- Dog ID: 16-012
- Adoption Date: 6/4/2016
- Gender: Male
June 11th, 2016:
Bandit has settled in beautifully. He is the sweetest, most loveable boy. He LOVES the lake and has been patrolling our shoreline, protecting us from ducks. He has claimed our bay as his own and barks if any of our neighbors dare to go out in their boat. He met our daughter's 6 month old Burnese Mountain Dog and there was one minor growlly moment and everything has been fine since. We went for a 2.5 mile walk and he ( and the puppy) were worn out! Thank you so much for choosing us for Bandit, I feel like a piece of my heart is back in place. We love him!
May 16th, 2016:
Bandit is doing well after his surgery for neutering. He was quiet and laid around the first few days and today is more energetic. The skin around his eyes continues to fill in slowly with hair. His ears got the "all good" from the vet last week . The Apoquel is now down to one pill a day and he rarely if ever scratches.
Bandit is so lovable, wanting to cuddle up with you any chance he gets. As he started to feel better again his manners went down hill. I continue to regularly monitor his "5 year old puppy" behaviors and excitement. This sweet boy is anxious to please and will definitely benefit from some training.
May 2nd, 2016:
Bandit had his one week vet check up and is the "Wonder Dog" of the clinic! His transformation is truly remarkable, with the black skin on his belly and eyes already starting to look more gray and even pinkish. Best of all we spotted hair starting to grow around his eyes! Even some red eye lashes are starting to grow again! He still has significant ear issue but is responding well to medication. Bandit continues to love to play ball, go on long walks, chase our dog, flop down for belly rubs.... all the normal golden things. He is starting to bark more than I would like but is very responsive to "enough". Per vet instructions he got another medicated bath today and not only loved the water but afterwards was chasing all over the back yard. Next adventure will be neutering, in perhaps a month, if he continues on his wonder dog path.
April 26th, 2016:
Bandit came into care with severe allergies and accompanying infections that affected his eyes, ears, legs and belly. He was taken to the vet immediately and once the antibiotics kicked in he was more comfortable with touching around his ears and head. He was also prescribed Apoquel twice per day and all scratching seized within 2 days.
Bandit was energetic, lovable and so friendly upon meeting us. Well, too friendly with our female golden. She did the growl/snap "back off mister" to him more than once, however, by day 4 he had learned! She will still glance at him with an "I'm in charge" look at times, and although she is the runt of the litter (also a golden rescue) at 45 pounds to his 70 pounds, she is in charge and we all know it now!
We have kept Bandit very active, not only with walks but also with patrolling the house and yard for balls. He loves to get a ball and hold onto it, then chase another ball and our dog with the ball in his mouth. Or bark with the ball in his mouth. Or try to put 3 balls in his mouth at once. Or a toy and 3 balls! His current record is 2 balls at one time in his mouth, but working on more.
He also loves people and attention. A treat for both dogs is accompanying my daughter to her school bus stop. Our dog howls when the kids arrive knowing she will get a large dose of attention. Bandit makes the rounds, trying to get all the kids to pet him all the time, as he flips on his back for tummy rubs or pokes his head at the older kid not paying attention to him.
By the end of the day, or even in the middle of the day, Bandit "chills out" in his crate. We can tell he feels better and the swelling around his eyes has gone down. My kids are convinced the hair around his eyes is already growing back. Bandit goes to the vet again in a few days and we will see what she says.
April 22nd, 2016:
Bandit is new to GRRoW and will see the vet for treatment of his allergies. More to come on this guy soon.