'Ryder the school bus riding dog', finds new home - Fox 2 News Headlines

'Ryder the school bus riding dog', finds new home

Posted: Updated:
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - We've all heard of a faithful dog following a student to a bus stop, but one pooch in DeKalb County took it a step (or shall we say a seat) further...he hopped on!

School officials tell FOX 5 this Pit Bull mix waited near a group of Cedar Grove High School students at a bus stop. When the school bus arrived, he hopped on - and would not budge!

According to witnesses the dog pushed his way through the crowd of students and took a seat. He then reportedly sat calmly in the seat and would not leave. The bus driver removed the students while neighbors helped to coax the animal off the bus with some food.

The dog then went on his way.

A local rescue group tells FOX 5 that since this story aired the dog has been located and is now safe. Diva's Pit Bull Rescue Founder Colleen Lanzby said that after seeing pictures of the pit bull she knew had to find the stray.

"I saw this dog, and he just crushed my heart. I said I have got to find this dog," said Lanzby.

Lanzby organized a search team, but was relieved when she heard that DeKalb Animal Shelter had safely picked up the dog. The pit bull now has a new home and a new name, Ryder.

Rescue volunteers are happy Ryder's story has a happy ending, but said that they have almost 80 pit bulls that need new homes. Volunteers said that anyone interested in adopting a dog is welcome to come to Diva's Pit Bull Rescue and meet the loving animals.




  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Warrant: Man beat poodle to death

    Warrant: Man beat poodle to death

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:13:08 GMT
    Police tell FOX 5 Atlanta that a man was arrested at a Cobb County animal hospital and charged for killing a poodle.
    Police tell FOX 5 Atlanta that a man was arrested at a Cobb County animal hospital and charged for killing a poodle.
  • Sketch released in attempted Freedom Parkway attack

    Sketch released in attempted Freedom Parkway attack

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:28:20 GMT
    Police have released a sketch in connection to an incident that occurred along the Freedom Parkway Path on August 11.
    Police have released a sketch in connection to an incident that occurred along the Freedom Parkway Path on August 11.
  • FOX 5 Breaking News

    Both American Ebola patients released from Emory University Hospital

    Both American Ebola patients released from Emory University Hospital

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:01:39 GMT
    "Today is a miraculous day. I'm reunited with my family" Dr. Kent Brantly stated to a room full of international media, doctors, and family. Brantly is one of two patients now released after recovery of the Ebola virus.
    "Today is a miraculous day. I'm reunited with my family" Dr. Kent Brantly stated to a room full of international media, doctors, and family. Brantly is one of two patients now released after recovery of the Ebola virus.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices