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ADOPT ME: Golden retriever puppy, 3 weeks old
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We have a very special puppy we’re looking to place in the right family…one with abundant love, time, and attention to give to this little guy. He’s stolen our hearts. He’s currently 3.5 weeks old and will be 8 weeks the very end of June. He is missing part of his front leg. Our vet believes it was something called amniotic ring, a growth restriction in the womb. The vet hasn’t identified any other issues. He is doing amazing, we’re so inspired by his strength and gentle nature. We have 7 kids and this little guy (and all his littermates) receive so much love and affection. Mom is our inside family dog and this is her second litter. Both parents have health clearances through PennHip and OFA, as well as clear Embark DNA testing, and AKC registration. If you read this and feel like your family and home would be a good fit for this little guy feel free to reach out to me. I’m not sure the best way to communicate but I figure we can start in this topic. We live in Southeastern PA. The rest of the litter is sold, so all our time and attention is on finding this little guy his home. We call him Tiny Tim. Let me know if you have any questions, thanks for reading! 

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26 May 2023 - 12:02 pm
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Do you have a picture of Tiny Tim?  I know someone who would be a great home for him, but I'm not sure they want a second dog.  A picture would definitely make a more persuasive argument...

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26 May 2023 - 1:12 pm
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Yes I would love a photo too!

OK this is how adding images works in the Forums.

Basically you need to:

- upload a photo somewhere like your own Tripawds blog, or a public image hosting site like
- then copy the image URL (or just tap the image and copy it if you're on a mobile device)
- return here, and paste the image into your forum post.

Hope that makes sense. Let us know if you'd like help!

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28 May 2023 - 7:50 am
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They work! 

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Rebecca_2 said
Thanks for the replies! Do these photos work?  

Yes, and you can embed them using the Insert Image button... smiley16

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He reminds me of T-pod.  In fact I sent his mom a message on FB.   Pretty baby.


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Oh my he is adorable!! Reminds me so much of my TriPod boy who was born without a front leg. Same situation. They do remarkably well on three legs. Especially when they didn’t have it to start with they never know the difference. Where are you located ?

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It’s encouraging to hear about these others pups:). We can already see what an amazing fighter he is as he’s learning to walk. Our biggest struggle right now is nursing, bc mama has started standing to nurse her babies and he can’t balance to get up to her. He needs one on one nursing time to get his nourishment, which is going well! We’re located in Southeastern PA. 

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