My name is Bandit!

Australian Shepherd/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Puppy for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Bandit
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Tuffie's Animal Rescue

Facts about Bandit

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Bandit has quite a story! He was born November 11, 2015 in Aguila, AZ in the yard of a home surrounded by a 3 1/2 foot cyclone fence. His feral Mom jumped the fence and had 5 pups. Mom judged rightly that she had found a safe place and the retired homeowner would feed and care for them! Tuffie's received the pups on January 23rd. They had only lived outside and had not been handled much, so they all have much shyer personalities than ordinary pups.

Bandit has been living with his brother, Woofy, in the home of a very experienced foster Mom. We think that he is a mix of Australian cattle dog and shepherd, so he is very smart. He is a medium sized pup and should grow to be a 40-45 pound dog. Both he and his brother used the doggy door and basically housetrained themselves from the beginning! Bandit has a soft, medium length coat with beautiful markings. He loves to play with balls, but is not returning them to you yet! He acts more dominant than his brother, but it seems to be because he lacks confidence more than that he has an alpha personality. He will do best with other dogs that are his size or larger and would benefit from living with a well trained dog as he will follow his or her lead. Bandit is good with the resident cat and walks well in a harness. He has been around a dog savvy 4 year old boy, but tends to be timid with new people and new dogs and wants to bark at them. He will need a very patient owner who is willing to introduce him slowly to new people and especially new dogs. Bandit is strikingly handsome and would be best with an experienced dog person who is willing to work with him to keep him well socialized and developing into the best dog he can be.

Bandit is neutered, had a series of 4 DHPP vaccines plus a rabies vaccine and he is micro chipped. His adoption donation is $250. Please call or text Diane at (925) 209-6480 or leave a message at (623) 587-9119 or email for more information and to set up a Meet and Greet.

About Tuffie's Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a small, non-profit group of dedicated volunteers who rescue dogs and cats that are going to be euthanized, usually for lack of space. We have taken many animals that have been considered "unadoptable" and have found them wonderful homes with families that couldn't imagine life without them! Our motto is "saving one pet won't change the world, but how the world will change for that one pet" and the person or family that adopts it. We operate through foster families. We received our 501(c)3 status in 2005, beginning in Pleasanton, CA and then moving to Phoenix, AZ. We have animals fostered in both places, so please don't let distance stop you form inquiring about a pet that interests you. One of our foster "moms" has been rescuing horses, so we hope to be listing those for adoption soon, too. If you are interested in volunteering or donating money or other items, please don't hesitate to call or email. We will always try to accomadate you or point you in the right direction.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We will begin holding Adoption Fairs at Pet Club on 67th Avenue, just north of the 101 on the east side of the road. Please call (925) 209-6480 or (623) 587-9119 for more info.

Our Adoption Process...

Generally adoption donations are $175-250 for small dogs and puppies and $150-200 for bigger dogs, kittens are $100 and cats are $75. There are exceptions and each pet's adoption donation is usually listed in its bio. Our pets are usually fixed, current on shots and micro chipped. We have a pre-adoption form for you to fill out and often do home visits. We strive to make it the perfect match, but we ALWAYS want the pet returned if it doesn't work out. Adoption donations are refunded within the first two weeks minus $50, if you need to return your pet.