Benji the collie needs a forever home

Benji the collie cross at ARC. Ref shs 49 18TI 6382. Picture: Terry Ife

Benji the collie cross at ARC. Ref shs 49 18TI 6382. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

A collie, who has spent most of his life in a kennel, desperately wants to find a family.

ARC staff with Benji the collie cross. Ref shs 49 18TI 6385. Picture: Terry Ife

ARC staff with Benji the collie cross. Ref shs 49 18TI 6385. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Despite pleas through the Herald to help find his forever home no interest has been shown in Benji.

A nervous chap, he is very affectionate once you get to know him. He is around two years old and has been with Arc Animal Rescue Centre, in Ottery, since he was just six months old.

Crystal Scott, Arc’s manager, said: “Benji needs a very special home. He needs a home with a calm environment with people who are experienced dog owners in general. Once you get to know him he is so affectionate and lovely. He has never been ill treated and has never hurt anybody. He is just very nervous so until he feels safe with you, you can’t really take him out.”

Benji loves walks and playing with his ball. He would enjoy living with another dog – but not with children or cats.

Benji. Border Collie. Age one. Picture: Arc - Ottery Animal Rescue Centre

Benji. Border Collie. Age one. Picture: Arc - Ottery Animal Rescue Centre - Credit: Archant


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Visit arcrescue.co.uk or call the centre on 01404 815487 and share Benji’s story as widely as possible.

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