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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: 15-06-19-00473Rufus (male)

Doberman Pinscher    Age: Young Adult

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

    This new boy at the shelter is now known as Rufus. He is about 3 yrs old and looks to be a Doberman with uncropped ears and tail. Rufus is already neutered and only needs his vaccinations. He seems to be ok with other dogs he has not acted aggressively towards any when he's sniffed noses with them. A meet and greet with your dogs would be best. Can't say how he is with cats and with his personality should be ok with kids. He was a stray so can't say if he's house trained but there's a good possibility and he does walk on leash. Rufus loves to be with people and be made over. He just leans into you and loves on you. He is going to ... (Read More)make a great companion. If you are interested in adopting Rufus please contact the Benson Animal Shelter at 520-586-3600. His adoption fee is only $25 as he is already neutered. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $25 Animal Location:

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

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Rescue Me ID: 15-06-18-00641Toby (male)

Australian Cattle Dog    Age: Young Adult

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

    This quiet boy is Toby. He is a male Blue Heeler, approximately 4 yrs old. This boy is a very nice boy, he's been very quiet and reserved at the shelter, there's to much noise from the other dogs for him. He likes to be made over but other than that, he seems to be low energy and would just like a yard to call his own. I don't know if he's house trained but he does walk ok on leash. He hasn't acted aggressively towards other dogs when they've come up to his kennel so he may be ok with other dogs, if you have a dog bringing it for a meet and greet would be best. Haven't seen him around kids so not sure how he is with them. Can't say ... (Read More)about cats either. If you are interested in adopting Toby please call 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:

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

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Rescue Me ID: 15-06-17-00009Bodie (male)

Anatolian Shepherd Mix    Age: Puppy

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

    This young boy is now known as Bodie. He looks to be a male Anatolian mix about a year old. He is a friendly, outgoing, playful young guy and is going to make a great playmate for kids. Bodie was a stray so we don't know much about him. Not sure how he is with other dogs so a meet and greet with your dog is a must to make sure they will get along. We also don't know how he is with cats. When I took him out the other day he loved to be made over and played a little bit with the tennis balls. I don't know about any house training, he does ok on a leash, still needs some work. If you would like to meet Bodie please give the Benson ... (Read More)Shelter a call at 520-586-3600. His adoption fee will be $80 which covers his neuter and vaccinations. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $80 Animal Location:

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

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Rescue Me ID: 15-06-17-00001Kittens (female)

American Shorthair Mix    Age: Young Kitten

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

    These cats are Pandora - white/grey, Ruby - grey Tabby, Alexis - white/grey tabby spots, Sam - grey/w white socks, Lilly - Dk grey/white socks. They are 5 months old and all are females. They are very friendly and loving kitties. They like to play with their toys and love to have people make over them. They will be great family companions. Can't say how they are with dogs, but may still be young enough to learn to get along. They all use their litterbox. If you're looking for a really nice kitten then you should check these girls out. If interested please call the Benson Shelter at 520-586-3600. Their adoption fees will be $72 a ... (Read More)piece which covers their spays and vaccinations. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $72.00 Animal Location:

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Rescue Me ID: 15-06-10-00048Kittens (male)

American Shorthair Mix    Age: Young Kitten

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

    Update: Marie is adopted. These are our own little Aristocats! These 4 little kitties are absolutely adorable! They are all friendly and very playful. Marie is the Siamese looking kitten. Berlioz is the one with more brown on him, Toulouse is the darkest tabby in the back of the foursome photos, which makes the last one O'Malley, the one sitting pretty in the foursome photos. All of the kittens use a litterbox. They have all been raised indoors so need to be indoor only kitties. They have a scratching post in their kennel to use so if you get them one they will know what it is. If you'd like one of these awesome little kittens please ... (Read More)contact the Benson Shelter at 520-586-3600. Their adoption fees will be, males - $50 and female - $72. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $50-72 Animal Location:

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

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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:

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104 E Harvest Way
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Rescue Me ID: 15-06-08-00464Tigger (male)

American Shorthair Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Cats, Not Good w/ Dogs, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    This big guy is Tigger, he is 8-9 years old. Tigger is an awesome cat and is also quite large. Tigger is fine with kids over 5 years old and gets along with other cats. Tigger does not like dogs! Tigger is pretty quite and laid back but really likes to have attention and enjoys all the petting and rubs you give him. Tigger has been an indoor/outdoor kitty but you need to keep a litter box available for him to use because he doesn't potty outside he uses his litterbox. Tigger has not had any health problems and has been seen by a vet regularly and given his vaccinations. He likes to sit in the windows and watch the birds to. Tigger is also ... (Read More)used to getting canned food once a day. Tigger's owners were a senior couple and he is used to a quiet household. Tigger is already neutered. If you would like to adopt Tigger then give the Benson Shelter a call, his adoption fee will be $25. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $25 Animal Location:

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104 E Harvest Way
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Rescue Me ID: 15-04-16-00398Capone (male)

