BANDIT is neutered, core vaccines, rabies, de-wormed and micro-chipped. He has an estimated date of birth of 16 November 2018 and on 28th February weighed around 20.00 pounds. He is listed as a Lab mix. We have no way of knowing the exact breed, it is up to individuals to decide what breed they think is most likely.
Since being at the rescue Bandit has lived amongst a lot of dogs of all ages and sizes ranging from small chi's, middle sized dogs up to adult German Shepherds and so he is very dog socialized and very confident. He is friendly with people and has enjoyed cuddles from a friends 7 year old granddaughter.
We do not have cats or livestock at the rescue so cannot comment on how he would be around them.
BANDIT is young and used to being around lots of dogs so we are hoping for a family who either adopts another rescue or who has other pets at home. He is a young pup and so chewing is very much to be expected. He does use pee pads but also at times does use the dog door to go outside. He will need house training along with all basic training, manners and general behaviour. His personality is still developing and so it will be up to the family to ensure he stays a loving, gentle, playful, affectionate pup whilst growing into an adult dog.
Since being at the rescue he is totally loving life, he loves to play with toys, chew on hooves and horns, wrestle and chase with the other dogs and get lots of love and cuddles as much as he can. He is high energy and he feeds of the excitement of the other dogs, but does calm down and settle after a while. He is a great boy who has never shown any kind of aggression in any way.
As with all rescue's he needs guidance and training and we recommend families go through at least the basics of training with him themselves so that boundaries, personalities and body language can be learned from each other. BANDiT is very responsive and training would be fun and easy as long as proper training techniques are followed and are consistent.
We do not recommend dog parks for several weeks, if not months, it is so very important for families and dogs to form a strong bond and get to know each other before exposing them to the potential dangers of dog parks. Although all GaDaH dogs are very well socialized with other dogs, lots of other dogs have not had the benefit of this socialization and do not always know how to play and act with other dogs. You also do not know the control the other families have over their dogs and you should always have a good recall for your adopted dog before going to dog parks.
He is going to be a medium / large dog and so we are looking for an active family who goes out and about and intends to take their new family member as many places with them as possible.
BANDIT would benefit from a family that goes on walks and adventures and road trips together. We do not recommend dog parks it is so very important for families and dogs to form a strong bond and get to know each other before exposing them to the potential dangers of dog parks. Although all GaDaH dogs are very well socialized with other dogs, lots of other dogs have not had the benefit of this socialization and do not always know how to play and act with other dogs. You also do not know the control the other families have over their dogs and you should always have a good recall for your adopted dog before going to dog parks.
We do NOT adopt puppies out to be either emotional support or service dogs, but we welcome applications for out adult dogs.
All dogs (except dogs saved from China) are available for adoption for an adoption fee of $550.
Canadian adopters need to know that customs charge 15% taxes when entering into Canada. This fee is not negotiable and is used to cover the rescue costs of pulling, vetting, health certificate, transport from Texas to Maine, monthly preventatives, supplements, food and anything else that is needed.
If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this precious soul a wonderful life, please go to our website, under the APPLICATION tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 2-4 days, and ensuring your references are aware that we will be calling, could speed up the process. Once you have been approved, we discuss any questions in regards to the dog you are wanting to adopt, then you complete and submit the contract, make payment and then we can work out the pick up / transport arrangements.
Please do NOT submit an application if you are not looking to take home a new best friend within the next few weeks.
ALL Dogs are LOCATED AT THE RESCUE IN SEBEC, MAINE. We post in various states along the east coast and Canada where we have had lots of successful adoptions to enable more exposure for these beautiful saved souls. Families will need to be prepared to travel to the rescue to meet and take home their new best friend. Sebec is located just outside the towns of Dover-Foxcroft and Milo (approx 8 miles) and approx 45 miles from Bangor. There are also lots of hotels, motels, pet friendly accommodations and wonderful camp-sites for the more adventurous families and what a great way to get to know your new best friend. If there are options to arrange transport, we will work with you to make it happen.