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A second ‘Chance’ for abandoned pets

Chance is a 5-year-old rescue dog who has been working with Lisa Spaulding in the "T-Time Program," a behavior modification class at the Summit County Animal Control and Shelter on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Frisco, Colo.
Liz Copan / ecopan@summitdaily.com

Chance is 60 joyous pounds of wagging tails, energy, and enthusiasm. Like so many animals who are high-energy and require extra training and attentiveness, his former owners decided they couldn’t keep him and he ended up in the Summit County Animal Control and Shelter.

When Chance was transferred from another shelter to Summit County in April, volunteers and staff noticed that he was “acting out” and displaying general signs of anxiety and nervousness. They decided to enroll him in a program called “T-Time,” which is a canine behavior modification program designed to make dogs more adoptable.

“He was very mouthy when he first came to us,” Lisa Spaulding says of Chance. The training helped him stop chewing leashes and shoelaces as well as excessive drooling, often a result of separation anxiety.

Teaching old dogs new tricks is entirely possible with a little time and patience, Chance is proof of that.

Not everyone has the time or resources for a dog, but volunteers are always needed to play with and walk the dogs at the shelter. It’s a great compromise for those who are looking for some canine cuddles and also ensuring that more animals don’t end up in the shelter due to temporary work and living accommodations.

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Chance is a 5-year-old Boxer mix who has been working with Lisa Spaulding in the “T-Time Program,” a behavior modification class at the Summit County Animal Control and Shelter in Frisco, Colo.
Liz Copan / ecopan@summitdaily.com
Chance is a 5-year-old rescue dog who has been working with Lisa Spaulding in the “T-Time Program,” a behavior modification class at the Summit County Animal Control and Shelter on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Frisco, Colo.
Liz Copan / ecopan@summitdaily.com
Children have made artwork welcoming Chance to the Summit County Animal Shelter in hopes of finding him a forever home.
Liz Copan / ecopan@summitdaily.com
Chance is still available for adoption and is looking for his forever home.
If you would like to meet Chance, please contact the Summit County Animal Shelter at 970-668-3230.

Liz Copan / ecopan@summitdaily.com
As a last resort, if you find that you cannot care for your animal or come across a stray who needs a safe space, the Summit County Animal Shelter and Control has an after-hours animal drop-off.
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