Adopted: Bandit

Quick Facts:

  • Breed: Bassett Hound/Beagle mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 10-11 years young
  • Size: 40 pounds
  • Good with…
    • Dogs? Yes!
    • Cats? Yes!
    • Kids? Yes! 5+

Hi, my name is Bandit, and I am the nicest, sweetest dog ever!


I was found abandoned on the street in Kentucky and was brought to a high-kill shelter. Luckily, I managed to hitch a ride on a doggie transport heading north to Cayuga Dog Rescue! Now I live with a foster family who is so kind to me! They feed me good food, take me on leisurely walks every day, and give me lots of belly rubs. I LOVE belly rubs!


I am super wonderful! 😊 My foster family always talks about how calm and sweet and friendly and lovable and adorable and easygoing I am! It’s so easy to be this way when life is so terrific!

I love attention and affection, it is THE BEST. When I want some, I’ll go over to one of my people and look up at them with my best puppy-dog eyes, which I am told are sweet and soulful and like little pools of love. I might also nudge you gently with my snout, in case you haven’t been won over with my eyes. For the ultimate in cuteness, I sit up on my hind quarters with both front paws up in the air – like a prairie dog! Haha…no one can resist my charms! As soon as they show any interest, I immediately flop down onto the floor and roll onto my back for belly rubs! (PS. I give sweet kisses, too!)

I’m an amazing flopper…I will flop down anywhere you are, in what I am told is silly, charming and hilarious, and then I just chill out right near you. I’m happy to nap anytime, anywhere, as long as I can be near you!

My foster mom discovered that I like to be brushed with a silicone dog brush! It’s quite relaxing and enjoyable, and my foster mom likes it because a lot of hair comes off, which makes me feel cleaner and more beautiful. She also likes it because it means I shed less…win-win!

Most of the time, I’m a very quiet pupper– I hardly make a peep throughout the day. I will bark a little if I see someone out the front door, or if I get startled. I also bark if I hear my foster brother barking at something – haha, I might have no idea what he’s barking at, but I have to join in (we dogs have to have each other’s backs)!

Speaking of noises, I make a very cute excited whining sound when my people come home after being out for a while. I’m so happy when they get home! I rush to greet them, whine excitedly, and ask to be petted, using all of my charm!

Did I mention that I like walks? Yes, I do! I do very much! Every evening, we go for a walk around the big block – and it’s such fun! I love my walks, but want someone who wants to take it mellow and let me sniff and take my good ol’ time during the walks. I sometimes even get a little spring in my step! I guess I’m pretty slow and mellow most of the time, but every now and then I feel so good I just have to trot! My foster family has a big backyard that is really fun to explore during the day. So much to smell and investigate! Sometimes I trot a little back there, too – usually after I poop, haha!
Oh – by the way, I do know one command: sit! And if you call my name, I’ll pay attention to you. I won’t always come when you ask me to, but if you walk over to me to get my attention so I can come, I just flop down for a belly rub. Ha!

The five words that best describe me best are:

  • Calm
  • Sweet
  • Friendly
  • Affection-loving
  • Low maintenance


I like every single person that I have met!

I’ve already spent some time with young children – ages 5 and 7 – and I thought they were great! They had learned from their parents how to be calm around dogs, so they did not overwhelm me at all. The five-year-old lay down on the floor, and I lay my head right on his back! Everyone said, “Aawww!”

I really like nice other dogs too! There is a nice little male poodle in my foster home – an oldster like me – and we get along just fine. Mostly we just ignore each other, but we do it in a very respectful, friendly way. My foster mom thinks I might enjoy living with a dog who wanted to interact with me a bit more…when I see other dogs when we are out on our daily walk, I do get very waggy/interested! I would be happy to share my home with another dog or two, but would also be fine as an only pupper if I got loads of your attention!

I’m not living with cats here, but I stayed in a home for a few weeks down south while I waited for my doggy transport, and that home had cats in it and I was just fine with them!


  • I’m in generally very good health, am up to date on vaccines, and am on heartworm preventive and flea/tick preventive!
  • I have a big dentistry appointment scheduled for July 21st, because my previous people did not do a good job keeping my teeth in good shape. I can’t wait to get this done and then have my mouth feel better and happier! Whoo-hoo!
  • During my dental procedure, they are going to remove a nodule on one of my paws and send it in for biopsy. We want to make sure it’s just a benign nodule and not a cancerous tumor. We will update that here when we get results, but we’re not worried!


I’m a terrific pooch! Everyone loves me, I love everyone, and I am looking forward to finding that special person or family who will be my wonderful forever people!

If you are interested in adopting me, please fill out an online adoption application and live close to Ithaca , Syracuse, Binghamton, Rochester, or Elmira. We do home visits on every applicant, and can’t do home visits where we don’t have local volunteers.

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