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
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
From now on, itís
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
P O Box 551265
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!