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Discover the Tripawds Pet Amputation Support Community

Every day, dozens of passionate pet parents join us seeking advice and support for pet amputation recovery and care. Many just got a limb cancer diagnosis for their dog or cat. They want to know how to care for their pet after amputation surgery. All of them find help and answers to common recovery and living concerns at tripawds.com.

Tripawds is the largest online pet amputation support community. We are more than a website. Founded in 2006, the Tripawds worldwide network now hosts 2000+ three legged dog and cat blogs. More than 20,000 Tripawds members provide support and share their pet amputation stories in the discussion forums and blogs. Made possible by the 501c3 Tripawds Foundation, our free resources and assistance programs help amputee pets and their people everywhere.

About the Tripawds Foundation

Tripawds is a user supported community, made possible only with your help! 

The Tripawds Foundation is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization established to help maintain the infrastructure for the numerous pet amputation resources available at tripawds.com. The Foundation helps amputee pets and their people in as many ways as possible.

If you find this site helpful, learn more about the Foundation and consider making a tax deductible contribution today!

Check the Tripawds Media Resources for more background information and recent appearances.

Join the Tripawds Pet Amputation Community

Share your pet amputation story to document your journey and help inspire others.

If you’re already a Tripawds member, simply make sure you are logged in and add a blog to your account. Registration is always free. Or, Support Tripawds to access members-only content and private events.

Share Your Pet’s Legacy in a Tripawds Blog

Join Tripawds to become part of our network of amputee pet blogs, discussion forums, private messaging, a live chat room and more!

As part of the world’s best pet amputation community, you can start a free Tripawds blog. It’s the best way to share your pet’s legacy with the world. New members can search and easily find it, and your pet’s story will give hope and inspawration to other pet parents who are scared and looking for help.

Don’t want to start a blog? Register your user account for access to member forums and chat.

Create your free Tripawds community account to:

  • Chronicle your pet’s journey in a blog.
  • Upload photos on your blog or in our Discussion Forums
  • Add multiple users to your blog so the whole family can participate.
  • Visit the Tripawds technical support discussion forum, and watch tutorial videos in your blog dashbpard for help getting started.
  • Upgrade to a Supporter account for additional features or assistance from our own Admin Guy.

We will never share your personal information and basic accounts are absolutely Free!

Support Your TripAwds Community!

Free Tripawds blog accounts include limited space for uploading photos. Subscribe to be a Tripawds Supporter for more uploads and get enhanced site features.

User account registration is always free! Tripawds Subscriber accounts access all member privileges. Choose from affordable Supporter levels to help keep your community online!

Tripawds Supporters get access to members-only content and private events.

Explore the World’s Best Support Community for Three Legged Dogs and Cats!

Tripawds Blogs are just one part of what we have to offer! In addition to Jerry’s Tripawds News blog, you will find loads of helpful pet amputation recovery resources and dog and cat cancer health tips.

You will also find plenty of three legged dog and cat videos and lots of photo galleries that prove “it’s better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.” The Tripawds Live Chat is always open for members, so drop in and see who might be online!

Spend some time in the Tripawd Discussion forums. Browse the topics and search for specific concerns. Or start a new topic to receive help and advice from Tripawds members.

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Meet Tripawds Chief Fun Officer, Jerry G. Dawg

Hi, I am Jerry G. Dawg, and in 2006, when I was eight years old, I was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer. Doctors amputated my leg in order to give me more quality time. My parents, Jim and René, were emotionally devastated. They didn’t know anything about canine cancer, amputation surgery or tripod dogs, so they started blogging and making movies about my life as a way to cope.

Doctors only gave me four months to live. But I didn’t care, because time means nothing to us dogs. Living for the moment is all that matters, so I decided to show my people how to Be More Dog.

In June, 2007, we hit the road to travel North America in our RV. Mom and Dad drove me 30,000+ miles, inspiring people from California to Maine to Florida, by showing them how awesome three legged dogs can be. Together, we spread the word that “It’s better to hop on three legs than limp on four!”™

Jerry explains how to Be More Dog
Learn to Be More Dog with Jerry’s story.

My people and I had an incredible ride together, until October 3, 2008, when I earned my angel wings under beautiful Montana skies — almost two years past my diagnosis. Although I no longer hop on this earth, my spirit lives on forever through this website and discussion forums for three legged pets and their people.

In 2009, PBS first aired the Nature episode, Why We Love Cats and Dogs. This show depicts the bonds people develop with their animals. It featured my travels with my people—Jim Nelson and René Agredano who founded this site after my cancer diagnosis to help others cope with the difficult decisions they faced.

Read more about Jerry’s story and how Tripawds came to be!

Today, my people continue our mission to support those facing a cancer diagnosis or amputation for their dogs and cats. Between 2009 and 2020, Tripawds spokespup Wyatt Ray Dawg carried on my legacy from coast-to-coast.

Jim Rene & Wyatt
Rene, Jim, and Tripawds Spokesdawg II Wyatt Ray

Who are Jim and Rene?

Jerry was the Chief Fun Officer of Agreda Communications, the publishing and marketing firm founded by Jim Nelson and René Agredano. He was the original inspiration behind Tripawds, and the primary reason they sold everything they owned in 2007 to travel the country together with him in an RV, as featured in Nature: Why We Love Cats and Dogs.

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