The Chance Foundation helps homeless, neglected, abused and/or abandoned dogs. While the dogs are in our care, we give them housing, food, vaccinations, spaying/neutering and any medical care they may need.
We give them lots of love and attention and work on improving their socialization skills and obedience training in hopes that it will help them find their perfect match with a loving home. Every dog we have taken in so far has made great strides of improvement regarding their temperament, socialization, training and general well-being. We take in as many dogs as we can afford to at any given time. If you or someone you know is interested in a loving companion, please look at the dogs we have available. The adoption process and information is below. (pictured: some Chance alumni)
If you would like to help, but cannot adopt a dog at this time, monetary and other donations are always needed and greatly appreciated. Please use the "Donate" button on the right of the website to make a tax deductible gift that will go towards medical and other care of these special dogs. Some of the supplies that make great donations are: towels, collars, leashes, food bowls, food (wet & dry), treats/biscuits and bedding.
How it all began: Chance's Story
I would like to share my story with you, with the hope that it may help another unfortunate friend have a second chance at a better life.
Four days before Christmas of 2000, I was found lying in the local shelter on a cold, concrete floor, saturated in my own urine. I was scared, lonely and very depressed. I was so weak from not eating that I wouldn't even lift my head off of the floor.
The chart on my run stated that I was 14 years old, deaf and blind; so the odds weren't great for me getting adopted. The people at the shelter knew those facts, and I was scheduled to be euthanized in five minutes. My time, like so many other of my friends, had run out.
Fortunately, my special someone happened to come in at the right time. She was there to drop off Christmas presents for the homeless dogs. She walked in front of my run and found me so pathetic that all she could do was cry. She had no intentions of adopting a dog that day, but in her own words, "No dog deserves to die that way".
She brought me home not knowing whether I would live a week or two, but she told me that "All that mattered was that I would know that somebody loved me and that I would enjoy my final days".
While at the time she thought that she was doing something nice for me, she tells me every day that I did her the biggest favor by showing her how much she could love me. She adored me with all of her heart and tols everyone how much joy I brought her. I repaid her by being a loving, affectionate, comical companion to her and her other numerous dogs.
I had a lot of life left in me and I'm glad that someone was able to give me that "second Chance"!
Adoption Information for Prospective Owners
These dogs are in a rescue group because for one reason or another previous owners no longer could or wished to care for them. The main purpose of The Chance Foundation is to find the best responsible and reliable homes for all dogs placed in their care. The Chance Foundation also "Reserves the Rights" to conduct home inspections anytime after a dog has been adopted
Adopting a dog is a very important decision and one that not only affects your family, but the dog you decide to adopt. Millions of dogs are euthanized each year because people do not seriously consider the care and maintenance of animals. Time and attention are major factors that need to be considered when taking a dog into your home.
Medical expenses can be costly. All the dogs in The Chance Foundation have been previously taken to a vet for an examination. Basic shots are given, and spaying/neutering if necessary. If there are extenuating medical factors involved, all will be noted in the contract upon signing. It is the responsibility of the new owner to provide additional and maintenance vaccinations if/as necessary, and any preventative care required such as grooming, teeth cleaning, nail trimming, flea and heartworm preventative.
In addition, it is the responsibility of the owner to provide the necessary training/reinforcement to integrate their new dog into their home. If a behavior problem arises, the owner agrees to contact The Chance Foundation to discuss further training. The owner may also hire a trainer or enter the dog into a training program that is not affiliated with The Chance Foundation, but must keep The Chance Foundation apprised of the animals progress.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. We will be more than happy to help you!
Thank You for taking the time and showing the interest in submitting an application to adopt one or more of The Chance Foundation dogs available for adoption. There are two different ways that you can submit your application:
1. Complete the Questionairre below and select the submit button at the end of the form (coming soon), or:
2. Download The Chance Foundation Adoption Application; Print the form out; Complete the form and then Fax it to: 540.788.4987
The Chance Foundation© is a recognized Non-Profit 501(3)(c) Foundation. Any donations are Tax-Deductible and very much appreciated