It was a perfect match.
Years ago, Jordan Trent lost vision in his left eye in an accident with a weed-whacker, according to The Huffington Post. On a recent visit to a flea market, Trent found an unwanted puppy with a missing left eye.
Trent's sister told the publication that the puppy "was the last of his litter" and it appeared that no one would adopt him.
"Jordan is the one that always keeps us laughing," Kendra said, adding that Shiner has a bounce in his step.
Meanwhile, staggering statistics show that an incredible amount pets are in need of a home.
"Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year," the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reports. "Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats."
Additionally, One Green Planet reminds us that adopting a special needs pet comes with a new set of responsibilities and, therefore, things to keep in mind.
Special needs pets, or ones with deafness, blindness, allergies, illness, etc., can be labeled "less adoptable," and therefore "will have a more difficult time finding a family to love and care for them with shelter living time being up to two years plus," the organization writes on its website. It also provides tips for those interested in caring for pets with special needs.
Evidently, pet adoption can yield an incredible reward.