Former WWE superstar Melina Perez recently took to Instagram in order to inform her fans about the sad demise of her dog, Bandit. She had recently celebrated Bandit’s tenth birthday.

Perez started off the lengthy post by noting that she adopted “a fur Angel” on May 2, 2015, and named him Bandit because he stole her heart. However, she added that Bandit passed away on January 30, 2022.

The IMPACT star added that while she’d originally gone to Petsmart to get her dog Charlie Bear a little grooming session, but ended up spotting Bandit. She asked to play with him, and ended up learning about how he was wandering the streets of Barstow with a Bull mastiff onto him.

On May 2, 2015 I adopted a fur Angel and named him Bandit because he stole my heart. On January 30, 2022 he passed away.


I took Charlie Bear to get groomed at a Petsmart and saw they had dogs up for adoption. I didn’t plan on getting another pupper but when I saw Bandit I asked if I can play with him. They told me he was wandering the streets in Barstow with a Bull mastiff. That was his buddy and they were inseparable. The mastiff was adopted and Bandit was left all alone. No one would adopt him and they were hoping that weekend someone would because they would have to put him down. Hell no.

I didn’t even think about it. I took him home. Bandit has been the most loving, cuddliest & sweetest little Angel to exist. He always stayed by my side and was so well behaved. Literally, all he wanted to do was to sit on my lap and be loved. He would just lean his head into me and close his eyes. When I held him I cried because of how much pure love and trust he had in me. He truly was an Angel.

Many of you have cameos with Bandit in it. Proof he always had to be on my lap. 😆 To those who asked to see Bandit and his brothers or interacted with him when I had Patreon, thank you for the love you gave him.

I’m going to miss his sweet lil face, his loving heart and his precious moments/ puss in boots eyes. He truly was, as my brother always said, majestic.

Hopefully Bandit and Ash can get along now. 😉 They both know their mum loves them both with all her soul. I gave everything I could to love them and make them happy. They truly are my heart.

After she learnt that he might get put down if he misses adoption, Perez knew she wasn’t going to let that happen. She took him home without a second thought, and instantly fell in love with Bandit. She said that she’ll miss “his sweet lil face, his loving heart and his precious moments/ puss in boots eyes.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/contributor from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017.

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