My name is Bandit!

Springer Spaniel Mix Dog for adoption in Naperville, Illinois - Bandit
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Angels On Wheels Animal Rescue NFP

Facts about Bandit

  • Breed: Springer Spaniel Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Meet sweet Bandit. He was born 7-18-2016 and weighed about 50 pounds on March 9th. Bandit is calm when compared to other pups his age. He's pretty chilled out and loves cuddling next to his peeps. Our best guess on breed is Springer Spaniel/ Border Collie/Great Pyrenees mix but he doesn't have the energy of a border collie. Bandit is great with people and greets his fosters in the morning with kisses and a wagging tail. He is a happy dog! He's super smart, learns quickly and is very treat motivated. He walks well on a leash, but shies away from other dogs when on a leash. Bandit is great with cats, but sometimes will chase them if they start running around. He wants to play with them. He absolutely loves people and is super friendly to every human he meets. There is no bone guarding or food guarding. He isn't crate trained, but either sleeps in the bed with his fosters or in his dog bed on the floor next to the bed. His favorite time of day is treat time, oh and he loves the snow. He does very well at pottying outside but is taken outside every few hours with the resident dogs. We would call him house trained, but he isn't exposed to carpeting often so we don't know how he will do with that on a regular basis. Once you meet this happy dog, you will fall in love.
Bandit is shy in new situations. Bandit's considered a soft dog which means he's sensitive and tenderhearted. He approaches new situation with caution sometimes with his tail down, so his new family will need to know he will be shy when you first bring him and you will need to spend time with him reassuring him. Soft dogs are wonderful dogs, just more sensitive but super easier to train. Bandit is attentive, eager to please and is easily able to focus on the task at hand. A soft dog seldom requires harsh corrections and could in fact become thoroughly confused with a harsh or inconsistent trainer. A is a dog wants very badly to please, and is easy to teach. Soft dogs are somewhat submissive, laid back. They generally don't do well in a large pack and will hide. Soft dogs are the dogs that when you raise your voice, they shrink up and might sulk away. Soft dogs are often reactive to other dogs, like bandit because they lack confidence and are fearful of other dogs. Soft dogs do wonderfully well in a family environment with an owner/trainer but wouldn't do as well in a kennel environment or with a trainer that uses harsh training methods.

With understanding and patience Bandit's owner can continue to build his confidence and he will continue to thrive. He is very confident in his foster home, and with the other dogs in the home, but he may be shy and quiet when adopted. Because he lacks confidence, he can be reactive with other dogs. He would be great as an only dog with an owner will do positive training with him. Which is easy given how treat motivated he is. If you have another dog, understand dog body language, are patient, and given time, Bandit could get along with another dog. Very slow intros will need to be done and working with the two dogs to assure success.

Bandit will need a fenced in yard. We wouldn't want him out on a lead alone then have a dog come into the yard and hurt him. Absolutely no electronic fences. Only confident dogs should be placed on those type of containment systems. If your gone 8+ hours a day, Bandit isn't the right dog for you. He needs a person who will be around to love him and build his confidence. Given he's a shyer dog, we feel a home with children 7+ would be best as we don't think he would do well with all of the loud noises them come with small children. We want Bandit to Thrive and are looking for the best scenario for him.

Bandit arrived to us back in October of 2016 with kennel cough and skin issues. Both have both been resolved, and his coat is soft and beautiful. He is an awesome dog for the right family who will only do positive reinforcement training. Everyone who meets him loves him. When people see him running around with other dogs, they are surprised that he can be reactive with other dogs. On a leash he's fine, he actually shies away from other dogs as stated previously.

If you think you might be a good match for Bandit, and are interested in meeting him, please go to our website at, click on the applications tab, and complete the on-line adoption application.

Bandit is being fostered in a Naperville, IL home which is where you and your family would go to meet him. All family members, must be present at the meet and greet to adopt. In order to schedule a meet and greet, please submit and adoption application which can be found on-line at Once we receive the application we will process it. For additional information about our adoption process, please go to our website at and click on the adoptable tab.

