Last winter, on one of the brutally cold days, a nurse at a Derby, KS school was driving along a country road when she spied a small black puppy. When she got out of the car, she found him very thin, suffering from demodex mange, and that he had one brown eye and one blue eye. Without her help, this young puppy would likely not have survived in the winter cold much longer as not only was he thin, but the mange had most of his skin exposed.
She took him to the vet and spent her own funds to nurse this very young pup back to health, but was unable to keep him. She contacted PALS Animal Rescue. They found him a foster home and now, this thrown away puppy is named Chance and he’s 10 months old, healthy, happy and learning his puppy manners at his foster home.
“Chance is one of the dogs that falls in the Big Black Dog category,” said Ellen Querner, director and founder of PALS Rescue. “Plus with two colors of eyes, people think there’s something wrong with him. It’s just what he’s mixed with and gives him a unique quality.”
Chance is an active dog who is a quick learner and he wants to please his humans, according ot Querner. At his foster home, he has been growing up with dogs and cats, though cats also present a play opportunity and he will chase them if they run past him. He is crate trained, house trained with supervision and loves to play with toys and doesn’t destroy soft toys as is pretty common for puppies. His foster family is also teaching him to walk on a leash.
He is likely a Labrador Retriever mix, with his blue eye, he may have some Australian Shepherd in him. Querner said he should be between 50 and 60 pounds full grown, so a nice medium-sized dog. But most of all, Chance is a survivor and after what he has been through, he is always showing how grateful he is that someone took a chance on him.
To meet Chance, contact PALS Rescue at [email protected] or 316-9920-3647. An adoption application and home visit are part of the adoption process.
You can see these adoptable pets at PALS today from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at
- Petsmart East on 3615 N. Rock Road: Chester, Cami, Mack, Bella, Barley, KiKi, Bliss; Cats: Penny, Pisces, Douglas, Sally, Dinah.
- All Paws East, 2250 N. Rock Road: Leia, George, Chance, Snickers.
- PetCo West, 2441 N. Maize Road: Diego, Lucy Lu, F. Silky mix, Maggie Mae, Brittanie, Francesca, Piper.
Foster homes are always needed to help PALS save more animals who have been scheduled to be euthanized at the Wichita Animal Shelter and who are found as strays. More foster homes means more animals can be saved.