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Trey's Doing Wheelies!
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14 January 2016 - 9:44 am
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Trey has been growing like a weed.  He's now almost the same height as my 9 1/2 year old female!  The downside to this, has been severe stress on his lone shoulder and wrist.  Less than ideal to grow so rapidly with growing joints.  So, to take some of the stress off his shoulder, and let him run and play outside with the pack, he got wheels!!  After the initial adjustment period ( I'm just going to sit here - I can't possibly move with this thing ) he has become a speed demon. 

At the clinic his first day... Enlarger

Sure he can't possibly move!

And getting more mobile... Enlarger

Learning to rock and roll  😉 Enlarger Enlarger

Realizing wheels make it easier to go see your friends... Enlarger

and your friends think your wheels are cool... Enlarger

You can be one of the pack... Enlarger


And even go for your first "walk" away from home... Enlarger

So, life is pretty good.  Now to find ski attachments for the snow we're supposed too get the next few months!

On The Road

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14 January 2016 - 10:38 am
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OMG Love This!!! clapThank you so much for taking time to give us the scoop, it's something lots of folks wonder about when they have a big Tripawd. It's so pawesome to see Trey loving life on wheels! Wheeeeee!

I'd love to PM you some questions for a Tripawd News interview, would that be OK?

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |


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14 January 2016 - 11:03 am
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I have tears of joy in my eyes! And the way you have chronicled his "adaptation" with pictures and words..DELIGHTFUL!!!!


The look on his face where he is learning ro "rock and roll"....OMD! And to see the freedom the wheels have given him to play, to see his friends, just melts my heart!

Thank you for all you are doing for your precious Trey!

Love to you, to Trey and all your glorious pack!

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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14 January 2016 - 11:21 am
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Awwwww look at that super proud face!!!! He's such a happy chap! 

He seems to have adjusted to using that cool set of wheels with ease and style! Bless him LOVE IT so much!!! 

I know people turn to wheels for large breeds and it does make sense for these giants that things get more strained, but his face says it all he's a happy POOCHY 

Thank you for sharing! It's so awesome! 


Proud Mummy to Leo the Trio 

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14 January 2016 - 11:28 am
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This is really terrific! I'm so happy for Tre. It looks like he's adapted so well to his wheels. What a good boy.

Active 10+ Pyr mix suddenly came up lame with ACL tear in left rear leg. Scheduled for a TPLO but final pre-op x-rays indicated a small suspicious area, possibly OSA, which could have caused the ACL tear. Surgeon opened the knee for TPLO but found soft bone. Biopsy came back positive for OSA. Became a Tripawd 9/18/14. Carbo6 with Cerenia and Fluids. Pain free and living in the moment. Crossed the Bridge on 7/12/15 after probable spread of cancer to her cervical spine. A whole lifetime of memories squeezed into 10 months. Here's her story: Eloise

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OMG... I can't even ... this makes me SO happy!!!! I love these photos - each and every one - and the captions!!!! Look at how HAPPY he is!?!? Oh how I wish I could share this all over the world! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!! 

Thank you for sharing!!! XOOXOXOXO
alison with spirit shelby in her heart 

Shelby Lynne; Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. Proud member of the April Angels of 2014.

October 15, 2000 to April 8, 2014

Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife

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OH my goodness!  That has got to be the sweetest thing ever!  Mi would love to see a video of Trey in action! winker


Donna, Glenn & Murphy 

Murphy had his right front leg amputated due to histiocytic sarcoma at 7 years old. He survived 4 years, 2 months & 1 week, only to be taken by hemangiosarcoma at 11 1/2 years 6/12/17  
Read about Murphy's Life on Three Legs


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I'm just speechless as Trey is just the picture of a well-balanced Tripawd! Sooooooo sweet!!!!

Thank you so much for posting these!



Harmony became a Tripawd on 10/21/14 (MCT). She left us way too soon on 11/1/14.

"We miss you so much; our love, our heart, our Harmony."

- Pam, Ron and Melody, Meesha, Doublestuff and Mariah Carey

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16 January 2016 - 9:48 pm
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This is so awesome.  Glad to see he is doing so well with his Wheels.  We just had someone in chat tonight asking about wheels and measuring I sure hope they see this post.


Michelle & Angel Sassy


Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
07/26/2006 - Sassy earned her wings 08/20/2013

05/04/2006 -  Bosch, Sassy's pal, earned his wings 03/29/19  fought cancer for 4 months.

"You aren't doing it TO her, you are doing it FOR her. Give her a chance at life."

Emily O
22 June 2020 - 11:45 am
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I am looking at adopting a tripawd dog that is missing one leg in the front. He is medium sized and I believe I would just need a front wheelchair for him. Can you please suggest some companies that I might be able purchase a front cart from.

Thank you so much!!

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Emily O said

I am looking at adopting a tripawd dog that is missing one leg in the front. He is medium sized and I believe I would just need a front wheelchair for him. Can you please suggest some companies that I might be able purchase a front cart from.

Thank you so much!!


Emily, not all Tripawd dogs need a wheelchair . Our Wyatt Ray lost his leg as a puppy and only needed one around the time he turned ten years old. Please see our most recent information about Tripawds and wheelchairs before spending your hard earned money on one.

Also, be sure to take the pup to a canine rehabilitation therapist before making any kind of wheelchair purchase. They are the experts who can tell you if this dog will need one. Our Tripawds Foundation even pays for your first rehab visit if you adopt this dog. Good luck and keep us posted!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

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