Hey there superheroes! Are you looking for a new sidekick? I’m Bandy (#2827), and I’m your guy! I’d love to help you with everything you do. Laundry, walks, car rides, or watching TV, I’ll be by your side. I’m 8 years old, and I’m a handsome mix. My dad was a Golden, and my mom was a Lab, Boxer, German Shepherd mix. I’d say I mostly have the loving, eager-to-please nature of a Golden, but I also show my herding side since I always want to know where my people are.
I used to live with a lady who had me since I was a puppy, but her health prevented her from caring for me anymore, so I am looking for a new furever home. I lived a fairly sheltered life there, so I have been learning how to get out and about. I didn’t really know how to go for walks, but thanks to this thing called a harness, I walk daily around the neighborhood. I love being outside and really enjoy walks. There are so many things to smell! I don’t pull on my leash, aside from when I see another dog. Then I’ll bark and pull to go see them. I’ll need some continued training to control my emotions before I can make doggie friends.
New places can be a little scary for me, so I’ll need time to get used to anywhere we go. I always love a good car ride though. Whenever the garage is open, I like to go check out the car and see if I can hop in!
I am overall pretty healthy. I am at a healthy weight, and I only eat when I feel like it. I do love peanut butter or jerky treats though and will gladly eat those all day long!
At home, I am pretty mellow. Cuddling is my real expertise. I always want to be near you, and the closer to in your lap I can get, the better. I’ll let you know how much I adore you by sticking my nose right in your face and sniffing a bunch. I do like my dog beds if I can’t be on a person. I’m not big on toys, but I do enjoy a nylabone every so often. You can sometimes find me tossing it around and prancing like a puppy. I sometimes get some zoomies, especially before or after a walk. I settle down after a few laps though. I can stay home alone without causing any trouble, but I’d rather you hang out with me. I’ll cry a bit when you leave, and eventually just sleep. When you get home, I’ll be right there at the door waiting for you.
I’ve been working with a trainer to build some confidence and trust with my foster parents. I can show you all the neat things I’ve learned so we can keep working on them. I’d like to be an only dog and really prefer men.
I’m dreaming of a quiet home in the country where we can go on long secluded walks. After our walks we can hang out at home and I can help you with whatever you are working on. I just hope you have as much affection to give as I do!
Adoption fee: $300 + $35 microchip fee
Bandy is being fostered in the Portland, OR area