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About Benji

Hi, I'm Benji! I came to the SPCA after being a stray. I am a special guy, looking for a home that will put my needs first. I have won the hearts of so many people that have taken the time to get to know me, and the staff say it has been so rewarding to see my progress!

I am a young guy that needs some consistency and routine in my life. A home with a very experienced dog owner is where I would like to go. I LOVE being active and exploring the outdoors. I enjoy runs in the woods (I've been told I am the most excellent running partner), and sticks are my absolute favourite! While I can be wary of strange humans, I become fast friends with every dog I meet! A home with another dog is going to be non-negotiable for me, as a playmate will make both our lives much better! I need a home that doesn't mind putting my needs first - especially for the first while. Once I bond with you I am an absolute delight!

Originally, I put the staff through quite a learning curve, however, after months of getting to know me and learning my triggers, I am a whole different dog! I am still learning to trust new people, so proper meet and greets are important for me to feel safe. I have learned that meeting new people means lots of treats, so I build trust a lot easier now - hot dogs tend to get the job done! A muzzle has been a great tool to help me with meeting new people, so that everybody is safe, and I don't mind my muzzle at all. Tiny humans aren't for me, now or in the future (including visiting children). If new people respect my space until I feel completely comfortable, I will let them into my trusted circle and they will see all the love I have to give!

It is well worth the time to get to know me, and you will be rewarded with a lifelong loving best friend and the most loyal sidekick you could ask for!

***Please do not apply for Benji if you are a first time dog owner. The adoption process will involve multiple shelter visits, and will proceed as a foster with intent to adopt. No kids, and no cats***

Interested?! Please fill out our adoption application ( and submit to Upon approval you will be contacted to arrange an appointment time!