Chance, the pit bull who was severely injured last summer and has been recovering at BrightSide Animal Center the past six months, officially has a new forever home.
Judy Anderson of Bend was selected from the applicants to adopt Chance, BrightSide Executive Director Chris Bauersfeld announced.
Anderson, BrightSide’s dog trainer, has been fostering Chance in her home for the past two months. Although some other applicants also offered good homes for Chance, Bauersfeld felt Chance would do best in an environment where he already feels safe, secure and loved.
“Judy and her family will give Chance a great home,” Bauersfeld said. “And Judy will also give him a job.”
Chance is a balanced, happy dog and Anderson will use him to help train other dogs, especially strong breeds like pit bulls, how to be balanced as well.
“I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to adopt Chance, who holds a special place in my heart and I know in the hearts of many others,” Anderson said. “I will always remember the day he arrived at the shelter with his horrific injuries. Seeing him now, so happy and healthy, is incredible.
“I want to thank the many heroes who contributed to saving Chance: his initial roadside-rescuers, the fast-acting and generous donors who funded his medical recovery, and the Brightside staff who took such great care of him. I especially would like to thank executive director Chris Bauersfield, and veterinarian Dr. Cheryl Byrd, who never gave up and worked so hard to save Chance’s life.”