Benson and Fortune are happy, healthy, and ready for a home of their own to grow up in! You may remember their very sad stories that included Benson being either cut up or attacked by another animal, then thrown into a Newark residents backyard and left for dead, and Fortune being thrown out the window of a moving car, resulting in a broken leg. The boys have put their terrible pasts behind them, as you will see here in their latest video, and are loving life these days.
You may also remember how terribly shy Benson was when he was first transferred to us from our AHS Newark facility. Benson was so shy and frightened that he would barely walk outside on his own, and sat trembling in a pile of blankets. We set up Benson in our Vinnie Van Gogh Recovery Suite and since Fortune was transferred to us at the same time and required bed rest, we set him up in there as well. Fortune, being just a young puppy, didn't have a chance to develop a fear of people yet, even though he was treated so cruelly by them, and he kept in great spirits and was always happy to meet people. Benson watched his young roomate making friends and having fun, and began coming out of his shell little by little, and realized that he should stop holding on to his fear and start meeting people too. Once Benson had his breakthrough, he never looked back, and he still looks to his little friend Fortune for confidence and direction from time to time, but he is happy and well adjusted now.
The boys have spent the last six weeks recovering from their injuries and during that time, they've become quite bonded. They won't go out on walks without each other and cry and whine if one leaves the room without the other. They play non-stop and have become brothers from another mother, and we would love to find them a home where they can stay together forever. The boys are ready to start interviewing families that can give them a fun, active, safe and loving home. Fortune is only 6 months old and Benson is just 9 months old. The boys will give you lots of love and laughs for the rest of their lives if you welcome them into your heart and home.