Dog Surrendered to Shelter for Being “Too Good,” Whatever That Means

There are a slew of reasons why owners may try to surrender a dog to a shelter—though we’d argue about 99 percent of them are ill-advised—but never before had we heard of a dog being surrendered to a shelter for being “too good,” as was the case in Arizona recently, per a report from The Dogington Post


Just 48 hours after an adorable one-year-old pooch named Binx was adopted from the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA in Phoenix, he was returned back to the shelter for being “too good”–whatever that means.


The shelter took to Facebook on Monday to post the news about Binx and the reason for his return, with the message reading, “I’m Binx, And I am TOO good of a dog. No Seriously! I was adopted and returned within 48 hours, with notes saying I’m potty trained, good with kids, fun to play with, and good with dogs in the home! They decided they wanted more of a challenge, and I think the only challenging part of me is how devastatingly handsome I am – I can’t get anything done here at the shelter because everyone is petting me, telling me what a good boy I am, and taking me for walks. So if you’re ready for a handsome, well-mannered pup, here I am! Learn more about me here:


Take a look at the post in full below and if you want Binx, you know what to do!


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Rachel Zoldan

Rachel Jacoby Zoldan is a freelance writer and editor living in New York City with her husband two cats, Gerry and Cookie. (Who are, yes, named after a film about dogs.)

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