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    Adopted 9/3/04
  • Gender - Male
  • Age/DOB - over 7 yrs
  • Height  at the shoulder -
  • Weight - 110
  • Spayed/Neutered - Yes
  • Taken in on  - 07/07/04
  • Available as of - now
  • Housebroken - yes
  • Obedience trained - some
  • Good with other dogs - Yes mostly
    • with cats - NO
    • with kids - Yes
    • with the elderly - Yes
  • Temperament - Friendly, affectionate, easy going - these guys are very much senior citizens
  • Comments

Ben & Toby are brothers who have been together their whole lives. The owner recently died after a prolonged illness. These two old guys did not the best of care while he was ill, and his ex wife did not really want them nor was she able to care for them. Like any old married couple, they will get into a fight with one another now and then. But they are also very dependent on one another too. The ex wife could not handle this and sent Ben to the pound. Several weeks later she had decided she could not deal with Toby either and was going to send him to the pound as well. The local rescue could not take in two old geezers like this so we agreed to take them. When they got here Toby was the bigger and healthier of the two. But then he came down with pneumonia and stopped eating. We ahd to force feed him for about a week, but he is eating just fine on his own now and is over his pneumonia. While he was sick, Ben was eating like there was no tomorrow and managed to catch back up with Toby. He is in much better shape now than he was when we first got him. They are both way too skinny and need more fattening up, as well as a good exercise plan to build back the muscle mass they have lost over the past year or so. While these guys are old, they are only supposed to be 7 or so. However they seem much older than this. They are very weak and unsteady on their feet and it takes them a lot of time and effort to sit or lay down, as well as to stand up. But they are game and happy to trot around trying to play with/bully the other dogs here. They are not real well socialized and supposedly spent most of their lives in separate but adjoining crates or kennels. So the fact that they have adapted as well as they have to living with so many dogs, is really a very good sign. These guys are very sweet and just need a loving home to live out the remainder of their lives. They will reward their new owners with lots of drool and tons of affection and devotion.

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