Lovingly Sponsored by Dan Fitzpatrick, ” In honor and in memory of Lacey Fitzpatrick, an amazing 13 year old golden retriever, who just passed away this week.”
Bandy seems to have lived much of his short life outdoors without much socialization, he was relinquished through no fault of his own. He came to us unfamiliar with treats, toys, or how to play with other dogs. It took a few weeks for him to fully adjust to being in his foster home, but after a few weeks he became a very loving little boy. He is about 1.5 yrs. old, 40 lbs. We believe he is a combination of golden retriever and a border collie.
Once Bandy became comfortable in his foster’s home, he started to show his wonderful personality: tons of puppy energy, loves anything that squeaks or bounces and will chase a tennis ball for as long as you will throw it. He is fast, and with springs in his feet, he can jump up from a sitting position to 4-5 feet in the air. I think with his abilities to jump so high, he would be a great dog to teach how to catch a frisbee and possibly enter him in contest. He is so amazing!
Bandy is a little wary of new people he first meets and will usually barks at them and retreat behind his Foster Mom or Dad, but once he is comfortable, he will come to you and then you’ll have a cuddle friend for life. This little guy loves to snuggle, he will climb onto your lap and give you a kiss given the opportunity. He is very sweet and gentle and loves a comfy bed or couch!
Some training will be needed, but he has come a long ways. He is ok on a leash, his foster mom has been walking him on a gentle leader which works well, he does pull, but he is great in the car. He will also need continued training on jumping. He has not been destructive, but with his jumping ability will need a close eye where food and counters are involved, and he will need high fences in his yard.
My Ideal Home
Bandy would do best in a home where walks, hikes and play are daily and having a fur sibling would be great. He is currently living with a 10 year old female and has put spring in her steps with his enthusiasm, but knows when to stop. He will not do well in an apartment, a big yard for him to chase the ball and/or frisbee and be able to do his daily zoomies is a must.
He has not been around cats or small children in his foster, but due to his energy level, a house with older children would be best, he has not been pool tested.
Want to Adopt me?
If you are interested in adopting this sweet little boy and have your application on file and have had your in home interview, please email his rep at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell her what kind of life Bandy will have living with your family.