***Bentley is now RESERVED. We are no longer accepting applications for Bentley, thank you ***
Bentley is looking for his forever home because his owner is in very poor health and can no longer take care of him. The perfect home for Bentley would be with a single lady who prefers short walks and more time pottering at home. We know he thrives with older ladies and makes a fabulous companion.
Bentley loves company and once comfortable with you, he’s happiest when following you around the house or sitting at your feet. He needs a quiet home with no children, and prefers women to men. He will require some patience while he settles into his new home, but he’s motivated by treats and loves to show you how gently he can take them from your hand if you tell him ‘nice!’ beforehand. You’ll know when Bentley is comfortable with you when he rolls onto his back and invites you to tickle his tummy.
Bentley is house trained. He’ll bark at other dogs, cats, pigeons in the garden and when out on walks. He has been known to nip at men’s ankles if they get too close – this is a defensive measure from a horrible upbringing where he was kicked (not in his latest home).
Bentley loves toys but can be quite possessive. If he thinks you’re touching something of his it can make him very angry, so it’s easiest just to allow him to play with those on his own. However, certain toys – like rope toys – that he wants to wrestle with and he’ll invite you to play with him.
Bentley will sit by you while you eat but not necessarily beg, however he is always looking for a little treat. He can only go off lead in enclosed spaces with no other animals because if he sees another animal he will run to it and try to fight it. He will just follow you around the garden and house though. Bentley has sore joints so he can’t walk far at all – 15 minute walks at a slow pace, will be enough for him. Bentley will need access to a garden because he likes to come and go, even in the colder months.
To adopt Bentley, please complete our adoption application form. We welcome applications from across Lancashire but unfortunately we are unable to consider applications from further afield. Homeless Hounds cannot rehome dogs to families with children under the age of 5. Home check and adoption donation applies.