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Arthur E. Benjamin Visits University of North Carolina’s Service Dog Program

Today our founder Arthur E. Benjamin visited with University of North Carolina’s Service Dog Program and met with Terry Henry, co-founder of Paws4Vets to learn more about how UNC is training students to incorporate service dogs in their chosen field of study and future careers. Mr. Henry described the program a unique 12 credits of study that additionally yields the students a certificate of dog training. Kyria Henry founder of paws4vets and and his daughter, 24, delivers the course based on her 12 years of personal experience. “I was thoroughly impressed with the veterans and their dogs bond and overwhelmed by each of their stories about the difference these dogs have made in their lives.” said Benjamin after a dinner and classes with the three vets who shared their stories with the students in the UNC program.

Arthur E. Benjamin, Brande Roderick and American Dog Rescue Help Raise Money for the Boys and Girls Clubs at Concours D’Elegance Event

  Arthur E. Benjamin teamed up with many friends this past weekend, including Celebrity Apprentice 2 star and 2001 Playmate of the Year Brande Roderick and Bandit the “Miracle Shih Tzu” to help raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs. The lavish event featured a star-studded cast of characters, as well as some of the world’s finest luxury automobiles. However, Arthur says in the end it was all about helping kids. “The opportunity to raise money for a great organization like the Boys & Girls Clubs was what attracted me to Concours D’Elegance. We had a great time in the process,” Arthur said. “Jamie McDonald, Rick Case, Wayne Huizenga and others have created a magnificent annual legacy event for us all to do our part in and to the benefit of 11,000 kids.”

Talk Show for Dog Lovers has Debuted

“For the Love of Dogs” showcases features and news for friends of man’s best friend. A new talk show devoted to “all things dogs” debuted on Saturday, February 11, at 7:30 p.m., on Verizon UAN/Channel 27 in Dallas and online at “For the Love of Dogs” is the brainchild of Dallas executive Arthur E. Benjamin, founder of American Dog Rescue (ADR) and an internationally-recognized animal welfare advocate. “I love animals, and dogs are my special passion. I am committed to making a difference for our four-legged friends in North Texas, across the nation, and around the globe,” said Benjamin.  “If our program can help enrich the lives of dogs and their owners, then we will have accomplished our purpose in creating this show.” The first show featured Molly Peterson and Tressa Broadhead, executive director and vice president respectively of the Collin County Humane Society.  Peterson and Broadhead shared with Benjamin and his co-host Rainy Flynn the news that designs are well underway for a brand new facility in Wylie.  Two of their adorable rescues up for adoption, Spike and Wilma, joined in the fun. The second show featured award winning filmmaking duo Michael Cain and Melina McKinnon with their dogs Thelma and Louise as they spoke about the power of dogs on the big screen. Future programming for the weekly magazine-format show will focus on canine causes, news, and features, including other interviews with leaders in the dog welfare community; the latest products for dogs; new animal shelters around the country; footage from dog rescues; and special guest dogs.  Viewers can expect regular appearances by some of Arthur’s amazing rescues: “Bandit”, Benjamin’s “Christmas Miracle” Shih Tzu, who was never supposed to walk and  now “runs with the wind”, and “Holly”, his epileptic 6lb poodle who will steal your heart, along with other larger dogs who have changed his life and the lives of others. “Bandit” was known as “Scooter” for the first six weeks of his life in Plano after birth trauma that damaged his spinal column and left him paralyzed from his mid-section down… and miraculously recovered with […]

Benjamin Visits Correctional Facility to Commemorate New Training Program for Service Dogs

  Last week, American Dog Rescue founder Arthur E. Benjamin visited Lakin Correctional Center in West Columbia, West Virginia with paws4people executive director Terry Henry. This dynamic dog-loving duo was able to witness paws4prisons training in action. Through the paws4prisons program, inmates are allowed to train former shelter dogs to become service animals. The newest paws4people program pairs dogs trained through paws4prisons with active duty and veteran Army service members with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “Because there are so many homeless dogs, prisoners and military heroes with PTSD, this is a wonderful and efficient opportunity to help all three,” Arthur said. “Just an absolutely wonderful program.”

ADR Supports Humane Society of Greater Miami at “Pawpurrazzi” Event

    Jungle Island in Miami “went to the dogs” on Friday evening, as the Humane Society of Greater Miami hosted its annual “Pawpurrazzi” event. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill formal gala, as bringing your pooch along isn’t just allowed, but encouraged. All proceeds from the event benefitted the Humane Society of Greater Miami’s efforts to help animals in need. “Supporting dog rescue organizations is always a worthwhile use of my time,” Arthur said. “But it’s even more fun when you get to meet all of these furry friends in person – what a treat!” Arthur demonstrated American Dog Rescue’s commitment by leaving with the Fender guitar signed by Paul McCartney and other items he is donating to the upcoming Tri-County Humane Annual Gala.

Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation Helps Rescue Guatemalan Lion and Find New Home at Alabama Sanctuary

  After years of abuse, neglect and malnourishment as a traveling circus animal in Guatemala, Kazuma the lion is finally home. The Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation was instrumental in bringing this majestic animal to the Tigers for Tomorrow preserve in Alabama. Arthur is widely known for his passionate dedication to animals, most notably through his non-profit organization American Dog Rescue. But cats need help too, and this big cat was in dire condition. “When I heard about Kazuma’s prolonged suffering, I jumped at the chance to help bring him to the US for a second chance,” Arthur said. “Like any great dog I’ve helped rescue in my life, this beautiful animal deserved better.”

Brande Roderick, Celebrity Apprentice Finalist & Playboy Playmate Joins Hands with Arthur E. Benjamin & American Dog Rescue to Raise Funds

BOCA RATON, FL (January 10, 2012) – Delray Beach executive and philanthropist Arthur E. Benjamin and his non-profit organization, American Dog Rescue (ADR), joins hands with animal lover and former Celebrity Apprentice and Playmate bombshell Brande Roderick during the 6th Annual Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance duPont Registry Hangar Party on Feb. 24, 2012 which benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCBC). Roderick is best known for her TV and movie roles on Baywatch Hawaii, Celebrity Apprentice, Surreal Life, Starsky & Hutch, Dracula II and The Nanny Diaries. In addition, Roderick has been featured in multiple magazines and is internationally recognized as Playboy’s 2001 Playmate of the Year. Author of the book, Bounce Don’t Break, Roderick says, “When I’m not in the spotlight I enjoy motherhood, volunteering with charities and time with my two dogs.” The 6th Annual Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance Concours d’ Elegance is an event spanning over three spectacular days, February 24, 25, & 26, 2012. This year, the upcoming 100th Anniversary of Aston Martin and the 50th Anniversary of the Shelby Cobra and Shelby American plus the 50th Anniversary of James Bond with a three-day series of events benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County expected to make automotive history. For additional information about the ADR rescue efforts throughout the United States and world-wide, please visit For additional information on the Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance visit About American Dog Rescue: American Dog Rescue is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to finding a home for every adoptable dog in the United States. American Dog Rescue is committed to placing healthy dogs in permanent homes that are the right fit for the animal and its family. Donations can be made by visiting or please call (888) 262-4753. About the Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance: For additional information on the Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance and to see a full schedule of events please visit As the event evolves, the website will provide up-to-date important information – so check back daily. All events are open to the […]

American Airlines Continues ADR Support with Special Fundraising Day

A few weeks ago, American Dog Rescue and Nowzad Dogs were happy to have American Airlines be a corporate sponsor of our event that reunited soldiers with the dogs or war they cared for while deployed. Today, the company continued its notable corporate citizenship by allowing cargo division employees to go a bit more casual, while also supporting the joint efforts of ADR and Nowzad. The suggested donation for this “corporate jeans day” is $5 per employee. Just imagine how many more dogs can benefit from the donations they’ll collect! Thanks to American Airlines for your valuable support!

Arthur E. Benjamin Responds to NBC Today Show Exposing Puppy Mills Worst Offenders

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (December 8, 2011) – Delray Beach Executive and philanthropist Arthur E. Benjamin and American Dog Rescue (ADR), also headquartered in Dallas and Salt Lake City, with various projects spread coast-to-coast, quickly reacted from Fort Lauderdale to yesterday morning’s TODAY Show Segment where the Humane Society of the United States exposed retail establishments whose inventory is supplied by puppy mills. Drawing attention to America and its worst offending states, the program highlights the unfair treatment of animals sold throughout retail stores and several hundred internet websites. While revealing the heartbreaking deception behind puppy mill dogs, ADR plans to implement massive efforts uncovered by the HSUS in cracking down on an industry which perpetuates a cycle of animal cruelty. The much needed spotlight was made possible by HSUS and Benjamin continues to emphasize that Congress needs to act immediately. Divulging the grim connection between puppy mills and pet stores and all retail outlets throughout the United States are the focus of concern that keep puppy mills thriving. The Humane Society of the United States released the results of its 3-month-long investigation into Purebred Breeders LLC, thought to be the nation’s largest online seller of puppies. The investigation highlighted the connection between Purebred Breeders and inhumane commercial breeding facilities known as puppy mills. Undercover HSUS investigators obtained photographs and video footage of several large-scale commercial puppy mills that supply dogs to Purebred Breeders for re-sale. This footage reveals dogs in stacked wire cages, empty water bowls, excessive build-up of feces under cages, and other unsanitary conditions typical of puppy mills. The HSUS investigation found that Purebred Breeders owns nearly 800 Web domains designed to mislead consumers into believing that they are dealing with local breeders when they shop online for a puppy. Whistleblowers working for the company told HSUS investigators that the company sells approximately 20,000 puppies every year, using hard-sell, deceptive tactics encouraged by company executives. Puppies purchased through Purebred Breeders are never seen by sales personnel even though they routinely guarantee the health of these animals who are often flown long distances directly from the breeding facility to […]

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