Spot: Abandoned by owner at shelter

$3,010 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 41 people in 38 months
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 k9mastery [at] gmail dot com, or you can visit their website at http://www.K9Mastery.com.  If you would like to know more about the Taylor Animal Shelter, please visit them at www.facebook.com/tayloranimalshelter4thst. Thank you so much for any way that you can help us help Spot!

- Dee Dee
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THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! As you can see, we had several more donations come in that have put us slightly over our goal to help Spot! This means that we have enough to help Spot, pay the (very reasonable) fees from the GoFundMe site and have a little left over to help another one of the shelter dogs who needs our help. Thank you so much! Once we get Spot enrolled, I will try to get a photo to update everyone so we can see him off to his new journey on the way to a happily ever after! THANK YOU so much!! ♥
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We had a few more donations over the weekend which brings to exactly half (counting one in person donation not reflected on the site). Thank you! If you have friends and family who can help, please consider sharing with them. If everyone's friends could donate just the cost of a large latte, I think that would get us to the full amount in no time. ♥

And If you haven't checked out the seriously amazing work K9 Mastery has done with seemingly hopeless cases - some where K9 Mastery was an owner's last hope to save their pet - please check out their site. Some of their testimonials brought me to tears because of the happy endings. This is what we are hoping for, for Spot. The page is at: http://www.k9mastery.com/index.php/testimonials/. Here is today's photo of Spot, with love! ♥

I had a chance to visit Spot again today and he says THANK YOU! Here's a picture of Spot sending a kiss.
Love, and thanks from Spot! ♥
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Thank you, everyone, for the support and shares so far!! We are almost half way there. I went to see Spot today and he was a little stressed but says THANK YOU to everyone who is helping him! If you haven't checked out the seriously amazing work K9 Mastery has done with seemingly hopeless cases - some where K9 Mastery was an owner's last hope to save their pet - please check out their site. Some of their testimonials brought me to tears because of the happy endings. This is what we are hoping for, for Spot. The page is at: http://www.k9mastery.com/index.php/testimonials/. Here is today's photo of Spot, with love! ♥
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We are almost at the halfway point! Spot (and I) THANK YOU!! ♥
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$3,010 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 41 people in 38 months
Created February 23, 2016
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$1,500
Anonymous
37 months ago
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KK
$100
Katrina Knafl
37 months ago
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My crew Charlie, Trixie, & Austin are praying for you spot. xo

AM
$10
Angie Marie
37 months ago
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I love you Spot! Wish I could give more money but you'll have to accept daily belly rubs, kisses & walks instead!

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