Submitting an application does not commit you to any animal, but is required prior to making arrangements for a meet and greet as all of our animals are cared for in homes. We can't schedule meet and greets until the application is submitted and approved. We don't have a building so there are no viewing hours. All of our animals are cared for in foster homes by wonderful families who volunteer their time to save these precious souls. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

The adoption fee of $250.00 includes:
Neutering which is done
Dewormed with panacur, repeated about 2 weeks later
Fecal tested Negative
Three puppy DHPP Vaccination
Rabies Vaccination
Monthly Heartworm Preventative while in our care during season
Monthly Flea Prevenative while in our care during season
He'll come with a quick snap martingale collar, and double handle leash.

You will also receive a free health exam visit to either Crest Hill Cat and Dog Clinic, Knoll Animal Hospital of Carol Stream, Yorkville Animal Hospital, Midwest Animal Hospital in Orland Park, Countryside Animal Hospital, Springbrook Animal Hospital, or Naperville Animal Hospital.

Although we make the best guess on the breed and size of our dogs, because they come from shelters or are strays, we can never be completely certain of the genetic makeup of the dog. Breed and weight at maturity are only guesses. All we can tell you for sure is that they are 100% RESCUED! If an animal is still posted for adoption, he/she is still available. If you see this this post, this puppy is available for adoption so there is no need to email asking about availability.

Thank you for looking at our rescued animals!

About Angels On Wheels Animal Rescue NFP

About Our Rescue Group...


Please go to our website at, and click on the fostering tab for more information about fostering

Angels on Wheels Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3), non-for-profit, state licensed organization. We are composed of animal-loving volunteers that work vigorously to make a difference in the lives of abandoned animals. We are dedicated to finding and saving neglected and unwanted animals from high kill shelters on death row to give them a second chance for life.

Our purpose is to keep these babies out of already crowded Animal Control Facilities, to provide them with proper medical treatment and then wonderful homes. If you need assistance with Spaying and Neutering your animals, please contact us.

We can't save these babies without your help. Please consider fostering, helping with transporting animals, volunteering by feeding and watering the kittens at Petco, helping with adoption days or donating; either monetary, old pet carriers, blankets, food, newspaper, paper towels, toys, the list is endless. Most importantly please, please spay and neuter all of your pets. It takes two to have a litter.

We may not be able to change change the world, but together, we can change the world for some.

Thank you for viewing our animals, considering adoption instead of buying and for your generousity.


Our Adoption Process...
We require an adoption application be completed an submitted prior to meeting any of our rescued animals.

Adoption fees range: For puppies $250.00-$300.00 and up depending on age and breed, adult dogs from $150 to $300. This covers spay/neuter, microchip, heartworm test age appropriate and treated if necessary, dewormed with panacur, treated with frontline plus or revolution, as well as monthly heartworm preventative, all age appropriate vaccinations, and treated for any medical condition that may arrise.

We Serve the Following Cities, Towns, and/or Counties...

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Monetary donations can be made directly from our website as we have a donate button or to our primary vet: Crest Hill Cat and Dog Clinic. 815-744-3540. Arrangements can be made for all other donations to be picked up, or can be dropped off at Petco in Bolingbrook. Thank You for anything you can to do help!

Come Meet Our Pets...

We do require an adoption application be submitted prior to meeting any of our rescued animals to be sure the dog or cat is the right match for your family. You can find the application on our website at under the adoptables tab.

Our Adoption Process...

An Application is required prior to meeting any of our rescues. The application can be found at www.angels The adoption fee includes age appropriate vaccinations, microchip, rabies if over 4 months, deworming with Panacur, treated with frontline plus or Revolution, spaying or neutering, Fe/LV/FIV testing for felines, 4dx test for dogs which test for Heartworm, Lyme Disease, Anaplasmosis, and Uhrlichia age appropriate, and any other medical treatment when needed. Most of our animals come from high kill shelters and more often then not require some kind antibiotics. A spay and neuter voucher and contract is required for all adoptive families for those puppies and kittens to young for spay/neuter prior to adoption. Please see our website for more information about the adoption process.

Every day 10,000 humans are born in the U.S. and each day 70,000 puppies and kittens are also born. As long as these birth rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all of the animals. As a result, millions of healthy, loving cats, dogs, kittens and puppies face early deaths as a form of animal control. Others are left to fend for themselves against automobiles, the elements, other animal and cruel humans. You can help just by spaying and neutering your pets, don't ever buy from a pet store, as almost every one of them uses some form of a pupy mill, and remind people to support and ADOPT from a shelter or rescue. Thank you.