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Tripawd Tuesday: Rocky the Brave, Blind Tripawd Rottweiler

When dogs lose vision, it’s not as bad as we humans imagine. Today for Tripawd Tuesday, you’ll see what we mean. Meet Rocky a brave, blind Tripawd Rottweiler who proves animals are more resilient than we imagine.

Blind Tripawd Rottweiler
Rocky is proof that a blind Tripawd can have a hoppy life!

He lost his leg but not his sparkle, and one month after amputation surgery he is showing the world that a large, vision-impaired amputee dog can be just as hoppy as any other Tripawd! Here’s his story by his mom, Lynne Mueller

Meet Rocky the Brave, Blind Tripawd Rottweiler

Rocky, my blind 5 year old Rottweiler, came into my life as a foster for a Rottweiler Rescue group.

I’d never had a blind dog before so we had a few challenges but I figured out what worked for him and we’ve created an unbreakable bond since he depends on me to guide him. I adopted him about a year ago.

Blind Tripawd Rottweiler
Rocky and Mom share an unbreakable bond.

About a month and a half ago he started limping off and on. I took him to the vet thinking he had elbow dysplasia and then I got the news that all Rottie owners dread. Rocky had osteosarcoma. He was diagnosed on 5/6/20.

My vet recommended amputation but I was hesitant and worried if he could adapt to being a Tripawd due to his blindness, but I decided to give him the chance and his right front leg was amputated on 5/12/20.

Blind Tripawd Rottweiler
Strong, determined and fearless, Rocky is kicking cancer’s butt!

The hardest part was not being able to be there when he took his first steps as a Tripawd due to Covid. I picked him up the next afternoon and we started our Tripawd journey together. The first day he could only take about 4 steps before he had to rest but we are gradually building his strength up.

He is so determined. He had his first chemo treatment on 5/26/20 and is doing great. We continue taking walks and he is getting stronger everyday.

Get Your Hero Featured in Tripawd Tuesday!

Whether you have a three-legged Mastiff or a Tripawd kitty, it’s time to share your three-legged hero’s story with the world! Send your Tripawd Tuesday shout-out now. Each Tuesday is the best way to celebrate Tripawd amputee pets from around the world. Enter for a chance to be “Tripawd of the Week.” Just share your story in a few words and you’re in!

Whether you are a bonafide registered Tripawds member, or part of our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram communities, we want to tell the world about your three-legged cat or dog.

Send Your Tripawd Tuesday Pets Story in three easy steps:

  1. In a short paragraph or two (or longer if you’d like!), describe your three-legged hero’s story.
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We publish a new Tripawd story each week. It’s time for yours to get featured!

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4 thoughts on “Tripawd Tuesday: Rocky the Brave, Blind Tripawd Rottweiler”

  1. Oliver’s hooman. We are here for you, okay? We also have a TRIPAWDS HELPLINE , as well as the forums to help support you. 1 888 tripawd

  2. Rocky is, indeed, brave, as is his hooman! Such an uplifting story! I love what you said, “He lost his leg, but he didn’t lose his sparkle,” Keep on rockin’ Rocky! We’re cheering for you!!
    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!
    PS. I’m owned by a four legger Bull Mastiff who lost her site one/two years ago. You are doing am excellent job of caring for your handsome boy…..a very loved boy!❤

  3. My yorkie had his right hind leg last night, called to check on him, said hes not doing well and I cabt see him..worried sick…

    • Oliver’s Mom, I know you must be so worried but he’s in the best place right now. Many Tripawds need to stay longer in the clinic after surgery and the reason they asked you not to visit is because doing so can stress out an animal more than help, when you have to leave. Stay strong, keep calling and don’t give up, he will be home before you know it. Please post in our Discussion Forums so you can lean on us OK?


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