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Name: Tater
ID: 41793855
Breed: Retriever, Labrador / Chow Chow
Gender: Neutered Male
Age: 5 years 4 months
Size: Large
Location: Dallas
About Me: Hello, my name is Tater, or better known as Tater Tot Casserole Estevez, distant cousin of Emilio Estevez in case anyone is wondering! I came to the SPCA of Texas over a year ago through a cruelty case along with a slew of other animals. The behavior team at the shelter has been working diligently to build on my socialization and confidence skills, however, the shelter is so stressful, so my progress can only go so far! I'm looking for a forever home where I can continue working on becoming my best self.

My Favorite Things: Butt scratches are a must, treats of al sorts, and my moose toy!

My Dream Home: I am in need of a quiet foster home with a securely fenced yard. I'd be the perfect dog for a loving couple or someone looking for a best friend.

My Ideal Human: Will be patient, loving and ideally will have experience with fearful rescue dogs like me. The shelter believes I am likely a lab mixed with either chow or shar pei based on my looks, so someone who is familiar with either of these two breeds would be an added bonus!

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Contact Us
Call: 214-742-SPCA (7722)
Dog Appointment:
Cat Appointment:
Our locations are closed to the public until further notice. Adoptions will be offered by appointment at the following locations:

Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center
2400 Lone Star Dr.
Dallas, TX 75212

Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center
8411 Stacy Road/FM 720
McKinney, TX 75070
Adoption Center Hours
Adoption appointments will be available by appointment only.

Adoption Fees
Adoption fees vary based on the age of the animal. We offer special promotions and discounts throughout the year.

Adult dogs: $75
ages 6 months and older

Puppies: $150
younger than 6 months

Adult cats: $75
ages 6 months and older

Kittens: $150
younger than 6 months