Chance has a new home.

The 2-year-old shepherd-hound mix who was found last week abandoned inside an area home got a new owner on Thursday. Also, anonymous donors stepped up to pay the adoption fee at the Regional Animal Shelter.

Last Friday, utility workers found the dog inside an otherwise empty home. He was thin and had tried to scratch or gnaw his way through the Sheetrock and insulation of a wall, in order to get out.

He was rescued and taken to the animal shelter, where he’s gotten food and medical care.

“He’s doing great now,” Courtney Thomas, president and CEO of the Great Plains chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said earlier this week.