May 5, 2019
Adoption pending. No further applications will be accepted.
April 24, 2019
Bandit, a 5-year-old Chihuahua that recently came into CCRT’s care has a little story to tell about what his life was once like:
“One moment I was in my home, safe and sound, and then the next moment, I was tossed outside, someone shut the door and I was all alone. Well, I do like to go for walks, but this adventure was too big for a little guy like me. I didn’t know where to go, what to do or how to find food. My coat! They forgot my coat. My little feet were freezing. I just wanted to cry, why can’t I go back in the house? I’ll be good, I promise.
I don’t know how long I was outside but this really nice person picked me up and took me for a car ride and it was sooo warm. I thought, I’m safe and now I can go back home. Come on guys, I’ll show you where I live. Right? Wrong.”
1 month later:
“I’m not sure what I did that was so bad my family locked me out of the house again. Once more I was on the street, so cold, hungry, totally lost. Couldn’t someone pick me up and take me home?
Just like last time, someone did pick me up, but this time, I never went home. The people were really nice and they gave me food and a blanket but I was so frightened of all the noises and the other dogs were really sad too. I just curled up on my blanket and try to keep warm. Maybe things will be better tomorrow, I thought.”
At this point in Bandit’s story, things did get better. The shelter called CCRT and they sprang into action. Bandit is safe in foster care now, with lots of love, food and a really nice bed.
Here’s what Bandit says now:
“Hey everybody! My name is Bandit and I am 5 years old. I am 6.5 lbs of cuddles and joy. My Foster Mom says that I am absolutely perfect. I don’t know what that means but I think it means I don’t poop or pee in the house. I rarely bark and I am really healthy.
Like, if you could see me, I’m a mean, lean Chi machine. I want to tell you some more about me just in case you are looking for a little guy like me to take home with you. But be prepared!!!! I will love you and LOVE you all day long. I like to run and run fast in the backyard. I like to play with toys and sit in the sun. If you ever want to know where there is a bit of sun shining in your home, I’m your little dude. I can find every inch of sun anywhere and then I sit and let the sun warm me up. But when you are sitting down on the couch, I love to cuddle with you. Oh and when you go to bed at night, I dive under the covers and stay there all night. I never bother my Foster Mom unless I have to go out in the night which is like, uh, never. Oh and I like a little piece of a cookie before I get into bed so my tummy feels good when I’m sleeping.
When I get adopted I would like to go to a family who has another small dog but if you don’t then maybe you could take me to see some other dogs sometimes. I live with big dogs now but I am so small that I really don’t know what to do with them. Oh, I am amazing on a leash and walk with you everywhere you want to go. I even am a bit of a celeb of sorts. I go to pet stores and let everyone just look at me and say how gorgeous I am.
Thanks for reading my story and maybe we could meet one day. I know we could be happy together!”
If Bandit is your guy, he hopes you’ll complete an adoption application for him. You can also purchase a sweater and/or blanket for him, or any of our other fosters dogs.
Please consider becoming a CCRT Sponsorship Angel for any of our foster dogs by making a donation towards their care.
Bandit’s forever home should have NO CHILDREN and NO BIG DOGS.
Age: 5 yo
Weight: 6 ½ lbs
Adoption donation: $350
Bandit’s forever home should have NO CHILDREN and NO BIG DOGS.
Oh what a story! How could this happen to such a sweet boy! So very happy for CCRT and the Chi Angels who helped along the way.
We’d like to adopt bandit. We want to bring our boys (Boston terriers) to meet him and go for a walk to make sure they’ll all get along. He sounds lounge a good fit for our family.
If you’re interested in adopting handsome Bandit, please submit an online adoption application form. A Regional Coordinator will be in touch!
Bandit you are wonderful and your Foster Mom is wonderful. I will try to see if you would be a good match for us and I promise you that you will never be left alone or outside again.
We told Bandit what you said and he smiled! He wants to make sure you know you can apply to adopt him here.
Hi From Guelph. Bandit you’re in good gentle hands. My name is granny and I was thrown away with a broken jaw and a broken head. ( a skull thing) they were going to send me to a rainbow somewhere but my mum found me and paid a randsome to make me better. I’m 16 and as a granny I can say. Forever happily ever after is waiting for you. We have special angels that find us and stop all the dark times. We love with all our hearts and that’s what finds us the angels to save us.
Be happy bandit. We’re home ❤️ Wherever those angels are . They’re our rescue. Be happy little one. ?. Be amazing. Be happy.
Is bandit still available
Bandit had proven to be a popular boy! We are reviewing multiple applications for him and he’s meeting a potential new family in the next few days. We have other dogs available, perhaps one of them might be suitable for your family?
I wondered how long it takes when you put in an application for adoption before you hear? Also, does your number show as ‘unknown number as I don’t pick up those calls, would you leave a message? Do you have to fill the full form out each time for each pet? Sorry about all the questions. Thanks
No need to apologize, we are happy to answer your questions. We get dozens – if not more – adoption applications weekly and it does take our volunteers (in this case, Regional Coordinators) some time to triage them and reply. That can be anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Our volunteers use their personal phones to call applicants, so sometimes their # shows up, sometimes it doesn’t – it depends on how the volunteer has their phone set up. No, you don’t have to complete an adoption application for each dog. You can submit one form, and then as part of the review process, the Regional Coordinator will discuss what sort of dog, behaviour, temperament, etc. would be best for you and your family.