Three-Legged Dog Adopted By Boy Who Lost Leg To Cancer

A homeless, three-legged dog, who was having a tough time finding a new family, has wound up with someone who seems to have been tailor made just for him.

On March 1, the Front Street Animal Shelter for the City of Sacramento (California) issued a Facebook plea on behalf of the dog, whose name is Logan:

Because Logan only has three legs, he’s having a harder time than most dogs getting adopted. But he hasn’t given up, and neither will we! Logan is beyond adorable and has such a great personality. Every day he gets better at walking, and soon, he won’t know the difference! This young active boy still loves fetch, and is so charming you can’t help but fall in love.

Apparently Logan’s difficulty with finding an adoptive family was meant to be…it turns out that he just hadn’t met that perfect someone yet. A few short days after the shelter issued the Facebook plea on Logan’s behalf, the happiest of updates was posted to the shelter’s many fans.

The shelter described the adoption that is simply wonderful:

When Quinn was 10, his leg and hip had to be amputated due to cancer. When he woke up from surgery, the first thing he said was, “I want a dog with three legs.” After two years of searching, he and his mom finally found Logan at our shelter. Not only has Quinn completely recovered from cancer, but he now has a best friend to grow up with. This is one of the most beautiful adoptions we’ve ever seen.

Call it fate, serendipity or destiny – whatever it is, it’s beautiful. Congratulations Logan and Quinn!

Find the Front Street Animal Shelter on Facebook here.




Penny Eims

Penny is a freelance writer who provided content to her National Dog News column at for 8 years. She is a current contributor to Fido Friendly Magazine, as well as a newly formed website, Pet Rescue Report. Penny is married and she has two rescued German shepherds and two kids.


  1. Marsha says:

    Ahhhh a wonderful story for a change

  2. Laurie Kee says:

    This is a beautiful story, and very happy ending.

  3. Elaine Whinston says:


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