About Benji

Age: 8-10 years old

Energy level: Medium

Medical history: Healthy. Neutered and up-to-date on shots.

Ideal home:. Experienced dog owner(s).

CHR Policies: We do not adopt outside the DC Metro area or to homes with children under 11 years old. No exceptions. Visit our policies page for more information. 

Hello everyone!

My name is Benji and I am looking for a long term relationship with a loving human. I am a single, spotted (black and white), male, Shih Tzu and Lhasa Apso mix. They tell me I am ten years old.  I am Totally house-trained and I love being pet, scratched behind the ears, slow walks, and lying in the grass enjoying the sunshine. I am not a picky eater and I know the commands “sit” and “come”. I am fine with cats and rabbits but I am not thrilled with children…too grabby. In fact, let’s be real here for a minute…I have some special little quirks/pet peeves. I DO NOT like being groomed. My rescue friends can tell you all about how to get my hair cut. I don’t like being rushed on my walks or pulled on my leash. I am sure you can understand, as no one likes being rushed in the bathroom. As well, if I don’t like something, I will tell you.  That’s the Lhasa part of my personality coming out. In rescue we call it “Lhasa Tude.”

Ideally, it would be helpful for Hank’s new parents to have experience with the Lhasa Apso breed.

 I know I will be a wonderful companion for someone cuz I have TONS of love to give. So, If you think we might be a match and you would like to meet me, please fill out an application with Caring Hearts Rescue.



Ideal Home Setting

We want to provide as much information about our foster dogs as possible, but sometimes it’s hard to do in the short biography shown above. To help applicants better understand the type of home setting that will work best for a specific dog, we include the Ideal Home section under each bio. Please take a minute to read the Ideal Home section. Applications that most closely match the Ideal Home description will be given priority.Example: If the IDEAL HOME section specifies that someone be home part or all of the work day, CHR will require that all applicants be home part or all of the work day.  

Caring Hearts Rescue
P.O. Box 6592
Springfield, VA.  22150
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