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ADOPTED: Omaha, Nebraska: Dublin Needs His Lucky Home!
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24 September 2009
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24 March 2022 - 6:11 pm
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This sweet Malinois is being fostered in Omaha, Nebraska, by Heartland German Shepherd Rescue

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Sweet little Dublin, our 6 month-old puppy with the injured leg, had it amputated on Monday. Unfortunately, the injury to his leg was an old femur fracture that had healed crooked, rotated, and shortened the leg, causing subluxation of the hip. The limb was not functional and was beyond repair. Since surgical repair was out of the question, amputating the limb so that Dublin could move freely and without pain was the best option available to him. That said, tripods live full, happy, very normal and active lives. We are thrilled that we were able to save Dublin from the shelter, and that his surgery went well. He has a very bright future ahead of him 💕.

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I feel very loved and I cannot wait to show you what I can do on these three legs as I get more comfortable, and once the stitches get removed!😊
Love (woof!!!)

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |


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24 March 2022 - 7:22 pm
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That face♥️♥️♥️

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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24 March 2022 - 8:42 pm
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I knowww!!!! He shouldn't take too long to find a home. Totally irresistible!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

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5 April 2022 - 8:16 am
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Aww Rene & Jim - he'd be pawfect for you! <3 icon_lol

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  
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5 April 2022 - 10:28 am
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I just saw he was adopted .  I know Donna I told Rene that too.


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.

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Aww that's wonderful news! I'll change the title, thanks for letting us know.

We are still waiting for Wyatt Ray to send his match for us. That dog is really slacking off at the Bridge! smiley2

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