In his youth, Bennie saved his family from a house fire. Then at 10, he found himself abandoned at a boarding facility and shuffled to a rescue group. At first he was sad and confused, but now he has a reason to smile again – he’s getting a new home!
According to the Daily Mail, the chocolate Lab had to be surrendered because his owners had a child who Bennie did not get along with. Soon he was rescued by Toronto-based Canine Haven.
“He was surrendered to a boarding facility in Toronto. Luckily my sister works there and she reached out to me since I run Canine Haven,” said Tarah Motuzas.
Bennie’s story was shared with their fans, many of whom had harsh words for his former family. But because Bennie had been at the kennel before, Motuzas saw the positive side of the situation:
“I think surrendering him to a place where he knows people and is comfortable was the best they could’ve done for him. It’s better than a shelter.”
However, she followed up with a reminder that it is up to owners to provide for their pets.
“These are our companions – we are supposed to look after them, care for them, and keep them out of harm’s way.”
Applications for Bennie flew in, but it was discovered that he was not good around cats or other dogs, so he would require a quiet home with no pets or small children. Soon – possibly by the end of the day – Bennie will be going to his brand new home!