Monday, May 24, 2010

Bentley - Beagle

Bentley - Beagle

I was walking some dogs at Toronto Animal Services South this afternoon when I saw another dog walker standing by some bushes. She was holding one end of a leash and the other end disappeared into the scrub. I walked over and moved aside some branches and peaked in and saw a Beagle in there, hiding. He didn't want to come out. He was fine where he was.

Bentley is originally from Ohio. He was wandering around in Wayne National Forest when he was captured in a live trap by a hoarder. From the hoarder, he was brought into a rescue the summer of 2009. There, people passed him by for months until it was arranged to send him to TAS South last week to see if he'll have better luck up here in Toronto.

Bentley is a very shy dog around people but he loves dogs. He's learning from other dogs that being around people isn't such a scary thing but there's still work to be done. You can tell, though, that he's going to be a superb dog one day with the right owner. He's not one of those growly shy dogs. He's just shy. Go slow with him and soon enough he'll be nuzzling you for more ear rubs.

For adoption information on these and other dogs (and cats and other animals), please visit Toronto Animal Services.


Anonymous said...

my aunt adopted a dog that was from West Virginia. They thought he was just shy but when they took him home they found out he was completely feral.

Best Friends actually came out did a little expose on him (i dont think it was every shown). They offered to bring him to the sanctuary but my aunt and uncle decided to keep him and 2years later hes really starting to come around.

Good luck for Bentley. He'll be a good dog someday

Anonymous said...

What a great face...just look at those eyes. I can't believe nobody wanted him in Ohio...I'm sure he'll have better luck up here. He's adorable.

hopy said...

Oh man, his eyes are killing me. I bet he's be a nice sweet boy under all the shy.

Lynda said...

He looks like a sweetie pie! Those eyes!!!