BENTLEY HAS BEEN ADOPTED
Such a kid-friendly boy!
Looking for a handsome and healthy English Mastiff mix dog for adoption in Colorado? Bentley is a dog you should definitely consider. Just 6 years old and very healthy, Bentley is fixed and up to date on shots. He is house trained, obedient and a great companion. At 90 pounds, he is a big boy, and such a loving, protective companion. He loves children, and takes his responsibility of keeping his family safe very seriously.
Bentley has so many qualities that make him such a great choice for a family companion. This gorgeous English Mastiff Mix is extremely loving and devoted. He is not high energy and is content to pass the time indoors with his family, but also happy to enjoy outdoor activities. He is a dog that truly exemplifies the term “Man’s Best Friend”.
Bentley’s owners are very sad to have to find him a new home. Unfortunately, Bentley has developed a strong dislike of the neighbor’s recently adopted small dogs. These yappy little Alpha dogs have antagonized him through the fence in his back yard to the point where Bentley (all 90 pounds of him) climbed the fence and engaged in a fight with them.
The fight was broken up before serious injuries occurred, but, worried that it will happen again, Bentley’s owners have had to keep him indoors at all times unless he is closely supervised. This is not a good situation for Bentley or his owners, and they are hoping to find him a country home where he will be able to enjoy the outdoor areas without small dogs or cats being at risk of triggering him. He spent time in Nebraska on an acreage owned by relatives, and Bentley had the best time ever in the great outdoors. A home of this nature would be absolutely ideal for him, but anyone with a large, securely fenced yard without cats or aggressive small dogs nearby would work as well.
Dogs are important members of the family. His owners would love to stay in touch!
If you have the right situation for this majestic companion, please offer Bentley a loving home today. He will be rehomed with all supplies and veterinary records, as well as the sincere appreciation of his owners, who would very much love to stay in touch with Bentley in his new home. Fill out our meeting request form below, and Bentley’s family will call you to discuss his adoption, and arrange for a good time for you to meet him and see if he is a good fit for you and your family. Adopt Bentley today!
There is a $150 adoption/rehoming fee. All supplies and veterinary records will be included.
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All About Bentley – English Mastiff Pitbull Mix Dog in Erie CO
Name of Pet: Bentley
Location: Erie, CO, 80516
Type of Pet: Dog
Breed of Pet: English Mastiff Pitbull Mix
Sex of Pet: Male
Age of Pet: 6
Health Problems: No
Behavior Issues: No, but does not like small yappy dogs or cats. Needs to be in a home where he does not have access to these pets.
Up To Date on Vaccinations: Yes
Gets along with cats: No
Gets along with dogs: Yes
Good with Children?: Yes
House Broken or Litter Trained?: Yes
Crate Trained?: Yes
Accessories Included: We plan on bringing Bentley’s kennel, bed, leash, balls and bones to his new home.
1) Bentley is a lover – I’ve never had a dog who is as affectionate and loving (without being overly needy).
2) Bentley is great with our kids – There is a reason that pit bulls are sometimes called the ‘babysitting breed.’
3) Bentley is a wonderful protector – I know that my family and home are safe when I’m out of town.
4) Bentley is very laid back – He is not a high energy dog and is content to lounge in our house without needing constant attention.
5) Bentley is extremely loyal – He knows who ‘his people’ are, and he loves us well.
Bentley does not get along with cats. He cannot be in a home in which he will be exposed to cats, or where he has the opportunity to escape to find neighbor cats. Over the last five (5) years, Bentley has been wonderful with other dogs. More recently, however, our neighbors brought home two small dogs that antagonized Bentley for multiple weeks, incessantly barking and taunting next door. Bentley figured out how to scale the 5+ foot fence between our yards. He grabbed one of the smaller dogs and they had to be forcibly separated. While he has never shown this type of dog-on-dog aggression before (or since), being next door to these antagonizing dogs is unfair to Bentley, and is likely to create future conflict.
Bentley’s Current Home Environment
When my wife and I adopted Bentley, we were a newly married couple living in a downtown apartment. Shortly after his adoption, we moved into a house in the suburbs and started having children. We have since had two kids (ages 4 and 2) with another baby on the way. Last year, we adopted another dog to give Bentley a playmate (which he loved).
