn off some extra steam from time to time.

If you think you could be Benny’s perfect dance partner, please ensure you contact the centre in advance on 0300 303 0292 to make sure his best friend Bellah is around to speak to you about him.