It’s pretty much the same with all shelter dogs. All they want is a loving home.But not everyone is lucky enough to pull this off on the first try. And sometimes, doggies have to face serious difficulties before finding a real glimmer of hope in their lives.
That’s exactly what happened to Bandit who was admitted to the Gwinnett Jail Dogs Program when he was a stray,but encountered serious health issues that left him paralyzed below the waist. Luckily for him, someone with the exact same problem heard about Bandit and took him in. It’s like it was written in the sky!
Meet Bandit, a happy dog who found his forever home after being returned to the shelter 4 times.
No shelter dog has an easy life. But Bandit’s journey has been particularly bumpy. After being found as a stray, he was taken to the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter and then transferred to the Gwinnett Jail Dogs Program. It is a unique program that saves dogs from being euthanized and allows inmates to train and care for them.
He was found while stray and cared for by the Gwinnett Jail Dogs Program.
While neither family seemed to want to adopt Bandit forever, Darrell Rider and his wife Sue discovered the dog on Facebook. They weren’t bothered at all that Bandit had special needs, as Darrell is also in a wheelchair.
In an unfortunate incident, Bandit was left paralyzed below the waist after treatment
At first they thought it was temporary, but over time it was confirmed that the paralysis was permanent.
“The most intriguing part about Bandit is that he and I share the same type of paralysis and use a wheelchair to get around,” Darrell said. “Since Sue and I knew what it was like to live in a wheelchair, we knew what was needed for Bandit. We also felt a much deeper connection with him. »
Fortunately, Darrell Rider and his wife Sue heard about Bandit and adopted him.
“The most intriguing part of Bandit is that he and I share the same type of paralysis and use a wheelchair to get around,” said Darrell Rider
Although he really felt at home with the inmates, he seems to have settled in perfectly with his new family. “Bandit is doing very well and has settled in better than we could have imagined with his new family and surroundings,” Rider said. “We, his family, couldn’t be happier to have Bandit in our lives. »
“Because Sue and I know what it’s like to live in a wheelchair, we knew what was needed for Bandit.We also felt a much deeper connection with him. »