One of the common reasons for surrendering a pet to our Shelter is that the pet’s family is unable to find housing that will allow pets. That happens most often with large dogs. This is the case with Chance (A243364). His family had him since he was only twelve weeks old. He is very used to living in a home so was concerned about being kenneled and does bark some here with us. Chance was quite relieved once he was able to run and play in the yards at the Shelter, and he has made many human friends here already. He now exuberantly greets people he knows with a full body wag!
Chance has some basic training. He knows “sit” and “shake.” He likes to play fetch and tug; he generally brings back the toy but must be reminded to “give it back.” He also knows “sit pretty” but often loses his balance and will reach out a paw for a hand.
Chance loves to fetch a toy and his previous owners said he was a “salad dog,” referring to how he likes vegetables! They also said he travels well. Chance is looking for an adopter who will give him his sense of security back with a predictable, loving home.
Chance is a four-year-old, black Labrador Retriever mix.
To adopt your new friend, visit one of the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter locations, or their website at www.scanimalshelter.org
- Santa Cruz Location (Public Entrance): 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz, 95062
- Hours: Daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wednesdays: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Watsonville Location
: 580 Airport Blvd, Watsonville, CA 95076
- Hours: Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed 12-1) Closed on Sunday
SCCAS Main line: 831-454-7200. Animal Control: 831-454-7227. After-Hours Emergency: 831-471-1182