~ Chance ~


1998 - 2009

Rest in Peace Chance

We have always known Chance was special.  Very special.  It amazed us that even though he couldn't see, nothing stood in his way.  He could sense steps, sniff out a person from across the room, run and play, and most of all, he could love.  This handsome Scot came to us from out of state, when deemed "unadoptable" by so many.  His life at risk, we chose to help him and bring him to Dallas, initially hoping to correct whatever issues were causing his sudden loss of sight.  But in the end, he had permanently (and totally) lost his sight.  We had always felt that Chance was indeed adoptable, yet so many passed him by.  But one day, his special family came, and fell head over heels in love with Chance.  Even after he went to his new home, his new parents wrote to us often, always amazed that no one else had seen how special he was.  Chance had found his "Forever Home", along with a female Scottie who quickly bonded with him.

Recently, Chance began limping.  After several tests and x-rays, a biopsy was ordered.  The results were devastating.  Chance had been diagnosed with an extremely aggressive bone cancer.  In just a few weeks, he traveled to the Rainbow Bridge.

Our collective hearts are breaking and will for quite some time.  A very special dog has left us, yet his paw prints are embedded in the hearts of so many.

His human mom wrote to us a few days after Chance was gone, and her words about him will remain with us forever.  She said:


"I knew that I'd had a magical relationship with this precious boy.  It meant the world to me.  He just looked into my eyes as if he could see me."

Travel well, our special boy.  Travel well.






 My name is Chance.  I was rescued from far away in Ohio, and am now in the care of Scottie Kingdom Rescue in Texas!!!  I heard there were Cowboys down here, but I havenít seen any yetÖ  Actually, I donít ďseeĒ much at all.  I have been diagnosed with PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), which is an inherited disease that causes blindness.  Though Iím not able to see anything, I know Iím being well cared for.  Just in the few days Iíve been here Iíve seen two different doctors.  One was a Veterinary Ophthalmology Specialist for animals like me.  She did several tests on my eyes, only to find out that I canít have my eyes fixed.  But itís going to be OK.  I know it will.


When I went to the doctors offices, I got to ride in the front seat of the car!  It was really great!  Although I couldnít see outside, I knew I was going somewhere special.  I wasnít even scared.  And both times the doctors and nurses that saw me kept saying the same thing, over and over againÖ   Something about me being  ďreally handsomeĒ, and others saying how well behaved I was.  Well, heck, I donít know what all that meansÖ  I was just being me.


 So for now, Iíll be at my foster home, being carefully watched, eating some really great food and playing in the yard.  (Yes, Iím able to get around just fine.  After all, Iím a Scot!)  Heck, someone even wrote a book about dogs like me.  Itís called ďLiving with Blind DogsĒ.  My foster Dad is going to buy it and weíll read it together, so we can both learn more about this problem I have and how I can lead a normal life.  He also told me Iíd have one more car ride to go on.  Another trip to the doctorís office.  Seems I need to have a special boy dog surgery and at the same time, the doctors are going to clean my teeth and maybe even remove a couple that are infected. 



So things are looking up for me. 

From now on, itís all good.


P.S.  If you know of someone who would like to adopt me, will you please let them know Iíd like a home with Scottish Terrier experience and/or special needs experience?



To help Chance, and the other dogs at Scottie Kingdom Rescue,

please consider making a donation.

Thank you! 


Scottie Kingdom Rescue, Inc.

P O Box 551265

Dallas, TX  75355-1265


Scottie Kingdom Rescue is a 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization. We prefer to adopt to families with past Scottie, Westie and/or Terrier experience, but realize this isnít always possible. You must have a secure & fenced yard.

We do not ship our pets. If you have that special place in your heart & in your home for a Scottie (or any of our other available Rescue Dogs), please be prepared to visit us in Dallas for an in person meet & greet session with our Available Dogs. If you have existing pets, they must travel to Dallas with you, so we can be assured that they will be compatible with the new addition to your family.

Please contact us at Rescue@scottiekingdom.com to receive an Adoption Application or for more information on our Adoption process. Also, please take the time to visit our website www.scottiekingdom.com for further information.

Thank you for considering Adoption!