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      This is a pubIic sheIter that takes in mainIy dogs and cats for the City of Benson and for Cochise County. We are a smaII government faciIity but reIy on donations for many things. AII animaIs are spayed/neutered and have current vaccinations before they Ieave the sheIter after being adopted. Adoption fees refIect vet costs.


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Rescue Me ID: 15-08-17-00303Liam (male)

German Shepherd Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Needs Vaccinations 

    This guy is Liam. He is about 3 years old and looks like he may be a Shepherd/Ridgeback mix. Liam was a stray and we don't know a lot about him. He will need to be housetrained but does walk on leash. He is very friendly and outgoing, he loves to be around people. He has a great personality and should be ok with kids, not sure about other dogs or cats, but he hasn't acted aggressively towards any dogs. Would be best to do a meet and greet if you have another dog. Liam is going to make a great new companion and family member. If you would like to adopt Liam please give the Benson Shelter a call at 520-586-3600. His adoption fee will cover his ... (Read More)neuter and vaccinations. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $80 Animal Location:

Benson Animal Shelter
104 E Harvest Way
Cochise County Benson, AZ 85616 MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 15-08-17-00290Angus and Malcolm (male)

Anatolian Shepherd Mix    Age: Young Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Needs Vaccinations 

    These two brothers are Anatolian Shepherd mixes about 5 months old. Their names are Angus(tan/white/black) and Malcolm(black/white). These boys are awesome dogs! They're well socialized with people, will be fine with kids, good with other dogs, not sure about cats, and they will need to be house and leash trained. As you can see in the pictures they're are big lovers. If you're looking for an awesome new family member one of these boys would be perfect. They are going to be very large dogs, they are already large for their ages. If you're interested in giving one of these boys a nice new home please contact the Benson Shelter at ... (Read More)520-586-3600. Their adoption fees will be $80 to cover their neuters and vaccinations. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $80 Animal Location:

Benson Animal Shelter
104 E Harvest Way
Cochise County Benson, AZ 85616 MAP IT!

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520-586-3600

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Rescue Me ID: 15-08-17-00285Frankie (female)

Golden Retriever Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Spayed, Needs Vaccinations 

    This lady is Frankie. She looks to be a Retriever/Chow mix and is approximately 6 years old. Frankie is a sweet dog but has basically been tied up for pretty much all of her life. She has been around kids and is good with them and is supposed to be good with other dogs at least males, but a meet and greet would be best if you have a dog and you're interested in her. Frankie will need secure fencing, she will test it to see if she can get out but if it's secure at the bottom and at least 6' that should be good. I don't know how she will be with a cat. She does walk well on a leash but probably isn't house trained since she's been tied up ... (Read More)outside. If you would like to meet Frankie please give us a call at the Benson Shelter at 520-586-3600. Her adoption fee will be $80 to cover her spay and vaccinations. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $80 Animal Location:

Benson Animal Shelter
104 E Harvest Way
Cochise County Benson, AZ 85616 MAP IT!

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520-586-3600

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Rescue Me ID: 15-06-09-00843Puppies (male)

German Shepherd Mix    Age: Young Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Needs Vaccinations 

    Update: Nero and Outlaw are adopted. Here are our newest additions to the shelter, 8 awesome, very friendly, loving Shepherd/Hound mix puppies! There are 7 boys and 1 girl, which is the lightest brown with the one floppy ear and white on the chest being held by the officer. These puppies are adorable. There were other dogs and horses on the property so they should be ok with them. They are also young enough to learn to get along with a cat to. They will make great playmates for kids and companions for the whole family! They will need to be house and leash trained. Their names as follows: Rambo - white, Spirit - small lt. brown, Nitro - lg ... (Read More)brown, Outlaw - white/brown, Nero - red brown, Reno - lt brown with black m on the brow, Zeke - black/tan, Sage - lt brown girl. They have been started on their parvo shots. If you are interested in adopting one of these puppies please give the Benson Shelter a call at 520-586-3600. Their adoption fees will be the boys - $85 and the girl - $105. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $85-105 Animal Location:

Benson Animal Shelter
104 E Harvest Way
Cochise County Benson, AZ 85616 MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 15-04-16-00396Rusty (male)

Golden Retriever Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Needs Vaccinations 

