Dog With Special Needs Is Finally Adopted By His Perfect Human After Being Returned To The Shelter Four Times

by Stephanie

All any shelter dog wants is a loving forever home to call their own. But unfortunately, not every pup ends up with a happy ending to their story. Or, sometimes, even the ones that do have to endure some seriously hard times before they get there.

Take Bandit, for example. Bandit was a stray pup who was taken into the Gwinnett Jail Dogs Program. But he soon encountered some serious health issues and was sadly left paralyzed from the waist down.

Amazingly, a person with the exact same problem found out about Bandit and decided to adopt him. But not without a bumpy ride.

Scroll down to read Bandit's heartwarming story.

This is Bandit.

This is Bandit.

After being found as a stray, Bandit was put into the Gwinnett Jail Dogs Program, a program that saves shelter dogs from being euthanized by having inmates look after them.

After being found as a stray, Bandit was put into the Gwinnett Jail Dogs Program, a program that saves shelter dogs from being euthanized by having inmates look after them.

When Darrell and Sue Rider saw Bandit on Facebook, they knew they needed to meet him. Darrell felt a connection with Bandit immediately as he happens to be in a wheelchair as well.

When Darrell and Sue Rider saw Bandit on Facebook, they knew they needed to meet him. Darrell felt a connection with Bandit immediately as he happens to be in a wheelchair as well.

“The most intriguing part of Bandit is that he and I share the same type of paralysis and use a wheelchair to get around,” Darrell said.

“The most intriguing part of Bandit is that he and I share the same type of paralysis and use a wheelchair to get around,” Darrell said.

“Because Sue and I know what it’s like for life in a wheelchair, we knew what was needed for Bandit. We also felt a much deeper connection.”

“Because Sue and I know what it’s like for life in a wheelchair, we knew what was needed for Bandit. We also felt a much deeper connection.”

Bandit has settled in perfectly with his new family. “Bandit is doing great, and has settled in better than we could have imagined with his new family and surroundings,” Rider said.

Bandit has settled in perfectly with his new family. “Bandit is doing great, and has settled in better than we could have imagined with his new family and surroundings,” Rider said.

“We as his family couldn’t be happier to have Bandit in our lives.”

“We as his family couldn’t be happier to have Bandit in our lives.”

Here's how people have reacted to Bandit's story.

Here's how people have reacted to Bandit's story.

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