July 25, 2002
Benni is a very sweet little
9 pound red Affenpinscher. It was thought at first that he might be a Brussels
Griffon but upon the removal of the wild, matted hair that he had, it was discovered
that he is definitely an Affen. He is about 9 years old and was found in a large
shelter in New York City. Through the cooperation of organizations in that part
of the country and an "angel" at the shelter, we were able to get him out of there
and into foster care. He has been quite the little traveler recently. He was first
picked up by a griffy person in New Jersey, then went home with another griffy
person in Pennsylvania. After a few days, he took a flight and ended up in north
Texas where he is today.
Upon arrival, Benni had
extremely bad teeth and very little hair (and what he had was matted to the skin).
As you can see from his "before" and "after" pictures, he is now "hair challenged"
(yes, he's pretty naked but he loves to wear his shirts). Even though he wears
"clothes" now, he's way more comfortable than before. We don't know how much of
his hair will grow back. He's currently covered with white fuzz so there's hope.
When it does come back, you'll see the red color reappear on the tips of the hair.
Just look on the bright side...no shedding!!!!!
His dental work was extensive
and after surgery and lots of antibiotics, he's much healthier now. After he got
rid of many bad teeth, his little affen personality began to blossom on a daily
basis. He is a FUN little dog. He loves people and other small dogs. He literally
prances around the house carrying either a bone or squeaky toy. He is a little
possessive of his "stuff" (toys, bones or people) and will get sassy and let the
others know if they get too close. But, believe me, it's all talk! Benni is doing
well with his housebreaking and has already learned to use a doggie door.
Benni's medical costs are
being sponsored through the generosity of the Affenpinscher Club of America
If you would like more
information, contact Linda McKellar. If you
are interested in adoption please fill out our Adoption Application.
Benni is located in North
Keep in mind that we prefer
to place dogs within driving distance of where they are being fostered. If someone
from outside the local area is approved for adoption, they must be willing to
fly in to get the dog and that can only happen if the dog is stable enough to
travel in the cabin with the passenger.
September 18, 2002
Benni has been Adopted!
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