We Took Chance

image2Hi, we are the Woodruffs and we just added a new member to our family! His name is Chance. We got him from the new animal shelter on Military Highway in Chesapeake, Virginia (Chesapeake Animal Services). We were not expecting to get a dog that day but we all fell in love with a beautiful Golden that was at animal control. Our family has been crazy over Golden Retrievers and we found the perfect one! We couldn’t take him home that day because he had to get neutered which was a bummer! The day we got him home we found out some bad news … Chance was blind.

We didn’t know what to do because we haven’t taken care of a blind dog before. He was running in to things, falling down stairs, and all of us were so worried about him! I called SEVA GRREAT. Being a former foster home for GRREAT I knew GRREAT would be an invaluable resource. We talked to Dottie Cleal, the President of SEVA GRREAT, and she put us in touch with a GRREAT volunteer who has fostered blind dogs. He gave us some tips on how to take care of Chance. Dottie also put us in touch with a dog trainer who called and e-mailed us information which was also invaluable.

We want to thank the amazing and considerate people who helped us settle him in! Thanks to all the help we received, Chance is doing just GRREAT. We couldn’t have done it without SEVA GRREAT. Thank you so much, everyone.

— The Woodruffs[/]

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