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We are Thankful for the Tripawds Community Spirit

On Thanksgiving Day in 2006, we brought our new Tripawd home from the hospital. On that unforgettable afternoon Jerry hopped out on three legs and into a spectacular journey that would steer us into a brand new life and the creation of this community.

Tripawd dog story
Jerry hops out of UC Davis Vet Teaching Hospital

We can’t believe that nine years have gone by since Jerry’s first steps on three paws. When he got his angel wings in 2008 we didn’t know where our own life was headed but we did know one thing for sure: raising Tripawd Awareness was our calling and we were committed to making sure that more dogs and cats could get a chance at enjoying the great life that Jerry had.

Breathing fresh air along the backroads near Silverton, CO
Travelin’ Jerry

Thanks to every single person who has joined this community, shared their story here and supported our efforts, more and more dogs and cats are getting that second chance at life when they have to lose a limb.

Today more vets than ever are referring patients to this community because your dogs and cats are true inspawrations! And as your Tripawds are seen hopping down the street, romping in the dog parks and having fun with their packs they are spreading the message that life on three legs can be great.

We’ve grown tremendously as a community, from just a few dozen members in 2007 to thousands. Members come and go as to be expected, but one thing is for sure: our commitment to spreading the word that “It’s better to hop on three legs than to limp on four” is as solid as ever.

When the Tripawds 501c3 Non-Profit Foundation was launched last year, it was the culmination of years of wrestling with different ideas for making this community self-sustaining. Many thanks to everypawdy who has honored their Tripawds Heroes and Angels by supporting the Tripawds Foundation.

Tripawd dog cat photo

Thanks to everyone who takes time out of their busy lives to make this place so special. YOU are what makes the Tripawds Nation better than ever!

Hoppy Thanksgiving everypawdy!


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9 thoughts on “We are Thankful for the Tripawds Community Spirit”

  1. I’m very glad this site is available. My dog is a new tripawd, very young-only 3 years old and lost his limb to cancer. I’ve been very upset and felt alone in this, but now I don’t. Jack is doing very well, but I am struggling and rather sad. Thanks for being here everyone!
    Wendy, Jack and Niles

  2. Agreed!

    As with many people on here, I joined at a very difficult time for Leila and me, and I am so grateful for all the support and kind words from everyone who has commented on our blog posts. Thank you for starting this and thank you to those who have joined and added to such a wonderful community of animal lovers.

    I love following the stories of the tripawds on here, I have laughed and cried reading other blogs, as I am sure many others have.

    We are pretty new to this Thanksgiving thing (and as we’re in Canada, technically it was a few weeks ago for us), but we like it!

    English Emily, and Milo and Leila from Thailand

  3. Can’t figure out a way to edit my post, but I meant “sentiments” will always remain the same……

    Much Love,
    Bonnie, Angel Polly, and girls…..

  4. Yep, I agree with Michelle, Sally always seems to have the best words, so I second the “ditto”…… But my sentimets will always remain the same, Thank you, thank you, thank you……. 🙂 <3

  5. Paw shucks ladies, you always know how to put a smile on our faces. Every day we try hard to live up to Jerry’s hopes for us as human beings. Every day this community is reassurance that we are following his lead.

    We can’t begin to show our gratitude for all YOU do to help people when they need it most, to give hope and hoppiness during hard times and to share so much of your time and your hearts even when you’re dealing with your own busy lives. WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOUUUUUU!!!!!

  6. Sally summed it up very well. Thank you for starting this community. Sally just knows what to say so I say “ditto”

    Michelle & Angel Sassy, Bosch, Snickers & Jazz

  7. Your calling indeed!!! You tow, along with Jerry, were connected to this “destiny” from the day you jumled into your earth clothes!

    To KNOW that your commitment to raising “tripawd awareness” has LITERALLY saved lives must just make you shake your head in amazement sometimes. The wonderment of it all……magical!!!

    As I’ve said many times, thie Tripawd Universe isn’t about “just” about life on three legs. It’s a forum that fosters kindness, compassion and a “force for good” on a selfless level that nurtures and enlightens Souls like no other experience. Your community is truly The Tripawd Universe of Enlightenment and Love!! Oh yes it is!!

    Thanksgiving Day. Jerry came home on Thanksgiving Day! The symbolism of that day isn’t lost on any of us here. We are all so very, very thankful to you for having the courage, determination AND grace to make a difference..

    With love and appreciation….and a heartfelt THANK YOU!!!

    Sally and My Chunky Spiritual Being Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Ironman Frankie!


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