In shelters worldwide, there's often a stigma associated with black dogs, but not for these three internet-famous heroes.
Bandit is a multi-talented therapy dog to veterans, children and his own father with help from his online presence. Orlando is a seeing eye dog who saved his owner from a subway train and then was saved himself by an online crowdfunding campaign. And Lady walked 30 miles with a bad leg to find her owner only to be turned away, and then in a true fairy tale twist was rescued by a dog-loving heiress who found her through New Media. Bandit, a rescue himself, works tirelessly as a certified therapy dog to serve others while his website and social media pages keep track of his schedule and appearances. He's an active member of "Battle Buddies" where he offers friendship and reassurance to patients at the nearby veteran's hospital. He also helps Jack, his human dad, with his PTSD dating back to his service in Vietnam and Carol, his human mom, manage her diabetes. But that's not all for Bandit, he also spends time with children in the "Sit, Stay and Read" program. There he sits encouragingly as children read to him. If that wasn't enough, he's published a book with Carol entitled "Bandit, the Big Black Lab Who Stole My Heart." With his online presence growing, he's becoming more and more popular around the world. "He's becoming quite famous," Carol tells the San Bernardino Sun in a recent interview. And rest assured, if there's anything else Bandit can do to make the world better, he's probably already started it.