BBS Rescue Spotlight: Chance’s Haven
Rescue dogs just need a chance. That’s what the folks at Chance’s Haven dog rescue believe, making it their mission to rescue and “educate the public on the needs of these animals, until no one is left without a home and a loving family.” In and around their neighborhood of Gainesville, Texas, Chance’s Haven started with one beautiful dog named—you guessed it—Chance and now reach many dogs every year. BestBullySticks recently spoke with the rescue’s director, Karen Holland.
When & Why did you start?
Chance’s was formed after I saw the face of Chance the Great Dane on Facebook. I ended up being his foster and adopter but his face launched our rescue before he ever arrived. I had always rescued but in an unofficial capacity – we are very rural and the number of abandoned animals in this county is staggering. Chance’s face made me realize I needed to do more. Read Chance the Great Danes full story.
What's different about your rescue?
We take in all breeds and all behavior of dogs. We do not shy away from the pit – or take in just those we think will be adopted quickly. A dog remains with us until he finds his family. Until that time – we are his family, even if it ends up being permanent. We also take in the seniors that most will not. We have a doggy retirement home of sorts and hope to one day have a large facility for the seniors. When they pass they are laid to rest in our memorial garden. Read more