Jasper

Young service dog for a deaf and disabled lady needs urgent surgery to properly walk again.
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About the Campaign

Jasper is a service dog for

Tauna, who is handicapped.

Tauna is deaf, and autistic. Jasper was donated to her from a service dog breeder, though she trained Jasper herself. He is her ears, and also helps her in social situations where she can often find herself shutting down or not doing well. The are both very bonded, and a team. She takes Jasper with her everywhere, and he is literally her ears as well as her comfort.

As you can see in this video, Jasper loves to run and play with toys!

The video is from before his injury. It is not clear how Jasper injured his knee, but he has a torn ACL. In early summer he seemed to have back pain, but after a visit to the vet he was limping and got diagnosed with the torn ACL. This condition in dogs will not heal on its own. At first Jasper seemed to have a mild condition, but it has gotten worse recently, to where he is putting no weight on the leg:

The doctor has now given strict rules to Jasper and Tauna. He has to rest and can no longer run and play. Jasper was a very active dog before, and he is only 2 years-old, so this is making him depressed. Also, he cannot go as many places with Tauna, and this is impacting her.

Tauna really loves her dog, and she has done all she can for him. When he was a puppy he ate an orchid that they didn’t know was in the house, and he got very sick. It led to a gland infection and Jasper had to have surgery to remove the glands, which cost almost $2000. And though she was just able to get that done at the time, Tauna doesn’t have money.

Jasper as a puppy:

And now:

Her disabilities keep her from working, and she gets by on less than $1000 a month in disability payments from the government. After rent and basic expenses she might be able to save $50 or so a month, which means she will never be able to save up for the cost of the surgery Jasper needs.

All donations are only for Jasper, and are paid directly to the vet when surgery is performed. This procedure will make a huge difference in both Jasper’s life, but also Tauna’s. He is such a young dog, it really is a shame to see him in this condition. Please consider a donation to Jasper knowing that your donation will directly go to pay for his surgery! Thank you.

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63 comments

  • Anonymous

    Tauna & Jasper, I wish I could help more but having been in your position I know every little bit helps. I also know the caring people on this site will come through for you. Be blessed my two little angels ๐Ÿ˜‡ โ™ฅ๏ธ It will happen๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™

    September 30, 2022 at 7:43 pm Reply

    • Jasper

      Thank you so very much he’s my everything

      October 1, 2022 at 7:46 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Good luck Jasper and Tauna! Praying that others find it in their hearts to help you!

    October 1, 2022 at 12:31 pm Reply

    • Jasper

      We really appreciate your donation and support thank you so much

      October 1, 2022 at 7:47 pm Reply

  • Deborah Roberts

    Tauna,
    You and Jasper are a team.
    He needs to be well so that you both can thrive.

    October 1, 2022 at 5:05 pm Reply

    • Jasper

      Thank you so much for your donation and support we really appreciate you I need him as much as he needs me we r together forever I always tell him we are in this together forever he gets that smile like oh mom I know lol

      October 1, 2022 at 7:50 pm Reply

  • Nicole Snyder

    Sending love <3

    October 2, 2022 at 8:02 am Reply

    • Tauna

      Thank you very much for your donation we appreciate it

      October 9, 2022 at 9:46 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Sending prayers, hugs, hope, and love.

    October 2, 2022 at 9:56 am Reply

    • Jasper

      Thank you we need it we really appreciate ur help

      October 2, 2022 at 7:59 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    I am praying you will get the money needed for the surgery. I will spread your story. Hang in there!

    October 2, 2022 at 1:02 pm Reply

    • Jasper

      Thank you so much yes please share our story and we thank you for ur help

      October 2, 2022 at 8:00 pm Reply

  • Richard Nicholson

    Our animal companions deserve our compassion. Hope that your goal will be met.

    October 2, 2022 at 3:57 pm Reply

    • Jasper

      Thank you so much for helping us we really appreciate it

      October 2, 2022 at 8:01 pm Reply

  • Rosa Carrera

    Feel better soon and Speedy Recovery Jaspy!!๐Ÿ’™

    October 3, 2022 at 6:06 pm Reply

    • Jasper

      Thank you so much we really appreciate ur donation

      October 4, 2022 at 12:55 pm Reply

  • Jacky Tomlinson

    God bless this beautiful big guy for helping his Mom!

    October 4, 2022 at 8:25 pm Reply

    • Jasper

      Thank you for your donation we really appreciate it he helps me in so many ways God really blessed me with him

      October 4, 2022 at 8:59 pm Reply

  • Lucinda Pueblos

    I hope the doctor will accept the amount raised to do the surgery for this pup. Good Luck.

    October 9, 2022 at 10:52 am Reply

    • Tauna

      Thank you so much for ur donation we really appreciate it

      October 9, 2022 at 9:45 pm Reply

  • Marcia Weaver

    I hope Jasper recovers. ๐Ÿ™

    October 11, 2022 at 1:10 pm Reply

    • Jasper

      Thank you for your donation we really appreciate it

      October 14, 2022 at 4:41 am Reply

  • Jimmy Moore

    From the Moore family. Hope Jasper gets the surgery he needs. Love you both.

    October 11, 2022 at 8:43 pm Reply

    • Jasper

      We love u all too thank you so much for helping Jasper he is sending you paw hugs

      October 12, 2022 at 8:12 pm Reply

  • Tera Borden

    Hugs

    October 12, 2022 at 3:45 pm Reply

    • Jasper

      Thank you Tera

      October 12, 2022 at 8:11 pm Reply

  • Nina Scott

    Praying for Jasper!

