Bandette – ADOPTED


Gender: Female
Breed: Anatolian Shepherd mix
Age: 2 years
Weight: 63 pounds


I was found on the side of the road with two other dogs — a 3-month-old pup and an adult male. Hungry, lost and petrified, we were taken to the local animal shelter and rescued a few days later by New Hope. I am still very confused, but given my laid back personality, I quickly adjusted to my foster home in a matter of hours. I am incredibly quiet and gentle, and though I love all the pets and kisses I get from my foster mom I’m also very content keeping to myself. I don’t even climb on the furniture unless I’m invited, but once I am I’ll come running for cuddles, tail wagging and all!

I’m also very smart! I’m potty trained, food-motivated and learned how to sit in just a few minutes. Though I’m low-energy, I look forward to long walks (and runs!) with my fellow dog foster brother and am amazing on the leash. My ears perk up when I see squirrels or other dogs, but I never pull or lose focus and always keep walking wherever my foster mom wants to go.

I get along with all dogs and am pretty sure I could be best friends with a cat, but we’ll have to test that further just to be safe.

All I want is to make everyone around me happy, and I know I’ll bring my forever family so much joy.


Anatolian Shepherds are known to be devoted, adaptable and responsive, with a strong drive to protect their pack (whether that be children, cats, smaller dogs or their owners). They were bred to protect the livestock, so you can expect them to be protective and territorial. But at the same time they are intelligent and patient.

Potential owners should be ready to take charge and be confident and assertive leaders who are willing to handle the dog.  In return they will bless you with fierce loyalty and protection, and adapt to any situation.

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