Meet Bentley
Animal ID 51857510 
Species Dog 
Breed Shih Tzu/Maltese 
Gender Male 
Size Small 
Color Brown 
Declawed No 
Site Valley Humane Society 
Location Foster 
Intake Date 1/11/2023 
Bentley is a perfect gentleman. He's quiet, tidy, polite, low maintenance, and has bursts of activity only after meals when he fetches his squeaky toy and expects it to be thrown down the hallway. He's not a fan of the outdoors, and will quickly run back inside once he'd done with his business. He's an absolute sweetheart and will open up once his health issues are behind him. Bentley sleeps through the night, has no accidents in the home, and is happy to be by himself all day (he sleeps a lot). He seems to be OK with dogs (i.e., ignores them), and he ventured on a super short walk yesterday, preferring to return as soon as he was done. He would do really well with a non-sporty family, someone who's looking for a warm companion. In addition to one eye, his hearing isn't the best either.

Bentley's breed make-up: 47% Shih Tzu, 14% Maltese, 12% Japanese Chin, 7% Pekingese, 6% Chihuahua. His adoption fee is waived.

Bentley is a sweet, mellow gentleman who was in less than ideal health when found stray in the Tri-City area. This good boy was found to be overweight, suffering from dry eye and with bad teeth. He is receiving the best TLC while in shelter care and is now recovering from eye surgery, dental surgery and ear infections. Bentley is on the road to recovery and he would love to find a forever home that will help him fully heal and lose weight over time and give him a happy healthy second chapter!

Bentley was transferred to Valley Humane on 1/11 from the Tri-City Animal Shelter. He had been found stray. Bentley weighs 18.2 pounds and is estimated to be between 7 and 10 years old.

Bentley has been diagnosed with skin irritation due to suspected allergies. The signs of allergy are most commonly itching and skin inflammation or infection. This pet has been treated with a topical flea control and started on an allergy medication. A specific cause was not determined. Allergies are generally caused by one of 3 categories: 1. Flea allergy. 2. Environmental allergy (atopy). 3. Food allergy.

Bentley has ruptured ear drums bilaterally most likely due to a chronic ear infection. The ear infection is resolved and the ear drums should heal over time. No further treatment is necessary at this time.

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Once you have submitted your Inquiry Form, an adoption counselor will reach out via telephone to give you more information about the animal. Animals posted to the website are ready to go home with their forever family and applicants are typically called the same day as the Inquiry Form is received. If the animal is the right match for you, the adoption counselor will schedule an adoption appointment for you, your family and the animal at our facility in Pleasanton. Adoption appointments are typically scheduled within 24 hours of the phone interview; applicants should be ready to bring a new pet into their home. We do often receive multiple inquiries per animal; all applicants will be contacted by Valley Humane, if not by phone, then email. If you have questions on your application status, please call us at 925.426.8656.