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Welcome our newest member Zara - another deformed front leg!
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16 September 2010 - 2:23 pm
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What a wonderful surprise Cometdog got when I got a PM from a new member wanting to join that was “thinking about” adopting  a deformed front leg puppy!  Well, I got the wonderful news last night that mom has her new furbaby, Zara!  (thanks to a surprise by her boyfriend)


So, let's give a big warm tripawd welcome to Zara and her family!

Her Retired AvatarComet - 1999 to 2011

She departed us unexpectedly  January 23, 2011 at the age of 12 1/2.

She was born with a deformed front leg and a tripawd all of her life.

Here and Now

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16 September 2010 - 3:15 pm
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Oh, what a cutie! Welcome to our Tripawd family. Wishing you many, many hoppy years together!

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16 September 2010 - 5:06 pm
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Welcome to Tripawds!  Tripawd Zara, you are soo adorable!!  We look forward to hearing about your adventures!

-Chloe's mom

Chloe became a rear amp tripawd on 7-29-10. Another tumor was removed on front leg 2-20-14. Found 3rd tumor on neck 2-2015, but she's still kicking cancer's butt at age 14. Chloe's blog

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16 September 2010 - 8:36 pm
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Welcome Zara, what a cutie you are! Keep us updated on your new adventures with your new furever pawrents. 


 Jo Ann & Tasha

Tasha 8 years old, First cancer diagnosis 6/26/09, Last cancer diagnosis 9/26/09, Amputation 10/01/09, Loving our girl moment by moment.

Tasha lost her battle and became my Angel on May 4 2011. Forever in my heart….

16 September 2010 - 8:59 pm
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Welcome to tripawds Zara and family. What a darling little pup.

Such a cutie!


17 September 2010 - 7:14 am
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Thanks everyone! She's going on her third day with us and she has been an absolute angel! I am definately in love 🙂 Our other dog, Harley, is also thrilled to have a little sister…the little tripawd keeps up no problem!

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what a cutie..a true sweet potato pie cutie bug!!!  can't wait to hear of her adventures.  you are angels to add her to your family!!!!

charon & gayle

Life is good, so very, very good!!! Gayle enjoyed each and every moment of each and every wonderful day (naps included).  She left this world December 12, 2011 – off on a new adventure.

Love Never Ends


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17 September 2010 - 9:55 am
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Awwww what a cutie!

Yaaaay for deformed front legs! big-grin

Zara, are you in the U.K. by any chance?

Thanks for joining us, we're so hoppy to have you here.

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
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3 October 2010 - 10:00 am
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No we are in Indiana. (Sorry it took so long for a reply, I couldnt figure out how to log back in haha)

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if that isn't the cutest darn puppy….welcome welcome

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What a sweetheart.  She will no doubt bring years of love into your house.  And thank you so much for giving a special needs dog a chance.

Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
The November Five - Spirits Max, Cherry, Tika, Trouble & Nova. 11/2008 - 3/2013 An era ends as Queen Nova crossed the Bridge.

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