My name is Bandit!

American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Union City, Tennessee - Bandit
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Diamonds in the Ruff Pound Pups

Facts about Bandit

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
BANDIT is an adorable 2 to 3 year old AST mix male who is sure to steal your heart. He was picked up as a stray by Animal Control in Union City, NW TN. He was not clamed by an owner and so he was rescued in order to save his life. He is one of several at a good foster home, but would love a home and family of his own. He is on the shorter, stouter side. He was recently diagnosed with a thyroid problem and will need to remain on medication for that. Because of his thyroid issue, he gained weight and currently weighs 83 pounds. He is now on a diet and thyroid medication and so weight loss is expected. He has some ligament damage in one knee which should be helped by weight loss but he may go on to have stiffness and arthritis in that knee. He is heartworm negative. He is current on vaccinations, microchipped, and neutered. Bandit is energetic but, with strong leadership, he will obey. He does jump when excited so, for that reason, he would do best in a home without toddlers since he would possibly knock them over. He has done well with the children aged 8 and above at his foster home. Bandit is a very sweet boy and listens very well when handled with a firm but loving approach. If you live in another state, don't let that stand in your way. We will work to transport Bandit if it means he will have a good forever home. If you are another rescue group, we will waive the adoption fee but you can make a donation toward vetting at your discretion. The adoption fee will help our 501(c)3 non-profit rescue to cover at least part of the cost of the veterinary care he has received.

About Diamonds in the Ruff Pound Pups

About Our Rescue Group...

Diamonds in the Ruff Pound Pups is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit rescue group that rescues animals from kill shelters as well as stray, abandoned, injured, and neglected animals throughout Obion County in NW TN. If any of these dogs is a pet you lost, please contact the rescue. The rescue will not return a dog to you unless you can provide proof of ownership including photos of you with your pet, veterinary records showing you provided state-required rabies vaccinations and other routine care, and you must pay any and all veterinary and boarding expenses incurred by the rescue during the time they cared for your lost pet.

If you are not ready to adopt at this time, please consider fostering a pet, even for just a week. You will be saving a life!

All of our pets would welcome a donation toward their care until they find a forever home. You may donate at to or by mailing a check to Diamonds in the Ruff Pound Pups, c/o Sandra Blair, PO Box 62, Union, City, TN 38281. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Donations for care and vetting can be made via Paypal to or mailed to PO Box 62, Union City, TN 38281.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We do not have a physical shelter facility and so meeting our pets is by appointment by calling Sandra Blair at 731-446-4013. We also have regular Meet 'n Greets at local businesses throughout the year where you can come and meet a variety of our dogs and cats. You can also follow us on Facebook. We are TnDiamonds In-The Ruff. Check out our website at

Our Adoption Process...

In general, there is an adoption fee of $200 which helps to cover the cost of basic veterinary care, age-appropriate vaccinations, heartworm and fecal tests, spay or neuter and microchip. If a dog has required medical care above and beyond the norm, the adoption fee could be higher. Fees are sometimes lower for certain dogs, so please inquire. If we are unable to arrange for volunteer transport for adoptions outside our area, it may be necessary for us to arrange for paid transport at a cost of approximately $140. Completion of an adoption application as well as a veterinarian reference is required. Our online adoption application can be found at We also have a paper application which you can obtain by emailing or call 731-886-9688 or 731-446-4013. Thanks for your interest in adopting a Diamonds Dog!