My name is Bandit!

Collie/Labrador Retriever Mix Puppy for adoption in Naperville, Illinois - Bandit
Photo 1 - Collie/Labrador Retriever Mix Puppy for adoption in Naperville, Illinois - Bandit
Photo 2 - Collie/Labrador Retriever Mix Puppy for adoption in Naperville, Illinois - Bandit
Photo 3 - Collie/Labrador Retriever Mix Puppy for adoption in Naperville, Illinois - Bandit

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Bandit's Info...

I am already neutered, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Bandit's Story...
Posted October 9th...Meet Bandit - a 10 week, 12 lb. Collie/Lab mix male puppy. While breed and size at maturity are just best guesses, it seems Bandit will likely be a medium size dog based on his current weight and age. He looks a lot like a collie and his webbed feet and LOVE for water are strong indicators for being part lab.

Bandit, the biggest of his litter, is just as sweet as can be. His name suits him well as he will steal anything - from food and water to your heart. He's always the first to the food bowl and if he can't get enough food, he grabs the whole bowl and tries to steal it. His siblings don't mind though because such a little guy can't handle the big bowl so he spills most of the loot leaving a trail of kibble for them to feast on. In the end, all are happy. Bandit has "the whole bowl" which now consists of a small portion and his siblings can spread out and eat the remains in peace!

Besides his thieving ways, Bandit is very curious and brave. He has no problem plunging ahead of his siblings to check out a new place or person. Bandit has no concept that the world is anything but a perfect, fun -filled place with lots of love for the taking. He's playful with his siblings but very gentle with the kids. Puppies are for tumbling around with. People are for snuggling and giving wet puppy kisses to. His favorite kissing spots are your nose and in your ear so you have to pay attention to this bundle of joy or you'll end up with a wet willy! And in case you were wondering, water is for drinking and playing in thus the picure of him all wet. Bandit can often be found with half his face in his water bowl, flinging the water everywhere.

Bandit along with his siblings came from a high kill shelter in Kentucky. Looking at his adorable face and seeing his personality, it's hard to imagine how such a wonderful puppy could end up alone and unwanted, minutes from dying. Lucky for him, we saw his face, knew his loving potential and saved him so he could meet a wonderful family deserving of his love. He would be the perfect pet to add to any family - with or without children. He's not picky! A very gentle, loving dog that you HAVE to come and meet. See for yourself what a great pup he is.

Bandit is being fostered in Mokena, IL with an older dog and 3 children under 10 yrs. old. He's great with the kids and loves running with them in the backyard. He's also great with other dogs - both his siblings and our older dog. We don't know about kitties, but there's no reason to think he wouldn't be good with them too assuming they wouldn't mind a Bandit investigation and romp or two.

The adoption fee of $250.00 includes: His neutering (when he is old enough around 4 months), microchipped, up to date for Distemper-Adenovirus-Parainfluenza-Parvo-Lepto vaccination, dewormed with panacur and droncit, treated with Revolution for fleas and mites, and dewormed with Revolution. You will also receive a free office visit to Crest Hill Cat and Dog Clinic, Woodridge Animal Hospital, Yorkville Animal Hospital or Wheaton Animal Hospital, a training dvd, and tons of coupons for Petco.

The adoption also comes with a free puppy/doggy class through Flydogs located at Central Bark Doggie Day Care in Oswego, which introduces you to housebreaking, name recognition, crate training, sit/stay and leash walking. This is one free class you really don't want to miss, and 10% off purchase of a 10-day care package for dogs attending Central Bark Doggy Day Care in Oswego.

If you would like to meet this absolutely terrific dog, please go to the website to download an adoption application. Please be sure your application is complete, or email and we would be happy to send you an application.

Please note that we are a foster based rescue and do not have a facility, which means all of our animals are cared for in homes of wonderful people who have volunteered their time to help save them.

Thank you for looking at our rescued animals and wanting to give them a wonderful home.

Facts about Bandit

  • Breed: Collie/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Angels On Wheels Animal Rescue NFP

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Bandit, a Naperville Collie/Labrador Retriever puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Collie/Labrador Retriever for sale in Naperville, or seeking a Collie/Labrador Retriever puppy from a breeder in Naperville.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Naperville 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 Naperville 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 Collie/Labrador Retriever breeders who help with Collie/Labrador Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Naperville paves the way for another one to be saved.