Shelter Sketches: Meet Bentley

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Meet Bentley

Last weekend I helped transport several dogs on a their journey north, and I fell completely in love with the droopy-faced black lab who sat in the passenger seat next to me. His name was Dustin at the time, but now he’s called Bentley, and he’s an absolute sweetheart. He’s in an awesome foster home now, but he needs a forever home.

Bentley’s foster mother had some wonderful things to say, so I’ll just let her speak for him:

Bentley is a sweet boy. He loves to go for carrides and just curls up in my backseat to sleep the whole ride. We weren’t given much history from the shelter in Alabama. From what I can gather, he was a stray picked up by animal control. He has several abrasions in various stages of healing and a nasty laceration on his left ear (supposedly from getting his head stuck under a chain link fence during transport) but he is starting antibiotics for that. He was neutered about three weeks ago. His shots are up to date. He has huge paws and is super skinny (they say only 58 lbs!) so definitely has some filling out to do. Bentley most definitely has a puppy personality – he is full of energy, loves to play, and is so, so curious about everything. He likes to go on walks and chases butterflies and crickets. He is social with other dogs (he met my other two Labs today) and he is friendly to everyone he meets. He has NO manners and no skills or tricks; we are starting from scratch with him. He is learning to walk on a leash and we are working on housebreaking. Bentley is also being crate trained; he doesn’t mind spending time in his crate at all. He is also learning to sit. He loves to play ball and he swings his rope toy around like a mad man. Even with as much energy and eagerness that he has, he is also just as content to rest quietly by your feet while you watch TV or eat dinner. He’s never shown any aggressiveness. Just a very sweet boy.

Contact Info:
Love of Labs, Indianapolis, IN

Meet Bentley

Chelsea Conlin is a freelance illustrator, but if she can help spread the word about animals in need with her skills, she’s more than happy to do so! She currently lives in Kentucky with her husband where they do what they can by driving dog rescue transports on weekends. They have two dogs of their own: a rescue greyhound named Storm and a mixed breed named Azu. You can find Chelsea at Paper Nautilus, her sketchblog, twitter, and deviantArt.

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