Thought I'd drop a Chance update for those that have followed his career with me so far (just look at the dog category - many of them are Chance). Quick refresher - I'm in Sheltie Rescue and he's my current foster dog. When I got him over a year ago, he was a real mess, physically and mentally - it took me 3 weeks (seriously) before he would come up to me for a pet.
Well, he's still very shy, but he is getting better every day. Case in point - PetAPalooza 2006. This is a big dog/cat/etc. event here in Austin, and Austin Sheltie Rescue had a booth. I brought Chance along with me so that we could "shop" for a forever home. Didn't get many hits (needs to be a home with no small children), but I was so impressed with him - he didn't wig out! He even played with me several times - something he normally only does if no one else is home!
The photo doesn't really show the event well, but at least you can see he's calm (no tucked tail) and happy :)