Some dogs are playful and energetic; some would rather stay in and snuggle. Other dogs, like Bandit, are a good balance of both, and luckily he’s among the many adoptable animals at Homeward Animal Shelter.
Bandit might seem shy, but his favorite way of showing affection is by jutting his nose in your face and giving kisses. He has never been housetrained and will need an owner willing to teach him, but he is healthy and up to date on vaccinations.
Though Bandit is considered a senior at nine years old, he’s part Chihuahua, a breed with a 10- to 18-year lifespan, and part dachshund, a breed with a 14- to 17-year lifespan. He will likely live several more years, and deserves to spend them in a loving home.
Both Chihuahuas and dachshunds are known for excessive barking, but Bandit is quiet and sweet-natured. Like a Chihuahua, he’s lively and alert; like a dachshund, he’s clever and highly trainable. Both breeds only require moderate amounts of exercise, so in that way Bandit is relatively low-maintenance.
Bandit loves walks but is highly sensitive to cold weather, so during winter he will need socks, shoes, and a sweater. Even then, walks should be brief, and he’ll be happy to spend the rest of the day warming up with hugs and cuddles.
For more information on Bandit and other adoptable dogs, call Homeward Animal Shelter at 701-239-0077.