Pets For Vets Update by Chris Benton


Chris Benton and his dog Chance

When I first met with JC from Pets For Vets, I knew I wanted a dog, but I really didn’t know what I wanted.  She helped me think of personality traits I was looking for while she observed my own lifestyle to find the perfect match.  It did take a couple of months and a dog or two but on December 23rd, she text me to let me know she had just saved Chance, who was scheduled to be put down the next day.  This for sure was a great Christmas gift for both of us.

I was given Chance on February 28th, without knowing anything about him except for small descriptions via text messages.  Even after googling his mix of breeds, I was even more in the dark as to his looks.  When he walked into my apartment, he was such a handsome boy, and very well behaved.  I felt an instant connection with Chance although I think it took sometime for him to adjust to his new surroundings.  In no time he was glued to my side and really started showing signs of his happiness in the situation.

This boy likes to do anything I am doing.  I take him with me to most of my classes and he also accompanies me to work on a farm.  He gets along with any animal he comes in contact with.  So far that includes all other dogs, goats, horses, chickens, rabbits and even squirrels.

Before getting Chance I knew there was a void in my life but could never really pinpoint it.  Immediately I realized how lonely I was, having moved to a new place and surrounding myself in an academic setting with people half my age.  I couldn’t be happier with Chance.  He is truly a loyal, fun companion and really seems to love his home.

”At Pets for Vets, we believe our country owes military veterans a debt of gratitude.  Our soldiers have been brave but many of them have returned with physical and emotional injuries that have made it difficult to transition back to civilian life.  Some estimates state that as many as 20% of returning military veterans suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. (PTSD)”


2 thoughts on “Pets For Vets Update by Chris Benton”

  1. THANK YOU JC FROM PETS FOR VETS- DENVER! Your hard work paid off. It was wonderful to witness the bond between Chris & Chance. Hats off to you and PETS For Vets.

    1. Awww…thank you!! I am so happy with this match and it always brings a smile to my face to get the updates Chris texts me with pictures of his and Chance’s adventures!

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