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Fresh up with Seven Up Honey

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Kelly Bentoski

Adopted, and then returned. Alfred Lord Tennyson’s well-known phrase, “It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all,” does not seem to apply to Seven Up Honey’s story.

Seven Up Honey wishes he had a forever home.
Kelly Bentoski

Seven Up Honey, a one and a half year old Labrador/Great Dane/Pitbull mix, was found along with his sisters and mother as strays in a dangerous, rural part of Georgia. Angels Among Us Pet Rescue saved the entire family, finding them excellent foster homes until they could be adopted. Seven Up Honey was only five months old, and he had a shaky start due to his affinity for chasing his foster mom’s cats. For a short time, the only home for Seven Up Honey was boarding; but soon came a new foster mom with no cats, and it was during this time that this sweet boy found what he thought was his forever home.

A family adopted Seven Up Honey, and there was much rejoicing. But ten months later, through no fault of his own, Seven Up Honey was returned to Angels Among Us Pet Rescue. Though they were supposed to be his forever family, they decided that they were moving, and would not be taking Seven Up Honey along with them. What a crushing blow for this affectionate, loyal dog!

Positively thinking – at least Seven Up Honey was returned to Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, where he will have the best shot at finding his true forever family.

Seven Up Honey’s foster mom, a wonderful, generous woman named Kelly, reports that Seven Up Honey is a loving boy. Unfortunately, for ten months, he received no training whatsoever – which is not ideal for a 65-pound dog. But Kelly has endless patience with him. He is a smart boy, and since being with Kelly has already learned Sit, Down, Shake, Touch, Stay, Leave It, and Off. He loves other dogs, but is not fond of cats. He isn’t a high-energy dog, but definitely needs daily exercise. Also, Seven Up Honey is good with kids, but is still learning that jumping up on others is not polite, and so older kids would be better for him.

Presently, the biggest challenge for this sweet boy is that he is fearful of new people, and therefore cannot currently attend adoption events. “He barks and backs away from new people when they make eye contact or talk to him. We're working on it and have had him assessed by a trainer, who verified this is fear, not aggression,” his foster mom Kelly explains. It isn’t surprising that Seven Up Honey is facing this obstacle, due to his situation. With time, patience, and love – all of which are being provided by a true angel of a foster mom – Seven Up Honey will be one splendid guy to have around.

Seven Up Honey is house-trained, crate-trained, and a fabulous snuggle buddy. His ideal home would be one where he would have a large canine friend with which to play, and a fenced-in yard.

If you are interested in learning more about this endearing, devoted pup, please email To apply to adopt Seven Up Honey and be the forever home he so deserves, please visit

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