    Rusty is a very handsome boy and looks to be maybe a Chow/Retriever mix and looks to be about 2 years old. I just can't say enough about Rusty! He is truly and awesome dog! He's very affectionate with his people and likes convincing us to give him belly rubs! Just to show how much he bonds with his people; when I got back from a weeks vacation he wouldn't quit whining until I went in his kennel to see him. Rusty did come in to us as a stray and since he can't talk to me I don't know if he likes cats or not, and I haven't observed him with kids but older kids may be a better fit with him. I also can't say if he's house trained. As for other ... (Read More)dogs he didn't do well with Capone when they went to the vet together but that could have just been this particular male he didn't like. He might be ok with a female as he was found with one, but a meet and greet would be best. Rusty's one bad habit is barking, but it's usually when he wants attention or strangers are around.. If you are interested in adopting Rusty please contact the Benson Shelter at 520-586-3600. His adoption fee will be $80 to cover his neuter and vaccinations. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $80 Animal Location:

Benson Animal Shelter
104 E Harvest Way
Cochise County Benson, AZ 85616 MAP IT!

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520-586-3600

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Rescue Me ID: 15-04-01-00038Maddie (female)

German Shepherd Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    This little lady is Maddie. She is a Shepherd mix, approximately 1-2 years old. Maddie is a very sweet and friendly dog who loves to have attention and loves people. She was a stray that was never reclaimed so I don't know if she's house trained or not, she does walk on a leash pretty well. Maddie is not good with other dogs, so will need to be the only dog. I can't say how she will be with cats. I'm sure she is going to be fine with kids also. Maddie is a playful little girl and likes to throw her stuffies around. If you are interested in having an awesome little girl for a companion then you should give the Benson Animal Shelter a call at ... (Read More)520-586-3600. Her adoption fee is only $25 to cover her vaccinations as the vet checked her and she is already spayed. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $25 Animal Location:

Benson Animal Shelter
104 E Harvest Way
Cochise County Benson, AZ 85616 MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 15-03-15-00362Bambi and Falcor (female)

Chihuahua Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Cats, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Spayed, Needs Vaccinations 

    Bambi and Falcor are brother and sister, about a year and a half old and are Chihuahua/Papillion mixes? These 2 little dogs are a couple of characters. Falcor is always pretty friendly and outgoing but Bambi likes to play the hard to get girl. She's a little stand offish at the start but once she knows you the little imp will do nothing but try to get in to your lap to be made over! These little guys are so much fun to watch play and run around the yard. They are so full of energy and just love to run around the compound yard! They are going to make some awesome companions for someone. I can't say how they are with kids because they ... (Read More)had no children in their home they lived with a senior couple, so if you have kids bring them so we can see how the dogs are with them. They both will walk on leash but still need some practice they like to wrap around your legs. If you meet them you won't be able to help but fall in love with them! So much for some of the good things, on to the problem areas. Bambi and Falcor were always outside dogs, yes they were kept outside, so they need to be house trained. They also have a bit of a sharp bark but that kind of goes hand in hand with smaller dogs unfortunately. But you really shouldn't let these problems keep you from adoptiong. With the time and effort of a few weeks they could be house trained but it will take time and effort upon your part. As for the barking it's not excessive barking they only bark when they should bark like when visitors come, but it's sharp. Very workable areas. I'm not sure how they will be with other dogs, they have only been with their mother before coming to me so haven't been around other dogs. A meet and greet with your dog would be best. They can be seperated they don't have to go together. If you are interested in one or both of these cool little dogs then call the Benson Shelter at 520-586-3600. They're adoption fees are $80 each and they are eligible for our sponsorship program to help offset the adoption cost. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $80 Animal Location:

Benson Animal Shelter
104 E Harvest Way
Cochise County Benson, AZ 85616 MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 15-01-15-00200Moose (male)

American Staffordshire Terrier    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Female Dogs Only, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Needs Vaccinations 

    This big guy is Moose! He is an American Staffordshire Terrier about 7-8 months old. Moose fits his name, he is a big playful lug! He is great with people and would be fine with kids, maybe older ones since he is such a handful and could knock small kids down. He is not good with small dogs and may not be good with other males so a large female may be a good fit, but a meet and greet would have to be done to see how they will get along. He did have a female in his home that he was fine with. No cats! This guy is really quite a handsome boy and loves to have attention. He would thrive in a home with some training to make him the dog ... (Read More)he has the potential to be. He does need secure fencing at least 6 feet tall as he can jump shorter fences. IF you would like to adopt Moose please contact the Benson Shelter at 520-586-3600. His adoption fee will be $80 to cover his neuter and vaccinations. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $80 Animal Location:

