Bandit has been a part of a jail dog program since 2014. He was fostered by some inmates who adored him very much. Bandit was happy and had many friends among the inmates, but Bandit longed for more than a friend – he dreamed of having a family.
On different occasions, Bandit was adopting three times into wonderful families, but he was soon brought back by all of them. Both of Bandit’s back legs are paralyzed, so he has to use a special wheelchair. Because of his special needs, the families decided that they were not fit to care for him properly.
Soon, Bandit met the loveliest couple that was willing to keep him. Darrell and Sue Rider have always wanted to adopt Bandit as soon as they heard about his story. The couple were wise and didn’t want to rush things; they wanted to know everything about Bandit, including his special needs, to be able to care for him in the best way.
Darrell and Bandit are the most adorable father and son duo. They have a special bond for each other since they are similar in many ways. The lower half of Darrell’s body is also immobilized, like Bandit, so he also uses a wheelchair wherever he goes.
Darrell says that he sees himself in Bandit. Though life is not easy at all times, they both continue moving forward and are facing each day with growing strength. Darrell and Bandit have the same mindset, which makes them closer to each other.
The rider couple made sure that their house is wheelchair friendly to make things easier for Darrell. For sure, the house is also the best home for Bandit. They want Bandit to feel at home in his new and forever home.
Bandit’s companions in the jail dogs program loved Bandit and were sad to see him leave, but knowing that he will be in the good hands of his loving family comforted them. They want their friend Bandit to have the happy life he deserves. They will surely be cheering on Bandit from afar.
Credits to Gwinnett Jail Dogs Program