- Sue Hewitt ; From: Sunday Herald Sun ; February 27, 2011
WHEN it comes to dogs the long and short of it is that size doesn’t matter when you’re mates.
Little Bennett may be small, but his big personality won the hearts of a Melbourne foster-care family and their huge Irish wolfhounds.
At 6kg and 25cm tall, the terrier is dwarfed by Tadie, 4, weighing 73kg and standing 90cm, and Prudence, six months old, 80cm tall and weighing 45kg.
Janice and Mike Bennett told Victorian Dog Rescue president Trisha Taylor they couldn’t refuse to foster a dog who shared their name.
Bennett was on death row in Mildura and was rescued three weeks ago as part of the drought dog program.
Ms Taylor said the program also saved dogs abandoned because of floods.
Mr Bennett said the terrier didn’t realise he was small and played happily with the wolfhounds.
“He’s not frightened at all, and he’s a dog’s dog, loving the company,” he said.
His wife said since the drought dog program started, volunteers had clocked up more than 300,000km in their own cars.
“We need to raise funds for a vehicle to do the 1000km round trip to Mildura, so that volunteers can continue to save dogs on death row in rural pounds,” she said.
“The drought and flood are forcing people off the land or ruining their livelihoods, so more pets are being left at these pounds.”
To adopt Bennett visit www.victoriandogrescue.org.au