Fun Doggy Tid-Bit
The Original Benji-a rescue dog!
The original Benji was discovered by animal trainer Frank Inn at the Burbank, California, Animal Shelter, which was about to put the dog to sleep because he hadn’t been adopted. Benji’s real name was Higgins, and his first acting role was in 1963 in the television series Petticoat Junction. Higgins was 14 years old when he came out of retirement to star in Benji.