Quinn Scharn at ten-years-old discovered that he had bone cancer. The cancer would force him to undergo surgery that cost him his right leg. Two years later when he actually got the surgery, he told his mom that he wanted only one thing. “I want a dog with three legs.” That was Scharn’s second time with bone cancer, after getting diagnosed with the same disease as a baby.
The brave child ultimately found Logan, a three-legged dog at the Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento, California. “I saw the video of Logan on the shelter’s page, and the next day I picked Quinn up early from school and drove to Sacramento as fast as possible,” Teresa Howell, Scharn’s mother, told the San Francisco Chronicle.
However, when they got to the shelter, they learned that Logan was on hold for another family. After spending some time with Logan in his kennel, Howell went back to the front desk to double check that there was no way they could take logan home. That’s when the shelter told her that Logan was now available to be adopted because the other family was not interested anymore. There is no listed reason as to why the other family was not interested anymore, but I am a true believe that Logan was meant to be Quinn’s best friend!
Both dog and human are living happily and are almost in the clear health-wise. After just a few days, Logan’s settling in nicely. He can climb the stairs in Scharn’s home, but can’t get back down them yet. As for Quinn, he is finished with treatments and physical therapy and is ready for the new adventure ahead with his new best friend!