Chance - Available for Adoption
Breed: German Shorthaired Pointer
Age: ~10 yrs old
Vaccinations: Up to date
Microchip: AKC Reunite
Cats: Not tested
Update on Mr. Chance from his foster family. Last night was his first official thunderstorm, not a hit with him. Every-time we got a big boom he barked at it. The good thing is we don't think he's scared so we can work on that. He also loves to dig himself a cool spot in the dirt. What a goof, luv that old man.
Chance has been in rescue for 10 months and is looking for his forever home.
Pupdate on Chance: He loves his new ball, he can't chew it up and it lights up. He will sit for it, chase it and tries to hide it. He loves to be outside in a sunny spot and just sleep there. His health seems to be stable some days; he still over does it so he shakes in his sleep. We give him hemp oil once a day which seems to help him relax and sleep. Chance just wants someone to spend his retirement days with.
Chance has been doing his massage therapy and is doing well. He has a spring in his step and is getting his playful self back.
Chance is fitting in with his foster siblings and has been learning how
to get affection without getting in your face. He loves the birds and
squirrels so much he barks at them in the trees. His first pain meds
werent working right so now we are trying new stuff. He has a kink in
his tail bone that causes pain and shaking which we are helping him
with. He loves to be outside laying in the grass. He is a good counter
surfer, we are helping him curb that and he loves to try to sneak out
the front door. Helping him with that also. Chance is a sweet old man.
And a Chance Medical Update He has early signs of renal disease and he was neutered today. Chance is doing good after surgery and he had two teeth removed and the rest cleaned. We had an ultrasound done and xrays to help us further dx his health issues. We will continue to monitor his kidneys over the next couple of weeks. Chance has had one of his leg twitch and the xrays revealed that his tailbone is not straight like it should be, but the rest of his back and hips look good. Vet suspects he has a pinched nerve and we have him on tramadol to help with the pain. We are looking into alternative treatments for Chance as well. Please say a prayer for Chance!
Chance needs to work on his crate training, however, he loves people and
is getting along with his GSP foster siblings. Chance doesn't like to
sleep on a dog bed and prefers the floor. Oh and he will howl at
9/4/17: Chance's story..... He wandered into a neighborhood in
western Iowa a few weeks ago and Tracy and Kay took care of Chance - who
they had named Duke. They fed him, ensured he had water made sure he
was secured each day/night and had someone to love him while they
searched for his owner. When no one came forward, they reached out to
Great Plains Pointer Rescue (GPPR) for help. GPPR didn't have an open
foster home for him and asked WGSPR for help. That is when the Chapin
family decided to open up their home to Chance.
Elisa, junior WGSPR volunteer decided to name him Chance because of his
story and the movie Homeward Bound. The name is so fitting for this
Here is what we do know about Chance. He is crate trained. Working
on house training. Knows sit. Gets along with other dogs and kids.
Very sweet demeanor. Does not like gunshots, train whistles/trains
or loud noises - very scared. :-( Rides very well in the car.
Chance does have alot of medical needs right now. He has a UTI that
has not cleared with the antibiotics he is on so we are getting him back
into the vet for a re-check to ensure there isn't anything else going
on. Thin - he is thin and could afford about 8-10 pounds. Dental -
he will need a dental cleaning as his teeth are in bad shape. He also
has some warts or tiny tumors on 2 of his nipples so we will get that
looked at. Vaccinations - we will get him up to date on his
vaccinations. He will need to be neutered. Lastly - his one hind leg
- he does not put weight on it and it shakes and has muscle atrophy and
his paw is slightly curled, so that will be looked at by vet this week
This boy looks like he has had a not so good life over the years, and
WGSPR is committed to getting him healthy and well so he can live out
his senior years in comfort. More to come on Chance as we get to know
this sweet sweet boy.
9/2/17 Chance had a long journey into Rescue across 3 states. More to come on Chance as we get to know him.
If you are interested in adopting Chance, please complete our adoption application at http://www.wgspr.com/adoption.htm