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Tripawd Tuesday: Rio’s Real Life Recovery

Every Tripawd Tuesday is an extra special day to celebrate our three-legged heroes. While all of our cats and dogs are special, those who have overcome exceptional challenges make the three-legged victory even sweeter.

Three-legged Great Dane Rio

For example, meet Rio, a Great Dane Tripawd who faced the odds head on and is beating not only stage 3 chondrosarcoma but, but also a sub aortic stenosis ( a narrowing of his aortic valve) condition that he’s had since he was a youngster. Rio paid no mind to all that though. Despite some very tough ups and downs during recovery, he just celebrated his six month ampuversary! His momma writes:

SO all in all Rio is doing great! Still have not done chemo or any further cancer treatments. He is happy and pain free, maybe a little slower and takes a little bit more to recover from running around the lake but he keeps up! Just like he always has! Nothing makes me happier than to see my boy run full speed into my arm and damn near knock me out and just the look he gives me makes everything worth it and so much clearer for your mind and soul.

Hoppy six months to you Rio, may there be six million more!

Rio celebrates six month ampuversary.
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  1. In a few short sentences, describe your three-legged hero’s story.
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All entries must be received by Saturday at 11:59 pm. One Tripawd story will be selected at random to be featured the following Tuesday.

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1 thought on “Tripawd Tuesday: Rio’s Real Life Recovery”

  1. RUO!!!! RIIIIIOOOOOOOO! You are MIRACLE DOG!!!! Sich an inspiration! And soooo handsome! Stunningly so!!

    I absolutely love that you are playing full out and enjoying yourself every single second!!!

    As you know, I have followed Rio’s continuing journey and have bowed down in awe…to both of you…every step of the way! Your bond is incredible! You KNOW Rio better than anyone and Rio is clearly on a mission in this life!!! Your Rio communicates lerfectly with you…without ever saying a word. You hear him. And you are here today sharing this story of hope and resiliency because you listened. This is a soul deep connection you two hsve and nothing can EVER sever this bond!!

    Know that Trio’s journey will touch lives…save lives…for generations to come!!! Trio was born with a legacy to fulfill…he knew it when he was born…he knew it when he picked you as his humans…and Trio is doing a SPLENDID job…and loving every second of it!!!!

    Keep on rockin’ sweet Trio…and keep on bowling your mom over with love! Best form of being knocked down ever invented 🙂 🙂

    CONGRATULATIONS TRIO! This calls for steak and ice cream all across Tripawd Land 🙂


    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too!


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