Senior dog homeless for over 5 years

Senior dog has been homeless for over five years

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A senior dog, at a no-kill shelter in Oregon, has been homeless for over five years. The mixed breed dog, named “Bandit,” is waiting for his own family at the Humane Society of the Ochocos in Prineville. Though Bandit (who is almost 12 years of age) is loved by staff and volunteers, he does not have a person of his very own.

Bandit had an owner a long time ago – his person was in the military and that individual went away and never returned to take Bandit home.


The shelter describes this handsome senior dog as “very loving,” though leery and distrustful of strangers. The following description explains further:

I know many commands and just want to please. I will protect your property. I do not like strangers. I will need an owner who will make sure that strangers don’t have access to me. The shelter is stressful to me because all these strangers keep coming around. I want to find a quiet home away from folks I don’t know and trust.
I am house-trained, micro-chipped and know many tricks.

Homeless dog, Bandit

Bandit is dog-selective…it is believed that he may do well with a submissive female dog – although a household with no other pets would be ideal. Please help this deserving senior dog find someone of his own – he is now an “elder” dog and he should be living in a loving home for what remains of his life.

Find Bandit’s Facebook page here.

Interested or have questions? Please call the shelter directly at  541 447 7178


6 replies
  1. pennysdachshund says:

    I have the utmost respect and admiration for this TRUE NO_KILL shelter in Oregon !!! They haven’t given on This older and well deserving gentleman and while he has been there 5 years he has indeed been well cared for loved and watched over!!! YOUR township should be proud of both the shelter and the awesome staff that have accomplished and provided a caring environment for Bandit… I have no way of knowing if his previous Military didn’t make it back or abandoned him,,, but he found … Love and Respect in your organization!!!!


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