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"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?" "Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real." "Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit. "Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt." "Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?" "It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand." From The Velveteen Rabbit. To us at Banditís Place, Wendy is our Velveteen Rabbit. She was dumped at about 12 years old with numerous health problems, including very little hair. She will stay here, with us, until she passes on. WE love her, even if her original owners didnít.


Boarding and Medical for 2 dogs

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To all potential adopters of rescue dogs:

Lassie and Cleo and Rin Tin Tin and Toto don't show up in rescue. We don't get the elegantly coiffed, classically beautiful, completely trained, perfectly behaved dog. We get the leftovers. Dogs that other people have incompetently bred, inadequately socialized, ineffectively "trained," and badly treated. Most Rescue dogs have had it. They've been pushed from one lousy situation to another. They've never had proper veterinary care, kind and consistent training, or sufficient company. They've lived outside, in a crate, or in the basement. They're scared, depressed and anxious. Some are angry. Some are sick. Some have given up. But we are Rescue and we don't give up. We never give up on a dog. We know that a dog is a living being, with a spirit and a heart and feelings. Our dogs are not commodities, things, or garbage. They are part of sacred creation and they deserve as much love and care and respect as the next Westminster champion. So please, please don't come to rescue in the hopes of getting a "bargain," or indeed of "getting" anything. Come to Rescue to give, to love, to save a life -- and to mend your own spirit. For Rescue will reward you in ways you never thought possible. I can promise you this -- a rescue dog will make you a better person.

One of the biggest reasons people relinquish their pets is due to behavioral problems. If they only contacted a qualified instructor or made the effort to train their puppy from the start we would see less animals in shelters everywhere. If you are interested in taking classes in the Greater Hartford area please visit the Laurie Fass website for more information on both group classes and private lessons : Laurie Fass Dog Training

Patented Kuranda Dog Beds We use Patented Kuranda Dog Beds because they are durable, chew proof and easy to clean. If you would like to donate a bed to us, click here.

Who We Are

In 1982 I went to the New Britain dog pound looking for a dog they had advertised in the paper for adoption. I came out instead with a smelly, cross-eyed pooch that I had to bathe three times to see her actual colors. The animal control officer said that she'd be the best dog I ever owned. She was so afraid that she wouldn't even walk out of that pound. I had to carry her. It was found that this trembling little bundle had been eating food out of broken glass containers and had been severely abused. She was only about 3-4 months old when I got her but she had already come to know the terror that can be inflicted by the human race. Named Bandit by a close friend (he's a cop and named her Bandit because "when she rides with me in the cruiser it will be Smokey and the Bandit"). She gave me 10 incredible years with her. Bandit was an inspiration, not only to me but to all that met her. She taught kids who had been abused that fear and mistrust could be overcome with love and understanding. She had a smile (yep, a smile) and intelligence that has never been matched. From the beginning, until she died in my arms in 1992 I promised Bandit that I would always do what ever I could to help animals be placed in loving, caring homes. I promised her then and have kept that promise to her. Bandit's Place is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing homeless animals and placing them in loving, forever homes. It matters not where they've come from, but it matters greatly where they go. Needy animals are pulled from pounds across a wide area and, when room provides itself, from individuals needing to surrender their pets. Referral services are also offered at no cost. Future plans for Bandit's Place include setting up a kennel so that there is a central place to view animals available. Currently animals are housed in foster homes. Training classes for new adoptions are also part of our future plans and we hope to have an actual training center next to the kennel... Bandit's Place would also hope to, at some point, acquire a transport van which would enable us to rescue animals in a more efficient manner. All of our dogs are altered when adopted. If they are to young or there is a medical condition preventing altering we put them into the home on a foster to adopt contract until they can be altered.

Adopting a friend

Bandit's Place accepts applications from throughout the New England area. All applications are screened and references are thoroughly checked. Home visits may also be required. Bandit's Place reserves the right to refuse an application if the board does not feel the placement is in the best interest of the animal being considered.
Adoption fees cover the cost of veterinary care, spaying and neutering prior to adoption, transport costs and general care. This is a non-profit organization thus all adoption fees go back into helping another animal be rescued and rehomed. All adoptions include signing an adoption contract and the application. A valid drivers license is also required to be shown upon adoption completion.

Wish list

Kennel pannels
Gas cards (from Shell as it's the one we have around here)
Walmart , Petco, Petsmart gift cards
Tennis balls,LARGE, sturdy play balls
Leashes and Collars (puppy size)
Pet beds - Kuranda would be wonderful - see the link above

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