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BENNY AD 02-10-23


Our vet has recommended that all dogs under 6 months not to spay or neuter the pups because they are too young and their bodies are not fully developed.  Adoption donation includes transport and all vaccinations, except for the Lyme—therefore, the dogs will not need to get any vaccinations for the first


due to laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption.  Please see phone numbers and links to the regulator agencies regarding adopting dogs in your state at the end of each of our dog’s bio.

ADOPTED ON 02-10-23 The rescue job never ends, but every once in a great while we get to write stories of pups that were rescued and never experienced anything other than love. Benny was raised in a home with lots of love and care. His family loved him, however, they have a severely autistic son who yells and screams and hits at things. Benny being just about two years old, did not understand and was scared to death.

The grief and guilt of a home owner deciding to rehome a dog is difficult and sad for the dog and the owner. It is perhaps even more sharply painful than dealing with heartache after a losing a pet to death. Most pets’ deaths are natural and caused by old age or ill health. The feelings of loss, shame, and guilt caused by rehoming a dog is traumatic and everlasting.

Benny’s family tells us that he is well behaved and loves children. He is only two year olds; he is about 7 or 8 pounds and is a red, neutered male toy poodle. His foster mom and tells us that Benny is very sweet, loving and laid back. He is best described as a happy go lucky guy, eager to get on that leash and run, play and he’ll jog with you. He is polite and loving little boy and loves her 10 year old granddaughter.

Benny will keep you entertained and loves to be the center of attention everywhere he goes. He loves to cuddle, so get ready to hang out and be loved! We can understand why a child that has severe autism and hollers out would upsets this little guy he’s just so docile and quiet.


Traits associated with the name Benny:

Dogs named Benny tend to be good-natured, industrious, and loving. This name is also associated with friendship, and companionship.

Is Benny a good dog name? Benny has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it’s easy for dogs to recognize. Benny isn’t one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity Naming your dog Benny is certainly a thing, but it’s one of the more niche choices out there according to our data

  • Benny ranks #327 with users of PupNames.com.
  • Benny ranks #116 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
  • Benny ranks #278 in the Los Angeles Times ‘Top Dogs’.

.Most popular breeds named Benny:

  1. Chihuahua
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Labrador Retriever
  4. Dachshund
  5. Poodle

Poodles are brilliant as pets for children because of their non-aggressive nature and ability to form bonds quickly. With their friendly, outgoing personalities and tendency to follow their people around indoors or out, Poodle temperament seems almost human at times. The apricot Poodle is no exception.

Apricot Poodles are intelligent companion dogs. Poodles of this color are known for their intelligence, affectionate nature and love for attention. Their desire to please makes them easy to train. Widely considered to be one of the most intelligent dog breeds in the world, Poodles are also known for their sense of humor, great agility and athleticism, and fascination with water.

When we see the happy anticipation in the faces of a new family waiting to bring their new member to their forever home it makes this grueling and often heartbreaking mission all worthwhile. This is what we hope for with each and every fur baby we save.

This little guy will steal your heart before you even meet him with his sweet face, adorable, little legs, apricot coat and his huge personality! His personality and cuteness outshine all of the rest, so don’t let someone else scoop me up.

Benny loves walks doesn’t mind staying up all night cuddling. He is ready and game for any lifestyle. If you are looking for adventure and unconditional love, then fill out an application and ask for him!

Massachusetts Contacts
If you are from Massachusetts, we do not adopt to Massachusetts residents due to new laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption.  

Please contact Patricia Cabral or Mike Cahill for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt 

Cahill, Mike
Director, Animal Health

Cabral, Patricia
Shelter and Rescue Coordinator, Animal Health

Here is a link to the list of approved rescues

Rhode Island

If you are from Rhode Island, we do not adopt RI residents due to laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption.

All Dog and Cat rescues operating** in the state of Rhode Island are required to register with the Department of Environmental Management and to comply with Rules and Regulations Governing the Importation of Animals. This includes Rescues based outside of RI that are adopting/fostering dogs into or within Rhode Island

Please contact Marisa Coates for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt 

Marisa L. Coates
Veterinary Paramedic
Division of Agriculture
Animal Health Section
401-222-2781 x4515

List of Rhode registered rescues:

We go the extra mile for every dog and do whatever it takes to make sure that that dog finds happiness, we give 100% and more. It is what we enjoy doing and helps us wake up in the morning; we know that the dog is thankful we rescued them and thankful for their life. Finally, they will be forever remembered by our families that adopted them because they really rescued them.

See more “About the Breed”
At End of The Bio Below

This dog cannot be adopted to Massachusetts residents due to new laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption. Please contact Patricia Cabral at: 617-626-1786 or Mike Cahill at: 617-626-1794 for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt 

ALL interested adopters MUST complete an application; agree to a vet reference check, phone interview and home visit. ALL family members MUST be in attendance for home visits – no exceptions. This helps us get to know everyone in the family so that we can help find the right dog for you 

Disclaimer: Please note that the breeds posted on our dogs’ biographies are our best guess based on years of working with rescue dogs. Adopters who need to know the exact breed or mix of breeds of a particular dog must have the dog’s DNA tested at their own expense.



RDVG wants to provide you with as much information as we can because some of our mix breeds you might not be familiar with. The below section on “About the Breed” offers information on some of the Breed Characteristics, Children & Pets, Behavior and Personality, Temperament and more.

It is important to point out that in addition to the breed, there is an enormous variety in the way a dog acts and reacts to the world around him. In the end, your dog’s preferences and personality are as individual as you are–and if you can accept that– then you’re bound to enjoy each other.

Children & Pets

Animal Behavior Guidelines

Many children, especially very young ones, do not realize that pets are living animals and not toys. Failing to teach a child how to handle pets properly can result in suffering on the part of the pet and, in some cases, injury to the child. Taking introductions slowly will allow you to introduce family dogs and your children safely

Puppy Behavior, Growth & Development

Each stage of Puppy Growth and development is fascinating; by the time it reaches its first birthday a puppy is considered a mature, adult dog. Puppy Growth rate is fast compared to humans, just compare a puppy of 8 weeks to a baby of the same age.

One of the most common questions asked about a puppy’s growth and development rate refers to the eventual size of the puppy. How big will the puppy grow? How can you determine the adult size of a puppy? A young puppy is tiny and cute – everyone loves puppies! But will the puppy be suited to your environment? How much exercise will be required for a full grown dog? Will the puppy be a suitable pet for children? The breed of the puppy will determine the answers to these questions. A general response to the size and growth rate of a puppy and the adult size of a puppy is therefore not possible – it needs to be specific to the puppy’s breed.

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Age 12-28-20
Life Average 10-14 Years
Sex Male
Weight 0-20lbs
Location Winnsboro LA
Breed Apricot Toy Poodle Mix
Altered No
Fee 450
Dogs Yes
Cats Very Curious
Children 8 to 14
House Learning
Energy Medium, High
Fence Yes, Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Learning
Car Yes
Personality Benny is best described as a happy go lucky guy, eager to get on that leash and run, play and he’ll jog with you…
Organization Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.
Name Kris
Phone 860.940.3350
Location Preston, CT
Email rescueguardianvillage@yahoo
Facebook Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.
Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.