Due to his paralysis, Bandit needs a lot of help going to the bathroom every day. While he gets around just fine in his wheelchair and his disability doesn’t affect most other parts of his life, helping him go to the bathroom can be a cumbersome, daunting task for some people, and seems to be the main reason that he keeps getting returned every time he finds a family.
“People don't realize what it takes to accommodate a special needs dog,” Cronin said. “He doesn't always know when he is [going to the bathroom], but when kept to a schedule his handlers know [when he has to go] and can get him outside during that time of day. Keeping him on a schedule is what works best for him. He weighs 40ish pounds and has to be lifted in and out of his cart throughout the day so that makes it difficult on someone that is unable to pick him up.”