Chow Chow Mix    Age: Puppy

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

    This handsome young boy is now called Capone. He is a 10 month old Chow mix. Capone is a very friendly dog, who loves to play and run around and investigate things. Capone was in a home with a Chihuahua so should be fine with small dogs and seems to be fine with females or males, but it would be best to do a meet and greet. Capone should be fine with kids to but does like to jump up and could knock a small child down while playing. Can't say how he will be with a cat. He may be housetrained but can't say for sure on that either and he does walk ok on leash but could still use some work on leash. If you would like to adopt Capone please ... (Read More)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:

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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 Golden Retriever/Chow mix. He and Capone look a lot alike. Rusty is about 2 years old. He walks on leash but I don't know if he's house trained since he was a stray. Rusty is a pretty friendly boy and likes to have his share of attention. The one bad habit Rusty has is barking, but it's more of a barking to get attention than barking just to bark. I'm not sure how he will be with children since we haven't been able to observe him with kids. Older children might be best. We aren't sure how he is with other dogs, seems ok with females but not sure about males and we can't say about cats ... (Read More)either. Rusty will make a great companion dog. 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:

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104 E Harvest Way
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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:

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104 E Harvest Way
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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 

    These two little dogs are Bambi and Falcor, they are Chihuahua mixes about a year old. They were in a home with a senior couple and have not been around children so young children probably would not be a good idea, I would recommend 10 yrs and older. The only other dog in the home with them was their mother so not sure how they will be with other dogs and there was also a cat in the home so should be fine with cats. These dogs have not been house trained they were kept outdoors and were only brought in when cold outside. They were always very gentle and affectionate with their owners but they just couldn't afford to take care of them any ... (Read More)longer. They do seem to be very nice little dogs and will make good companions. If you are interested in Bambi and Falcor, together or seperately give us a call at the Benson Shelter, 520-586-3600. Both dogs adoption fees will be $80 each to cover their spay/neuter and vaccinations. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $80 Animal Location:

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Rescue Me ID: 15-01-31-00196Jazz (female)

Lab Mix    Age: Puppy

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

    This little girl is named Jazz. She is about a year old and is a Lab mix. She has been in a home with kids from ages 5 yrs to 13 yrs and she was always gentle and tolerant with them. Her owner said she is good with other dogs but doesn't know about cats. She has been an outdoor only dog so will need to be housetrained. She can be just a little bit shy but should warm up quickly. Her owner didn't have the time to spend with her and wanted her to find a home where her people can play with her and spend time with her. If you would like to adopt Jazz please contact the Benson Shelter at 520-586-3600. Her adoption fee will be $80 to cover ... (Read More)her vaccinations and spay. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $80 Animal Location:

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104 E Harvest Way
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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:

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Rescue Me ID: 14-11-15-00007Ghost (male)

German Shepherd Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Low Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Needs Vaccinations 

    This guy is Ghost. He was a stray picked up by the school and never claimed. He looks to be a Shepherd mix and a little older dog, maybe 7 yrs. or so. We don't have a lot of information about him since he was a stray, he does walk on a leash but I don't know if he's house trained. He has always been friendly enough with us but I haven't observed him around kids. He doesn't seem to do well with other male dogs but may be ok with a female, would be best to do a meet and greet to see how they get along. Also can't say how he would be around a cat. If you're interested in meeting Ghost please contact us at the shelter 520-586-3600. His ... (Read More)adoption fee will be $80 to cover his neuter and vaccinations. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $80 Animal Location:

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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:

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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:

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Rescue Me ID: 14-07-09-00548Daria (female)

Catahoula Mix    Age: Puppy

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

    This beautiful puppy girl is Daria. She is about 6 months old and is possibly a Catahoula mix. She is a very sweet little girl, who had a rough start. She was running at large and didn't really trust people so had to be trapped but once she got to the shelter we found out she was a very friendly little girl. She has a lot of energy as most pups do and will probably need to be housetrained. She also needs some leash training as she hasn't been on one until she got here. She seems to be ok with other dogs and will should be good with kids, but since she's a stray we really don't have much info on her. She likes to play and has a good ... (Read More)personality. If you are interested in Daria then please call the Benson Shelter at 520-586-3600. Her adoption fee will be $60 to cover her spay and vaccinations. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $60 Animal Location:

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

Mountain Cur Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Spayed, Needs Vaccinations 

    Hi, my name is Brittany! I'm a female, Hound mix, about 3 years old. I need to find a new family as my old family couldn't take care of me or my puppies anymore. I was in the home with kids that were 12 and older but I am gentle and tolerant with them so would probably be good with younger children also. I am not very good with other dogs, might be ok with a male but not females, would probably be best as an only dog though. I was also an outdoor dog so if you would like to adopt me you would have to housetrain me. I do walk on a leash pretty well and the kids used to take me for walks every day. I can jump a 3 ft. fence so would need ... (Read More)fencing that is taller than that. I am very friendly and good natured and have a great personality. If you're looking for a nice friendly dog to become a new family member then you should think about adopting me! Please contact the Benson Shelter at 520-586-3600. My adoption fee will be $104 which covers my spay and vaccinations. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $60 Animal Location:

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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:

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