Adopting a dog is never a simple procedure. People would assume it is, but there is a lot of responsibility involved, especially if the animal being adopted has experienced some bad moments in the past. However, it turns out that some of the most satisfying pets to own are those that were the most challenging to nurture. Nobody knew the reason behind Benji’s repeated return to the shelter following adoption. By this point, it had happened 11 times, and all of his owners had done was keep making flimsy justifications. They didn’t learn the whole nature of Benji’s problem until the new trainee opted to take him home with her.
He Was Returned Again
No one was convinced which breed Benji belonged to because he was a mixed breed. He was a cross between Labrador and Golden Retrievers with a dash of Asian Village Dog for good measure. While he was in the shelter, he was a really good boy, but he just can’t seem to stay with one home for very long. Stacy was definitely disturbed and affected by the incident as she made her way back to the shelter. In the backseat of the automobile, Benji was sound asleep. Stacy was definitely disturbed and affected by the incident as she made her way back to the shelter. In the backseat of the automobile, Benji was sound asleep. Since Stacy had been so sure she could help this unfortunate puppy, she felt terrible that he now needed to be returned to the shelter for the 12th time. But at least they knew why it occurred…
They Were Disappointed
It is never a good time when a dog has to be returned to the shelter for any reason. When a shelter’s wishes are eventually fulfilled and a dog is adopted, it might be difficult enough when the dog is later returned. And to think that Benji has already been returned a grand total of twelve times… When Stacy and Benji arrived, three other staff were already there because she had made some prior arrangements. They were obviously disappointed that the adoption had failed, but they were also quite inquisitive as to why since now was their chance to finally receive an honest explanation.
The Actual Reason
The issue with adoptions is that, in most cases, no justification is required for returning them. It only takes a phone call to the adoption center to let them know you wish to give back the puppy you adopted. The center is required to pick up the dog and return him; they are not permitted to inquire about the circumstances. They were convinced that Stacy would tell them the truth even though Benji had been returned to the shelter 11 times with various justifications. The fact that they were not ready to confront the truth would become clear to them quickly, though. This raises the question of why Benjij was returned to the shelter 11 times. Was there anything that could be done to help this sad puppy and what was wrong with it?
One & A Half Year In the Shelter
A dog is better equipped to adapt to its surroundings when it stays at a shelter for a longer amount of time. However, that does not necessarily mean a good thing. A dog in a shelter often has to share a cell with other dogs, which limits the number of opportunities it has to socialize with them. At this point, Benji had been a resident of the animal shelter for almost 1.5 years. Even though he was hardly a puppy anymore and yet very much looked like one, everyone who came to the shelter to pick him up fell in love with him and wanted to take him home right away.
Adopted A Lot
Certain dogs are more successful than others in finding new homes. Because he was still a small boy and had an endearing face, Benji was particularly lucky. Compared to other animals, adopting a puppy is a decision that can be made more quickly because, well, they’re puppies and they’re cute! Benji did not spend nearly as much time in a shelter over that one and a half years as people may think. If he were there, and if he were up for adoption, it would take someone no more than two weeks to adopt him. The issue, though, was that his adoptive parents kept returning him to his biological family.
No Given Reason
When he was initially brought into the shelter as a puppy just three weeks old, this was already happening. A dog belonging to his former family had successfully given birth to five healthy puppies. But for some reason, they decided to keep four of them, and without offering a single justification, they donated Benji to the animal shelter. There were some questions at the shelter at the time, so they chose to have their on-call veterinarian thoroughly examine Benji. The shelter just assumed that the puppy got unfortunate and ended up here since the results of all the testing showed that there didn’t seem to be anything wrong with him.
What Seemed To Be A Perfect Family
There were some questions at the shelter at the time, so they chose to have their on-call veterinarian thoroughly examine Benji. The shelter just assumed that the puppy got unfortunate and ended up here since the results of all the testing showed that there didn’t seem to be anything wrong with him. He seemed destined to join the most ideal family possible—a young, newlywed couple with a 5-year-old daughter who is longing for a puppy. Around was always someone there to tend to Benji whenever he needed it because the mother worked from home as well. Nobody thought they would ever see Benjio again at the animal shelter.
But in reality, this would never happen at all. Benji’s new owners brought him back to the shelter in just three weeks. Benji, who was delighted and enthusiastic, had followed the father when he arrived on his own. The men only gave a vague justification for why they were returning Benji, which was undoubtedly an excuse. He had definitely formed a bond with the men and was unaware that it would be the last time he would see them. Perhaps because it had been going on for too long, but something about that was simply not working out. It was totally illogical given the knowledge the shelter knew about the family.