    October 12, 2022 at 9:15 pm Reply

    • Jasper

      Thank you so much for your donation I hope u and ur son r doing well

      October 12, 2022 at 9:35 pm Reply

  • Dawn Mottola

    Tauna, I know how much you love Jasper and how well you take care of him. I really hope that you raise enough money for this surgery.

    October 13, 2022 at 10:19 am Reply

    • Jasper

      Thank you Dawn for ur donation we appreciate you and love u

      October 14, 2022 at 4:40 am Reply

  • Paula Taylor

    Love and prayers for both of you๐Ÿ’•

    October 13, 2022 at 7:07 pm Reply

    • Jasper

      Thank you so much for your donation we really appreciate it we will take all the prayers we can get

      October 14, 2022 at 4:43 am Reply

  • Andrea

    As one dog lover and Riverside neighbor to another, best wishes for Jasperโ€™s surgery and successful recovery.

    October 13, 2022 at 8:00 pm Reply

    • Jasper

      Thank you neighbor we really appreciate ur donation

      October 14, 2022 at 4:45 am Reply

  • Anna Orsi

    Please find comfort

    October 13, 2022 at 8:23 pm Reply

    • Jasper

      Thank you for your donation comfort for me is seeing how many people love my Jasper that also bring me peace

      October 14, 2022 at 4:47 am Reply

  • Davis Joycelyn

    Praying all goes well

    October 14, 2022 at 6:52 pm Reply

  • Jean and Sam Pederson

    Good luck!! ๐Ÿ™

    October 14, 2022 at 6:57 pm Reply

  • Abbi Dion

    All best to you ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    October 14, 2022 at 7:58 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    I have a cat that is laughably bad at being a cat but I love him dearly. I can afford his care fortunately, but if there is someone out there that needs their dog just to get by, I will help them in whatever small way I can.

    October 15, 2022 at 9:10 am Reply

  • James Mills

    I know how much a good service ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ can help.

    October 15, 2022 at 9:23 am Reply

    • Jasper

      He’s the best service dog I ever had we had a fire in our back property in the middle of the night and he started slapping me to wake me up to let me know there was sirens and something going on I love this boy with all my heart. Thank for ur donation it really helps us

      October 15, 2022 at 9:54 am Reply

  • Carol Kalinoski

    Hoping and praying that Jasper gets well soon and that he and Tauna have a healthy, loving, long life together. Hugs to all!

    October 15, 2022 at 9:36 am Reply

    • Jasper

      Thank you so much for your donation we really appreciate it that is definitely our goal is to get him healthy and live life to our fullest

      October 15, 2022 at 9:56 am Reply

  • Anonymous

    I pray for Jasper he can run and play again!

    October 15, 2022 at 5:41 pm Reply

    • Jasper

      Thank you so much for your donation we really appreciate it that’s the plan God willing he will be able to play with his toys and run around again

      October 16, 2022 at 12:41 pm Reply

  • William Marcogliese

    I Wish You and Jasper A Great Life Together and God ๐Ÿ™ Bless you and your Great Jasper It Ain’t Much But You Will Get To the Top Amen

    October 16, 2022 at 11:36 am Reply

    • Jasper

      Thank you so much for ur donation every amount matters to us doesn’t matter how big or how small we really appreciate it have a great weekend God bless you

      October 16, 2022 at 12:40 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Keeping Jasper in my prayers.

    October 16, 2022 at 4:10 pm Reply

    • Jasper

      Thank you for your donation we really appreciate it and we will take all the prayers we can get thank you for that too

      October 18, 2022 at 5:34 am Reply

  • Sarah Bronson

    Hope Jasper has a quick recovery!

    October 17, 2022 at 6:36 pm Reply

    • Jasper

      Thank you for ur donation we really appreciate it

      October 21, 2022 at 2:29 pm Reply

  • Damaris Morales

    I can’t imagine if it was my pet I would get all help I need cuz pets are family. This dog deserve all help . Me as deaf person will understand deaf dog need and would imagine having a deaf pet would love have .

    October 21, 2022 at 8:30 am Reply

    • Jasper

      Thank you for your donation I really appreciate it

      October 29, 2022 at 10:08 am Reply

  • George Balteria

    Happy to help

    October 21, 2022 at 1:31 pm Reply

    • Jasper

      Thank you so much Jasper and I really appreciate your donation

      October 22, 2022 at 7:28 pm Reply

  • George Balteria

    Happy to help

    October 21, 2022 at 1:39 pm Reply

    • Jasper

      Uncle George Jasper says thank you so much he can’t wait to see u to give u big kisses

      October 26, 2022 at 5:39 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    I have worked with the deaf community, and so I understand how important your dog is to you. Wanted to give a little for support. Dogs, especially support dogs, help us to be our best selves. Will be cheering you on and praying for a successful surgery.

    October 25, 2022 at 1:52 pm Reply

    • Jasper

      Thank you so much ur donation and prayers mean alot to us

      October 26, 2022 at 5:36 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Pets are awesome, service dogs are the best! Prayers for you and your beloved helper.

    October 25, 2022 at 3:53 pm Reply

    • Jasper

      Thank you for your donation he is the best service dog I could ever ask for

      October 26, 2022 at 5:34 pm Reply

      • Jasper & Tauna

        I would like to thank everyone who donated to Jasper and made this possible for him we couldn’t of got this surgery without your help. Jasper is an amazing fur baby and service dog I was truly blessed to have him he has had two other surgeries in his short life the first being a enbilicord hernia removal and the second being a anal glad removal it was a complete shock to hear that his knees needed surgery too we are praying that after both knees get done he will be a healthy pup and live a life full of play time and cuddles again we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts God bless you all

        November 3, 2022 at 12:29 am Reply