🎂 Birth date: 2020 (estimate)
🐕 Breed: Anatolian Shepherd Mix
🐕🦺 Can live other dogs
🏃♂️ Energy needs? Low
🐈 Good with cats
👩👦 Good with kids
⚖️ About 40kg - he is on a diet!
📏 Large size
💉 Fully vaccinated
🇬🇧 Currently in Hertfordshire, UK
In July 2022, one of our followers posted about a dog in very bad shape, in need of urgent veterinary care. We noticed that the dog was in a location where one of our volunteers is located. We quickly sprang into action and went to search for the dog.
It took a lot of searching, running around, coaxing, and finally cornering him to catch. He wouldn't come near people, but we were not in a position to wait around to get him used to us before catching him - he needed treatment immediately. He had been suffering for months for all to see, and no one sought help for him until an animal lover put it on social media asking for help.
Click on the links below to see footage of how he looked back then, how we trapped him and his transformation.
Chance received veterinary care for months, fully recovering from his severe case of mange. He gained weight (in fact too much, currently on a diet), his fur grew back, and we can now see what he looks like. We also discovered that Chance had cataracts in both eyes, for which he had a successful operation and regained his eyesight.
Chance arrived in the UK in July 2023 and is currently in a foster home in Hertfordshire.
What we know about Chance so far
He is very calm, gentle, sweet and the best behaved dog and rarely barks
Loves leisurely walks, explore and sniff along the way
He walks well both on and off the lead. He doesn't run off and always stays very close
He can be left in the house for a long time, but we recommend no more than 4 hours
He is good with young kids, but we don't recommend a home with young kids because of his size
Good with cats and all size of dogs
His Ideal Home
A decent-sized house with a garden in a rural or semi rural setting - he loves chilling in the garden, and his favourite place to relax is on top of soft soil. You can take the dog out the street, but can take the street out of the dog!
Chance would enjoy the company of someone who is home a lot
He would also enjoy the company of another dog - we believe he would be a perfect second dog
We would expect the adopter to be physically capable of handling a dog of his size. Chance currently weighs about 40kg. He is on a diet, and we anticipate his weight to go down to around 37kg for his size and breed.
Please note that the cost of adoption for Chance is £1,100 - this is the cost of transport from Turkey to the UK which the charity has fronted for the purpose of getting him here to learn more about him prior to homing. We are open to discussing payment plans with adopters. The charity does not make any money from adoptions - the fee simply covers what the charity has spent on his travel.
If you are interested in adopting Chance, please feel free to contact us for more info or complete our online adoption application to be considered.
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