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Benny Bordeaux — doesn’t that have a nice ring? Meet the wonderful Benny (or Benson)! This rad dude came into my life 6 months ago as my first foster. After losing three wonderful doggies to disease over just a few years, I reached out to A Better Life Pet Rescue to see if I could help save a canine friend from the shelter. Because I had some nice doggie experience, the rescue asked me to consider fostering OCAS's then longest resident, Benson. Benny was just days shy of spending 6 MONTHS in the shelter, with no applicants. He was tagged with warnings of being food and toy aggressive, heartworm positive, mouthy, and very high strung. He entered the shelter with significant bite wounds on his body from a dog fight and was noted as losing weight from shelter stress. He really needed someone to fight for his chance at a better life. I was so nervous at the thought of what I might be getting myself into. Am I ready to take on a dog with significant issues? But maybe I was his last chance. When I walked him out of the shelter and to my car, I could see “thank you” in his eyes. When we got home, he spotted HIS puppy bed and settled in nicely (after sniffing every square foot of the house, of course). Needless to say, it wasn’t but a couple of months later that I admitted failure — foster failure. Benny is the funniest, sweetest (NOT aggressive), sassiest, and most loving doggo. It has been six months since Benny came home and he’s now fully completed his heartworm treatment. Naturally, he told me he’s ready to start his modeling career. I mean isn’t he handsome? Give this love bug a vote (or ten) in support of the great Pet Alliance!