21 March 2024

RSPCA Illawarra's Pet of the Week - Benji

| Zoe Cartwright
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At 10 years old, Benji has found himself at the RSPCA’s Illawarra shelter. Could he be your new best friend? Photo: RSPCA Illawarra.

Meet our lovable Pets of the Week looking for forever homes at the RSPCA Illawarra Shelter!

Meet Benji! This beautiful boy is waiting to find his perfect match. Think that could be you? Read more about him below.

Benji is a sweet 10-year-old Staffy cross looking for a loving family to call his own.

He is a kind, older gentleman who would love a quiet and relaxed home where he can venture outside to explore but also come inside to relax on his bed and spend time with his favourite humans.

As an older dog, he’s happiest with gentle walks, a cosy bed and plenty of snacks. If you need a buddy for movie marathons and mental health walks, look no further.

Benji is a great grand-paw and is fond of children, however, any children who are in the home will need to be confident around dogs and respectful of personal space, just to make sure he’s as comfortable as he can be!

There’s nothing Benji loves more than his enrichment training and he is especially motivated by yummy chews, frozen yoghurt and cream cheese.

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He doesn’t mind if you need to leave him at home for a while each day. As long as he has a snuggly bed and some tasty treats, Benji will wait patiently for you to return.

He also gets along well with other dogs of a similar, calm nature, so if you have another dog at home, Benji would love to meet them.

Though Benji may be senior by age, he is definitely sweet by nature.

With RSPCA NSW’s Seniors for Seniors Program, Seniors Card holders can receive a discount of 50 per cent off the price of adoption when they adopt an animal eight years old or over, which includes Benji.

What better way to celebrate the 2024 NSW Seniors Festival than by bringing some extra love into your life?

If you are interested in meeting this loving boy, visit the Illawarra RSPCA shelter at 54 Industrial Rd, Unanderra, or call (02) 4271 3410.

Last week’s Pet of the Week, Jupiter, is also still on the hunt for his forever home.

Visit the RSPCA at 54 Industrial Rd, Unanderra, and add a new companion to your life – you won’t regret it!


Tuesday-Sunday: 10 am – 3:30 pm. Closed Mondays and public holidays.

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