TAKE A CHANCE ON ME - Dogs Trust West Calder long-term resident provides inspiration for a charity single
This time last year Dogs Trust West Calder were desperately searching for a home for one of their longest term residents 10 year old crossbreed Chance.
He had been at the rehoming centre for over seven years as he does not trust people easily so needed a home with very experienced owners and staff feared he may never find the loving home he deserved. Fortunately Chance’s luck changed when budding singer Kim Adam crossed his path for the second time a year ago and not only has he found his forever home but he has become the inspiration for a new charity single.
Kim had first met Chance in 2004 when she worked at Dogs Trust West Calder and was so surprised and upset when she returned in 2011 that such a wonderful dog had still not found a home that she agreed to adopt him. Chance and Kim soon became inseparable and she has released a single about his journey - “My Chance” which she has dedicated to him. Kim has auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent getting through to the live audition and practiced by singing to Chance and her other animals at Fuefield Farm.
Kim Adam, who runs Fuefield Farm which teaches children how to care for animals, explains:
“Chance did not have the best start in life and was a very nervous dog but his confidence is building every day. With this special dog by my side my singing career has really taken off. I have a concert planned in May with Moira Kerr, “My Chance” is flying off the shelves and even Susan Boyle has been in touch. Chance is such an inspiration to me, not only through his constant companionship and support but because despite all he has been through he never gave up on finding his happy ending. I am so grateful that because Dogs Trust never put a healthy dog down I was able to find him”
Susan Tonner, Dogs Trust West Calder Rehoming Centre Manager, said:
“We are delighted that Chance has finally found his perfect home– it just shows that no matter how long it takes there is a home out there for every dog! He was at the centre for so long that all the staff got to know him really well, he is such a gorgeous dog and though we do really miss him we know that he is very much loved in his new home.”