My name is Bandit!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Council Bluffs, Iowa - Bandit
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Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue

Facts about Bandit

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: ps_89970218

Bandit, an 8 year-old Chihuahua, is a 6-pound sweetheart.  Until recently, he spent his whole life in a commercial breeding facility so he was never well socialized.  While in the care of his foster,  he is learning how to trust people and has even learned to appreciate the comfort of snuggling in a cozy bed.  Bandit does not walk on a leash, but he enjoys his “walk” while being carried or pushed in a puppy stroller.  Bandit is puppy pad trained, and he is in learning not to mark his territory.  Ideally, his forever home will be calm and quiet and have no aggressive pets.  He seems to bond with only one person, preferably female.  His new owner must be willing to continue working with Bandit.

Update from Bandit's foster on 3/25/17:   Bandit is working on trust, but still is very skittish and timid, He loves to sleep with his human and does not like to be kenneled. Bandit does not walk on a leash, but loves to go for walks in his stroller!  He is potty trained when let out on a consistent schedule. He will cower down and run when you try to pick him up so I have kept him on a leash for several weeks until he started to trust me. He is not food aggressive, however, he loves treats and may nip the hand sometimes as he gets excited for his treat.  He is not cat friendly and would prefer to be the only dog so he can be ruler of his kingdom. He needs to be watched closely when outside even with a fenced yard since he is a good jumper.  He can jump up on the furniture so I keep a blanket on it so he can snuggle in it. I found that when I put a pet bed or blanket on the floor for him he will mark it every time so that's why the blanket is kept on the sofa. He hasn't really played with any toys, and he marks on them, too. This may be because my other animals scent is on them.  Once you have his trust he is so sweet and loving. He gets very scared with loud voices or quick movements, but he really comes out of his little shell around a calm gentle soul. He would do well in a calm, quiet environment with no small children. 

The suggested donation amount for Bandit is $150, which is TAX DEDUCTIBLE, and goes toward providing supportive services to animals in the home, as well as the high cost of vetting our dogs in rescue.  To fill out an application, please visit the following web address:!adopt-a-pet/c7cy The adoptions for all of our dogs will take place in the Omaha, NE area and must be done by the adoptive family in person. If you would like to find out more about Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue, or donate to our dogs, please visit our website at or our Facebook page at Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue, and while you are there, please don't forget to Like our page!


About Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue, Inc. is a not for profit organization formed in 2014 by a small group of devoted animal lovers, in the Council Bluffs/Omaha area, with many years of rescue experience wanting to make a difference in the lives of dogs. Our rescue focuses on small breed dogs, less than 35 pounds, of any age. It is all volunteer based, and all of our rescue dogs are living in the homes of our volunteers.
Our rescue is unique in that we offer supportive services, such as education and training, to owners considering relinquishing their pet in an effort to try to keep the dog in their home whenever possible. We also educate and offer placement assistance to owners attempting to rehome their pets through social media sites, which can often be risky for the pets as well as the owners.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

Watch for Meet and Greets where you are invited to meet our dogs. Individual meetings can also be scheduled.

Our Adoption Process...

Fill out an application on our website. After the vet and personal references have been called, a home visit will be scheduled. If it is determined that the dog is a good match for the family, and vise versa, an adoption date will be arranged.
Suggested donations amounts are based on vetting expenses incurred, age, physical condition, etc.