Benson Animal Shelter
104 E Harvest Way
Cochise County Benson, AZ 85616 MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 14-10-07-00379Onyx (female)

Pit Bull Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs Vaccinations 

    Meet Onyx! She came to us as a stray from the Whetstone area and was never reclaimed. She looks to be a Pit mix, maybe 4 years old and quite possibly spayed. Onyx is a really sweet girl and very energetic, doesn't hold still long! She seems to be ok with males but not females, but would be best to do a meet and greet with your dog to make sure they will get along. With the personality that she has she should be fine with kids, might knock young ones down with all her energy though. Can't say if she's housetrained since she was a stray but she does walk on a leash. If you would like to adopt this beautiful girl please give the Benson ... (Read More)Shelter at 520-586-3600. Her adoption fee if spayed will only be $25 to cover her vaccinations, otherwise it will be $80 to cover her spay and vaccinations. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $80 Animal Location:

Benson Animal Shelter
104 E Harvest Way
Cochise County Benson, AZ 85616 MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 14-09-10-00679Crooks (male)

American Staffordshire Terrier Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Female Dogs Only, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Needs Vaccinations 

    CROOKS IS ON A HOLD AT THIS TIME. This new guy at the shelter is Crooks. He is about a year old, male Pitbull. Crooks is a really cooll dog. He's playful, likes his belly rubs, he's just a big love bug. Crooks seems to be ok with female dogs and may be ok with a submissive male. It would be best to bring your dog to see how they get along. Crooks does walk on a leash but I don't know if he's housetrained, he may be. He does need a secure yard or he will take his opportunity to get out. I can't say how he is with young kids since I don't know if he's been around any young children, older teenagers he's fine with. If you are interested in ... (Read More)adopting Crooks please contact the Benson Shelter at 520-586-3600. His adoption fee will be $80, possibly a little more depending on his weight, and that covers his neuter and vaccinations. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $80 Animal Location:

Benson Animal Shelter
104 E Harvest Way
Cochise County Benson, AZ 85616 MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 13-12-26-00257Brittany (female)

Mountain Cur Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Male Dogs Only, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    At the shelter since 12/26/13 This beautiful lady is Brittany, a female Hound maybe Ridgeback mix, about 4.5 years old. Brittany has been waiting a long time for her special family to find her and adopt her. Brit is one of the brightest, funniest, awesome dogs that I've had the pleasure to meet. She is playful, loving, and full of life. She learns things pretty quickly and would probably be very trainable if someone would be willing to invest the time in her. If you give her stuffed animals she will run around shaking the stuffing out of them just enjoying being a dog. Her and I have had many conversations, she likes to talk. She also ... (Read More)likes to make you play the chase game with her, which means the more you chase her the more she runs, turn and walk away and she follows because this is a great game! If you want to go for a walk she's great on leash! Brit is also good with kids, she's been in a home with them and was always good with them but could jump up on them. Well now that you know some of her great traits now I have to also be honest about her problem areas. Brittany was always an outside dog so is not house trained. Brittany can jump high and will jump a 5 ft. fence so it needs to be at least 6 ft. Brittany is also dog selective. She is not good with other females and can be selective about males although I've had several at the shelter she was ok with. Best if you have a male dog to bring him in for a meet and greet. She would also be good as the only dog. But that seems to be the extent of her problem areas. At least 2 of these problems are correctable. She is already spayed and vaccinated and her adoption fee, wait for it, it's only a whopping $20! That's right $20, what a deal for this dog! So if you're interested in meeting Brittany please give the Benson Shelter a call at 520-586-3600. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $20 Animal Location:

Benson Animal Shelter
104 E Harvest Way
Cochise County Benson, AZ 85616 MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 13-11-14-00383Cory (male)

Lab Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Needs Vaccinations 

    Hi, my new name is Cory. I'm a male, Lab/Pointer mix around 2 years old. I'm a really affectionate dog that loves people although I may need to be a single dog, I might be ok with a submissive female, but you would have to bring your dog in to meet me. I'm really playful and although I'll chase a ball I just will not bring it back. I do walk well on a leash, but since I was a stray that was never claimed the shelter can't say if I'm housetrained. I have a great temprament and should be fine with children. If you would like to make me a member of your family then you should contact the shelter at 520-586-3600. My adoption fee will be ... (Read More)$30 to cover my neuter and vaccinations. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $30 Animal Location:

Benson Animal Shelter
104 E Harvest Way
Cochise County Benson, AZ 85616 MAP IT!

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