Bentley has adapted beautifully to all of these changes in his environment. With toddlers in the house, our home environment is fairly chaotic (and definitely loud) at the moment. Due partly to the fact that our kids require so much time/energy and partly to the fact that Bentley has had some recent problems with the dogs next door, he has not been able to be outside as much as he should be.
I believe that this is creating some anxiety that is not good for Bentley. While it breaks my heart to part with such an amazing companion, I think it is only fair to Bentley to try to place him in a home in which he will get more attention and will have more room to roam.
Bentley’s Current Family:
My wife and I have two (2) kids, ages four and two, and another baby on the way. Our kids use both of our dogs as their own personal ‘jungle gym,’ and I am blown away by the patience that Bentley exhibits, despite their rough play. We have a medium-sized yard in a suburb of Denver, but we do not have a great deal of property on which Bentley has room to explore.
My wife’s family has a larger property (around 25 acres) in Nebraska, and we’ve found that some of Bentley’s happiest times have come when we visit their house and give him the freedom to roam and explore the property.
Bentley’s Favorite Toys, Foods, Activities?
Bentley is not a picky eater. He currently receives a standard Kirkland brand of dog food (from Costco). He’ll eat almost anything, but we find that one of his favorite treats is baked sweet potato. He is a bit of a ‘table beggar’ … Scraps dropped by our first baby made for a bit of a ‘chunky’ Bentley – a situation that was resolved by simply limiting his access to our table at dinner time.
Bentley loves to chew, but he is not destructive. He loves large bones and rawhides. His favorite chew toy, though, is a standard “Chuck-It” rubber ball. He loves to play fetch, and then cathartically chew that ball once we come back inside. Lastly – Bentley loves to cuddle. He is happiest when he is right next to us on the couch/floor, with his head in our laps.
Cute Bentley Story:
There have been many evenings when we have found Bentley laying on the couch in front of the TV, with both of our toddlers sitting on his back watching cartoons. It has been a blessing for me to have a dog who is so protective, but is also so gentle with my family.
Why WAS Bentley Rehomed?
Because Bentley has demonstrated the ability to scale the fence to access our neighbor’s dogs, and because of the problems that he has had with those dogs, we are not able to give him free roam of our yard. He is cooped up in our home far more than is fair.
With our third baby on the way (and the amount of time that I am out of town for work), it is unlikely that we can give Bentley the amount of attention and exercise that he needs going forward, especially if he can’t be loose in our yard. It is not fair for him to have to be leashed every time that we take him out into the yard, and we don’t want him to have to endure constant taunting from the dogs next door, as it is causing him anxiety and frustration.
Bentley’s Perfect Adoptive Home Will Be:
We are very particular in what we are looking for in a new home for Bentley, as parting with him is extremely difficult for us. As I mentioned above, he has loved our family so well, and is a loyal and loving companion. We would like for Bentley to go to a home that has a large property (multiple acres, if possible), where Bentley will be allowed to have the freedom to roam/explore the property and carry out his role as the protector.
We know that Bentley will do best with a family that knows how to handle big, strong, athletic dogs. While Bentley has been a great big brother for babies/toddlers, we would like to see him go to a family with older kids (or perhaps one in which kids are already out of the house).
We think he’ll enjoy not being the ‘jungle gym’ for toddlers as he gets older. Bentley will probably do best in a family in which he’s the only dog, or one in which he can be the dominant dog in the pack. We want him to go to a home in which he can continue to be the large lap dog for someone that can give him lots of love.
Lastly – We would love to see Bentley go to a family that would allow us to maintain a connection with him – We are going to miss him dearly, and we would love to get to reconnect with him on occasion (or perhaps even help take care of him when his new family is out of town?).
As mentioned above, we would love to maintain a connection with Bentley! We recognize that he needs to connect and bond with his new family, but we would be grateful for the opportunity to stay in touch and give our kids the opportunity to see him when possible.
If you are interested in adopting this special English Mastiff Pitbull Mix Dog For private rehoming in Erie CO, please fill out our online meeting request below. Once received and reviewed, our staff will ask the pets owner to reach out to you and arrange a meeting.
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