After several years of being addicted to alcohol and drugs, Chas lost everything and found himself homeless with his dog, Porkchop. Chas was living at The Bridge, a homeless shelter in downtown Dallas, that also provides kennel services for their clients’ dogs. After becoming stabilized and healthier, Chas had an opportunity to attend Soul’s Harbor, a 6-month drug and alcohol program and recovery community that also provides a job and a safe place to live. The only issue preventing Chas from entering treatment was what to do with Porkchop. Once you leave the shelter, you must take your dog.
It was at this point Chas was fortunate enough to get in touch with Dogs Matter and within a couple of weeks, Porkchop was neutered, updated on his shots, and taken to his temporary foster home. And Chas was off to start his new sober life.
Chas has now been able to work full-time and move into his new apartment with Porkchop living their best life together again!