About Me

Name: Bandit
Gender: Male
Breed:Miniature Poodle
Estimated Birthdate: 2/8/2004
Height: 12" at shoulder
Weight: 10 lbs
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with men:Yes
Good with women: Yes
House trained: No
Crate trained: Yes
Leash trained: Yes
Must have fenced in yard:  No - Bandit is looking for a retirement home!


We brought Bandit to CPR for hospice. His emancipated body was hunched over with arthritis. Every bone in his spine stuck through the fragile skin. The spine itself was bowed almost in a U. His eyes were full of thick, black debris. He tottered on unsteady legs that seemed as snappable as match sticks. And his breath. It smelled like a sewer long untreated. Rancid. Nasty. In short, he was a classic example of a severely neglected dog for whom things had gone too far. Our instincts were saying that there was very little that could be done medically for this dog – but we did not want him to die in the shelter.

Much to our surprise, Bandit did not pass peacefully upon arrival at the poodle farm. The vet did not recommend we let him go to the Bridge to find peace.  He went in for a routine checkup and next thing we know instead of being so far gone nothing could be done, it turned out the little guy healthy kidneys and liver and other than a near septic condition from infection from rotten teeth, he was not that bad of. He had a heart murmur but an otherwise strongly beating heart.

Two dentals later and Bandit doesn’t have a tooth left in his head. But he happily chomps down on his mixture of soaked dry food, canned food, meaty Bil Jac and whatever leftovers his daytime caregiver, Tara, slips him out of her lunch. He’s hungry.

He’s hungry for more than food. On old man legs but with a puppy dog heart, Bandit actively seeks out attention and asks for all the love and all the cuddles.  When he’s not pestering his caregivers for hugs, he can often be found soaking up the sun.  He loves the feel of warm summer rays bathing his body.  In short, he’s living his life thank you.  Maybe he can’t run with the youngsters, but he loves hanging out on the porch.


Can’t have a dog of your own? Have a soft spot for old, sick or hard to place dogs? It only takes a $20 a month donation for me to be your virtual dog! I need at least 10 virtual adopters (sponsors) to help cover my monthly costs.  If I have medical challenges I need even more! r having to leave your home, you can have your very own online dog that will send you update emails, make Facebook posts, and be eternally grateful for your support!  Go to the donate link at the top of the page for instructions as to how to donate. Questions?  Email: