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About Mikey's Chance

Mikey’s Chance is named for a dog called Mikey – a big, friendly black Labrador whose people abandoned him. He spent several months in a cramped kennel in an overcrowded shelter, slowly losing hope. At last a rescue worker heard of his plight and found him a foster home – but she was too late. On the very day she arrived to fetch him, Mikey had growled at shelter workers, likely as a result of kennel stress, and was deemed potentially dangerous. He was euthanized that very day.

Mikey’s chance at a new life came too late. Our goal is to reach other dogs in time.

Picture is not of Mikey.

About Our Rescue

We’re a registered non-profit organization, headquartered in the Tri-Cities in south-central Washington State. We focus mainly on saving dogs that are at risk in our region and placing them with adopters throughout the Pacific Northwest. Most of our dogs come from shelters in Washington & Idaho, where they are facing the threat of Euthanasia. Others are released to us by private individuals who need medical help with their own dogs. Other dogs are strays, either dumped or abandoned, that need a chance at a new life.

We do not hold our dogs in a kennel facility. All our dogs live in private foster homes, where they receive loving care, socialization, and training. A few that come to us with significant behavioral issues receive professional training and rehabilitation. All our dogs are sterilized, fully vaccinated, micro-chipped and treated for internal and external parasites, and many receive other vet care as necessary.

Our goal is to find the best possible match between dog and human. We believe the best way to do this is by openly sharing information. We disclose everything we know about our dogs, and in return we seek to know everything relevant about our adopters. Our thorough, painstaking, and time consuming adoption process ensures that when our dogs go home, it really is forever.

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