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My tri-paw puppy will be 2-legged for 4 weeks recovery
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Hi, I’m jack from the Santa Rosa crew.

You’re going to meet some incredible people, these TRIPAWD folks are simply the BEST.

What great looking pup you have! Very cute.

If you would like some company while the surgery is taking place, let us know and we’ll be there.

Take care, jacksmiley16


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Awww Jaxk… kind, especially  while you are still missing your precious Shelby.  Sweet avatar picture💖  Her banner, while bittersweetso early j fo rhe grief process, is such a beautiful  way to put a smile on our hearts.  So many happy, happy memories 😊


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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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Hey Jack, yes I would love to connect with the local SR Tripawd crew…

I’m in the downtown Santa Rosa area and would like to connect… I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed by her approaching surgery to be honest, and was so happy to find this forum. But I know that after recovery she’ll be a happier and much stronger puppy. 

Also, I think I’m going to need wheels for her front end as she recovers from the shoulder operation. Do you have any local leads for these? Her surgery is on the 29th. 

Thanks so much, Meri 

Here she is enjoying her wading pool on a hot Santa Rosa day.


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Hi, I would look real hard at the Get A Grip Harness. Soft, light weight and easy to carry. You can get it now and get her used to using it.

We can set a meet up local meet up once it cools down a bit. We’re in Southwest Santa Rosa and weather wise looks like this weekend will be a bit cooler. Maybe in the new square downtown or there’s a small dog park about a block from our house by the elementary school. I do mean small on the dog park.

let us know, thanks, jack

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Thanks for the tip about the harness Karen. I think that will be perfect for Sophie as she recovers from surgery. And I’m REALLY interested in the next NorCal meetup. I’m looking forward to connecting with the Santa Rosa pack also. Will send you PM now. 

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