It Wouldn’t Stop Happening
The shelter chose not to probe too far, though, at that particular moment. The puppy would have been better off living with someone else if Benji’s family wasn’t going to take care of him. And they had no doubt that he would soon be adopted by someone who would appreciate him to the utmost. There was no other explanation for this but a freak accident, right? It turned out that everything about this was absolutely ordinary. Something keeps causing it to happen. Benji was adopted several times, but each time he was quickly brought back to the shelter and then adopted once again in less than two weeks.
It Doesn’t Make Sense
The staff at the animal shelter had no idea why this was happening because they had never experienced anything even vaguely close to it before. The explanations for continually returning the poor pet just seemed too weak and shallow. Additionally, they were so dissimilar from one another that at least some of them had to be made up. Benji was alleged to have excessive vitality by some, while others asserted that he wouldn’t even get out of bed. Benji was criticized by some for having simply too much enthusiasm. Others said he avoided going to the park because he was so terrified of the other dogs there, while some claimed he was antagonistic toward other dogs.
Benji Was Hurt
When the animal shelter ran out of options for Benji, they made the decision to re-offer him for adoption. He couldn’t just spend the rest of his life in the shelter, though. After being returned for the eleventh time, no one had any hope that this unfortunate dog would ever find a home where he could live out the remainder of his days. It was also obvious that the puppy, for whom everyone at the shelter had developed a strong bond, was starting to suffer the consequences of being trapped in this never-ending cycle of agony. They could obviously see that each time he was returned to that case, the glitter that formerly shone in his eyes diminished dramatically. It was heartbreaking.
A New Trainee Named Stacy
At this point, all Benji was doing was slumping over in one of the corners of his cage. Finally, his 11th owner had given the shelter a justification for his return that it accepted as legitimate. It was obvious that Benji just seemed miserable all the time and didn’t trust him. They have every right to think that… Everyone who worked at the shelter merely felt that they needed to find a solution to this problem. They were all very concerned about the dog, and thankfully for them, a trainee named Stacy, who had only been working with them for approximately two weeks at the time, had the solution.
She Wants To Adopt Him
While earning a degree in veterinary medicine, she was in training. She worked as a volunteer at the homeless shelter during that time. She had never seen Benji before, and the moment she saw him, she fell completely in love with him. She first encountered Benji when his most recent owner gave him back to her. The staff members who had worked at the shelter for a longer amount of time told her all about how amusing Benji had been in the past, despite the fact that she had only ever seen him in his extremely depressed state. They also revealed that Benji had been returned 11 times, each time for a different reason.
Benji Was A Piece Of Work
Because all the required documentation was finished and organized, Stacy was allowed to take Benji home with her that day. At this point in his life, Benji was going through the same identical steps for the twelfth time. He always appeared apathetic while he was being led out of the cage. On the way back to his house, Benji wouldn’t even look at Stacy. She knew there was a lot of work to be done to get this poor dog to trust people again, to get him back to being the happy, cheerful dog he had been in the past. Stacy was sure she could pull it off, but she soon learned that her confidence wasn’t well-founded.
Meeting The Other Dogs
On the way back to his house, Benji wouldn’t even look at Stacy. She knew there was a lot of work to be done to get this poor dog to trust people again, to get him back to being the happy, cheerful dog he had been in the past. Stacy was sure she could pull it off, but she soon learned that her confidence wasn’t well-founded. The family had many of the other items needed for dogs at home when they bought Benji because he wasn’t their first dog. Three more of them were already wandering the home. But because of his size, Benji was the smallest of the group. They couldn’t identify what was bothering them, yet there was still a problem. But Benji was behaving strangely.
The Other Dogs Only Wanted To Play
The family had many of the other items needed for dogs at home when they bought Benji because he wasn’t their first dog. Three more of them were already wandering the home. But because of his size, Benji was the smallest of the group. They couldn’t identify what was bothering them, yet there was still a problem. But Benji was behaving strangely. The family’s other dogs, on the other hand, were less suspicious of their new buddy and, as soon as they were let to exit the other room, they started inspecting their new friend. One of them even gave Benji a toy as they were sniffing him like there was no tomorrow. Benji’s attitude changed a little bit after that. Did he enjoy being the center of attention?