Logan, a 2-year-old pit bull mix at Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento, California, was having a tough time finding a home. He had been at the shelter for weeks with little interest, perhaps due to the fact that he had an amputated leg — or maybe it was because his perfect human hadn’t found him yet.
That perfect human just so happened to be 12-year-old Quinn Scharn. He had been waiting for nearly two years for a dog exactly like Logan.
Quinn was diagnosed with bone cancer in his hip when he was 10 years old, which led to the amputation of his right leg and part of his pelvis in April 2015. It was his second battle with cancer, having previously been diagnosed and treated when he was just two years old.
“Right after my surgery, I wanted a dog with three legs,” Quinn told Sacramento’s Fox 40. “That was the first thing I said when I woke up.”
Quinn and his mother, Teresa Howell, began the task of looking for a dog in their area, and finally happened upon a Facebook plea from Front Street Animal Hospital. Logan had even been featured on a local news program, but still no one was interested in adopting the handsome guy.