Bella & Bandit




  Bella & Bandit

Sex: Female / Male 

Color:  Bella is the red girl, Bandit is dark boy

Eye Color:  Interestingly, they are both bi-eyed. Their right eye is brown, their left eye is blue.

Age:  Bandit is 3yrs, Bella is 7yrs

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Approximate Weight:  Bandit, 101lbs, Bella, 98lbs.  These dogs are EXTREMELY obese and need to lose half their weight.  They are doing so in rescue.

Good With Dogs:  Yes.  These two are bonded and must stay together.  We will not consider separating them.

Good With Cats:  No

Crate Trained:  Appear to be

Energy Level:  Low now, but we expect their energy level to rise as they lose the weight.

Good With Kids:  Yes.  Very sweet, friendly appropriate dogs.

Training:  They have basic training down

Comments:  Bella and Bandit were dumped in a high kill animal control, along with 3 other dogs in the house.  Don’t worry-they all got out and got to rescue! (thanks to IAMRA who took Beasty and Beauty and Happy Tails who took senior Blue).  All were overweight but we think Bandit took the cake.  Literally.  He came in well over 100lbs.  You cannot tell in his pictures - he actually looks really good, but he is still morbidly obese, as is Bella.  Make no mistake-this is abuse just the same as an emaciated dog is.  Neither Bandit nor Bella could run when they came to us and their energy was super low.

Due to exposure at the shelter and their poor condition, both came down with pneumonia and only intense round the clock care from our wonderful partners at Autumn Green Vet Clinic got them through.  But they have fully recovered and are well on their way to becoming more active and healthy.

We think Bella is mom to Bandit. They are very bonded and we are not going to separate them.  We know we are asking a lot of our adopters - bringing in 2 dogs at one time is not easy.  And adding these two means adding close to 200lbs of dog to your house.  But this is what is in their best interest so we will only consider a home together for both of them.

These dogs are beyond sweet.  They just soak up love and give it back 100 fold.  They deserve so much more than what they have had so far in life.  We are committed to giving it to them.

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All dogs are:

  • spayed or neutered prior to adoption
  • evaluated for temperament and trainability
  • up to date on ALL shots, including Bordetella (kennel cough)
  • heartworm tested and on preventative year-round
  • micro-chipped for identification