A well-behaved, loving dog was returned to a shelter in Arizona for being TOO good!

A well-behaved, loving, happy, and bubbly dog? No complaints there… or so you would think! A dog was returned to an animal shelter in Arizona – and guess why? The pup was ‘too good’!

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Imagine taking a dog home from the shelter, only to find that they’re house trained and don’t do a single thing wrong. You’d be thrilled with your lovely new pet, right?

Binx was TOO good for her new owners

But being a good boy is exactly why Binx was given back to the animal shelter. The Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA shared an outraged Facebook post, explaining the situation:

“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!

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“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!

Binx has settled back in at the shelter – but needs a new home!

A dog was returned to a shelter for being too good
Binx is looking for a new forever home! ©Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA

Binx sounds an incredible family pet – who would want to let him go? Hundreds of comments flooded the Facebook posts, claiming this was a prime example of ‘irresponsible dog ownership’.

Thankfully, the shelter was only too happy to take back Binx until they found him a loving forever home. He’s being treated to lots of love, playtime and walks until they find a suitable match for him.

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Want to find out more about the amazing work of the Arizona Animal Welfare League, adopt a dog like Binx or donate? Head to their website by clicking here.

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Read also: Shelter dog has his heart mended: twice!

I'm a Digital Media & Marketing graduate who lives in the beautiful area of North Wales. Since graduating, I've been working freelance as a copywriter and digital marketer. At the weekend, you'll find me taking and editing photographs, updating my blog (alicelang.net) or looking after my mischevious rescue cat, Mabel. I've loved animals for as long as I can remember. I've had pretty much every pet under the sun - cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, fish, stick insects - and have spent time volunteering at animal shelters in Asia.