By Deidre Grieves
When Sacramento veteran Tristen Kerr was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a rare form of brain cancer, he didnâ€™t think about himselfâ€”he thought about his dog.
According to KCRA News, Kerr was given only a few months to live and his dying wish is to find someone to take care of his dog Kane when he passes away.
Kane, a 7-year-old Doberman Pinscher, is a trained service dog who has helped the 62-year-old veteran cope with stress. The dog has been invaluable to Kerr over the past few months since?his health began to deteriorate. â€śHe is my stability," Kerr told reporters. "He is my heart."
Kerr described Kane as a â€śkind and lovingâ€ť companion who would make the perfect addition to any dog-loverâ€™s home. Kane, like most other dogs, enjoys walking in the park and taking naps. Heâ€™s in good health and is expected to outlive Kerr by many years.
Because of the dogâ€™s age and his positive health outlook, Kerr told reporters that itâ€™s essential for him to find Kane a home before his time runs out. â€śHe's all I have," Kerr told KCRA News. "And it's very important to me to know that he's going to have a good home."
Kerr is looking for a new family who?can give Kane plenty of attention â€” possibly a retiree who can spend his or her days with the loving canine.
While it is incredibly sad to know that Kerrâ€™s diagnosis will take him away from his beloved pet earlier than anticipated, itâ€™s uplifting to know that this man is doing everything he can to ensure his dogâ€™s future in a caring home. We have no doubt that someone amazing will step up and grant this manâ€™s dying wish by giving Kane a lifetime of love and companionship.