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My Name Is Chance
My Name Is Chance
My Name Is Chance
My Name Is Chance
My Name Is Chance
My Name Is Chance
My Name Is Chance
My Name Is Chance

My Name Is Chance



If the adoption fee shows $0, either there will be no adoption fee, or you will need to contact the shelter/rescue/private owner for more info.

Breed: German Shepherd Dog/Husky Mix
Color: Brown/Chocolate - with Black
Age: 2 years old, Young
Size: (when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Weight: (current) 59 lbs
Sex: Male 

Location: Surrey, BC

Neutered? Yes
Shots Up to Date? Yes
House-trained? N/A
Good with Dogs? Yes
Good with Cats? No
Good with Kids? No
Needs Experienced Adopter? Yes


I'm Being Cared for by:


CooGo Rescue Foundation


Contact: Tracy Tien

Address: Surrey, BC V4N 4P6



My Story:

Name: Chance (Duke) Fee: $1500 Location: Vancouver

Approx Birthday: Sep 15 2019 Sex: Male Breed: Formosan Mountain Dog x Weight: 30 kg Length (head to toe) cm Height (chest to base of tail) cm Spayed/Neutered? Yes

Special need: None Previous Injury: None Food Type: Can tops Kibbles and Raw Food Brand: Farmina N&D Eating Habit Twice a day

Leash Manners: Light pull when excited, Alert barks at certain dogs Current Walking Habit: Twice a day, and longer hikes on weekend Tolerates Crating? No Potty Habit: Outdoor Basic Commands Sit, Leave it, Come Ever been Alone in Home: Yes

Kid Friendly: 2/5 5 Might nip (grab clothing or pinch) indoor and passing children in narrow trails
Dog Friendly: 3/5 5 still a little awkward but generally wants to play. Dislikes submissive doodle puppies. May guard the owner when the dog comes to interact close range. If the owner steps away, the guarding behaviour stops
Cat Friendly: 2/5 Whenever sees a cat wants to chase
Ever Lived with a Cat?: Yes Difference in Treating Indoor/Outdoor Cat?: No

Barking: 2/5 Alert barking mostly, and will stop almost immediately with one command
Chewing: 1/5 Does not chew at all
Separation Anxiety: 1/5 Has no separation anxiety at the current foster despite having a history of separation anxiety. May break out of the home to look for the owner in the beginning. Used to destroy the house when the owners leave but not observed at the current foster

Fear for Adult Men: 1/5 Minimal
Fear for Strangers: 2/5 Distrust certain people carrying large things. Barked and attempted to nip the camera man
Fear for Traffic: 1/5 No fear can walk normally

Activity Level: 4/5 Needs one 2h long non-stop offleash stimulating run plus 1 hour on leas walk
Velcro Level: 3/5 Loves interacting with humans, but can go to the side quietly doing its own thing if the owner disengages
Prey Drive: 3/5 Chases pulls and gets excited. Can be recalled but takes time and effort. Very rarely succeed in hunting

Chance is truly a smart, connected, loving, sensitive dog! He is a different dog depending on how he is handled. When well led by a connected and engaged human Chance is calm, extremely responsive, obedient, and non-aggressive. Left without enough leadership, structure and stimulation Chance is anxious, ignores cues, and guards aggressively. This is very typical of shepherds and shepherd mixes (which we suspect Chance is). In the right hands Chance is an amazing dog, the kind so connected and loving that he steals your heart. This gorgeous and sweet boy desperately wants to give someone his everything, you just need the skill to handle it! (click to learn more) He enjoys his offleash forest walks but should always go back to the basic leash training at least once a day. Duke will do well in a home without children and cats and a family that has medium high to high energy lifestyle to cope with his need for mental and physical stimulation.

Chance was just weaned and wondered on the street with his mom in Southern Taiwan. One day, a foreign worker from a culture that eats dogs took Chance away from his mother. The rescuers were following the pup closely, and thought Chance would have a chance of a happy home, but that wasn’t the case. They let chance roam without feeding him. If he’s thirsty, he travels to next door drinking dirty water. When he’s scared, he runs to hide under the neighbour’s couch in the open carpool. The neighbour successfully convinced the owners to surrender Chance, and named the pup, Chance.

Chance was quickly adopted in Canada and traveled here to live with a young family and another Formosan Mountain Dog and he was named Duke in the new home. Maybe it is because he treasures his new family too much that he developed reactivity towards dogs and people, and had to be muzzled when walking outside. COVID has contributed to his separation anxiety, and Chance would break out of the house to look for mom if she leaves the house only for a few minutes. When Chance broke out of the home, he would go around the neighbourhood, barking at people and refused to be touched by anyone. Worse yet, he started to lunge a children. The family tried everything they could including hiring a trainer and stay in close contact with CooGo. After careful considerations, they decided to surrender him back to CooGo.

In the new foster, Chance was sad for the first week and wanted to break out of the home to get back to his family. With patience, love and management, he quickly bonded with the foster, and learned how to socialize with dogs while controlling his guarding instinct. Chance loves hiking the North Shore mountains and thoroughly enjoys playing chases with his Formosan friends. Chance is still learning to enjoy himself in the dog park but mostly he stands at the side and appears intrigued. He likes going into the streams and burry his nose in to nudge and play with the pebbles. He also has fantastic recall even when in stressful situations. Right now, he lives with his foster mom, dad, a dog, three cats, and a 12 year old child.

