Chance is more than just a beloved family pet. He’s a specially trained service dog for nine-year-old Ashton, who has autism. Ashton has a tendency to run away from a situation when he’s feeling overwhelmed, which puts him at risk of getting lost. But 100-pound Chance has been trained to stop Ashton from running and keep him safe.
But Chance can’t do his job if he’s the one who’s gone missing.
Chance went missing on September 11, and Ashton’s mother, Debi Zamora, is desperate for anyone with any information to come forward—no questions asked. The family was in the process of moving to new neighborhood in Clarksville, Tennessee, and someone left the fence open at their new home.
When Debi got to the house, Chance wasn’t there. She fears someone may have taken him. She’s confident that Chance would have returned to either their new house or their old house if he were able.
Debi has posted signs throughout the neighborhood asking for information about Chance, who is a beautiful and hard-to-miss Bernese Mountain Dog. “He just needs to come home where he belongs. He needs to help his little boy. He needs to be home,” Debi said.
Chance was trained for 18 months to work with Ashton, and his absence means a family is missing a member and a little boy is at risk.
If anyone has any information about Chance, they are encouraged to contact Debi right away. Come home soon, Chance!
Katie Taylor started writing in 5th grade and hasn't stopped since. Her favorite place to pen a phrase is in front of her fireplace with a cup of tea, but she's been known to write in parking lots on the backs of old receipts if necessary. She and her husband live cozily in the Pacific Northwest enjoying rainy days and Netflix.