LebTown features a different Lebanon County pet each Friday to help us enter the weekend with the best vibes possible.

This week’s pets are Rex and Benny, owned by Nick and Dot Ague.

“We feel very lucky to have these two guys in our lives,” the couple shared. “They are so great with our kids and make our family feel complete! They are the best friends on the best days and worst days, and we can always count on them to make us smile!”

The elder “fur kid” is Rex, an 8-year-old German shepherd they’ve owned since September 2014.

People may know Rex as the K9 officer from the South Londonderry Township Police Department,” the Agues said in an email.

“Rex is a smart, active, protective, attentive, energetic, adorable and loving dog,” they wrote. “He can be snuggling with our kids one minute, but when he knows it’s time to go to work he gets into work mode.”

The friendly shepherd also loves to play with Kongs or his favorite ball, the couple added, “and brings ‘gifts’ to us when we return home (shoes, toys, papers — whatever he can get his jaws on)!”

But Rex doesn’t protect the house alone, the Agues said. He has a tiny sidekick!

Benny, left, and Rex pose for the camera.

“When Rex is not protecting the streets of South Londonderry Township, he can usually be found hanging out with Benny,” they explained. “Benny is Rex’s little (in every way!) brother.”

They adopted Benny from Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA in Pine Grove in 2019 after Rex’s older canine brother Otto passed away from cancer, they said.

Benny is a “min pin” (miniature pinscher) mix who turned 3 in May.

“At first, we weren’t sure how Rex would react to a new canine friend — especially one so small — but they took to each other very quickly,” they said. “They can often be found sleeping on the couch together or guarding the front door as a pair.

“Benny’s favorite activities include sleeping, taking short walks, and letting everyone know he is in charge!”

Rex, left, and Benny enjoy the view.

Looking for a pet? Check out available adoptions at the Humane Society of Lebanon County.

To nominate your pet, email [email protected] and include:

  • Your name and your pet’s name
  • Pet’s breed if applicable
  • A little about your pet and why they should be “Pet of the Week”
  • And of course—pictures! Feel free to send high-quality attachments or a link to an online storage service.

LebTown’s Previous Pets of the Week


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