A little black lab named Emerson was one pup who had a very rough start in life. At only six weeks old, Emerson was rescued from a Florida shelter and was experiencing seizures and fighting an extremely deadly infection known as canine parvovirus.
Shortly after Emerson arrived at a foster-based rescue in Maine, it became clear that his hearing was severely impaired. He was either born that way or became that way due to his health problems, but he doesn’t let that stop him from doing all the typical puppy stuff.
Just a few weeks after being posted for adoption, a man named Nick Abbott came across the adorable puppy’s photo and information on Facebook. The thirty-one-year-old man from Maine knew that this might be the dog for him. They shared a common connection – Nick was deaf, too. When the rescue found this out, they processed Nick’s application within just one day.
This is one of the most heart-warming adoption stories, and hopefully, it encourages other people to be more willing to adopt “differently-abled” pets. As far as for these two, it’s a match made in Heaven.”