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Posted over 2 years ago | Updated 1 day ago

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Emmet County Animal Shelter
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Facts about me

Retriever (Unknown Type)
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
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My info

Alert icon Not good with kids
Checkmark in teal circle Good with dogs
Alert icon Not good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story


***The first step in adopting is to submit an application at We are struggling with volunteers being out so your patience is very much appreciated!***


Chance is the name of this fluffy fella. In 2018 Chance was in a high kill facility and needed our help. Chance arrived to us covered in ticks and getting sick. Once we had his nursed back to health he showed us how happy and goofy he is. A few months later Chance was adopted. In early 2020 he had become protective of his new human and had an issue with her boyfriend. For safety Chance was returned to us. Chance lives in a foster home with a male and female and does not show these behaviors to them. Chance hasn’t always had the best life but he’s a happy spoiled dog these days and is more than ready to find his forever! Chance is a unique dog who needs a unique home. He would do best as an only pet. He has a high chase drive for cats and has had a few altercations with other dogs in various settings. Chance can be very protective of his person. We believe a happily single individual with a low traffic home might be just what he needs! He could also find a home with a couple that can be strong leaders for him and can correct him if he begins guarding one person. He does have a history of biting a significant other when he was guarding his person. Chance is a very high flight risk so he will need a 6ft fenced yard or a tie out/ leash where his person(s) can watch to ensure nobody approaches him that shouldn’t (like other animals). Chance makes up for his flaws in his happy, bouncy, snuggly personality. He wants nothing more than to be with his person exchanging love and companionship. He is a quiet, mainly chill dog. He is a fit for apartment life or even for an on the road trucker! He is kennel trained but in the right home most likely doesn’t need the kennel. He is house trained and has some bell training. He walks decent on a leash and loves to go anywhere he safely can. Chance is a happy guy looking for a lifelong companion to help him be the fantastic guy he can be! If your family could use a wonderful fur friend like Chance  please go to our website at to fill out the dog adoption application. Chance is ready for his forever home and his foster family is ready to rescue another pup in need.  His adoption fee is $225.00_ and he is fully vetted and Microchipped. 

December 9, 2023, 8:13 pm

Emmet County Animal Shelter

Contact info
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Kristy Henning
1703 7th Avenue South, Estherville, IA 51334

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Additional adoption info

All interested parties must fill out an adoption application and be approved prior to adoption. If a family has currently, or in the recent past had pets then a veterinary reference is required. If not then two personal references are required. Our adoption fees for dogs range from $150-$300. Our adoption fee for cats is free will donation. After an adoption has been approved an adoption contract must be signed.

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More about this shelter

The ECAS is an all volunteer, no kill shelter. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome pets in need due to neglect, abandonment, abuse or from simply not being wanted! We started in 2010 due to a need in our community. We are currently a foster based organization and we are currently building our new shelter facility. We work hand in hand with other rescue and shelters in the area to help out when and where we are needed.