First, don’t panic. You are not alone.
If you’re visiting Tripawds for the first time, you are likely overwhelmed, and not sure where to begin. Breathe, slow down and learn how to Be More Dog. Know that you have found the best place for pet amputation information, resources and support from others.
Please take a moment and follow these steps below to get the most benefit from this website. Read all the way through and enjoy a special gift too!
1. Take a minute to read this page.
We are sorry to hear that your dog or cat may need an amputation, or perhaps is now recovering from surgery. But we are glad you found us! Please know that everyone who joins Tripawds understands exactly what you’re going through.
For now, please read on to learn how to connect with our community and use this site.
2. Register for your free account.
Registered Tripawds users take advantage of many free member benefits. Sign up for your free account now. We’ll wait… Good, now that you have logged in with your username, you can:
Post in the Forums
Anyone can post in the discussion forums! Registered members, however, will not need to have their posts approved. Members can also complete a user profile, and use Private Messaging to communicate directly with other members.
Join the Live Chat
Registration is required to join the Tripawds Live Chat room, where members are often waiting to greet newcomers. Pop in and stay a while to ask questions and make new friends!
Create a Free Blog
During the registration process, you had the option to start a free blog. If you didn’t create one, that’s OK. You can add a blog any time. Your blog is a great way to document your Tripawd Journey, upload photos and share videos.
3. Get familiar with this website.
Tripawds has a wealth of information to offer. In fact one of the only complaints we receive is that there is too much information. Take just two minutes to watch this video describing the site’s primary features.
And that’s just the beginning!
Tripawds is a network of blogs, not just one website. You are currently viewing the main site.
Use the navigation menu in the yellow band across the top of every page to easily find the many other resources the Tripawds network has to offer:
Tripawds News Blog
NOTE: Registered members will also see their very own black “Admin Bar” at the very top of every blog on the Tripawds network. This bar includes links to your Tripawds dashboard, and an additional menu with quick links so you are never lost. Another reason to join Tripawds now!
4. Bookmark the reading list.
One of the best places to start here is by reviewing and bookmarking Jerry’s Required Reading List. Do that now, we’ll wait… This ever-growing list includes links to many of the best blog posts, forum topics, veterinarian interviews, videos and podcasts in Tripawds history.
5. Search the blogs and forums.
If you have questions—and we’re sure you do—they have likely been answered in the Tripawds Discussion Forums. The forums are this community’s most popular, and most helpful resource.
- First, take a moment to search the thousands of topics for any specific concerns.
- Next, pick a forum and start a new topic. Introduce yourself, tell us about your dog or cat. Oftentimes you will receive replies from members within minutes.
6. Download e-books for fast answers.
No time to search our site? No worries…take a breath and download the Tripawds e-books for fast answers to the most common concerns about canine amputees. (In the future we’ll have feline-friendly e-books t00, so stay tuned!)
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7. Subscribe for updates.
Now that you know your way around here, you’ll want to receive the latest updates and important announcements from Tripawds! Check out the subscribtions page for details or subscribe to the Tripawds News blog and newsletter below.
Subscribe to the Tripawds Email Newsletter
Twice a month we send out Tripawds News to show what you’ve missed in the blogs and forums. We include important blog posts and popular forum topics as well as greatest hits from more than seven years of Tripawds archives.
Oh, and we’ll give you a special gift for opting in too! Again, you can unsubscribe any time and we will never send you spam.
Subscribe to the Tripawds News Blog
Sign up to be notified by email of Jerry’s new blog posts. Enter your email below and you’ll be automatically added to the list. Unsubscribe anytime and keep your free gift!
8. Join us on social media.
Use your favorite social network icons below to subscribe to the RSS feed for all Tripawds Blogs, or follow us on Twitter. Like the Tripawds Facebook page to keep informed, and catch the latest videos and photos on Youtube, Pinterest and Instagram.
9. Support your Tripawds community!
The free Tripawds blogs, forums, live chat and many other resources cost money to maintain. It’s only made possible through generous Tripawds Supporters and our charitable organization, the Tripawds Foundation—a 501c3 public charity formed with the mission to help amputee pets and their people everywhere.
If you find this site helpful, there are various ways to Support Tripawds! Or, make a charitable contribution to help keep this community online, and we’ll pay tribute to your three legged hero or angel on the Tripawds Honor Roll.
10. Pay it forward.
Now that you are an expert in all things Tripawd, tell your vets, friends and family! Use the sharing buttons below to help spread the word about everything this community has to offer.
Then, name your price for a dog bandanna and check out our custom pet-centric jewelry or visit the Tripawds Gift Shop for t-shirts, hoodies, and all sorts of gifts with three legged dog and cat designs.
Let’s all show the world that Tripawds Rule!