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Dallas Pets Alive! Pet of the Month (March 2014)

Chance and a pal.
Chance and a pal.

Have you read the recent news about scans that suggest previously unappreciated similarities between dog and human brains? It’s more evidence for why these domesticated creatures are our species’ best friends.

It’s as good an excuse as any to launch a new monthly series on FrontBurner from Dallas Pets Alive!, an animal rescue group run entirely by volunteers, with all of the pets housed by foster families throughout North Texas. You’ve maybe seen the organization’s #muttbombing campaign on Instagram, featured recently on HuffPoUSA Today or CNN?

They’ll be highlighting a pet of the month for us. Today’s the first:

Chance is a 50-pound, young adult Staffordshire terrier mix. This consummate goofball had a tough life before his rescue, but it doesn’t show. Playful, active, silly and sweet, he gets along great with his foster brother, an English bulldog who bears no snobbery towards mixed breeds. Chance wants an active household with time for play and exercise and tennis ball-throwing.

Skills: Tug-of-war, bunny hopping through the grass.

Likes: Your face; also treats, Treats, TREATS.

Dislikes: Breed-specific legislation.

Read more about Chance on his profile page or by emailing

  • Katie Patterson

    He looks like he wants to play!

  • Wyndee

    What a handsome dog, and such a wonderful cause!

  • Leslie Sans

    Chance is such a stud-muffin and deserves a wonderful forever home. Thank you Dallas Pets Alive and D Magazine for giving him another “Chance”!

  • Hillary Wright

    oh my gosh! i love him!!!!

  • Hillary Wright

    oh my gosh!!! i love him!!!!!!

  • Kati Tavares

    What a beautiful dog! It’s so nice that a different dog will be featured each month!

  • Kati Tavares

    What a beautiful dog! So glad a different dog will be featured each month!

  • Sarah Cox

    Hey cool idea, Frontburner.

  • Rico Suave

    Those dogs are so loyal and sweet and great. Don’t let anyone tell you different.

  • Rory OLoughlin

    Chance is one handsome guy! Just look at that smile:)

  • Jessica

    LOVE him!

  • Peter Finn

    Love the name! Love the dog! Is there any Chance that we could meet? 😉 Excited for next months featured dog.