Chance, like other 10 month old Labrador Retrievers, loves to run and play and
butt-tuck. Unlike most pups his age though, Chance does all his dancing in the dark.
Completely blind due to Retinal Dysplasia, Chance was dumped at a shelter by his former
owner. The prospects for a young, male black lab are never good at animal shelters, and
his blindness made the possibility of adoption even more remote. Fortunately for Chance,
the shelter called the Mid-Valley Labrador Life Line (not associated with Labrador Life
Line) in Oregon.
There are never enough homes for Labs in need, and finding a home for a blind dog was a difficult task. However, a young couple in Maine with a heart for special needs labs heard of Chance, and wanted to give him a home if arrangements could be made to get him across country.
Because the LLL was established to help Labs in many different needy situations, helping Chance get to his forever home was a task we gladly undertook. Having voted to assist in the funding of his transportation, Board members were still concerned over him making the long, cross-country flight unescorted.
LabsR4U List member Diane Messer was flying from Tacoma, Washington to Manchester, New Hampshire, volunteered to re-arrange her flight schedule to accommodate Chance. His new Dad was waiting for him at the airport, and was overjoyed at the happy, outgoing and friendly pup that emerged from the crate to greet him. Pictured are Chance, daddy Jim, and Diane Messer.
Labrador Life Line was thrilled to assist in Chance's homecoming, and is glad that he is home for good!