Chance is a smart, connected, loving, sensitive dog that displays classic shepherd traits. Quoting from the Washington German Shepherd Rescue’s profile (click to learn more), Chance needs an assertive, emotionally strong, and at the same time easy going leader to be his owner. He can co-exist with children but anticipate nips and guarding behaviours towards the child in the beginning.


Their Adoption Process 

  1. Submit Application
  2. Meet the Pet
  3. Home Check
  4. Interview
  5. Approve Application
  6. Sign Adoption Contract
  7. Pay Fee


Additional Adoption Info

We have a 2 week trial period and a half refund policy if the pet turns out not a good fit with the family.

We have a foster-to-adopt option for some dogs meeting certain criteria

We have a post-adoption support group and training support related to behavioural problems.


Their Adoption Application


Go Meet Their Pets

Please check our website for dogs that are already in Vancouver and fill out an application form! We will schedule meet and greet sessions for the top 2 applicants and start the application process there! We also host adoption events at Bone an Biscuit in Newport Village in Port Moody!


More About This Rescue

CooGo is a nonprofit organization in Vancouver, Canada that rescues, rehabilitate, and re-home dogs from Taiwan and Beijing, China. After adopting our dogs, Cooper and Sango from Taiwan, we see that any dogs, regardless of breed, size, place of birth, infirmity, past experiences are entitled to a loving home and a peaceful life. CooGo was built based on Cooper and Sango, and we hope to bring more happiness to other dogs like Cooper and Sango and to people's lives!



Are You Prepared To Adopt A Pet?  

So, you've been considering adding a pet to your family and are interested in adopting. If you're unsure whether you're ready to welcome a four-legged companion, here are eight questions to ask yourself:


1. What motivates me?

Are you in search of unwavering love and devoted companionship? Are you looking for a workout partner or an enthusiastic snuggler? If this is the case, you are on the right route. Adopting a pet is an excellent method to obtain the best companion, stress reliever and workout buddy all in one. Even better, science has established that having a pet has proven health benefits, such as decreasing blood pressure and battling depression.

2. Is my living situation secure?

The primary reason pets are surrendered to shelters is a change in the living situation to an area where pets are not permitted. Is your rental suitable for the type of pet you wish to bring? Is it covered by your homeowner's insurance? Particularly if you're considering adopting a huge breed dog, it's critical to understand the legal implications. (Keep in mind that if your rental or homeowner's insurance does not include coverage for dogs, you can get Liability Insurance from a few national insurers.

3. Is my space pet-friendly?

Any pet guardian's primary obligation is to keep their pet safe. Take a look around your house with this in mind. Is it a safe environment for curious pets? Can you keep your pet safe from falls if you are not on the ground floor? Is your yard securely fenced? Is your pool inaccessible? Are poisonous chemicals stored safely away from children and pets in your kitchen and garage (including antifreeze or other fluid spills on the garage floor)?

4. Am I willing to devote the necessary time?

Cats and dogs require human interaction and exercise daily to maintain their physical and emotional wellbeing. Inactivity can result in obesity, unhappiness, and undesirable behaviors motivated by boredom. If you're going to be gone for an extended length of time during the day, can you commit to spending quality time in the morning before you leave and in the evening when you return? A pet door and a fenced yard are insufficient, as pets, sadly, will not exercise on their own. Additionally, they will have missed you while you were gone and will seek the attention and connection provided by games or a stroll.

5. Do I have financial flexibility?

Having a pet as a member of the family entails providing for their requirements in addition to food and shelter. Your pet will require a comfortable bed, durable, secure toys, possibly a crate, pet carrier, or pet door, as well as grooming tools. You may need to get your pet spayed or neutered - an absolute necessity if you want to avoid contributing to the homeless pet problem you're attempting to relieve through adoption. (If you qualify, low- or no-cost spay/neuter clinics may be an option.) Additionally, you will be responsible for your pet's health upkeep, just as you would with any other dependent. Vaccinations, wellness examinations, and dental procedures are all costs associated with keeping your pet healthy and happy. Additionally, unforeseen veterinarian appointments may be necessary periodically if your pet becomes ill. (You can help defray the expense of emergency veterinarian visits by enrolling in monthly payment plans for pet insurance.)

6. Is my family supportive?

If you share a household with one or more individuals, are they prepared to help with the everyday care of a new pet? It is far easier (and more enjoyable) to integrate a new pet into a household when the entire family actively supports the decision.

7. Are my children old enough to understand the value of a pet?

Nothing is sweeter than children and pets, and having a pet as a child may be gratifying. To ensure a safe and happy experience for everyone, your child should be old enough to understand which behaviors are unacceptable when dealing with pets (pulling ears and tails, climbing on or riding the pet, interfering with the pet's food, and so forth). If you have extremely small children at home, you may want to consider constructing an "off-limits" area for your pet. This could be a room, a section of a room, or a crate–any calm area your pet is familiar with for "alone time."

8. Do I commit to taking all necessary precautions to prevent my pet from ending up in a shelter?

While shelters make every effort to reunite pets with their owners, pets that cannot be reunited with their owners are sometimes euthanized due to a lack of resources and space. Avoid this doomsday scenario. Always wear a collar and tag with current, readable contact information on your pet; microchip your pet and register the chip number in a national database. 


Having a pet is a commitment that should not be taken lightly. You’ll need time, money, and energy to devote to a pet. If you’re still unsure whether now is the right moment to begin your fur family journey after reading our eight questions, starting by fostering a pet or assisting a friend with their pet can help you determine whether owning one is the best choice for you.

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