ZZ - Benjamin - read about me! (courtesy post)   

In shelter Dog

Dalzell, South Carolina, 29040
Labrador Retriever, Mixed
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ZZ - Benjamin - read about me! (courtesy post)
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We really hope to find Benjamin a family who loves him as much as his current family but who is a little further along in their careers and can afford what he needs.  Like so many kind-hearted young people, his pet parents adopted him from their county pound and quickly went into debt to discover his allergies are more severe than anyone imagined and his care more than they can continue to afford. Our vet tells us often when he sees allergy cases like Benjamin's that if he moved to the north, he probably wouldn't suffer at all! So, if you love big dogs who are calm and gentle and loveable as can be, and perhaps you live in the northeast or are moving to the northeast, then please consider adopting Benjamin! He currently receives cytopoint shots but his allergies are not well controlled.  We are optimist that if he was in a different climate and spent more time inside, then he might not suffer as much. He currently eats an over-the-counter premium food and is pretty easy to care for. He loves spending time outside even though that's not the best thing for him in South Carolina given his environmental allergies. He is microchipped, neutered, and up to date on vaccinations.  If you can help Benjamin, please complete the application from the rescue website. Applicants will be screened by the rescue and then passed onto Benjamin's current family for final approval and to schedule a meet and greet. We work with many rescues and strive to find every rescued dog in our care a great home. Sometimes that means transferring that pet to another location where adoption may be more likely. We currently have partners in New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont.  If you are interesting in meeting any of our pets, the process is to complete an application.  It can be downloaded as a pdf document from our website and submitted by email to WindyRidgeRescue@gmail.com  as a scanned document or as photos OR can be completed entirely online. Both links are in the header of our website.   Because we are foster based, we require an approved application to schedule a meet and greet. We feel that is fair to our fosters and rescues so every meet and greet can result in an adoption.  ​We do not have set adoption fees for dogs, but hope adopters will donate generously so we can rescue more. The medical care for every dog can easily exceed the adoption donation.  Average adoption fees for dogs in the area range from $175 up to $450.  We ask for a minimum adoption donation of $50 for cats regardless of age.  Each cat is up to date on vaccinations, dewormer, and microchipped.  Larger donations are always welcome so we can rescue more.  Medical care for each cat easily exceeds the minimum donation.   ​As with every rescue, our resources are limited and the need for rescue help is unlimited. Your generosity helps us to rescue more.   ​Adopting or fostering for a rescue frees up a space where a new rescue can reside.  ​If you can't adopt or foster, than please consider donating. 


  1. American Humane Association
  2. Peeva
  3. American Veterinary Medical Association
  4. Veterinary Information Network
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