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Spot: Abandoned by owner at shelter

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Spot is a beautiful, 8-year old male, Australian Shepherd/Border Collie Mix. He was abandoned by his owner almost a year ago! He has been with the Taylor Animal Shelter since July 6th, 2015.

The Taylor animal control officer and shelter manager contacted Spot’s owner who said she had moved from the area and planned on picking him up. Spot's owner never returned to get him. After many attempts to contact the owner, we realized that he had been abandoned.

Some dogs develop behavior issues after being in a shelter environment for a long time, and Spot is one of those dogs who has just gotten very stressed out in this environment. Spot is a sweet boy but after having spent so long in a stressful shelter environment after being abandoned by the only owner he has known, he needs some training to help him overcome some behavior issues that he has developed. Even though the shelter staff and volunteers love him very much and have spent as much time with him as possible, the shelter is a very stressful place to be.

He needs training to let him know that things CAN be OK again and to help us help him find a REAL forever home. K9 Mastery has agreed to take Spot for extensive training, but he needs $2,500 to attend.  Because this is a small, municiple (city run) shelter funded by a very limited small town budget in a tiny, rural town, the funds just aren't there to help special needs animals. 

If you would like to help donate for Spot to get into K9 Mastery, he and I, as well as all of the volunteers who love him very much, would be extremely grateful! ANY AMOUNT is greatly appreciated!  And if you can’t donate at this time, please help us spread the word by SHARING Spot’s story.

K9 Mastery is an amazing facility with amazing trainers! Please help me, the volunteers and the shelter staff help get Spot into K9 Mastery! ♥

K9 Mastery is located at 414 Walnut Creek Rd, Bastrop, Texas 78602. If you would like to contact them, email them at [email redacted] dot com, or you can visit their website at  If you would like to know more about the Taylor Animal Shelter, please visit them at Thank you so much for any way that you can help us help Spot!

- Dee Dee


  • Anonymous
    • $1,500 
    • 8 yrs


DeeDee Yelverton
Taylor, TX

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