He was the last puppy in the litter, born without an eye. But then a Georgetown man came along with a similar disability.
Shiner is a rambunctious little guy. He likes to run around the living room of his new family's home in Georgetown. He's still getting a feel for things.
"He runs into things for sure," said Katie Trent.
"As do I," joked Jordan Trent.
Shiner, like his owner, can only see out of one eye. The Australian Shepard was born without a left eye. Jordan Trent lost vision in his left eye when he was 15. He was struck by a piece of metal while weed-eating.
"I have no depth perception, so yeah, if someone throws something at me I'm in trouble, but you get used to it. You get used to it; I had to learn how to drive. I had to learn how to kiss girls with one eye. There were some bloody noses," said Jordan.
The kindred spirits crossed paths over the weekend on a shopping trip in North Texas.
"My son and daughter Rex and Hallee came up and said 'Dad we found a dog that is blind in one eye just like you and we have to get it." We went over there. I saw him. He was the last in the litter. No one wanted him. I agreed we needed to get him. He fits perfect in our family," said Jordan.
"We take him places and people are like, 'oh that's so sad or poor baby.' We all can respond confidently he doesn't know he's any different and we love him the same," said Katie.
It is the same response, Katie is gives for her husband and she is there for shiner as he battles the same setbacks.
"You can tell he doesn't have depth perception, like Jordan, so he really tests when things look like they're at different angles or depths, he can't figure out if he wants to go, so you encourage him to try it out," said Katie.
Together, the two will guide each other through life.
"I think it's been a fun life lesson in just how you treat others and love on people no matter what they look like. They're important and special, even a dog," said Katie.