All dogs deserve a perfect forever home, even those that look a little different. Dogs with special needs need more love and they just need to find that special someone who understands them.
And sometimes these dogs end up with soul mates who are just like them. That was the case recently after a veteran with an amputated leg adopted a special rescue dog who also lost a leg.
A stray German shepherd named Kane was hit by a car and seriously broke his right leg. When he came to the Inland Valley Humane Society in Pomona, California, his leg had to be amputated. But Kane didn’t let that stop him from losing a leg. According to NBC Los Angeles, the three-legged dog still walks as if he has all four legs.
Kane has been put up for adoption. It can often be difficult to find a permanent home for a disabled dog – prospective adoptive parents overlook it at the animal shelter in favor of “normal” dogs.
But when Dane Orozco visited the shelter in search of a new pet, he soon realized that Kane was the perfect dog for him. It turned out that they had one big thing in common: they both lost their right leg.
According to the Inland Valley Humane Society, Dane is a veteran who lost a leg while on duty. One of the reasons he wanted a new pet was to cheer him on.
“I’ve dealt with a lot of depression, so my boss said what do you like? What would make you happy? I told him, “I’ve always had dogs, but I haven’t had a dog in a long time,” he told NBC Los Angeles.
When she saw Kane, happily standing on three legs, she knew it should be. “As soon as I saw him, I fell in love with him,” Dane said. “I felt this immediate connection with him. Look at him, he’s perfect. ”
“I just had to catch it. I know the feeling of being overlooked by that. ”
Kane is now very happy with his new owner. According to NBC, Dane drives him to work, so he is always there to provide support when he needs it. The Humane Society was delighted that Kane found such a perfect home. They shared the inspiring story in a TikTok video that went viral with nearly 13 million views.
“We wish them all the best for their future adventures,” wrote the shelter.
How extraordinary that Kane and Dane met, it really is a friendship that should be.
Having a friend who shares your disability can be good for your self-esteem, and we are very happy that these two always have each other.