#12941 Ben

Small-size, Male, Adult Jack Russell Terrier x Feist,
Energy Level 3

Energy Level 3 - Enjoys walks, mental stimulation, and some playtime.

Hi, my name is Ben and I just arrived to rescue with OPH! Read on to learn more about me:
- I am guessed to be a 2 year old Jack Russell Terrier/Feist mix and I'm petite at only 27 lbs
- I love to run! My foster mom tries to sprint with me sometimes, but she's not that fast. I'd love to have a yard where I can run around
- I LOVE getting my head and belly scratched, and snuggling with my humans. To see me feeling some head-scratch bliss, click here!
- I am GREAT at sitting and working to perfect "down"
- I’m happy to sleep in my crate at night and when my family is at work, but I prefer to hang out with the people when they are home
- I am potty trained but sometimes get so excited that I accidentally tinkle
- I love bringing my toys into my crate to play. Watch me here!
- I LOVE toys and FOOD! I'm food motivated so you can use food to teach me new tricks :)
- Sometimes I like to chase my tail and my foster mom says it is really funny. See me being silly here!
- I would do best in a home with no small children since I am still working on understanding personal space. In my foster home I like the kids 6 and over. Those little barely walking kids scare me.
- Overall? I'm a very good and lovable boy

From Ben's foster: Ben is a sweet boy with so much love to give, and it is clear that he just wants to be loved back. He has made so much progress in our time together. He will need an adopter who is patient and understands that it will take him some time to get settled in a new environment, but he promises to repay you with tons of kisses and snuggles.

This dog tested positive for heartworm disease before arriving to the rescue. The disease was treated while in foster care. Heartworm disease is transmitted to a dog through a bite from an infected mosquito. With monthly preventatives, the disease is completely preventable. Read about heartworm disease here: Read more about heartworm disease here here

Ben He is best in a home without small children. Ben is currently being fostered in Parsonsburg, MD.

All adult dogs, cats, and kittens are altered prior to adoption. Puppies too young to be altered at the time of adoption must be brought to our partner vet in Ashland, VA for spay or neuter paid for by Operation Paws for Homes by 6 months of age. Adopters may choose to have the procedure done at their own vet before 6 months of age and be reimbursed the amount that the rescue would pay our partner vet in Ashland.

This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.