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Get to Know Benny


American Blue Heeler Mix




2 Years




Foster Home

Meet Benny


Meet Benny


Benny would love to meet you!

Benny needs an experienced owner in a moderately active home and would do best in a home with family members aged 15+. 

Benny is spending time in a foster home. For more information on how to meet or adopt Baron, please e-mail

Benny is also part of PAWS Chicago’s Featured 5 adoption program. 

When you adopt a cat or dog who is a part of PAWS Chicago's Featured 5 program, you will receive:

  • FREE Merrick Pet Care or PAWS prescribed cat or dog food for one year
  • FREE 30-day supply of existing medications
  • FREE training consultation with a PAWS Chicago trainer or recommended behaviorist (for dog adoptions only)

Learn more about PAWS Chicago’s Featured 5 program. Benny is currently spending time in a foster home, please email to learn more about him. 




Benny's Story

Meet Benny!  This cutie pie is well on his way to becoming a professional doggy model! The camera absolutely loves him! He has the most adorable face and a black and white speckled coat that is completely gorgeous.  Benny has a smile that just radiates happiness! He arrived here at PAWS from one of our rural transfer partners in Arkansas and has had a tough time adjusting to life in the big city. He is a country boy at heart and is one hundred percent a working dog who is always searching for a job to do! Sweet Benny is an extremely intelligent boy who loves his training sessions and learning new things.  He hopes to find a family who will be willing to work with him and take him to training so that he can become the star pupil of the class! Being highly food-motivated definitely helps in this area! He is also very active and always up for an adventure!  He would do best with an ample amount of exercise and would be a fun buddy to assist you on all of your camping and hiking trips!  Benny has such a happy-go-lucky personality and is a very fun boy to be around.  He can definitely liven up a room!

Benny is on the prowl for an active home with an owner who has experience with working dogs just like him.  He would do best in a home without young children as he is still learning ways to contain all of his enthusiasm! He hopes to continue learning new and fun ways to put his mind and body to work in a positive manner.  Adorable Benny is just a big goofball who gets overly excited when he sees other dogs and will need help to learn how to properly socialize with other dogs in the future. Once he’s given all the tools he needs to succeed, he will surely develop into the perfect gentleman!  When it’s time to take a break from training, Benny enjoys playing with tough toys and sprawling out on his bed for a good power nap.  He is such a vibrant boy and is bound to bring so much joy to the lives of his forever family!  Email us at to find out how you can meet Benny!  He will surely steal your heart the second you say hello!

  • I'll take as much exercise as I can get!
  • Squeak! Squeak! I love Squeaky chew toys!
  • You + a tennis ball = my perfect day.
  • I'd love to be your running buddy.
  • Did someone say 'treat'? I'll take them all!


  • I would love to find a home with children 15+. 




Adoption Process

All PAWS Chicago dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and have up-to-date on shots based on age and arrival date.