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My name is Bandit!

Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog Dog for adoption in Circle Pines, Minnesota - Bandit
Photo 1 - Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog Dog for adoption in Circle Pines, Minnesota - Bandit
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Photo 3 - Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog Dog for adoption in Circle Pines, Minnesota - Bandit

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Bandit's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Bandit's Story...
Bandit is a beautiful tri colored Sheltie boy who is an expert at the game of fetch! He will fetch any ball or toy thrown (for him or another dog!) and will place it nicely in front of you to continue with the game. He has adjusted quite well in the transition from his previous home to his foster home. He's very affectionate and will put his little paws up on your lap or on the couch to ask for some petting.

AGE: 3 years
SIZE: About 16” and 31+ pounds. Bandit is on a weight loss program. His adopter will need to measure his food, feed at scheduled feeding times, and limit treats.
TEMPERAMENT: Bandit is shy initially but not fearful. He bonds better with women and is generally more guarded with men. He has growled and snapped at the feet of unfamiliar men on a few occasions. Bandit likes to cuddle, give kisses, and enjoys lots of scratching. He will hop up on the couch and be almost on your lap! Bandit shows some anxiety when his foster mom leaves but is improving as he has settled into in his foster home. He happily greets his foster mom with lots of wiggles and high-fives when she returns home!
FENCE: Bandit would enjoy running freely in a fenced yard. He does have good manners when waiting to be let outside on a tie out. We will consider a home with no fence if the adopter is vigilant about Bandit’s safety and will commit to always having him on a leash (for his lifetime).
DOGS: Bandit gets along with the other dogs in his foster home.
CATS: Bandit is compatible with the cat in his foster home.
HOUSETRAINED: Yes.
CRATE-TRAINED: Bandit protested loudly when his foster mom crated him in the house. He now has free roam in his foster home and he has done no damage when left alone. For his safety, care needs to be taken to deny access to wastebaskets as he likes to shred kleenex. Bandit sleeps on a dog bed alongside his foster mom's bed.
CAR RIDES: Bandit loves to go in the car, and happily goes into his crate for this activity.
OBEDIENCE TRAINING: Bandit knows basic commands and can shake hands.
LEASH MANNERS: Bandit loves to go for walks and does fairly well on leash with minimal pulling. He and his foster mom walk at least 2 miles everyday, which is great for his weight loss. He is very reactive to bikes, so a secure hold on his leash is important for his safety (and for the cyclist as well).
KIDS: Bandit has not had much exposure to children while in rescue, but has not shown a negative reaction to them.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Bandit loves playing with toys. He can fetch and he can catch a toy that is tossed to him! Bandit has nervous energy in a new situation but has become more relaxed over time in his foster home. When he's just relaxing, he prefers to be in the same room with his person.
BARKING: Medium level of barking, especially when his foster mom leaves or returns. He will bark when someone comes to the door or if the other dogs are barking. He will 'talk' - whine,growl or bark (politely) when he's looking for attention.
HEALTH ISSUES: Bandit's lab values will need to be rechecked once he has shed a few pounds.

Bandit is a very faithful companion and will follow you around the house. This very cute and sweet boy will be a wonderful addition to his forever home!

Facts about Bandit

  • Breed: Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Bandit, a Circle Pines Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog for sale in Circle Pines, or seeking a Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog dog from a breeder in Circle Pines.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Circle Pines already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Circle Pines breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog breeders who help with Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Circle Pines paves the way for another one to be saved.