Join the discussion about life on three legs! Search and browse for advice about common concerns or share your story with the Tripawds community.Please register to take full advantage of site features like instant post approval, topic subscriptions and private messaging. Search the Support Forum for answers to most technical questions. Powered by Simple:Press.

Register to join the discussion and get your free Tripawds blog now!

Tripawds is a User-Supported Community is only possible with your help. Please support the Tripawds Foundation to keep this site online, or shop the Tripawds Featured Blogs for our best product recommendations.

Search All Tripawds Blogs | Subscribe To Tripawds News

Tripawds Rule!

Name your price for a Tripawds Rule bandana!

Tripawds Foundation 501c3 Public Charity

Recent Blog Posts:

» See All Recent Blogs

K9 Immunity Plus — Hope For Dogs With Cancer!

Please consider registering

Log In Register Members

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —

— Match —

— Forum Options —

Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Topic RSS
Tripawds Fundraising Appeals Policy
Read the original blog post
1 June 2011
9:44 am
The Rainbow Bridge

Team Tripawds
Member Since:
25 April 2007

All Tripawds members know about the emotional toll of high vet bills. Which is why a recent surge of personal fundraising appeals by new members has prompted us to implement this official fundraising request policy here, and on our Facebook page.

“The Tripawds Blogs community along with the Tripawds Facebook Page welcomes questions, advice, photos, videos and progress reports from all three legged dogs and their people. However, personal fundraising requests for purposes or organizations not endorsed by the Tripawds community will be removed without notice. Such pleas for help distract from our mission, which is to inform & educate while providing a platform of emotional support for all members.”

Why are we implementing this policy? Because Tripawds must remain a safe, welcoming, guilt-free haven for all members and guests. Nothing should ever intrude on this space, and we can’t play favorites by allowing some members to solicit financial help when others have refrained from doing so despite their own hardships. Others have indicated they feel these solicitations are inappropriate.

Such pleas for help will be reserved to support causes for the greater good – like keeping Tripawds online, and supporting the efforts of other animal welfare organizations.

Where to Turn to For Help

If members need financial assistance, there are several resources where financially distressed individuals can apply to. Please see: Tips and Resources: Resources to Help Pay for Canine Cancer Care

We hope the following clarifies our position on various types of fundraising appeals:

Tripawds Dog Blogs’ Personal Fundraising Appeals

Tripawds prohibits Chip-In widgets, PayPal buttons and other fundraising devices to be installed directly on Tripawds three legged dog blogs. Should members choose to conduct their own personal fundraising campaigns, we suggest doing so via, a Facebook page or personal website. Announcements and links to fundraising pages may be included in posts on Tripawds Blogs, as long as funds are not received via the blog interface.

Official Tripawds Causes & Fundraising Appeals

Tripawds often supports organizations we believe in (and receive no financial compensation in return), such as Morris Animal Foundation and We will continue to periodically select organizations like these that promote canine health and will occasionally conduct short fundraising campaigns on behalf of these groups.

If a member wants to help another great canine cause and tell the Tripawds community about their fundraising efforts, please contact Admin or Jerry first to ensure that the campaign fits within our mission statement.

Appeals for Fun, Games and Miscellaneous Dog-Related Organizations

If you’re participating in a “Make my Dog a Star!” type of promotional contest and you want to ask Tripawds members to vote for your pup, that’s fine as long as it’s not request for money. If the contest will generate funds for a canine cause (such as 2 Million Dogs’ calendar contest), please be sure to indicate such, providing details about how the funds will be used.’s Annual Fundraising Campaign Appeals

To keep this community online, Tripawds conducts an annual fundraising campaign to help defray hosting and maintenance costs. Without these campaigns, Tripawds would not exist as you know it now.

Until such a time when Supporter subscriptions, product sales and affiliate commissions compensate for our endless volunteer hours and out-of-pocket expenses, Tripawds will continue promoting this campaign on an annual basis. We promise, however, to clearly indicate where funding goes, keep solicitations to a minimum, and never spam or harass members for contributions.

If you have any comments or concerns about this policy, please let us know. We thank you for being understanding about this and sincerely appreciate your support!

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
Latest Tripawds News
Read my story here.

Support the Tripawds Foundation!

13 December 2012
8:00 pm
Member Since:
13 December 2012

big-grin big-grin big-grin

14 December 2012
9:54 am
Here and Now

Team Tripawds
Member Since:
25 April 2007

Glad you approve! Your future forum posts will not require moderation.

"Dogs are born with three legs and a spare."
— Jerry G. Dawg (10/98-10/08)
Please Support Your Tripawds Community!
Have you started a Tripawds Blog yet?
Looking for quick answers? Download Tripawds eBooks for the best tips!
26 March 2014
11:07 am
The Rainbow Bridge

Team Tripawds
Member Since:
25 April 2007

Howdy folks. If you’re new here please take a moment to review the Tripawds Fundraising Appeals Policy for individual members. Thanks!

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
Latest Tripawds News
Read my story here.

Support the Tripawds Foundation!

Forum Timezone: America/Denver

Most Users Ever Online: 597

Currently Online:
34 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Devices in use: Desktop (27), Phone (6), Tablet (1)

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 838

Members: 5654

Moderators: 4

Admins: 3

Forum Stats:

Groups: 4

Forums: 21

Topics: 10528

Posts: 140545