Chance was found in a cemetery so severely matted that his eyes couldn't close. Rocks were found in the mats, and there's the possibility that parts of his hair may never grow back completely from the weight of the mats pulling on his skin.
When we found him, we thought he was going to lose both of his eyes due to how dried out his eyes were. After several visits to the veterinary ophthalmologist, it has been determined he can see light/shadows (vision is limited) and has dry eye which he receives drops & ointment (needs to be continued daily). Chance has been such a wonderful sport about everything. He loves to be held, and gives the most adorable cries and whines when he wants to be held or he just wants to touch you. He definitely needs somebody who is home more than not, because he does to be reassured that he is loved. He is on free roam in the household with a baby gate on the stairs. He loves to explore, which is why it is imperative to have a baby gate , because he tumbled down the pet stairs (2-3 steps) in his explorations. He loves a variety of soft dog beds, and prefers to sleep right next to your head in bed. He has the loudest but most adorable snores. We have never put them on a leash because he is still mostly blind and he does wander the yard confidently.
Chance has had a really rough life so he needs the rest of his life to be the best. It's obvious that he was loved at one time because he is very trusting and willing to give humans a chance. So will you give him a chance at the best rest of his life? You can see videos and photos of him on Instagram @leothewunderhund

Chance is a ShihTzu who weighs 8 lbs and was born approximately 5-13-11 (estimated, could be older). He is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, given flea/tick preventive, dewormed, tested negative for heartworm disease & started on preventive. He was also given a dental. He will need to remain on eye medication for life and his adopter must be committed to providing him with regular visits to the veterinary ophthalmologist. Adoption fee is $250 to help offset the many expenses we have for vetting costs. We rely strictly on adoption fees and donations to continue to save the lives of orphaned & abandoned pets; 100% goes towards their care. If interested in adopting one of our available dogs or puppies, please complete an online adoption application at You will be contacted by our adoption coordinator via email after your application has been reviewed & approved to schedule an appointment.