House trained: mostly
No other pets- needs to be an only pet
Children: 12 and older and experienced with dogs
Bandit is a very sweet and loyal 5 ½ year old Frenchie who loves to be by her humans, play with her toys, and chew bones. She also loves to roam in the yard on leash, roll in the grass, and go on walks. She would love a fenced in yard, however in a previous home she had some history of digging under a fence and trying to run off and darting out of the house. She has not exhibited either of these tendencies while in her current foster home as they don’t have a fenced yard and she is always on a leash when outside. She would also be ok without a fenced in yard as long as she gets time to be outside.
Bandit is anxious around people and dogs she doesn’t know and will bark and sometimes lunge at them. She is making progress in this area but it is very important that she is introduced slowly and watched carefully when she meets new people. When guests come to the house she does well if she is initially held by or sitting next to her owner. Once she decides someone is safe (which can be just a few minutes), she is anxious to be by them and give them kisses. She is also content to sit in her crate in a different room from the guest if the guest is not going to be there long.
On a walk when she is just passing by, she does well when her human gives her as much space as possible away from people and other dogs, constantly encourages her, and tells her she is ok.
Because of her anxiety, Bandit would do best in a home where she is the only dog and only with older children who are comfortable and experienced with dogs. She is fine in her crate but doesn’t love it. She was crated for long periods of time in a previous situation so she would prefer if someone was home for large parts of the day. She is mostly house trained, but still has an occasional accident so needs to be in a home that is good about watching her and letting her out on a regular schedule.
In the right home Bandit will be a forever friend who is sweet, funny and will bring much love and joy to her owners.