Dog In Wheelchair Gets Adopted By A Man With Similar Paralysis

Bandit is a dog who has been adopted and returned on four separate occasions! Thankfully, it is looking like his new home is going to be his true forever home.

Bandit was a part of the Gwinnett County Jail Dogs program, where inmates trained him in preparation for his forever home.

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However, Bandit isn’t like most dogs in that he is paralyzed from his waist down and as a result, he needs a wheelchair to get around. His disability can sometimes be difficult – and that is why so many families have returned him on account of being able to keep up.

However, his new family is extremely understanding of his condition – his new owner is exactly like him!

Darryl Rider told 11 Alive. “If you look at Bandit, he’s me. If you look at his paralysis – waist down – the same thing I have.”

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His new owner, Darryl, is in a wheelchair too. Both Darryl and his wife, Sue, fell in love with Bandit and immediately knew that he would fit in perfectly with their family.

“Going through what I went through in my life, life wasn’t easy. You just gotta continue to move forward,” Darryl told 11 Alive. “And what I heard about Bandit, the videos we saw, he has the same mindset I have.”

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The couple have plans to get Bandit his own Facebook page where people can keep up with his adventures.


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