Bandit — Therapy

Location: St. Robert, Missouri

Bandit is a 7-year-old Great Dane rescued as a puppy, moments before being euthanized due to health concerns. From the day he was rescued, he has endured several surgeries, leaving him with 2 plates and 20 screws in each of his hind legs and still walks around with a front paw deformity. His deformities and surgeries have helped strengthen our nations heroes, his strength and endurance has helped show others that they can also overcome anything and achieve the impossible just as he did. Over time his connection grew and for the last 6 years has been an official therapy dog for the USO of Missouri, Inc. helping our wounded warriors learn how to walk again by being their support when needed the most. He has escorted children and been their rock during the burial of their military service member, he helps others remember what unconditional love is through his work with our military on suicide watch. Bandit helps show children with their own deformities that it is okay to be different. From sitting with a child to be their support during trial, or helping our nations heroes through every stage of their life, Bandit has proven there is no bigger heart and has upheld his name, “Bandit”, stealing hearts all over the world. He truly shows the world what can happen when you give a rescue a chance, they can change the world and save lives with just one simple act of kindness.

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