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Daisy's new brother Biscuit is here !!
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Columbia, MO
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10 December 2011
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30 August 2014 - 7:23 am
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Last Friday (8/22) Biscuit’s adoption was finalized and I was able to bring him home.  He is such a doll and a perfect fit.  Daisy and everyone who meets him just loves him!  He is quite the little character.  Here’s a pic of him and quad-cat Maybelle.


Here’s a short video of him in the backyard.  I was trying to get him to do his “zoomies” but he wouldn’t cooperate.  Hope the video works.  I’ve never tried to post videos before.


Hop on!

Marla, Daisy & Biscuit

My Two Tripawds...Biscuit and Spirit Daisy

Los Angeles, CA
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13 June 2013
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30 August 2014 - 7:26 am
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Oh he’s soooooo cute!!! Congrats!!!


I know … I could never get Shelby (or Jasper now) to do the ‘zoomies’ when the camera was rolling!

Congrats on your great new addition!


Alison with the Spirit of Shelby fur-ever in her heart (and little Jasper too)

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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26 January 2014
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30 August 2014 - 7:28 am
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He’s ADORABLE!!! Oh I am so happy for him and your pack! 

Mom to Tripawd Angels Jake (2001-2014) and Rosco (2012-2015) and Tripawd Tanner. “Whatever happens tomorrow, we had today; and I'll always remember it”  


On The Road

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24 September 2009
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30 August 2014 - 8:49 am
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Oh that kid is just darling! Congratulations, what a fun pack! Daisy is gonna be a great big sissy.

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

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30 August 2014 - 9:09 am
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Congratulations to all of you, but especially to Biscuit! He has fallen into a bed of roses. Such a great life he will have. Daisy will be so happy to have a “partner in crime”.

Kathi and Murphy

Murphy is a five year old Lab/Chessie cross. He was hit by a car on 10/29/12 and became a Tripawd on 11/24/12. On 2/5/13, he had a total hip replacement on his remaining back leg. He has absolutely no idea that he has only three legs!

UPDATE: Murphy lived his life to the fullest, right up until an aggressive bone lesion took him across the Rainbow Bridge on April 9, 2015 and he gained his membership in the April Angels. Run free, my love. You deserve it!

New Jersey
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You are one lucky fellow and what a great new friend for Daisy. He looks like such a sweet and happy little guy. Congrats and good luck with the start of your new member, looks like he’s so at home already.

Esther and her Angel Snoop

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How awesome, I forgot he was a Tripawd.  He was so fast you couldnt even tell till I saw him standing there.  Loved the pictures & video.  I LOVE love his name.  It fits him.  He is so cute



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."

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30 August 2014 - 5:22 pm
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Congrats to all! Looks like Biscuit fits right in and is very happy.


Livermore, CA

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30 August 2014 - 9:29 pm
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Welcome home Biscuit!



Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

1999 to 2010


              Maggie's Story                  Amputation and Chemo

Westminster, MD
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31 August 2013
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Oh, how cute he is !! Welcome little handsome Biscuit !! May you have many years of happy, healthy living, as well as the rest of your furry siblings !! big-grinclapway-cool

Bonnie & Angel Polly

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1 September 2014 - 12:48 pm
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Congratulations, Marla and pack. What a love bug!

Love his name, too. Now we need some pics of both of them together. 🙂 

Deb and Angel Lexie* Diagnosed at age 13. Tried radiation first; wish we had amputated upon diagnosis (even with lung mets). Joined Club Tripawd April 2014 & Lexie loved life on 3 legs! Advice: Start physical therapy as soon as your vet clears it, especially hydrotherapy if available :-) See Lexie pics here.  

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